For years, the phrase "rise and grind" has inspired Twitter users to get on their feet and face the day. When is America rising, we wondered, and where is it grinding the most?
Rob Gronkowski played his last game for the Patriots on Jan. 13, breaking his arm in a playoff win against the Texans. A week later, New England was eliminated from the playoffs and Gronkowski was once again free to roam the Earth. The Summer of Gronk had begun.
Over on his blog, Ken Pomeroy makes a convincing case that we're in the midst of a "Shaq Boom." The babies named "Shaquille" that were born in O'Neal's heyday in the '90s are now turning 18 and entering college basketball. The name "Shaquille" first entered the list of top 1,000 baby names in 1991 (720th) and peaked…