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    Athletes of the week: Nicolas Grigsby and Rob Gronkowski

    Rob Gronkowski
    Rob Gronkowski

    On Saturday night, true freshmen tailback Nicolas Grigsby and tight end Rob Gronkowski had career nights in a 48-20 win over Washington State. Grigsby had 262 total yards -ÿ186 on the ground, 76 through the air -ÿwhile Gronkowski had four receptions for 115 yards with two touchdowns. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with the two to ask them about their favorite NFL team, being student-athletes and what team will win the World Series.

    Wildcat: What’s your favorite professional football team?

    Gronkowski: The Bills.

    Grigsby: The Rams. They’re struggling right now, but they’re gonna get back on their feet.

    W: What do you like about the Bills?

    RG: They’re near my hometown (of Amherst, N.Y.). I’ve always been a Bills fan. They have the most players on a team that I know.

    W: What other college team would you not want to play?

    RG: (Long pause) LSU.

    NG: It don’t matter. I feel we can compete against anybody.

    W: What is the best thing about being a student-athlete?

    RG: You’re never bored. You’re always going to class, or in the weight room training, or at the study table. You’re always active and you’re never bored. It’s a good thing.

    NG: A lot of new stuff.

    W: Who will win the World Series this year?

    RG: The Phillies.

    NG: Yankees.

    W: Do you like the BCS system?

    RG: I don’t even know how that works.

    NG: Oh yeah.

    W: There could be co-champions this year. What do you think of that?

    RG: I don’t know. That’s pretty cool. I don’t even care, really.

    NG: Oh, nah, nah, nah. I feel there’s only one champion. If there were two teams with undefeated records, I guess they should flip a coin or something.

    W: Do you read the newspaper?

    NG: Oh yeah, a lot of newspaper.

    W: Do you read about yourself?

    NG: Of course I like seeing myself in the newspaper, but I wouldn’t put it out there like that.

    W: Does Stoops scare you?

    RG: Sometimes, yeah.

    NG: No, not at all.

    W: What does he do that scares you?

    RG: He looks at me crazy.

    W: What college stadium would you want to play in besides Arizona Stadium?

    RG: Penn State’s or Michigan’s.

    NG: The Coliseum (in Los Angeles).

    W: You looking forward to doing that this year (against USC)?

    NG: Oh yeah.

    W: When you watch football, do you like female sideline reporters?

    NG: If they know what they’re talking about, more power to them.

    W: What’s your favorite TV show?

    NG: “”House.””

    W: What’s your favorite music artist?

    NG: Lil Wayne.

    W: You like the new Kanye West CD?

    NG: It’s all right.

    W: Are you a ladies’ man?

    NG: Of course.

    – as told to Ari Wasserman

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