The Summer of Gronk, Part II

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2012 brought us the Summer of Gronk, a tour de force for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski that ended by force, sort of, when the team pulled the plug on his various antics.

A sequel is now in the making, apparently.  It started, as all summers do, on Memorial Day weekend.  Sure, Gronk yielded top billing to Johnny Football.  But Gronk was right there with Manziel in Vegas, in all his post-ACL surgery glory.

More recently, Gronk showed up on a show that most didn’t realize was still on TV.  Starring Wayne Brady, who most also didn’t realize was still on TV.

Gronk appeared on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, an improv show that was popular in the ’90s or thereabouts, and that apparently is still using the same set.  (Or maybe they found stuff from The Merv Griffin Show in a dumpster.)  Made popular by ABC, the show now airs on a network called The CW.  Which many also didn’t realize was still on TV.  Or ever on TV.

So it appears that, like most sequels, the Summer of Gronk, Part II won’t be nearly as good as the original.

The good news for Patriots fans is that Gronkowski seems to be moving around normally on his surgically-repaired knee.  Of course, that may not mean he’ll suit up as of Week One — or that he’ll stay healthy through Week 17 and/or the playoffs.

The best news for Patriots fans is that there most likely won’t be a sequel to 2013’s Summer of Hernandez.

20 responses to “The Summer of Gronk, Part II

  1. This guy is a walking injury the pats will get rid of him next year after he gets hurt again. He would rather party than get in shape for the season.

  2. Just because you may be clueless as to things in life other than football – does not mean “most” people don’t know this things exist.

  3. If he concentrated more on football … and less on being a celebrity … he could have ended up in the HOF. Instead he’s going to wash out in a few years and end up in a Miami hot tub with Jeremy Shockey. What a waste of talent.

  4. Haven’t seen the new version, but if you have a chance to see (let alone be on stage with) Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady you do it in a heartbeat, regardless of whether “most didn’t know it was on TV.”

  5. He also hosted a football camp with his brothers that had like 500 kids show up, but you don’t care about that kind of stuff.

  6. The forearm injuries were strange, but that ACL tear was gruesome and a cheap shot. The NFL needs to let safeties hit up high again because forcing them to go at a player’s knees while he’s looking back for the ball will end careers faster than any concussions will.

  7. That report from 2012 from a ‘league source’ that the team told Gronk to rein it in was wrong. Gronk said no one from the team talked to him at all.

    He’s young, happy, positive, generous with his time and terrific with his young fans. He’s having the time of his life without drugs, guns, violence, reckless driving, strip-club incidents or anything shady.

    He works his butt off at the facility, cracks up his teammates and keeps the locker room loose. What’s there for the team not to love?

  8. Methinks that Senor Flo-rio only watches NBC. He is ever the consummate company man. As for Gronk….the guy has a little harmless fun. I don’t see what all the hubbub is about honestly.

  9. Gronk attends or hosts charity benefits at least several times a month, appearances, football camps, Boston’s Children’s Hospital, signing autographs, bringing books and toys, and taking pictures with ill children for hours on end, but, of course, let’s not mention any of that. Why isn’t that reported?

  10. as you may know or guess, I dislike anything pats or gronk.

    this guy is a stupid kid, and so is manziel. they have one job – catch ball, throw ball.

    they’re allowed to party on their own free time.

  11. Gronk is Gronk. He’s easy going off the field but he’s not a slacker when playing. He got hurt. It was heartbreaking to see him wave and smile while being carted away. It’s not in his genetic make up to wallow in his misery. He makes people smile while scratching their heads at his crazy antics. He also does good things and this is overshadowed by his exuberant personality. I watched that show and he made me laugh. He’s incredibly child-like. Can’t wait to see him spike the ball again. He is trying to get healthy and you heal better when you’re happy.

  12. Thanks to dumping the guy after one year of his six year deal, the Summer of Hernandez consists of two years worth of cap hits for the Patriots.
    That’s long-running in the world of Patriot Tight Ends.
    Uncomfortable putting “cap” and “hit” in the same sentence with “Hernandez.”

  13. Hey, Gronk. Since so many people are miserable in their own lives they demand that you be miserable in yours. Comprende? Now get with the program!

  14. Just heard looks like there is moving trucks in front of his house. My guess he is on his way out of New England soon.

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