Live from Tahoe: Ex-hockey star Jeremy Roenick says Gronk is “the next best thing to Jesus Christ”

That’s Jeremy Roenick in his playing days (Associated Press)

You never know who you’re going to run into when you walk around celebrity golf tournaments… I’m here in South Lake Tahoe, and I found ex-hockey star Jeremy Roenick on the putting green. Before he teed off, he stopped to chat for a few minutes, and it turns out, he’s a huge football fan.

The Massachusetts native and ex-Thayer Academy player loves him some Patriots. And he didn’t mind saying how much. You’ll love this…

I’m a Patriots fan,” Roenick told me. “I grew up in Boston. I’m a big Patriots fan, a big Wes Welker fan, a big Tom Brady fan. So, being from that area, the Gronk is the next best thing to Jesus Christ, in my opinion. (Laughs) So, That’s my team. Unfortunately, Indianapolis was my other team because Peyton Manning was very much a favorite of mine. And that just didn’t work well. Now he’s in Denver, but still a problem.”

Roenick caught up with Welker last year at this event. He always thought he was awesome, but now Roenick thinks that even more. No surprise there.

I like him because he’s a crazy son of a (gun),” Roenick continued. “You need to be to be his size and play the game the way he plays it. I just appreciate his mentality, appreciate his personality and the way he goes after it.”

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