It might be easier at this point to chronicle what Rob Gronkowski hasn't done this summer.
This week New England's top tight end added two more highlights to his offseason resume: Triple-A celebrity Home Run Derby and The Mag cover model. Might as well get it all in now; Patriots training camp is less than three weeks away.
Gronkowski mashed 17 home runs in two rounds of the Buffalo, New York derby. After starting slow -- hitting just five in round one -- he finished in dramatic fashion by hitting the final 12 when the pressure was on.
He crushed one ball beyond the 325-foot outfield fence. Gronk smash, indeed.
Second place finisher Russ Brandon, CEO for the Buffalo Bills, didn't threaten the title too seriously with just seven home runs. He gave Gronkowski a gracious nod Tuesday morning via Twitter.
Congrats again to @robgronkowski on the W.Great guy and a great ambassador for Buffalo. Russ Brandon (@RussBrandon) July 10, 2012
As for the magazine cover, Gronkowski graces the front of ESPN The Magazine's infamous "Body Issue." This means he's naked -- all but for a large, strategically-placed dot.
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I'll let you look that one up for yourselves.