Steve Harvey reprised his role as the host of Fox's New Year's Eve special this year, and was joined by former New England Patriots tight end and cohost, Rob Gronkowski. Rob has been working as an NFL analyst for Fox during the first season since his retirement, and he and Steve seemed to be getting along pretty well as co-hosts during the network's New Year's Eve coverage. Things quickly took a turn for the worst for Steve when Rob decided to show off his athleticism. Twitter user Matthew McGovern, who identifies in his bio as a stan account for the Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, posted a video of the ordeal with the caption, "Gronk is Steve Harvey's second least favorite person after P. Diddy," referring to Steve's daughter Lori's past relationship with Diddy that was preceded by her relationship with Diddy's son, Justin Combs. In the video, Rob can be seen rocking an old-school football uniform, complete with a number 87 jersey. It looks like his longing for his football days overcame him, as he demonstrates what he calls, "a LEGO Harvey Gronk spike," referring to his popular nickname.
He picked up the LEGO bust of Steve Harvey that was on display, and proceeded to smash the structure on the floor, imitating the act of spiking a football after a touchdown during a game. Steve remains stunned for a minute, too shocked to react to what he's witnessed. Rob is unfazed by Steve's dismay, kicking the LEGO pieces around and waving his hands up and down. Steve proceeds to blast him for his careless actions, yelling, "Are you serious? I don't want to work with him no more. Why is he here? Why are you here? What is wrong with you? You're mentally embarrassed. This nut right here done broken-- you know how hard it is to get them brown LEGOs? Just stupid."
Though Steve was likely not as upset as he would would have us believe from his onscreen reaction, some took to the replies of the tweet to express their outrage over Rob's bold move, calling it "cringey" and "annoying," and feeling sorry for whoever spent time building the LEGO bust to look like Steve. Others said it was "the funniest sh*t" and that "Steve Harvey kinda deserved it." What do you think?
Rob Gronkowski Gets Squatted By The World’s Strongest Man: Watch
Gronkowski is 268 pounds.
Rob Gronkowski will most likely go down in history as one of the best tight ends to ever play the game of football. One of the reasons why he is so good is because of his insane strength and build. Every time he caught the ball, it was almost impossible to tackle him. At 6’6″ and 268 pounds, Gronk is a large man and if it’s hard to tackle him, you would think it would be even harder to pick him up over your heads.
In the photo below, the World’s Strongest Man Martins Licis picks up Gronk over his head and begins to squat him. This is actually nothing for Licis as he has lifted 1000 pounds before. It appears as though Gronkowski was completely shocked by the act and in all honesty, we are as well.
These antics went down in Los Angeles at Jay Glazer’s Unbreakable Performance Gym. From what we see, there were a ton of people filming what went down and the crowd was just as shocked as we were. Licis is an absolute beast and continues to make waves in the world of strongman competitions.
What do you think of Licis’ accomplishment? Do you think you could do this?
Rob Gronkowski Flexes Some Questionable Dance Moves: Watch
Gronk is spending his retirement the only way he knows how.
Rob Gronkowski was considered to be one of the most vibrant personalities in all of football during his playing days and now that he’s retired, nothing has really changed. When Gronk hung up his cleats this past summer, we all knew he would be able to keep himself in the public eye somehow and his partying ways are certainly a great start. Gronk has already committed himself to work on TV and some business endeavors but when it comes to his personal life, the party never stops.
According to footage obtained by TMZ, Gronk was recently in Dallas to see his brothers for what is assumed to be Thanksgiving festivities. While out at a bar, Gronk can be seen dominating the dance floors as he pulls off various questionable moves with his brother surrounding him. The clip is exactly what we expect from Gronk and truthfully, it’s one of the reasons why fans love him.
Gronk truly seems as happy as ever here so we can’t really give him too much hell for the dance moves, as wild as they may have been. In fact, you have to give him quite a bit of credit for having the courage to go and do something like that.
As Gronk does deeper into retirement, we can imagine his antics will only begin to increase, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in the slightest.
Rob Gronkowski On A Potential Return: "No, I’m Not Going Back"
It doesn’t seem like Gronk is coming to the rescue.
When Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement last March at only 29-years-old, everyone was shocked. His young age combined with the Patriots offensive struggles this season has made rumors about his return run rampant. According to Complex, ESPN’s Michele Steele decided to ask Gronk if his close friend Tom Brady could convince him to come back on Fox NFL Sunday, this morning.
“First off, I’m saying I love the guy,” Gronk replied. “No, I’m not going back.”
While his words here are clearly definitive, he’s left the opportunity more open-ended in the past. During an interview last week with ESPN.com, Gronk admitted it’s possible that one day, he could return, just not yet: “I wouldn’t say ‘never coming back.’ I’m 30 years old. I’m young. I still stay fit, still watch the game whenever I can, still enjoy it. I’m feeling good, but you know, one year off could possibly be the case. Or maybe two years off, man. It’s always an option in the back of my head. It’s not like I’m not staying in shape and not doing anything. I’m never stressed over it.”
The Patriots next game is today at 4:25 pm against the Dallas Cowboys. While they did win last week 17-10 against the Eagles, they’ll be looking to put together a better offensive performance his time out.
Rob Gronkowski & Venus Williams Become Cheerleaders At Lakers Game
James Corden joined in on the fun too.
Halftime shows at Los Angeles Lakers games have always been dedicated to the cheerleaders who train every single day for hours just to get their routines down. While cheerleading may not be as popular as it once was, fans still enjoy the performances and every year, it seems like the routines tend to become even more intricate. The Lakers are in a perfect position to enhance these routines as they are in Los Angeles where all the big stars are.
The best example of this was last night when James Corden, Rob Gronkowski, and Venus Williams joined in on the fun and were honorary members of the halftime show. Yes, that's right. All three of these people were dancing in the cheerleading routine and the results were pretty hilarious.
Fans seemed to get a kick out of the whole thing and watching Gronk dance in such an uncoordinated manner always makes for some pretty fantastic entertainment. Considering Corden is a late-night host, it can be presumed that this whole thing was just a sketch for his show but we don't know for sure, just yet.
Let us know in the comments below what you thought about the dancing and whether you thought it was good enough to warrant a second performance.
Rob Gronkowski Reveals His "Big Announcement" For Super Bowl Weekend
The former Pats TE announces "Gronk Beach" music festival.
Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had been teasing a big announcement to be revealed on Tuesday morning that had some Pats fans hoping he'd be coming out of retirement.
Gronkowski does plan on being in Miami during Super Bowl weekend but his announcement had nothing to do with playing in the big game. Instead, Gronk will be hosting the "Gronk Beach" music festival, featuring performances by Diplo, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, DJ Carnage and others.
Says Gronk ( the Associated Press):
“I may not be playing the game this year, but I will still be going to Miami and I’m going to be debuting my very own music festival and it’s Gronk Beach,” Gronkowski said. “I mean, you can’t ask for any other situation that better than that. Bring some wildness, some fun, to bring a music festival to Miami and not just on top of Miami, at the Super Bowl. It’s really never been done like that before.”
“It’s, we’ll be partying with everyone,” Gronkowski said. “We’ll be partying on stage, we’ll be high-fiving everyone. We’ll be interacting with the crowd. It’s just going to be a great overall fun themed party where it just brings entertainment and joy to people’s lives.”
Gronk Beach will take place the day before the Super Bowl at the North Beach Bandshell between 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday at www.GronkBeach.com, with packages ranging from $149.99 to $500.
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Robert Kraft Is Reportedly Pulling For Rob Gronkowski To Return For Playoffs
The Pats are trying to secure another ‘ship.
Robert Gronkowski is on the reserve/retired list at the moment after retiring from football in March. The huge playmaker can still come back to the league by November 30 and Patriots owner Robert Kraft is hoping that he does so according to CBS Sports. Gronk has yet to turn in his retirement papers which has cause speculation to what his next move could be. However, he denied a return last month.”When I retired, I retired for a reason,” he told WEEI 93.7, per CBS. “It would be a no. There it is. I’m enjoying myself right now. I don’t have that itch, and if I had that itch I’d go back. It would have to be a continuous itch. I see Tom [Brady] throw a nice touchdown pass, I’m like ‘I wish that was me.’ But that’s five seconds [and it’s gone].”
