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Curly has hit the nail on the head here. A little perspective is warranted here. First, the girl was not relentlessly booed, but she is a 14 year old girl who was on the field to be honored for her own achievements and not those of the New England Patriots. So, while a bit in bad taste, not very surprising considering the rivalry between the teams involved. Lastly, this had nothing to do with the Colts organization - unless there were players on the sidelines booing that I did not see - this has everything to do with good natured home town rivalry. All Kraft is doing is using the opportunity to ensure the girl is shown her due recognition, in addition to easing over any potential underlying negative feelings she may have from the experience. At the end of the day, she's a teenage girl. None of us really know whether she was truly bothered or not. Would there be the same griping going on here is Kraft did not step-up? I wonder. Again, this is not a jab at the Colts as others have tried to say. This is about the girl and how she was treated during the ceremony. Did Kraft mention the Colts organization or the incident?.... Ask yourselves how you would want your team to have reacted if the shoe were on the other foot. Disclaimer: I am a life-long Pats fan who was not the least bothered by the incident. Triggo
posted by triggo at 12:51 PM on January 16
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