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Head to On Demand to see the Gronks and a 'sick' episode of 'SNL'

This is what I'm thinking:

If you are a sports fan and were watching either NBC's "Sunday Night Football" or the Buffalo Sabres first win on MSG, you undoubtedly missed the Gronkowski family visit to ABC's "Shark Tank" a few nights ago.

That appears to be pretty much all of you since the Sunday night episode had a low 2.7 rating on WKBW-TV (Channel 7), the local ABC affiliate.

I suggest you head to On Demand and catch the entertaining episode in which former baseball star Alex Rodriguez joins the Sharks who decide whether to fund business inventions.

Let's just say Sunday was a good day for Rob Gronkowski and his brothers. Early in the day, Rob caught a couple of touchdowns in the New England Patriots' theft of a victory over the New York Jets thanks to a ridiculous call.

At night, Rob's brother Chris led the pitch of an insulated water bottle that wowed all of the Sharks.

In the end, A-Rod and veteran Shark Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner, made a deal that is bound to get the water bottle into baseball and basketball dressing rooms.

As is usual with the Gronks, their appearance was a lot of fun. And Chris illustrated some pretty wise business acumen.

If there is one disappointment for Western New York viewers it is the Gronks don't mention the area. Rob is identified as a New England Patriot and Chris is identified as a resident of Dallas.

While I am recommending heading to On Demand, I also suggest you watch the episode of "Saturday Night Live" that ran a few nights ago. Kumail Nanjiani ("The Big Sick," HBO's "Silicon Valley") is the host. He delivered an exceptional opening monologue in what is by far the best opening hour of the three episodes this season. It also had the highest local rating of the season – a 5.2 on WGRZ-TV (Channel 2).

Speaking of Dallas, former Cowboy and Lewiston-Porter High School graduate Daryl Johnston is the analyst and Chris Myers is the play-by-play man Sunday for the Fox telecast of the Buffalo Bills game with Tampa Bay at 1 p.m. on WUTV (Channel 29), the local Fox affiliate. Laura Okmin is the sideline reporter. Johnston's Western New York roots and his playing career at Syracuse University undoubtedly will be mentioned as they are in every Bills game he works.

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