Rob Gronkowski is back to work. The Summer of Gronk is over. Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard chronicled the final moments of our generation's most momentous offseason—you should read it, if you like sentences like, "What was I supposed to do, turn down the shots?"—and today on Twitter Ballard provided some outtakes from his time with Gronk. We reprint them here because they are spectacular, like anything involving Rob Gronkowski or members of his family.
Rob’s idea of flirting during PE class in high school: During volleyball, thunderously spike the ball off the foreheads of pretty girls— Chris Ballard (@SI_ChrisBallard) September 6, 2012
Rob told me his dream is to one day purchase his own limo bus. He wasn't joking. “Those are my favorite!”— Chris Ballard (@SI_ChrisBallard) September 6, 2012
Buffalo-bred, Dan G brings his own blue cheese wherever he goes. Gronks also espouse "the stinger" - chicken finger wrapped in a cheesesteak— Chris Ballard (@SI_ChrisBallard) September 6, 2012