Just seven days ago, the New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played. Three days after the win, the Patriots rode on duck boats and celebrated with the fans — all 750,000 of them that braved through the snow and the cold to see the Super Bowl champions. Then came last night. The Patriots were honored by the Bruins before their game against the Islanders. Before we get to that, flash back to the days after last time the Patriots were in the Super Bowl. Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski, who’s famous for spiking the ball after scoring a touchdown (which was actually invented by former New York Giants Wide Receiver Homer Jones), Gronk Spiked the puck for a Worcester Sharks game.
Now back to last night: after the ceremonial puck drop, Gronk once again, stole the show.
Not bad for a guy who couldn’t spike the ball in high school in suburban Buffalo, New York (Williamsville) or in college at the University of Arizona.