BOSTON (CBS) – Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti discussed a recent article in Boston Magazine that called the Krafts the worst owners in the MLS.
It’s a strong opinion, but by most measures they are.
If the Patriots have been able to sustain such a model of success and stability for two decades, why hasn’t that translated to the other franchise they own? Why is one business model sound and the other not working?
“It’s obvious the Krafts are good football owners. I think what’s going on with the Revolution is more about neglect, to be kind,” said Felger to kick off the segment. “If they invested all of their emotional energy, intellectual energy and capital I would like to think they’d be more successful than they are. Hopefully it’s about neglect.”
“That’s what I think it is. I don’t think it’s the plan, or the business principles. It’s the fact that they don’t put the same resources into that as they do their NFL team. It’s because of that stadium. It doesn’t make sense playing there,” added Marc Bertrand.
“I think it comes down to the fact that they don’t see it as a big money maker. I think for them it’s just a pure business decision,” said Mazz.
Felger is worried that the Krafts think they got everything all figured out, and once Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are gone the Patriots’ “perfect model” will no longer work. Beetle disagrees, because the Kraft family proved even before those two arrived that they’re a competent bunch.
“I think they’ll figure it out because I don’t think their ownership run became successful with Brady/Belichick. It was successful prior to that,” said Beetle.
One caller from Lowell thinks the location of the stadium and lack of public transportation is a big reason why the Revolution are not relevant, and another caller thinks Kraft should consider selling the team because there are passionate fans who care about soccer in this region.
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