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Rob Gronkowski and Vince Wilfork are one Tom Brady short of being two of the most popular players on the New England Patriots roster.

How is that Boston mayor Tom Menino has not learned from past mistakes and found a way to get their names right?

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Gonk? Boston Mayor Thomas Menino keeps screwing up names of athletes

In what has become a long-standing and hilarious tradition, Thomas Menino, the mayor of the great city of Boston, made yet another series of egregious yet amusing gaffes when trying to rattle off names of prominent athletes who play for Boston sports teams. On Wednesday, while discussing a wager he made with the mayor of Baltimore over the outcome of the AFC Championship Game between...

Report: Rob Gronkowski’s broken arm is different from the first one

According to, the broken arm that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered during this past Sunday’s same is different then the one he suffered during the regular season. Since the injury, speculation has been that Gronkowski was rushed back and that his injured left arm wasn’t ready for contact. The source says the current injury “had nothing to do with whether...

Report: Rob Gronkowski’s Arm Injury in Different Location Than Original Fracture

If you think Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm because he rushed back from the injury he suffered earlier in the season, think again. According to’s Tom E. Curran, the fractured arm suffered by Gronkowski against the Texans on Sunday is not identical to the original fracture he suffered during the Patriots’ Nov. 18 game against the Colts. This is an interesting revelation...

Pats put TE Gronkowski on IR with forearm injury

The New England Patriots have placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve with a forearm injury, guaranteeing he'll miss the rest of the season. Gronkowski broke his left arm on the Patriots' seventh offensive play of Sunday's 41-28 win over the Houston Texans in a divisional playoff game. He had missed five games with a broken left forearm before returning for...

The #Patriots have officially placed Rob Gronkowski on...

The #Patriots have officially placed Rob Gronkowski on Injured Reserve. — New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 17, 2013

Patriots red zone offense minus Rob Gronkowski

More bad luck for Rob Gronkowski has Patriots fans worrying. Even doctors said it was just mere bad luck: “It was just an unfortunate fall for him,” said Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “Was the bone 100 percent healed? Probably not 100 percent healed. Was it as strong as it was before he broke...

Rob Gronkowski Officially Placed On IR

The Patriots officially placed tight end Rob Gronkowksi on injured reserve on Thursday. Gronkowski broke his arm in Sunday's win against the Texans.Fantasy Spin:This is just a formality. We already knew Gronkowski would miss the rest of the postseason. With Gronk sidelined, Aaron Hernandez will be New England's featured tight end Sunday in the AFC Championship.

Patriots Hope To Advance Without Gronk

Rob Gronkowski may be done for the season, but that doesn't mean the Patriots' playoffs hopes are over with him. New England has won before without their top TE, and they plan on doing so again.

Round Table: Gronk Injury Impact

How big of an impact will the loss of Rob Gronkowski have on the Patriots' Super Bowl chances? Jason:  The injury to Gronk seems like a non-issue at this point. He has played very little in the second half of the season, and the offense has kept on rolling. The only way his injury really hurts is if Hernandez gets injured by Pollard. No whammies. Stephen:  Against a...

Patriots Are Most Complete Team Left in Playoffs, Even Without Rob Gronkowski

Only minutes after Sunday’s big divisional win in Foxboro, Vince Wilfork was already looking ahead to the Patriots’ next opponent. With the Ravens on the horizon, Wilfork didn’t just see another challenge on the Patriots’ road to the Super Bowl, though, rather he said he saw a “complete team.” “Everywhere you look, they have playmakers. They have a tight end, they have...

Mayor Menino Strikes Again, Talks About Patriots’ “Wilcott” and “Gonk”

Mayor Tom Menino has made quite the fool out of himself while trying to praise some of Boston’s best athletes over the past few years. Wes Weckler and Rob Grobowski. KJ and Hondo.  ”Varitek splitting the uprights” to earn the Patriots their first Super Bowl. It’s quite the list, and one that continues to grow. While engaging in some trash talk with the mayor of Baltimore...

Boston Mayor Tom Menino butchers some Patriots players’ names (Video)

No matter how hard Boston Mayor Tom Menino tries, he simply will never be able to pronounce the names of all of his city’s superstar athletes. The man they call “Mumbles” was back at it again recently when discussing the New England Patriots’ upcoming AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. Proudly sporting a Vince Wilfork jersey, Menino recently engaged in a...

Joe Flacco dawns Sports Illustrated cover, Patriots fans pray for jinx

Everyone knows about the Sports Illustrated jinx. For those that don't know, here's a list. Essentially, the premise is that whoever is on the cover of Sports Illustrated becomes jinxed. Some recent examples, the 49ers were on the cover before the NFC Championship game. They lost. The Patriots were on the cover twice before the Superbowl. They also lost. Rob Gronkowski...
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