Last summer was most likely the worst summer Robert Kraft has ever had to endure. Talk was rampant that there would be a chance of no NFL season if a collective bargaining agreement wasn’t quickly reached. However, a very sick cancer stricken and courageous Myra Kraft, encouraged her husband to save the season no matter what it took. As patriots nation and Kraft later found out, it meant losing her in that very same summer. After week upon week of traveling back and forth between NFL labor meetings and Myra’s hospital bedside, on July 20, 2011 Robert Kraft lost his “sweetheart.” At a time of deep mourning and stress over the lockout it was just five days later that Patriots owner Robert Kraft followed through on his promise to Myra and saved the NFL. Football fans around the globe became thankful for his gesture, no matter their respective NFL teams colors. Indianapolis Colt center, Jeff Saturday showed his gratitude when he embraced an emotional Kraft, and said, “A special thanks to Myra Kraft, who even in her weakest moment, allowed Mr. Kraft to come and fight this out, and without him this deal does not get done. I don’t want to be climactic in any way, but he is a man who helped us save football, and we are so gracious for that. We’re gracious for his family and for the opportunity he presented to get this deal done.”
Today, the PFWA (Professional Football Writers of America) showed Robert Kraft their gratitude for what he managed to accomplish last summer when they chose to honor him with the 2012 George Halas Award. In no way will it ever take the pain away from losing his “sweetheart” Myra Kraft, but today he should be proud of his achievement and dedication to the game of football just as his patriots roster and patriot nation fans are proud of him. Almost a month shy of the one year anniversary of Myra Krafts passing, it is likely she is looking down on Robert with a smile.