Daily Mail – The New England Patriots celebrated their sixth Super Bowl championship in style on Sunday night, partying well into the morning hours of Monday with a line-up of performers that could rival the Grammy Awards.
Snoop Dogg, Meek Mills, Ludacris and The Chainsmokers were just a few of the musical acts who turned up at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, where Tom Brady and company let loose after a historic win over the Los Angeles Rams.
And while Brady hid himself away in a private VIP section and Julian Edelman hung backstage with Snoop Dogg, there was one Patriots player who proved once again to be a true man of the people: Rob Gronkowski.
The hard-hitting and even harder-partying tight end was front and center on the dance floor at the event, chugging an entire bottle of vodka alongside his four brothers.
Boston.com – The Patriots celebration tour continues.
Prior to Tuesday’s Patriots Super Bowl victory parade, a number of players stopped by the Grand on Monday night to celebrate with rapper Rick Ross. …
The club had a heavy Patriots vibe as bottle girls dressed in Patriots bodysuits carried Patriots flags and a giant cutout of Bill Belichick’s face to the players’ VIP table as “Super Bowl Champions” flashed on the club’s 70-foot LED screen.
Ross spent about 45 minutes on the mic, with the crowd lighting up when he shouted out Bill Belichick and the Krafts before launching into DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win,” which features Ross. Other songs included “B.M.F.,” “Hustlin’,” “I’m Not a Star,” and Meek Mill’s “I’m a Boss” (which Ross is also featured on).
I hate to break this to you, Lane Johnson and Cassius Marsh and most of the football media and anyone else who talks about playing for the Patriots like it’s 13 weeks on Parris Island, but this looks like it’s fun.
Actually, I don’t hate don’t hate to break it to you at all. When the Patriots lose – which, face facts, is rare – people love to pounce and blame the head coach. The word “arrogance” gets tossed around like it’s a punctuation mark. The culture of the team takes the rap because Belichick has a no-bullshit approach that is laser-focused on working hard to maximize your ability, being accountable for mistakes and getting better, practice rep after practice rep. Summed up in a meme I like so much I have it on my phone:
It’s not for everybody. God knows it wasn’t for Cassius Marsh, who admitted he found happiness going from a Super Bowl team in Foxboro to a 1-10 team in San Francisco, where he could be himself. In New England, it’s Winners Only Wanted.
OK, so the Patriots don’t celebrate as much as often as players on other teams. They’re last in the league every year in choreographed end zone dances. They draw the fewest flags for Excessive Celebrations and Taunting penalties. Rarely do they say anything at press conferences that make you say “Oh no he di-i-i-dddnnn’ttt!!!” It doesn’t mean they never celebrate. It just means they pick their spots. Like after a pivotal play. Or a win. They enjoy the moment. Then move on.
Unless it’s a Super Bowl win. Then they bring in Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Rick Ross, The Chainsmokers and Meek Mill, whom Mr. Kraft got out of jail just to share this moment with. Belchick’s Patriots play like champions, win like champions, and throw parties like champions.
I’m sure the rest of the league enjoys themselves too. I just can’t imagine how.