Gronk Boys Get Decked Out in Orange to Cheer on Syracuse Against Duke

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The Gronkowski boys had a very special homecoming when they brought some serious NFL muscle power to the Syracuse-Duke game on Saturday.

With Rob looking on from the best seat in the house at the scorer’s table next to the Syracuse bench, the Orange men’s basketball team had even more reason to be amped as they took on the Blue Devils. 

Unfortunately for Duke, their top player Zion Williamson was also sat courtside after suffering a mild knee strain when his shoe broke during the opening seconds against local rivals UNC last week.

Rob came armed with his own team of supporters all decked out in personalized Syracuse jerseys – Papa Gronk, Gordie Jr., Dan and Chris. Their jersey numbers were even ranked by age, from 0-4 (nice touch!)

Of course, it’s not the first time Papa Gronk, a.k.a. Gordy Gronkowski Sr. has worn a Syracuse jersey, as he played for football for the Orange as a starting offensive guard for three years. It’s easy to see where the Gronk boys got their athletic genes from.

As always, the boys brought a party to the Carrier Dome, which was literally overflowing with college ball fans, and Chris also brought his big guns! No word yet if they gatecrashed a frat party after the game. 

Repeatedly caught on camera during ESPN’s coverage of the game, Rob sat next to Adam Weitsman, a local businessman who owns season tickets and is friends with Papa G.

When Gronk was plastered on the big screen during the first half, the Carrier Dome crowd screamed in delight. Throughout the game, the bros high-fived whenever the home team scored and knocked back beers like college kids. Rob was also spotted chatting with coach Jim Boeheim before tipoff. 

While the Gronk Train helped fuel the Patriots sixth Super Bowl win just three weeks ago, sadly it didn’t help Syracuse fell mighty Duke, and after a strong performance they lost 75-65.



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