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Best Of Social Media: Reaction To Rob Gronkowski Retirement From Football

Robert Alvarez
March 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm ET

On Sunday night, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski formally announced over Instagram that he will be retiring from the NFL after nine professional seasons.

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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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Since entering the league as the 42nd overall pick in 2010, Gronk compiled
521 catches for 7,861 yards with 79 touchdowns during his time in Foxborough.

Gronk earned five Pro Bowl selections over his career but dealt with
multiple back surgeries, a twice-broken arm and a torn ACL.

Despite the injuries, Gronk put together a career that all but assures him a place in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Check out all the best reactions from social media to the news below.

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VIDEO: Seabass School Of German Featuring Kyle Van Noy

Robert Alvarez
December 20, 2018 at 9:24 am ET

As part of the New England Patriots outreach to its fans in Germany, former team tackle and German native Sebastian Vollmer returned with an all new “Seabass School of German” video. 

In the below clip shared on the Patriots Deutschland Twitter account, Vollmer and New York Giants tackle Marcus Kuhn, also of Germany, teach some words and phrases to Kyle Van Noy. 

VIDEO: Seabass School Of German Featuring Deatrich Wise

Robert Alvarez
December 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET

The New England Patriots were back learning more German this week. 

Former tackle Sebastian Vollmer along with New York Giants tackle Marcus Kuhn brought in defensive end Deatrich Wise to learn some German words and phrases. 

Check out the video below from the Patriots Deutschland Instagram.    

VIDEO: Seabass School Of German Returns As Patriots Learn New Phrases

Robert Alvarez
November 30, 2018 at 2:15 pm ET

As part of the New England Patriots outreach to its fans in Germany, former tackle and German native Sebastian Vollmer returned with an all new “Seabass School of German” video.

In the below clip shared on the Patriots Deutschland Instagram account, Vollmer and New York Giants tackle Marcus Kuhn, also of Germany, teach some words and phrases to Tom Brady, Deatrich Wise, Kyle Van Noy, David Andrews and Patrick Chung.

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Best Of Social Media: Preseason Week 1 Redskins vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
August 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm ET

Thursday night marked the New England Patriots first preseason game of 2018.

Checkout some of the best sights and sounds over social media from the teams come from behind victory over the Washington Redskins.

It’s Game day #LETSGOOO @tombrady #Gameday

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It was an ugly first quarter for the Patriots offense as they failed to get much going.

The Redskins took a 10-0 lead after a quarter of play.

In the second, Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy continued his hot start, and Washington added to their lead. 17-0 midway through the quarter.

With the clock winding down on the first half, backup quarterback Brian Hoyer finally found rhythm and the Patriots got on the board heading into the half following a 52 yard Stephen Gostkowski field goal. 17-3 Washington.

Heading into the locker room at halftime, head coach Bill Belichick was in regular season form when he was asked about his teams first half performance.

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The Patriots came out firing to open the second as running back Jeremy Hill tallied the teams first touchdown of the new year and cut the deficit to 7 at 17-10.

In the fourth quarter the Patriots still found themselves trailing by seven, but newly signed wideout Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in his highlight catch to put the patriot in position to tie the game.

2018 Undrafted free agent Ralph Webb found the end zone to get the Patriots back in the game, however they weren’t looking to tie.

Hoyer again found Webb for a successful two–point conversion attempt and their first lead of the night. 18-17 Patriots.

With under four minutes to go in the game, the defense stepped up as Geneo Grissom scooped up a loose football and nearly scored.

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Ralph Webb again found the end zone to seal the comeback victory for the Patriots.

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Starting off the preseason with a W.

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Dear Lord I thank you felt good to be back out there again

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Turning what I love into a career, now that’s a dream come true

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Patriots React To News of Garoppolo Record Deal With 49ers

Robert Alvarez
February 9, 2018 at 8:04 pm ET

On Thursday, former New England Patriots quarterback and current San Francisco 49er Jimmy Garoppolo made headlines when he agreed to an NFL record 5-Year, $137.5 Million Contract.

On social media, a few of Garoppolo’s old teammates in New England took time to congratulate him on his new deal and wished him well.

