Booed by Colts Fans, Kraft To Honor N...

Booed by Colts Fans, Kraft To Honor N.H. Girl

There are 28 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jan 16, 2008, titled Booed by Colts Fans, Kraft To Honor N.H. Girl. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

This wasn't Randy Moss or Rodney Harrison, this was Anna Grant, a high school freshman who won her age group in the Punt, Pass & Kick competition as the team's representative.

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Keith J

Tampa, FL

#1 Jan 16, 2008
This is great of Kraft to do this, but I think the boos were intended for Phillip Rivers, who walked off the field, behind the stands, during the presentation. In typical Rivers fashion - he ran his mouth to the fans the entire time. CBS showed this after the presentation.
Sticks and stones

Johnston, RI

#2 Jan 16, 2008
Keith J wrote:
This is great of Kraft to do this, but I think the boos were intended for Phillip Rivers, who walked off the field, behind the stands, during the presentation. In typical Rivers fashion - he ran his mouth to the fans the entire time. CBS showed this after the presentation.
Don't fool yourself. Just becuase the media is alway proclaiming that Indy has so much class doesn't mean it's true. In fact the little girl said that fans admitted to her that they were not booing at Phillip Rivers.

From my observations and from viewing these message boards the top 3 classless fans are:

1. Pittsburg
2. Philadelpia
3. Indianapolis

I am not saying that New England fans are angels, but definately far ahead of the fans of these teams. Of couse, that is a generalized statement. There are exceptions, but I'm saying for the most part.

The media wants to put a "falling from grace" spin on the Patriots, and the general public has bought it hook line and sinker.
Raid

Brookline, MA

#3 Jan 16, 2008
Sticks and stones wrote:
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Don't fool yourself. Just becuase the media is alway proclaiming that Indy has so much class doesn't mean it's true. In fact the little girl said that fans admitted to her that they were not booing at Phillip Rivers.
From my observations and from viewing these message boards the top 3 classless fans are:
1. Pittsburg
2. Philadelpia
3. Indianapolis
I am not saying that New England fans are angels, but definately far ahead of the fans of these teams. Of couse, that is a generalized statement. There are exceptions, but I'm saying for the most part.
The media wants to put a "falling from grace" spin on the Patriots, and the general public has bought it hook line and sinker.
We are an underdog nation. Remember when the Pats beat St Louis in their 1st Superbowl? Everyone loved them. Well, when you are good for so long, they end up hating you. Its ok. I will never forget this dynasty no matter the outcome this year.

Like the saying goes: "Its lonely at the top"
ColtsFanMaxx

Pineville, LA

#4 Jan 16, 2008
It's nice to see that Bob Kraft has his publicity stunt all ready to go this weekend.
I guess he had no problem with what happened at the Jets-Pats game this past season. Where the refs had to briefly stop the game when Pats fans started throwing snowballs onto the field and towards the Jets bench.

He must have selective memory loss.
TOM A

Gloucester, MA

#5 Jan 16, 2008
ColtsFanMaxx wrote:
It's nice to see that Bob Kraft has his publicity stunt all ready to go this weekend.
I guess he had no problem with what happened at the Jets-Pats game this past season. Where the refs had to briefly stop the game when Pats fans started throwing snowballs onto the field and towards the Jets bench.
He must have selective memory loss.
I'm confused - Bob Kraft has a selective memory loss about the snowball throwing incident so he honors the Punt Pass & Kick winner who was booed by Colts' fans?

Forgive my obvious complete lack of logic but I fail to see how one thing has anything remotely to do with the other.

Kindly refresh my memory where Bob Kraft had anything positive at all to say about those throwing the snowballs. As drunk as the idiots who threw the snowballs were, however, at least they didn't throw them at a 14-year old girl.

Classy move by Mr. Kraft honoring the previously embarrassed girl.
Knothead

United States

#6 Jan 16, 2008
Kraft is an actual football 'fan' rather than a billionaire with an NFL team for a hobby. The shirt the girl was wearing was the cause of the boos and she knew the boos were coming. Kraft is doing the right thing. It's too bad Indy couldn't be the Pat's next victim this weekend.
ColtsFanMaxx

Pineville, LA

#7 Jan 16, 2008
TOM A wrote:
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I'm confused - Bob Kraft has a selective memory loss about the snowball throwing incident so he honors the Punt Pass & Kick winner who was booed by Colts' fans?
Forgive my obvious complete lack of logic but I fail to see how one thing has anything remotely to do with the other.
Kindly refresh my memory where Bob Kraft had anything positive at all to say about those throwing the snowballs. As drunk as the idiots who threw the snowballs were, however, at least they didn't throw them at a 14-year old girl.
Classy move by Mr. Kraft honoring the previously embarrassed girl.
I never read any article where Kraft addressed the snowball throwing at all. So, he must not have had a problem with the Pats fans doing it.
As for the girl. Read the article. She wasn't embarassed. Kraft is just using her as a publicity stunt. And that's all.
Gary

Hartford, CT

#8 Jan 16, 2008
ColtsFanMaxx wrote:
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I never read any article where Kraft addressed the snowball throwing at all. So, he must not have had a problem with the Pats fans doing it.
As for the girl. Read the article. She wasn't embarassed. Kraft is just using her as a publicity stunt. And that's all.
This tool proves what the rest of the league already is aware of. Colts fans are the most ignorant and obnoxious fans in the NFL.

How did it feel to watch the little horsies gag yet again ? LOL
Pats Apologist

United States

#9 Jan 16, 2008
ColtsFanMaxx wrote:
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I never read any article where Kraft addressed the snowball throwing at all. So, he must not have had a problem with the Pats fans doing it.
As for the girl. Read the article. She wasn't embarassed. Kraft is just using her as a publicity stunt. And that's all.
OH! So we judge whether or not something is right by how the VICTIM feels about it? Please.

