Robert Kraft 'honored' by national hatred of Patriots

Ryan Hannable
January 30, 2019 - 2:52 pm

ATLANTA -- With the Patriots being in three straight Super Bowls and four of the last five, there is a large portion of the country that is sick and tired of the organization advancing so far every year.

Speaking to a small group of reporters after Roger Goodell's state of the league address Wednesday, owner Robert Kraft doesn't seem to mind.

“Well, I think it’s good for our TV partners because it brings passion on the other side and it’s more interest,” Kraft said. “For us to get to the point in less than two decades where people are rooting against us because we’ve won, that’s a high-class problem, and I hope we keep it going for quite a while.

"I’m actually honored by it.”

Overall, Sunday's game against the Rams will be Kraft's 10th Super Bowl appearance with the Patriots and ninth in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era.

Kraft has won the Super Bowl five times.

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