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Rob Gronkowski Mixes Up AFC and NFC, Says He’s Going to AFC Championship

by Josh Lanier
(Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Bethesda Softworks)

Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski got too excited after the Buccaneers beat the Saints last week and forgot what division he played in. In a celebration in the locker room, Gronkowski had to be corrected by his perplexed teammates when he shouted “We’re going to the AFC Championship game, baby!”

Old habits die hard. Gronkowski went to a number of AFC Championship games when he played for the New England Patriots. But now he’s in the NFC, something his teammates pointed out immediately.

“We ain’t in no AFC!” Devin White snapped back.

Gronkowski is famous for saying and doing dumb things. Let’s not forget he once celebrated after losing a Super Bowl.

But let’s be realistic. No one is hiring him to discuss string theory. Playing with strings may be the peak of his faculties, but he’s one of the best tight ends in NFL history. And his connection with Tom Brady makes their pairing perfect, regardless of the division they play in.

Tampa Bay will travel to Green Bay for the NFC Championship later today. The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Bills in the AFC Championship Sunday as well.

Rob Gronkowski May Not Know How Zoom Calls Work

Zoom calls for work became a necessity for nearly everyone when the pandemic began last year. But, after enough time, most everyone got the hang of it. But not everyone.

In a Zoom call on Thursday, Rob Gronkowski seems a little unsure about how video calls worked. he was speaking with reporters about the upcoming NFC Championship game when Karen Guregian, a beat reporter for the Boston Herald, piped in with a question. The two know each other well since she covered him when he played in New England. But Gronk wasn’t sure how she got in the call or where she could be.

“Karen! Where are you, Boston? You’re Zooming into our press conference this is nuts!”

You can see his reaction here.

Guregian later wrote that Gronkowski said this Buccaneers’ offense is the best offense he’s ever played for. That is saying a lot, seeing as how Gronk was a part of record-breaking teams with New England. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII), a five-time Pro Bowler, and a four-time First-Team All-Pro selection.