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Boston Sports Then & Now:
In this social media age, NEWS and ODDITIES are all around you and at your fingertips. With a tap of your smartphone, you can find out what your favorite athlete or celeb is doing and thinking. Some things make you SCRATCH your head or say HMM.
The members of the New England Patriots are no different, they are quite in tune with the Twitter Machine.
In this edition: Deion Branch supports Ty Law’s new career choice & take a visual bite out of the “Gronk” cake.
FILE THIS UNDER: DEION IS ALWAYS THERE TO CHEER ON HIS FRIENDS
Twitfam make sure you go support my Dog Ty Law!!! youtu.be/KMLi8svilyo
— Deion Branch #84 (@deionbranch84) November 12, 2012
Deion, you should ask Ty to play in the secondary. He definitely would be an UPGRADE! FILE THIS UNDER: TIME TO GRONK YOUR SWEET TOOTH!
.@robgronkowski next to a life-sized model of himself. Made of cake. Seriously. twitpic.com/bcy9mu#DDGronkOff
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 13, 2012
Rob Gronkowski met with the winners of the “DD Gronkoff” Facebook contest. Besides meeting the Gronk, fans got to eat the Gronk. I bet the ladies really enjoyed it!
Is it me but is the life-size cake a tad bit CREEPY?
Tune in soon for more Patriots Tweets Of Interest!
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