New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is putting the "sea" in "offseason."
The latest Gronk sighting comes from South Padre Island, and it appears that everything really is bigger in Texas, including the beach parties and beer bongs. Just add this to the list of offseason antics from the most well-known of the three Gronkowski boys who currently earn their respective livings as NFL tight ends.
Rob's offseason started with neon lights and a perky bass thump; he was seen dancing shirtless at a Super Bowl after party. Last week, a report surfaced of a 16-year-old who claimed to have "hooked up" with Gronk in Aruba. Rob has done more partying in two months than I did in four years in Columbus.
And good for him. He's 22, single, and has access to money and opportunities that most of us will never see. I'd be more questioning of his judgement if he wasn't taking advantage of that. If he can pound beers during his well-deserved time off and still be ready for training camp in July, then who am I to say otherwise?
Having said that, I won't feel nearly as bad for Gronk when he's 50 years old and the cumulative head trauma from his NFL career has taken its toll. Sure, he may not be able to remember his name in 30 years, but look at the guy! I bet he can't even remember his name right now!