Rob Gronkowski Is Hated In His Hometown Of Buffalo

December 12th, 2021

Not popular back home.

As much as Bucs foot-rubbing, car-littering, film guru tight end Rob Gronkowski is loved in Tampa Bay and in New England, he is almost considered poison in his hometown of Buffalo.

Buffalo loves its Bills and for all the years Gronk played for the Belicheats, New England regularly curb-stomped Buffalo.

CBS is broadcasting today’s game so they are pimping this matchup hard between arguably the best quarterbacks in their respective conferences. So as part of that, in a virtual sitdown with CBS analyst (weekend) Boomer Esiason, Gronk explained how if he goes back home to Buffalo that people are polite to him as long as he does something like go to a relative’s Little League game.

Gronk said he knows better than to hit up Buffalo bars because someone will definitely try to lure him into something that will wind up on TMZ and perhaps have him wearing New York state-issued cufflinks.

Also, Gronk discussed the nickname he has, along with some coaches, given to him by 17-game-loathing, salad-bar-hating, park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking, tequila-shooting, smartphone-phobic, waffle-grilling, trophy-throwing, roller coaster-scared, numbers-rules-peeved, helmet-tossing, football-punting, Bucs-Super-Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady.

It’s all in the full CBS video of the interview you can see below.

27 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski Is Hated In His Hometown Of Buffalo”

  1. Roy T. Buford Says:

    There will a lot BUF fans in the crowd today. A Bucs fan who sat next to me for years owned a business there and flew down for the game. He himself talked about what scum the typical Bills fan is. While that may be strong, and I don’t know if it’s true, I just hope if they traveled here they have access to a shower before coming to the game and sitting among the Bucs loyal. I look forward to hearing them get mighty quiet after the first half of the first quarter, just like the Giants fans did.

  2. BucsFanSince1976 Says:

    No argument about it-Mahomes is the best QB in the AFC.

  3. EA Says:

    Gronk (babe) and GOAT will call it quits together, you can sense that they are after Mannings record.

  4. David Says:

    Gronk is great. Man was I wrong. When they signed him my eyes rolled. I thought he was washed up with football, was to injured, was too unfocused doing wrestling, was too much of a goofball loving the limelight etc. etc. etc.
    Wrong. He is a goofball but he works and he has been awesome.

    Seeing him and Brady up close and personal 100 times more than we did when they were in New England, it’s so obvious now why New England fans just love them both. They’ve both just been fantastic

  5. David Says:


    I’m from upstate New York and went to some bills games even though I was never a huge fan. But that is wrong. The bills fans are great. Kind of like Packers fans. They’re a close knit small community that loves their team. Nothing like obnoxious Giants or Eagles fans

  6. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Pretty sure Buffalo passed on Gronk and Brady in the draft so Bills fans should probably point that hatred elsewhere.

  7. firethecannons Says:

    We have Gronk’s back!

  8. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Had to look. Bills selected CJ Spiller and Torell Troup instead of Gronk.

  9. PSL Bob Says:

    Hope he and TB12 keep it rolling for a couple more years and break that “unbeatable” record of Manning and Harrison.

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    Buffalo has problems.

  11. Beeej Says:

    And Belicheat tried to trade Gronk right after that famous Super Bowl game against Atlanta

  12. TorontoBusFan Says:

    I’m originally from Niagara (Canadian side) and have generally been a bit of a Bills fan (not my fav. though) since O.J.

    I can understand Bills fans disliking Brady but hearing that Gronk, one of their own who virtually all football fans love, can’t even go to a bar in his hometown, is a bit much.

    It definitely confirms for me that “Bills Mafia” (full of themselves and embassingly addicted to the national attention they’ve been getting the last couple years) are a**holes as a group.

    Will add them (along will the Cowboys) to the very small group of teams in all of sports that I actively cheer against.

  13. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Lol maybe Mahome Boy will let Josh cary his water lol sorry no contest. Mahome Boy is just plain better than Josh.
    I hope we get to see a curb stomping beatdown of the Bills by the Bucs.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  14. timbucs2 Says:

    From my days in South Florida, the very worst were the Jets fans. Their continued putridity as a franchise gives me great satisfaction.

  15. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Gronk is hated up in Buffalo because of a cheap shot he took against a Bills cornerback. Gronk has since apologized for it.

  16. BucsCoolade Says:

    Haha.. gronk is the stud who loves and appreciates the greatest coach of all time ..

    Along with his buddy brady..

    Both brought to nfl greatness by the coaching..

    Brady.. skinny slow 6th rounder who threw for 134 yards in SB.. 2001. 94 passer rating now bettered by jones.

    Gronk.. quasi crippled draft pick having scary back issues as college player.. trusted and coached by NE.

    It’s spelled correctly beliCHICK .. LOL

  17. Bojim Says:

    Me too David. I was dubious.

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    Nobody hates a player who grew up there. They dislike the teams who the hometown boy plays for. But Hate? Thats a powerful word.

  19. Iamabuc Says:

    In this game , Gronk needs to grab that Buffalo by the horns and showing him who’s the boss!!!🤣🤣

  20. JimmyJack Says:

    Between Gronk and JPP Jason Licht has been an absolute shark trading for players.

    Look at the history and Bill Belichick has made GMs look like absolute fools trading for Patriot players…….Licht is one of the few GMs(maybe the only?) that has gotten the better of a trade with N.E……twice; Gronk and Logan Mankins.

  21. Francisco Guzman Says:

    None of these early scores helping the bucs. Bucs need to keep on winning plain and simple. That L to washington hurts a lot.

  22. Nano107 Says:

    Buffalo fans are classless
    You should see them last night acting out everywhere in Tampa

  23. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Jimmy Jack

    Tap the brakes. TB12 is why Gronk is here. Licht only gets credit for doing what Tommy told him to. The Pats would have taken just about any pick for a guy who was gonna stay retired otherwise.

  24. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Gronk will play his last season in Buffalo to shut those idiots up.

  25. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Where’s the GameThread?

  26. BucsFan81 Says:

    Joe we need the open game day thread put the big storm beer down lol

  27. BucsCoolade Says:

    It’s a good thing game was at Tampa… so the bills mafia couldn’t put a hit out on him.. hehe

    They’re changing their name.. to “bills muff-it-uh”