If then Patriots owner Chuck Sullivan hadn't gone bankrupt financing Jackson's 1984 Victory Tour, the team might never have wound up in the more capable hands of Robert Kraft.
I think you mean, the more capable hands of Victor Kiam!
Who else knows more about owning a football team than a guy who runs an electric razor company??
Kiam loved the Patriots so much, he bought the company!
If Sullivan hadn't gone bankrupt, he wouldn't have sold the team to Kiam, who wouldn't have then turned around and sold it to Kraft to Orthwein, who sold it to Kraft.
Yes, the above is corrrected!
kiam sold them to james orthwein. he(orthwein) wanted to move the team to st louis. kraft bought the team from orthwein.
And Kraft initially wanted to move the team to Hartford.
i think that was to try to get some money from the state for gillette stadium. Once he realized nothing would come of it he stayed here anyways.
It was, of course, a bit more complicated.
Via Chad Finn.