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March 9, 3:00 PM ET
Chat with Rob Gronkowski

Buzzmaster
  (2:58 PM)

New England Patriots tight end, and Madden '13 cover hopeful, Rob Gronkowski will be here at the top of the hour to take your questions!

Brett (Chicago)

Was that a bag of popcorn your brother was tossing against the wall or a raw turkey? I couldn't tell.

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:00 PM)

It was a bag of bread that my mom bought for lunch that week.

Cam (NYC)

Who bought all of the zubaz pants for your brothers in the video? They're awesome.

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:01 PM)

Yes they are awesome. My brother met the owner and we're sponsored by them, basically. We wear them all of the time.

John (Boston)

What should your overall rating be in Madden 13 when you make the cover?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:01 PM)

Whatever the video game decides to take me, I'll take it.

RC (Boston, MA)

What is your typical diet?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:02 PM)

Morning, drink a protein shake. In the afternoon, have a lean sandwich with broccoli, rice. For dinner, heavy meal with steak and potatoes. Keep it lean as possible.

Matt (Chicago)

How important is it to beat Welker for bragging rights?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:02 PM)

It's not important at all. It's just a fun time. We love playing with each other, love hanging out with each other. It's all for the fun of the game.

Tom (CA)

Are you afraid of the Madden Curse?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:03 PM)

I don't know my answer yet, until we see what happens.

Pierre (from Paris)

Gronk you have fans all the way on the other side of the pond!!! Keep on scoring those TDs, you got all our support from the CITY OF LIGHTS!!!! And feel free to visit of course!

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:04 PM)

Thanks for the support. I love the international support. I can't be more proud of it. We're come out to London next year. Hope you can make the game!

Arjuna (Durham, NH)

Rob, I know you played with your brother Dan a little bit last year. Can you talk about that experience a little bit? I have two older brothers myself and I would like to hear what the dynamic is playing with your brother. Was it awesome?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:04 PM)

Yes, it was definitely a great experience. It's great having your brother next to you in the NFL. I also played with my other brother in college. It's a blessing.

Karl (Chicago)

Rob, I was watching your brothers during some interviews around the Super Bowl and they kept using your "Yo soy fiesta" line....do they give you that line when you guys are hanging out?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:05 PM)

Just every once in a while. Nothing too crazy. Just to crack a joke.

Eliott (Marion, MA)

Gronk, was that video filmed at your pad. If so who's your decorator and can I get their number?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:05 PM)

Thank you. It was filmed at my mom's house in Florida.

Nick (MN)

How would you feel about the possiblity of Tom Brady & Peyton Manning being in the same division?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:06 PM)

Peyton Manning was basically in the same division as the Patriots over the last 10 years, they played so much. It would be a lot of fun and tough competition having him in the same division.

Max (Philly)

How did you come up with the Gronk spike?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:06 PM)

I always just wanted to spike it in college and high school but wasn't allowed. Once I got to the NFL, I was able to spike it and I did and just kept it going.

hallie (boston )

what accomplishment over your two years in the NFL are you most proud of

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:07 PM)

Just being part of the team. Always winning games. Getting into playoffs with the team. Going all in with the team. Winning and losing with the team. Great accomplishment to be a part of it.

Kevin (Lockport)

I played football for Lockport and always remembered seeing multiple Gronkowski's on the Will North depth chart (then being warned theyre big and hit hard). As a local kid what was it like getting drafted to the "rival" Patriots? A lot of ribbing from your brothers and friends?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:08 PM)

I remember those days too, playing high school ball against Lockport. It's pretty fun doing it, giong against your hometown team every year. It's a lot of fun being able to be a part of it.

Cody (Yorktown VA)

GRONK! Watched you and the team get a W against the Skins in DC. It was my first game and i witnessed you break the TE record for TDs. Your a great player, and im the only one roockin your jersey around this town. What do you think needs to be done to get back to the SB? Oh and how much do you bench? Keep working man!

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:09 PM)

We just have to keep competing. Take it one week at a time. Keep on grinding throughout the whole year.

Greg

Whose idea for the video? Who shot it?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:09 PM)

My brother's girlfriend was shooting it. We had about an hour deadline, because I forgot to do it before. We thought of that in a minute, shot it and sent it in.

Colby [via mobile]

What is the area of your game you are trying to improve the most this offseason?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:10 PM)

Just overall, every aspect. I can get better in the receiving game, the pass block game, the run block game. Work on all of the strengths and weaknesses even more.

KP (Boston)

How much cardio do you do after weight-training?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:10 PM)

I like to do cardio right before weight training. I start off in Week 1 with 10 100s and by the end of the program, running 20 100s before lifting.

Dennis (Michigan)

Hey Gronk what you doing for St. Patrick's Day?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:11 PM)

I'm not sure yet. I haven't made plans yet. Wishing everyone a great St. Patrick's Day though.

Kyle (MA )

How is the ankel doing?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:11 PM)

It's getting better every day. Taking it day by day. Working every day to get back out tehre.

Tracy (Boston)

Rob, I seen you at the Celtics Lakers game last month, who's your favorite NBA team? Can you do a 360 dunk?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:12 PM)

It was a pleasure being at the game. A lot of fun being there with a lot of Patriots fans. I don't have a favorite team, but my favorite player is Blake Griffin.

brian (boston)

gronk where do you think peyton ends up

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:13 PM)

I feel like he'll make the best pick and the best situation for himself. I hope he picks someone that the PAtriots play so we can keep the rivalry going.

Maxx (Spokane)

Who can eat more in one sitting...You or Woodhead?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:14 PM)

We always sit together at lunch and I always eat more than him.

Nick (Woburn, MA)

Gronk, have you ever considered growing dreadlocks like the Law-Firm?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:14 PM)

That's crazy! No, I like short hair. I'm not a fan of long hair.

chip (texas)

Who hits the hardest on the Patriot D ???...

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:14 PM)

Ooooh, you have to give that to Brandon Spikes. Bam!

Ron (Orlando, fl)

If you could play a position on Defense what would it be?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:15 PM)

I grew up playing defense end in high school. Still love that position. Got to give it to DE.

Kelli (Boston)

Do you ever rock your man Uggs?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:15 PM)

Yes. Definitely! They're actually very comfortable. I've rocked them before.

brian (boston)

you talking to kraft to get him to draft the little gronk

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:16 PM)

He's just a freshman in college right now. But when the time comes, hopefully he's ready for the NFL. We'll see what happens, but that would be cool.

Dennis (Chicago)

Who you got in March Madness?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:17 PM)

I love March Madness. When it comes down to the bracket, everything's exciting from the 16 seed to the 1 seed. Once it starts, I'll be filling out my bracket and having fun with it.

Connor (KC)

Rob, have you one my fantasy team and thanks for the production....IF Manning goes to Miami...are you worried that the Fins might win the AFC East?

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:18 PM)

Thank you. I appreciate the support. You always want to play against the best. I love the competition. It would be a great rivalry and a lot of fun.

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:23 PM)

Thanks for all of the support. Be sure to vote for me in the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/sportsnation/app_234556763303407">Madden '13 cover vote</a>. Also, you can go to <a href="http://www.celebritiesforcharity.org/raffles/">NetRaffle.org</a> to enter a raffle to go to a Bruins game on April 7 and sit with me in a private suite and go out to dinner.

Rob Gronkowski
  (3:23 PM)

I appreciate the love. I can't wait to get back out there!