The Gronk injury jokes write themselves, but I'm not really in a joking mood right now. I'm fucking bummed out, bro! (even though this 100% helps the Patriots chances tomorrow night).
Of fucking course, after he played all 16 regular-season games last year (something he's done only twice before... in his first two seasons 2010 & 2011) AND looked like prime Gronk through the first 2+ games, this hit ruined the most anticipated return in NFL history.
Gronk ended up returning to the game after that hard hit from Rams LB Terrel Lewis, but it has knocked him out for SNF. Of course, the big story is the return of Brady, but Gronk's a future HOFer, and probably a top 3 player in team history. My excitement was like 70-30 in favor of Brady, but it's a package deal.
So, OF FUCKING COURSE, the first game Gronk misses as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer is his return to Foxboro. What a script! I'm not taking credit for calling this months ago when the schedule came out because, given Gronk's track record, I'm sure I'm one of millions who had similar thoughts, but idk how many of said millions have their own blog to reference.
Guess who decided to finally pull the trigger last week?!??!?!?
Money has been a barrier to living the life I want my entire adult life. I've missed out on so much from being broke. In 2018 there were tickets behind home plate for Game 2 of the ALCS for fucking $54 (insanely cheap for any Red Sox game; forget the playoffs), and I didn't pull the trigger because I had maybe $300 in the bank at the time and I was trying to be responsible. The Red Sox ended up winning that game and the next three on the way to their World Series championship. Then a few months later, my buddy offered me a ticket to the Pats-Chargers Divisional Round game for like $150, and I had to turn him down. That ended up being Gronk's final home game as a Patriot and Brady's final home playoff win in New England. I missed two great games over $200, which is fucking nothing in the grand scheme of things.
There are countless more examples of shows, trips, and games I've missed because I didn't have the funds, and the great irony of life now is that I can afford to do things like this, but either people aren't around, or a pandemic gets in the way.
So I had Pats-Bucs tickets on my radar all year and decided to pounce. YOLO, amirite? I haven't gone to a game with my dad in five years, and after all that he's done for me my whole life, I wanted to share this experience with him, on me. I knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime situation, I saw a good deal, and I jumped.
Unfortunately, ticket prices have plummeted since I dropped 1.5 thousand bucks on a pair of tickets in section 240.
It literally is what it is. There's nothing I can do about it now; I can't sell my tickets and buy better ones; it'll be a huge loss, but this just flat out fucking sucks. I spend all this money that I can afford to but probably shouldn't to witness the return of two of my favorite athletes, and now the one who needs to be in a plastic bubble is out. I could live with the prices going down if Gronk was still playing or even on the sideline to give him his flowers, and of course, if the Pats win and/or I have a good time with my dad, it'll all be worth it, but this is fucking unreal. Gronk isn't even going to be there. FUCK, man. What are the odds that a guy who missed 34 games during his Patriot career misses his return to New England? I can't and can believe at the same time. Just like I had worried would happen all along.
This video Brady released is actually pretty cool, but this error is inexcusable. I might not know subject-verb agreement or have a great vocabulary, but I NEVER get stats, years, or anything trivia-related wrong in my content.