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  • March 29, 2019
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --?New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was named the teams Ron Burton Community Service Award winner Tuesday night at the clubs annual Charitable Foundation kickoff event.Who would have ever thought five years ago, when I was on ESPN every weekend drunk, that I would be accepting this award? Gronkowski said to the crowd, drawing laughter.Gronkowski is entering his seventh NFL season, all with the Patriots, and is the 14th player to earn the honor.Rob is just as fun to watch at a community event as he is on the game field. Giving back to the community is a big part of being Gronk, Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. He is engaging with fans of all ages. His gregarious personality makes him one of our greatest ambassadors, especially when spreading cheer to children at local hospitals or schools. We love the devotion and enthusiasm that he shows in the community.Although Gronkowski has made headlines for partying, including his boat cruise earlier this year, the time he spends in the community is notable.If I call him to do something, hell do it for me, Donna Spigarolo, the teams director of community relations, said in a Nov. 5 story on Gronkowskis charitable work. His enthusiasm is contagious, no matter where he goes, and he always brings a smile to the room. Its a joy to work with him. Cheap NFL Jerseys China . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. . The Montreal Canadiens announced on Friday that the veteran forward will return to the teams line-up on Saturday night when the Habs visit the Nashville Predators. Chinese Jerseys Factory . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. Cheap NFL Stitched Jerseys . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in the season is a matter for debate. GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay is bracing itself for an invasion of Badgers and Tigers.Fans of Wisconsin and LSU are expected to make this a big weekend at Lambeau Field with their Saturday afternoon game. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports ( ) that this college opener could be bigger than the Packers 2011 season opener after they won the Super Bowl.LSU fans travel well, and the Press-Gazette reports seven charter flights are scheduled to land Thursday. Thats on top of a parade of fans for both teams arriving by RV, car and bus.Tony Onellion, an LSU season ticket holder from Slidell, Louisiana, says some Tigers fans wont be coming due to catastrophic flooding in the state. But he says many others will be eager for a break.They may be ready to get away for the weekend, he said. Lets just go and get the hell away. Its Labor Day weekend afterward.Some Tigers fans are closer to home. Rachel Johnson lives in De Pere, but most of her family is from Louisiana..ddddddddddddShe and her husband attended LSU.It will be the first and only time Ill wear purple in Lambeau Field, Johnson said. Im looking forward to just hearing the Louisiana accent again. I figure they are going to be everywhere.Onellion said LSU and Wisconsin fans have a lot in common when it comes to football, including hard-core tailgating.I think they should expect to see themselves with a different, funny accent, Onellion said. Well trade boudain and andouille for kielbasa and cheese and brats. Im bringing two packages of andouille and two packages of crawfish boudain for friends. This is good stuff.---Information from: Press-Gazette Media, story has been corrected to reflect the newspaper is the Green Bay Press-Gazette.---Information from: Press-Gazette Media, ' ' '