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Anna Grant: Patriots To Give Punt, Pass, Kick Winner Appropriate Celebration After Being Booed In Indy

1/16/08 in NFL   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect



A little harsh, but still hilarious. Anna Grant, a 14-year-old from Stratham, NH (20 miles from Foxboro) won her division of the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition. Naturally, like other winners, she wore her favorite team's jersey for the award presentation.

One problem, she was wearing a Patriots jersey and Colts fans, surprisingly paying attention, booed her. They booed a 14-year-old PPK champion. Fine work.

Don't worry, she'll have her moment for applause - although she took the booing in stride anway. The Patriots will be honoring her this weekend before the game.

Nice work by Robert Kraft, but he's being a little sanctimonious with his criticism of the Colts fans.
"Why should a champion be booed?" the boss of the three-time Super Bowl winners said Tuesday. "She won an intensive competition. She's supposed to be honored."

"What I decided is that we would honor her here before this game," Kraft said in an interview in his office filled with photos, footballs and other memorabilia. "We will recognize her as the winner on the field. Our fans will know."
Is there any doubt this would have happened in New England with the winner wearing a Colts jersey. In Oakland? Count on in. In Cleveland? Absolutely. You name the city and they'd boo a rival jersey ... yes, even in Boston.

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1/17/08   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Every fanbase has its share of jackasses, and thus there's no doubt this would have happened anywhere else in the NFL. The girl seems to have the best perspective on all this than anymore. If the Pats want to "honor" her, fine. However, the team and their fans should can the hoiler-than-thou act. It's just playing into their stereotype.

And exactly what is wrong with their stereotype right now? People can criticize the Pats all they want, for whatever reason they want. But the bottom line is, the Patriots are the team that everyone wishes they could emulate. Try to deny it, but it's a simple fact. EVERYONE wishes they could be the Patriots right now.

1/17/08   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Every fanbase has its share of jackasses, and thus there's no doubt this would have happened anywhere else in the NFL. The girl seems to have the best perspective on all this than anymore. If the Pats want to "honor" her, fine. However, the team and their fans should can the hoiler-than-thou act. It's just playing into their stereotype.

1/17/08   |   SOS

Not a child. Once again not a child. An adult gets booed or harrased who cares.  Like water off a ducks back. I would like to think that if kids were mistreating another kid om the streets.  A responsible adult would try to stop it.  Really sickens me that at a sporting excuse me sporting event the adults would lead this action

1/16/08   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Stay classy, Indy.

1/16/08   |   Seth   |   301 respect

You're wrong about one thing. They wouldn't have booed her in Miami. They would have offered her a roster spot.