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Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

Posted on: February 24, 2012 6:30 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 7:37 pm
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Gronk on dancing after Super Bowl loss: 'It is what it is.' (Ryan Wilson, CBSSports.com)

By Ryan Wilson

It's been almost three weeks since the Patriots lost to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. Which means it's been almost three weeks since Rob Gronkowski and Matt Light were caught on video dancing their troubles away at a postgame party.

Most people didn't have an issue with how Gronk chose to deal with defeat (even if it included taking his shirt off -- in public, no less!). He's a grown man and the season was over. NBC NFL analyst and former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison wasn't one of those people. He breathlessly proclaimed that Gronkowski had "disrespected himself" before adding “I guarantee you this, if Willie McGinest, Tedy Bruschi, Larry Izzo, Richard Seymour or myself had been at that party, [Gronkowski] probably would have got his head rung. There’s no reason for that to happen.”

Settle down, Rodney.

Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was more reasoned in his response, saying that “One thing I do know is the guy is 100 percent a passionate when it comes to football. He loves football. He wants to win. He doesn’t like losing. I don’t know specifically what people are questioning, but he’s an ultimate competitor.”

And now, finally, Gronkowski has weighed in. The tight end, who had surgery on his ankle on Feb. 10, hadn't spoken about any of this publicly until Friday.

“It is what it is,” Gronkowski said during an appearance on 97.5 in Philadelphia (via PFT). “We were just having fun with my brothers and stuff . . . family I haven’t seen in a while . . . and the chance of hanging out with LMFAO was pretty cool too. . . . Unfortunately we didn’t win and that was the number 1 goal.”

So there you go, Rodney. It is ... what it is. Hope that clears things up for you.

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 1:02 am
 

Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

At least he didn't pull a Big Ben and get into trouble while he was out.  Drinking and dancing could be great coping methods, so I'm good with it.  

That's the funny thing about this.  More people defended Big Ben for just being one of the guys banging drunk girls in bathrooms. People said that's ok because hey, he's young right?

Gronkowski who's a few years younger then Ben hangs out with primarily his brothers, has some fun and he's smashed to pieces by haters.

Weird... 



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:15 am
 

Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

I don't know why this ever became an issue.  If any player decides to party after a win or loss, that's his business.  Who really cares that Rob Gronkowski and Matt Light were caught dancing after a loss?  They both still had a lot to celebrate.  They had a great season, the game was over, their dance moves couldn't go back and change the game results no matter how good or bad their dance moves were.  Let them be young and have fun.  At least he didn't pull a Big Ben and get into trouble while he was out.  Drinking and dancing could be great coping methods, so I'm good with it.  



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:54 am
 

Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

I hate to defend a Patriot but it is stupid anyone had an issue with this, and Rodney Harrison is a total joke. Sometimes when your young, you have an awful day, have a drink or ten and forget that its awful. That kid probably worked the last 8 months straight without many days of letting loose and good or bad it was over, he was entitled to let loose however he wanted as long as no one got hurt and no laws were broken.



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:10 am
 

Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

Great old Harrison acting like someone he ain't.  It is wasy to say one thing and then do something stupid in life.  Be that as it may....Gronk is a much better ballplayer and person that Harrison can ever be and will ever be.  Harrison is just a prop brought onto the announcer booth for a cheap amount of rent.




Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 2:57 am
 

Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

the only thing that bothers me is that he was not moving that good on the football field during the game. If you look at the last play of the game he didnt give 10% of the effort he gave dancing.



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 2:46 am
 

Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

Myfirst thought was...  "I's never be out partying after a loss li that".. But you could spin it another whimseay...   Maybe he's is just so confident in himself and the team that he knows they will earn another chance, and make good on that chance.


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Since: Feb 24, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:25 pm
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Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:12 pm
 

Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

What's he supposed to do Rod, cry like a baby like Hines Ward



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 9:17 pm
 

Gronkowski talks about post-Super Bowl partying

Rodney of course had the benefit of cheating his way to victory so he really shouldn't throw stones in his glass reporter house that's probably jacked up on steroids.   Patriots without cheating are losing and dancing after a loss it is what it is.

Get out of here moron, we don't need idiots like you on these boards.  The Patriots won that many games and made it to the superbowl without "cheating".  They make the playoffs every year, with the exception of an 11 win season where they missed the playoffs, something we haven't seen in ages.  Moron.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 8:43 pm
 

Gronkowski owes nothing to anyone here

His season was over.  Gronkowski, like any other US citizen, had the right to do whatever he wanted to that was within his means.  What's funny is that people with bad tempers who get angry over losses get raked over the coals by the media and by the public, and are seen as "sore losers," but someone who realizes he already did his best and can't do anymore is perceived as not caring if he has a good time a few hours later.  

Gronkiwski will have a better life than his critics, because it is a lot healthier to blow off defeat than it is to dwell on it.  Besides, he will have plenty of time to think about it when he has to watch film.   


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