Pirates Players Talk Fourth of July Traditions

By: Sam Gordon

It is America’s birthday and the Massachusetts Pirates are celebrating in their own special ways.

The players spilled the beans on their fourth of July traditions that have gone on since some of them were kids.

Pirates defensive lineman JD Griggs has a longstanding July 4 activity playing backyard football with his family.

“I love eating and just playing football with my family,” Griggs told masspiratesfootball.com. “We play either in the backyard or on the street and it has been going on since I was about four-years-old.”

Wide receiver Antwane Grant has a unique tradition himself with his friends.

“One ritual that me and a couple of friends have been doing is we actually go house to house to different barbecues,” Grant said. “We usually measure who has the best chicken and such. We just get a piece of everything from everywhere and compare.”

Some just like to get away.

Quarterback Sean Brackett is making his way to Alexander Lake in Connecticut to just chill by the water and catch some sun.

“My favorite thing is just chilling by the lake and just enjoying time with my family,” Brackett said. “Always good to have some downtime especially during Fourth of July.”

What are you doing for the Fourth of July Pirates fans? Let us know in the comments.

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