"Maybe we'll have the new president bring it to him when he connects with him". But even this week has borne some stories we never could have predicting linking the Patriots and, say, foreign policy.
Robert Kraft, an owner of the AFC champion New England Patriots, sat down for an interview with Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" before his team played in Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons.
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He even said he would be willing to get Putin a personalized duplicate if he sends him the original back. "I hope that the new administration's policies are Catalyst litigation to creating new jobs, good paying jobs that can filter into the inner cities and help everyone have a chance and then we have to do something about education", Kraft said.
In 2005, Kraft was on a business trip to Russian Federation when he showed his ring to Putin. The one Putin now owns - we assume he hasn't hocked it - has Kraft's name on it.
"I think in a way", Kraft said last week, "that galvanized our whole team". "Maybe if we win Sunday, I can trade a new one with him". He said Trump was there for support when he needed it most.
Next year, the Patriots will head south of the border to compete against the Raiders in Mexico City.