Just last month, Kraft went on NFL Network’s “NFL Gameday Kickoff” and commented on his hopes for Gronk’s return.”We all love Gronk and I think the bottom line is he hasn’t put his retirement papers in,” Kraft stated. “So we can always pray and hope. … That’s a good academic argument that there is hope for us still with Gronk.”
Rob Gronkowski Sets The Record Straight On His Retirement Status
Patriots fans want Gronk back so badly.
Rob Gronkowski was easily one of the most entertaining players in the league when he wasn’t injured. The New England Patriots tight end could catch a ball put into any pocket and was almost impossible to take down thanks to his huge stature. As a member of the Patriots, Gronk won three Super Bowls and will forever be remembered as one of the best tight ends to ever play the game. Had he stayed healthy longer, he probably could have smashed every single record the position has to offer.
Now that Gronk is retired, Patriots fans are looking for any excuse to have some hope that he might return someday. There have been times where Gronk has given into the hubbub surrounding him although he hasn’t given any real indications of what his plans are, until now. According to TMZ, Gronk was on the “The Greg Hill Show” where he set the record straight.
“When I retired, I retired for a reason: because I needed to step away,” Gronk said. “So, it would be a ‘no.’ There it is. I never say ‘no,’ because I’ve said ‘no,’ and everyone’s like, ‘Yeah … he’s kidding. He’s coming back,’ … But it’s a ‘no.’ In my mind, that’s how it is. It’s a no.”
So there you have it Pats fans, Gronk is not coming out of retirement anytime soon. At 6-0, we’re sure the team will be just fine.
Rob Gronkowski Joins Fox As NFL Analyst, Debut Date Announced
Gronk joining the Fox crew ahead of Thursday's Patriots vs Giants game.
Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is joining the Fox Sports team as an NFL analyst, and his first gig will take place this Thursday, October 10 as the undefeated Patriots host the New York Giants.
Fox announced the Gronkowski will serve as an analyst on the pregame show, alongside Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan and Tony Gonzalez. Gronk, or rather someone on his PR team, issued the following statement on Tuesday regarding his move to TV.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining FOX Sports. For the past 25 years, they’ve offered viewers top-notch NFL programming from the field to the booth to the studio. Their deep talent roster is unmatched, which was important for me as I embark on this new chapter in my life because I’ll be able to learn from the best in the business.”
The Patriots enter their Week 6 matchup against the G-Men with an unblemished 5-0 record and the league's top defense. Through their first five games, the Pats' D has surrendered just two touchdowns and an average of 6.8 points per game.
The Giants, meanwhile, are sitting at 2-3 for the year, but they are 2-1 with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones under center. Patriots-Giants, airing on Fox, is scheduled to kickoff at 8:20pm ET but Gronk fans will want to tune in early to catch the pre-game antics.
Rob Gronkowski Has Fans Confused After Saying He Cured His CTE
CTE is not, in fact, fixable.
Rob Gronkowski is enjoying retirement right now and has been going on a bit of a tour of sorts where he explains some of the dangers associated with football. While this may be the case, Gronk has been quick to note how he's not trying to discourage anyone from playing the game and, in fact, just wants people, specifically kids to know the risks involved. In an interview yesterday, he explained how he's been able to heal all of his injuries, even the ones he has sustained to his brain.
CTE has been a big concern in the football community lately and Dr. Chris Nowinski on Twitter addressed Gronkowski's claims, saying CTE can't be cured. This led to a bizarre response from Gronk where he claims he does have CTE and that he's cured it. What makes this even more bizarre is the fact that you can only be tested for CTE once you're dead.
Fans immediately caught on to Gronkowski's claims and were quick to call him out for spreading false information. CTE research continues to be done and while all the facts aren't known at this point, there are some truths that just can't be disputed. The Will Smith film Concussion would be a good place to start if you want to learn more about the origins of CTE.
Regardless, we hope Gronk is doing well and taking care of his body.