There is NO scenario where booing a CHILD receiving an award is o-kay.

Snowballs at adult professional football players? wrong? sure. But nowhere near the insansity of booing a child wearing a jersey of her home team like every other child in the line.
Vote GOP

Arlington, MA

#10 Jan 16, 2008
At least they'll be able to give her a videotape of it all.
ColtsFanMaxx

Pineville, LA

#11 Jan 16, 2008
Gary wrote:
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This tool proves what the rest of the league already is aware of. Colts fans are the most ignorant and obnoxious fans in the NFL.
How did it feel to watch the little horsies gag yet again ? LOL
This is the best reply you could come up with? What a lame response.
ColtsFanMaxx

Pineville, LA

#12 Jan 16, 2008
Pats Apologist wrote:
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OH! So we judge whether or not something is right by how the VICTIM feels about it? Please.
There is NO scenario where booing a CHILD receiving an award is o-kay.
Snowballs at adult professional football players? wrong? sure. But nowhere near the insansity of booing a child wearing a jersey of her home team like every other child in the line.
So, there were no children in the stands at that game?
While I do think booing her just because she wore a Pats jersey was dumb. It was not a dangerous situation. Unlike, the situaltion at the Jets game were a lot more participated then at the Colts game.
BTW I saw the girl on tv. She seems to have no emotional scars from the incident and was even joking about it. I thought you would want to know she is okay.
Pats Apologist

United States

#13 Jan 16, 2008
ColtsFanMaxx wrote:
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So, there were no children in the stands at that game?
While I do think booing her just because she wore a Pats jersey was dumb. It was not a dangerous situation. Unlike, the situaltion at the Jets game were a lot more participated then at the Colts game.
BTW I saw the girl on tv. She seems to have no emotional scars from the incident and was even joking about it. I thought you would want to know she is okay.
Of course she was o-kay. New Englanders are tough and resilient. But that is a reflection on the quality of her character.

The drunken Colts fans booing a child shows the quality of their character.

There were less then 100 people involved in the snowball throwing (which I am sure you have never thrown a snowball at another person) while there was thousands involved in berating a child.

Nice.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#14 Jan 16, 2008
Pats Apologist wrote:
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The drunken Colts fans booing a child shows the quality of their character. There were less then 100 people involved in the snowball throwing (which I am sure you have never thrown a snowball at another person) while there was thousands involved in berating a child.
Nice.
The Indy fans were not "berating a child". They were booing a jersey...and I'm sure there are just as many drunk fans in Foxboro as anywhere else. The girl knew beforehand what was coming and handled it well. This weekend she'll be on national TV, and during the coin toss will receive a standing ovation. Good job by Kraft and the Pats.
ColtsFanMaxx

Pineville, LA

#15 Jan 16, 2008
Pats Apologist wrote:
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Of course she was o-kay. New Englanders are tough and resilient. But that is a reflection on the quality of her character.
The drunken Colts fans booing a child shows the quality of their character.
There were less then 100 people involved in the snowball throwing (which I am sure you have never thrown a snowball at another person) while there was thousands involved in berating a child.
Nice.
There is a big difference between a verbal gesture by a few hundred and a physical act by a few hundred.
One could hurt the feelings of one person (which it did not). The other can cause physical injury to several people (which thankfully it didn't).
While I don't condone the tasteless act of booing a jersey. It posed no risk of injury compared to a large group of people throwing objects towards people below. So, quit trying to defend the fans who did that foolish act.
Besides, Bob Kraft got a publicity stunt for the AFC Championship this weekend.

“Seminole Uprising! ”

Since: Jan 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Jan 17, 2008
I was booed by San Diego Fans for the same reason in 1995. I won the 12 year old division and the sand diego fans booed me in unison...65,000 people b/c I was from Fort Lauderdale and wore the Marino jerzey i was given. They were playing the dolphins that game and were loosing by 21 at the end of the 3rd quarter. I suffered no emotional stress and turned out fine. Its not a good thing to do, but I was 12, she is 14...In high school sports you get booed and heckled, so this isn't that big of deal and it was a small amount of people booing, not the entire stadium...
PatsiesSuck

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Jan 17, 2008
Look at all the Patsie* people here...
And the obsession continues........
PatsiesSuck

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Jan 17, 2008
Pats Apologist wrote:
<quoted text>New Englanders are tough and resilient.....
.....and cheaters

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#19 Jan 17, 2008
PatsiesSuck wrote:
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.....and cheaters
Patsies, huh? Lemme guess...you're either a Dolts, Brownies or Bungles fan? 17-0, 17-0, 17-0.
Sticks and stones

Johnston, RI

#20 Jan 17, 2008
ColtsFanMaxx wrote:
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There is a big difference between a verbal gesture by a few hundred and a physical act by a few hundred.
One could hurt the feelings of one person (which it did not). The other can cause physical injury to several people (which thankfully it didn't).
While I don't condone the tasteless act of booing a jersey. It posed no risk of injury compared to a large group of people throwing objects towards people below. So, quit trying to defend the fans who did that foolish act.
Besides, Bob Kraft got a publicity stunt for the AFC Championship this weekend.
Yes...thankfully no 300lb grown men dressed in padding from head to toe (including helmets) were not perminately injured...by a snow ball.

I guess the Colts have everyone in Indiana conditioned to be a bunch of whiney bitches.

Assume Kraft’s motives are anything you want...the bottom line is that he's doing a good thing here. So to criticize him for it is just plain ignorant.

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