Herald Coverage of Rob’s Girlfriend More Gronktastic

April 30, 2015

The newly minted girlfriend of New England Patriot tight (usually) end Rob Gronkowski hit the highly coveted dailies double today: Inside Track in the Boston Herald, Names in the Boston Globe.

Begin with the stately local broadsheet.

She’s cheering for Benrus (and Gronk) now

camille1AFormer Patriots cheerleader Camille Kostek has had a busy week on the Internet.

On Monday, TMZ broke the news that the Connecticut native was dating Patriot Rob Gronkowski. Meanwhile, it was also announced Monday that she’d been named the new ambassador for the Rhode Island company Benrus. By Tuesday afternoon, the military-inspired fashion brand had launched a new website with Kostek all over it.


And how does she feel about putting away the pompoms?

“I kind of relate myself to Vince Wilfork,” she said, of her last big gig being the Super Bowl. “There wasn’t a better way to close it out.”


Wonder if Wilfork is feeling like the Camille Kostek of Houston?

Probably not, eh?

Crosstown at the frothy local tabloid, the former communications major at Eastern Connecticut State showed that she has her priorities straight.

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Patriots cheerleader Camille Kostek would like to be known as more than just the girl who has been out on a few dates with Pats one-man party Rob Gronkowski!

“I know the stuff about Rob has been in the headlines, but I’m super excited to talk about myself and my career,” Camille told the Track. “I’ve really been working hard and was working hard before I was ever able to meet him.”



In contrast to the Globe, the Herald associates Kostek with the polar opposite of Vince Wilfork.

So does she take inspiration from the most famous supermodel of all: Mrs. Tom Brady?

“Oh my goodness, do I aspire to be like Gisele?” she said. “I just turned 23, I’m enjoying being young and focusing on my career. This is a super-exciting moment, but I’m just starting to blossom.”



So it’s not just the boyfriend who knows how to hit.

Globe Has $uper Ball with Commemorative Section

February 8, 2015

Over the past few years the hardreading staff has dutifully chronicled the staggering ad-vantage the Boston Globe has in selling newspaper ads in this town, but today’s edition is downright knee-buckling.

Say hello to the Globe’s 28-page Special Commemorative Section.


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Grand Stand is chockablock with ads like this one:


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And this one:


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And this one:


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(The hardshopping staff never heard of Big Y, but man, they gotta lotta stores.)

And there are a whole lot more ads where they came from.

Crosstown at the Boston Herald, meanwhile, the thirsty local tabloid has no commemorative section, just this:


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And this:


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That’s just sad.

Free the Bianca Wilfork 1!

September 7, 2014

Nice piece on Page One of Boston Globe Sports today about Patriots lineman Vince Wilfork and his comeback from a torn Achilles’ tendon.


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The report by Shalise Manza Young focuses on all the help Wilfork’s wife Bianca gave him in his rehab efforts. But . . . it doesn’t have one picture of her, even though she’s the central figure in the story.


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C’mon, you guy in the Globe toy department. Play fair.

P.S. The piece alongside the Wilfork story is about women becoming bigger players in fantasy football leagues. Go figure.