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Best Of Social Media: Week 15 Patriots vs Steelers

Robert Alvarez
December 20, 2017 at 8:49 pm ET

Entering Sunday’s matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the rivals squared off with the winner seeking the AFC’s number one seed and home field advantage for the playoffs with three games to go in the season. Tom Brady came into the game seeking to continue his dominance over the Steel City sporting a 7-2 regular season record.

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In the first quarter, the Patriots struck first, with Brandin Cooks immediately rebounding from last weeks struggles as he hauled in a 43 yard deep ball from Tom Brady which help setup the games first touchdown. Running back Rex Burkhead would bang it in from the goal line for an early 7-0 lead.

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The Steelers dynamic offense wasted no time and quickly responded to tie the game at 7 when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found Eli Rogers on this 18 yard touchdown strike.

In the second quarter, both teams traded field goals to knot the score at 10, but Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski provided some highlights leading to the scores.

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With the clock winding down on the first half, the Steelers found the end zone for a second time when Roethlisberger found Bryant and the Patriots headed to the locker room trailing, but only by 7 at 17-10.

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The Patriots got the ball to open the second half, and in what would be a recurrence all night long, Gronkowski continued to haul in big yardage.

The reception would lead to Brady’s first touchdown pass of the game, but a Stephen Gostkowski extra point was missed, and the Patriots had to settle trailing by one at 17-16.

Like in the first quarter, the Steelers again responded as another member of the “Killer B’s” found the end zone when Le’veon Bell ran the ball in from the three, 24-16 Steelers after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, the Patriots defense began to tighten up for the first time all game despite third down struggles, and Tom Brady drove the Patriots into field goal range for Gostkowski to cut the deficit to five at 24-19.

With two minutes to go in the game, the Patriots were given one more opportunity to retake the  lead following a big third down stop. Brady and Gronkowski went to work.

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Courtesy of three big receptions for 69 yards, Gronkowski helped setup the go ahead score, an eight yard run by the former Pitt Panther Dion Lewis. 27-24 Patriots.

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The clock had just under a minute for Big Ben to try and rally, and his rookie wideout Juju Smith-Schuster provided instant life on an incredible 69 yard catch and run.

The play setup what appeared to be tight end Jesse James game winning touchdown, but the play was reviewed and ruled not a catch by the officals.

Despite the controversy that ensued the Steelers still had time for another play despite no timeouts, but instead of spiking the ball to setup a game tying field goal, Roethlisberger gambled with a pass, and the result was Duron “The Closer” Harmon.

An incredible goal line stand that brought back memories of Super Bowl XLIX, and the Patriots survived and won in Pittsburgh yet again while taking over the number 1 seed in the AFC and another division title.

A 27-24 final in a thriller and just two divisional games at home remain where the Patriots control their destiny for playoff positioning.

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HAT AND T-SHIRTS!!!

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Great team win tonight !!!!!!! #AFCEastChamps #DLine #GoPats

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AFC East champs! #patriots #bigboys #myguys #LFG

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Patriots Voice Support For Celtics and Gordon Hayward Following Injury

Robert Alvarez
October 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm ET

On Tuesday night the Boston Celtics played the Cleveland Cavaliers in their first game of the 2017-2018 MBA season and to show support for their fellow New England sports athletes, members of the Patriots shared good luck messages to the local basketball team.

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Midway through the first quarter, forward Gordon Hayward went down with a devasating leg injury that saw many current and former Patriots players react with shock and well wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Social Media Reacts To Julian Edelman’s Season-Ending Injury

Robert Alvarez
August 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm ET

The news of New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman tearing his ACL rocked Patriots Nation, his teammates and the NFL this weekend.

Following developments that Edelman would in fact miss the entire 2017 NFL season to recover, many current, former and other players from around the league took to their social media accounts to wish him well and a speedy recovery into 2018.

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GRIT…GRIND…HEART…JE11 -Dmac

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Even the Boston Police department shared a get well message, as “Chip and Dale” will be unable to fight crime together this season.

Best Of Social Media: Rob Ninkovich Retires From The NFL

Robert Alvarez
July 31, 2017 at 11:18 pm ET

On Sunday, New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich formally announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 professional seasons at age 33.  

Over social media, current and former members of the Patriots took time to honor Ninkovich’s career with photographs and memories of their time together.

you'll be missed on and off the field bubs #classact

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In case you missed his press conference, you can check it out in its entirety HERE.

New England: You are forever home. #ThankYou #GoPats

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