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TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has been in the end zone a lot more recently as he and Tom Brady prepare to tackle their eighth postseason together. No one is happier about how that arrangement has worked out than Brady, his longtime pal, even though Gronkowski playfully took back his Christmas present for Brady and actually regifted it.
“I actually took his Bumpboxx away from him and gave it to one of the cafeteria workers,” Gronkowski said Thursday, referring to the large, colorful Bluetooth boom boxes with microphones attached that provide not only locker room tunes but facilitate the occasional rap battle among players.
“I was like, ‘Tom, you don’t need the Bumpboxx,’” Gronkowski said. “And he agreed. I was like, ‘You’re a good guy.’ And then he gave me sunglasses …”
Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady have hooked up on 12 receiving TDs in the playoffs, tied for the most by a QB-receiving target duo in NFL history. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Brady laughed. “Did he tell you that?” he asked. “I’m happy he did that. I said, ‘Yes, you should absolutely do that.’ I’ve got a lot of great stories with