Source – To the victors go the spoils, and the Patriots, winners of five Super Bowls in the last 20 years, are some of the biggest victors in all of sports. Hence they are some of the most spoiled (in a good way), which reportedly now includes a pair of Boeing 767 jets they can fly around during the 2017 season.
According to Darren Rovell, the Pats are now the first team in the NFL to have their own pair of planes, specifically designed for the team to fly in.
Rovell reports that the planes the Pats purchased are retrofitted to showcase the franchise’s success. As you can see in the picture above, the Patriots’ full logo is up front, along with colored stripes for the team along the side. And the best part, the five Lombardi Trophies on the tail. The plane is loaded with only first-class seats.
As it turns out, though, this might not be so much about the Patriots flaunting their wealth and success as it is just a smart business decision. The cost of charter air travel has increased with teams taking their larger planes out of rotation, Rovell writes, which means that teams are constantly looking for other opportunities; they only take 10 trips a year as a team, but it’s still a costly operation, with Rovell reporting those trips cost about $4 million in total.
Fueling up their own plane — and having a second plane as a backup — is hardly a cheap alternative, but over the long haul it might be the smartest decision from a fiscal perspective. So of course the Patriots are the ones making that move first in the NFL.
I’d be surprised if Rovell didn’t try and squeeze his moochie ass onto the plane in return for putting a positive spin on the extreme wealth and spending of the Patriots Franchise. Either way how about the balls on Robert Kraft to customize not one but two 767’s with the Pat’s logo and the Lombardi Trophies on the tail.
It’s like a giant “FUCK YOU” to every other team in the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell that will piss people off everywhere it goes. It will also start an airplane race between other owners that are butt-hurt Kraft was first in with custom team jets.
Why not? Kraft is worth close to 6 billion, so the jets are a drop in the bucket. Might not be his most impressive acquisition.
Meet his 37-year-old Girlfriend, Ricki Noel Lander she’s an actress. She’ll get to ride on it for sure, and she’ll get to go on the team plane.
On a related note, The CFL’s Saskatchewan Rough Riders, the richest team in the CFL have also purchased a team plane. They plan on having it ready for the start of the season and seating will be based on a lottery system.