TMZ — The Rob Gronkowski party trains rolls on … there were hot chicks (a lot of them), bottles of champagne, a Lombardi Trophy shaped cake … and TMZ Sports has the EPIC party video.
The Patriots superstar hit up Surrender Nightclub at the Encore hotel in Vegas last night … and did what Gronk does — got super turnt up and smashed stuff!!!
Sources at the club tell us Gronk arrived around 1AM … pounded champagne straight from the bottle, danced on stage, and showered the crowded with bubbly.
Best part … Gronk SPIKING the football cake … on his brothers head!
By my math, this is a four-paragraph, four-exclamation point gossip-site post about the Gronkowski brothers. In other words, it was a pretty tame weekend for them all around. I mean, this took place at 1 a.m. and not one of them had gone Shirtless O’Clock yet? Gronk must be starting his training for OTAs.
I have one rhetorical question, though: Is there anyone left who still gets their panties in a bunch about the way Gronk conducts himself? For a while there it was in vogue to rip him for the way he has fun with his brothers and paint him as an irresponsible party boy who should be home every night a comfy chair by the fireplace reading James Joyce or something. The Boston media market was lousy with modern-day Puritans, furrowing their brow disapprovingly, wagging their fingers and tsk-tsking him for being “reckless,” not taking care of himself and hurting his team. Right. Because we all remember how the ’70s Bruins, the ’80s Celtics and the Red Sox of the 2000s were all guys who drank a glass of warm milk and went to bed at 9 p.m. every night.
My point being that I wouldn’t change an iota about Rob Gronkowski. Not one synapse of his brain, not one strand of his DNA. He’s a guy who’s enjoying his life. Who has fun in his free time with the exact same enthusiasm he works at his football. He’s a force of nature, and you don’t try to quell that. Asking him to change the way he conducts himself would be like, to steal a phrase from “The Sound of Music” of all damned things, trying to keep a wave upon the sand.
Besides, there is no one being as responsible as he is. He’s got his buddy Goon to drive the party bus and get everyone home safely. He’s got his brothers and his dad with him. In a world where you’ve got guys like Baltimore Ravens Victor Hampton driving drunk 100 mph in a 55 zone, if you’ve got a problem with Gronk spiking a cake off his brother’s head on a February night in Vegas, you have a problem with happiness.
Don’t ever change, Gronk. Except to get even more awesome, if that’s even possible.