You know that scene from Billy Madison when the teacher asks the students to turn to page 69 and Adam Sandler bursts out laughing? That’s basically Rob Gronkowski all the time.
When the Patriots took down the Steelers over the weekend, Gronkowski recorded the 68th touchdown of his career – 67 of them are receiving, whereas one falls under rushing – which is a pretty big deal considering he’s now tied with Stanley Morgan for the most touchdowns in Patriots history. But Gronkowski isn’t as excited about being on the verge of breaking a record as he is about being one touchdown away from recording the 69th of his career because, well, you know.
“One more and I got 69 touchdowns. If you know that I mean,” Gronk said after the game as he started to chuckle. “Only you know what I mean, baby!”
— Chad Amaral (@chad_amaral) October 24, 2016
This certainly isn’t the first time Gronkowski has made his love for the number 69 clear. He once taped it to the back of his practice jersey instead of his usual No. 87, told TMZ that he likes to do 69 push-ups and struggled to hold back his laughter when a reporter said “69 snaps” and “69 percent” in an interview last season.
The thing is, none of those moments involved history in any way, shape or form. So when Gronkowski does record the 69th touchdown of his career, your guess is as good as mine as to how he’ll react if just talking about it makes him laugh uncontrollably.