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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Buzz That Was: Bucs win, Gronk does not

By D'Arcy Maine
espnW.com

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Tampa Bay picked up its first win of the season Monday after a 22-19 victory against Miami.

In case you were too busy panicking about the threat of snow in your area (Was it just my mom? But how will I drive in a half-inch of snow?) and missed out on sports Monday night, we've got you covered:

The Gronk in full effect

On Monday night, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, the NFL's No. 1 Bro, hosted the subtly named "Rob Gronkowski Football 101 Women's Clinic." Try to contain your jealousy over not being able to attend. The event, hilariously held at Harvard, featured some football tutorials with hard-hitting questions like, "What is a tight end?" (as The Gronk wiggled his, um, backside in response), consumption of a beverage called "The Gronktini" and a lesson on how to properly do "The Dougie" taught by the Zubaz pants-wearing Gronk himself.

If this doesn't perfectly sum up Gronkowski, I don't know what does. Can't imagine why Tom Brady wouldn't host something like this.

Bucs win! Bucs win!

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a game! I repeat, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a game! After a season full of quarterback controversy, fan disdain toward coach Greg Schiano and that whole MRSA outbreak thing, the Bucs finally found a way to focus on football for a whole 60 minutes to defeat a team with even more drama and baggage. Tampa Bay held off the Miami Dolphins, 22-19, in a classic game filled with everything you could ever want. A safety! A failed two-point conversion! Players you've never heard of (and will likely never hear of again) scoring touchdowns! A thing of beauty, it was ... not.

As literally every single person on the planet now knows, the Dolphins are in the midst of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin scandal. And it clearly showed. Thankfully, at least one fan had a sense of humor about the game he inexplicably paid money to attend:

Best sign at tonight's @TBBuccaneers game pic.twitter.com/Ydx7qbGDf9

— Bradley Collins (@Bradley_Collins) November 12, 2013

What's the question?

Taking a page out of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's playbook, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love let his displeasure be known about a non-question question after the team's devastating 109-107 loss against the Los Angeles Clippers with a disgusted "that wasn't a question" and then moving onto someone who presumably did have a sentence with a question mark at the end. Welcome to the grammar police, K-Love.

Shameless plug!

Just hours after top-ranked UConn defeated No. 3 Stanford, 76-57, the team's two stars Bria Hartley and Chiney Ogwumike get to awkwardly hang out all day together here at ESPN. Shameless plug alert!

Great opportunity to rebound today! ESPN Studios all day!

— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) November 12, 2013

Because these two are clearly better sports than almost everyone else, the potential Player of the Year candidates will be appearing on a slew of programs together and even got their hair and makeup done:

And finally ...

In upsetting news, Anne Hathaway thinks she's a bigger Danny Woodhead fan than I am. She would be wrong. But her dog is pretty adorable.

Glad to know that Anne Hathaway is a @Chargers + @danny__woodhead fan! #BoltUp pic.twitter.com/VHfjYN96hr

— Adam Greenbaum (@GreenbaumAdam) November 12, 2013