Rob Gronkowski spent Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas dancing shirtless on stage during a Redfoo show. This after spending Super Bowl week in New Orleans engaging in more Gronk-like antics, including further shirtlessness and making out in the line for a bar bathroom. All of this is standard Gronk behavior.
Most people will recall that Gronk got dumped on by the press because he went to the club after the Patriots lost Super Bowl XLVI last year. Why? Because apparently it’s verboten for a player to have fun on their own time and not be borderline suicidal after losing football games.
Of course, Gronk wasn’t even in the Super Bowl this year, so people should give even less of a shit that he was bro-ing it up in Vegas. But this is why you should never underestimate the wretchedness of Boston sports media.
This might seem like harmless fun, except Gronkowski was using his recently re-repaired broken left forearm to help hoist his friend up and over. According to a source close to Gronk, he didn’t appear to do any more harm to the forearm, which was in a long black cast.
But you still have to sit back and wonder what he was thinking
He probably wasn’t thinking about minicamp in June, or training camp in July. Because taking a chance with that arm and yet another setback puts him at risk for getting back with his team in time for those camps.
Christ. It may seem like harmless fun BECAUSE IT IS HARMLESS FUN. And I love the shift from shaming Gronk because he’s not serious enough to him possibly further damaging his arm. In the first week of February, no less. Let the big dumb super bro have his fun. Sorry he can’t live in the hermetically sealed biodome that Bill Belichick would prefer that he reside.