The New England Patriots will reportedly become the first NFL team to sponsor the Gay Bowl, an annual tournament to crown the country’s best LGBT flag football team.’s Cyd Zeigler reported the news this week, citing the Patriots, as well as Boston’s LGBT flag football team, which announced the groundbreaking sponsorship during its spring

awards banquet Saturday.  It’s unclear how long the sponsorship was in the works, but Patriots owner Robert Kraft has supported Bostons’s FLAG flag football team at least since the end of April when he joined the team at a banquet dinner to honor an LGBT high school athlete Chris Morse. Gay Bowl chairmen Danny Tyrrell and Dave Hamilton also attended the banquet. READ MORE