FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been named the inaugural recipient of the NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi award, the NFLPA announced on Thursday. Via the NFLPA’s official release (link HERE), the award “was established to honor a leader in the sports industry whose life and family have been touched by cancer, and who encourages cancer research, prevention and treatment through awareness and philanthropy.” Said DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFLPA, of Kraft, who lost his wife, Myra, in the summer of 2011 to ovarian cancer: “Like many of us in the NFL community, Mr. Kraft has been personally affected by cancer. Despite his loss, Mr. Kraft has continued to be a leader on cancer awareness, research and treatment. We are thrilled to honor his achievements and dedication to fighting cancer on this special night.” The award, which will be presented to Kraft on Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C., is named in honor of NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi. Lombardi was treated for cancer at the Georgetown University Hosptial before his passing in 1970.
So Mr. Kraft continues to pad his resume? I’m not surprised. Not since Ben Franklin has America seen a man who is so accomplished at so many things. Businessman. Entrepreneur. Champion. Visionary. Real Estate mogul. Community leader. Philanthropist. Seducer of beautiful women. Negotiator who brokered peace between the league and the NFLPA and the Referees. And now he’s running around the country curing diseases. Last week Mr. Kraft gets an award from Elton John for curing AIDS. Now the Player’s Association- who hate the owners like they hate crapping their pants- is making up a new award just to find a new way to honor him. Can a Nobel Prize in medicine, a Time Man of the Year and the Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence be far behind?
And if I can deign to suggest anything to such an accomplished man, I’ve got the perfect slogan for his fight against this insidious disease:
“Hey Cancer: Fuck you, pussy!”