While hated on the field for many, many years as a member of the New England Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski is well known in western New York as being a Buffalonian.
Now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he’ll be lining up against his hometown team for first time on Sunday as a member of the Bucs (9-3). The Bills (7-5) will do their best to slow him down as he’s been heating up in recent weeks.
However, one has to admire what he said this week about growing up in Buffalo. The Williamsville native made a classic drought era reference.
Gronk said how he’d play some football with friends in his neighborhood as a kid. When doing so, like any kid, he would pretend to be some of his favorite players in the NFL.
They were, of course, some Bills greats of his childhood.
Names mentioned: Linebacker Takeo Spikes and wide receiver Eric Moulds.
Check out Gronkowski’s full discussion from earlier this week via ABC News in Tampa:
Whenever @RobGronkowski plays against the Buffalo Bills, it’s special for him and his family.
— Kyle Burger (@kyle_burger) December 8, 2021