So all the way up until Gronkowski was on the field writhing in pain, the only thing I cared about was the Patriots’ keeping their perfect record intact. And then when it happened, I realized how completely selfish I had been. There were more important things in this world, and the football Gods made sure to remind me and everyone else in Patriots Nation. That is Rob Gronkowski. First because of the young guy’s career. And second because of the Patriots’ Super Bowl aspirations.
By now, a mere 10 hours after Gronkowski went down, the news has progressively gotten better. But if any face summed up how Pats’ fans felt immediately after the incident, it was Brady’s.