Lil Wayne is a huge Packers fan cup-holder-in-the-shape-of-a-cheesehead huge.
Last week he became a fringe player in the Packers’ wild-card matchup with the Giants. Word came out that the hip-hop superstar met up in Miami with the Giants Cheap Hats And Jerseys players who went to South Beach for some New Year’s R&R.
That quarterback, Tom Brady, is readying for his seventh Super Bowl and his first since serving the four-game suspension Goodell handed down for Deflategate after a protracted legal battle. Kraft’s Patriots were fined $1 million and lost a first-round draft pick as part of Goodell’s punishment.
Kraft voiced his appreciation to President Donald Trump for offering constant support after Kraft’s wife, Myra, died in 2011.
‘When Myra died, (Trump’s wife) Melania and Donald came up to the funeral in our synagogue, then they came for memorial week to visit with me,’ Kraft said. ‘Then he called me once a week for the whole year, the most depressing year of my life when I was down and out. He called me every week to see how I was doing, invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits. He was one of five or six people that were like that. I remember that.’
Kraft couldn’t live (Myers’ words) with former Patriots coach Bill Parcells. The way Myers described it, Kraft did not like being treated as an outsider by Parcells, who led New England to the Super Bowl in the 1996 season.
Brown is one of the best players in the NFL. That makes him a leader in the locker room. He had six catches for 108 yards vs. the Chiefs. That type of production immunizes him from blowback inside the room, especially when a trip to the Super Bowl is on the line.
For his sake, all of that better happen after his social media foolishness, after he helped to take his team’s focus, even if slightly, away from football going forward.