It’s Rob Gronkowski’s world and we just live in it. The popular New England Patriots tight end was a guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef: Boston” series this week. He had an opportunity to judge how the contestants prepared sausage. Host Padma Lakshmi asked if she could call Gronkowski “Rob” instead of his nickname “Gronk” and then said “You can call me ‘Honey,'” which got a rise out of the chefs. There was plenty of flirting which included a brief discussion of eating big sausage. You have to see it to believe it.

Here’s one scene from this week’s episode:

If we could stand next to Padma Lakshmi and call her “Honey,” we would most certainly take that opportunity.

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.