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Sport Tom Brady wasn't main reason Rob Gronkowski unretired

19:55  23 may  2020
19:55  23 may  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Tom Brady isn't just exceptional at football. He's also great at golf.

  Tom Brady isn't just exceptional at football. He's also great at golf. In their offseason, athletes tend to take up other athletic events to fill their time. For many, that event is golf. It's a sport that isn't particularly physically demanding, compared to others. Many consider it a relaxing experience. Tom Brady has taken the hobby to…Tom Brady has taken the hobby to another level. As one of the most competitive athletes that professional sports have seen, that’s not a terribly big surprise.

While the desire to play with Tom Brady once again has always been there, Rob Gronkowski decided to come out of retirement and play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a different reason. 

Rob Gronkowski posing for the camera: Gronk revealed the real reason he came out of retirement. © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Gronk revealed the real reason he came out of retirement.

The three-time Super Bowl champion admitted that although Brady did have some influence in getting him to suit up again, it was someone near and dear to his heart that was his real reason for requesting a trade to Tampa. 

Gronkowski said during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, according to Sports Illustrated's Devon Clements:

Tom Brady isn't just exceptional at football. He's also great at golf.

  Tom Brady isn't just exceptional at football. He's also great at golf. In their offseason, athletes tend to take up other athletic events to fill their time. For many, that event is golf. It's a sport that isn't particularly physically demanding, compared to others. Many consider it a relaxing experience. Tom Brady has taken the hobby to…Tom Brady has taken the hobby to another level. As one of the most competitive athletes that professional sports have seen, that’s not a terribly big surprise.

"You know, everyone keeps asking me 'Did Tom (Brady) get you to Tampa?' Well, of course it didn't hurt that Tom went to Tampa, you know, and the opportunity to go to Tampa was there too. But you know, Tom was like the appetizer, and then there's a few other reasons. I love the weather. But the main course, the main reason why I came down to Tampa to play is because my mother live two hours away. She can get to all the games, all eight of our home games. Whenever I have days off, she's two hours down the street and I get to see her. So she's super excited."

Gronkowski's mother will likely get to see more than just regular-season football too, as the Buccaneers currently have the fifth-best odds to win Super Bowl LV on their home turf at Raymond James Stadium, according to BetOnline. The Buccaneers have a lot of work to do to get to that point, but Brady already has begun offseason workouts with his new teammates. There's nothing Tampa can't accomplish if they play their cards right, and it'll certainly be interesting if Brady leads the Buccaneers all the way to the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and possibly the Super Bowl.

Watch: Rob Gronkowski and Venus Williams’ ‘Game On!’ looks like hilarious fun

  Watch: Rob Gronkowski and Venus Williams’ ‘Game On!’ looks like hilarious fun The “Game On!” game show featuring Rob Gronkowski and Venus Williams debuts Wednesday night. And based on the previews released by the show on Twitter, it looks like a ton of awesome fun. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Rob Gronkowski serves as co-host alongside Venus Williams on a new game show. “Game On!” will debut at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday night on CBS. Gronkowski recently described what it’s all about, and what it means to him.“It’s unpredictable. It’s fun. It’s hilarious,” said Gronkowski, via ESPN. “We never took ourselves too seriously.

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