Kraft on trophy's new look

January, 23, 2012
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AFC Conference TrophyAP Photo/Stephan Savoia
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There was a light moment in the Patriots locker room after Sunday's AFC Championship Game, with owner Robert Kraft clutching the silver Lamar Hunt Trophy.

Kraft was asked his thoughts on the trophy itself, which has a new look from previous years.

"I'll tell you the truth, I'm a traditionalist. I sort of like the old trophy better," Kraft said.

On Saturday night, Kraft hosted a small party at his home and the team's six AFC trophies were all on hand. He would have been happy to add a duplicate trophy, but this year's will stand out because of its "more modern" look.

"I was married to the same woman for 48 years," Kraft said. "I'm probably going to get fined, but I really don't care. If [Tom] Brady said he sucked, I'm going to tell you the truth, I like old ones better than this."

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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