Football steakhead Rob Gronkowski is back! Well, he's been playing for a few games now, but we know he's really back because of the astounding answer he gave after being asked for his ideal superpower. Basically, the Patriots' tight end doesn't understand how time works.
Gronk's unfamiliarity with time machines came up while he was doing an interview with Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub. The audio's at the bottom of this page, if you'd like to listen—and you should—but here's a transcription:
Zolak: If you could have a superpower, what would that one superpower be?
Gronk: Man, like, a time machine.
Zolak: You could be invisible...
Gronk: Does time machine count?
Zolak: Yeah, let's do it. We could build a time machine right here.
Gronk: Like, if I could just be like, "I want to be in Florida right now," and then boom, I'm in Florida.
Zolak: That'd be more like a transporter, like...
Gronk: Yeah, is that a superpower?
Oh, Gronk. It isn't.
Gronk doesn't understand how time works. Or maybe he doesn't know what a plane is. Either way, it's concerning. Does he know what happens when he gets on the big metal bird to go to away games?
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