I don't watch any of the late-night talk shows live, but as I said in my SNL/AFCCG recap blog, I'm an SNL guy. I'm subbed to Fallon's Youtube page and check out clips sometimes.
S/O whoever clips up the show and already has this extended Gronk interview clip out because I just watched it while playing Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals on PS4, and it warms my heart.
If he were playing, Rob Gronkowski would still be one of the best TEs in the league, but if he truly is finished for good (Gronk mentions he got calls this season but never names names...other than his former teammates), I hope we get more of this Gronk. He shows off the big personality that made us (me) fall in love with him while he caught touchdowns and eviscerated linebackers and defensive backs.
I'm worried that Gronk's relationship with the Pats isn't super chill rn based on his takes in a recent interview and Bill being Bill, but Gronk will always be my dude. I wish we got more of him (he missed 36 games during his Patriot career and was significantly hampered in SB46), but in his time on the field in Foxboro, he still managed to become the best TE in NFL history. Numbers don't tell the whole story, but even with all those missed games, his are pretty damn good. Bernard Pollard will burn in hell for what he did to this lovable monster! Hopefully, 87's relationship with the organization will heal. Maybe I'm just getting worked up over nothing, but I'll always love Gronk. He's arguably my all-time favorite Patriot. He's the embodiment of everything great in life. Regardless of fandom, you likely fuck with Gronk. My favorite Patriot Mt. Rushmore is Brady, Gronk, Vince and a 50-way tie for 4th because it's all about the team.
I'm not trying to turn DOL into me merely recommending Youtube videos, but Rob was on Fallon tonight (it's currently 1:33 am) and absolutely crushed. He gave his Super Bowl pick, spoke about his outstanding charity work, and promoted his "Kick of Destiny" Super Bowl event. Apparently, he made a 33-yarder in high school.
If I ever got to talk to Gronk, it would be like Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney, except we're both Chris Farley. Travis Kelce wishes he was this cool.
I got a video of Gronk eating a BL smooth at the Pats Super Bowl LI parade. If he were healthy there would've never been 28-3, so at least something positive came out of him missing 11 games that season.