Gronk addresses his post-Super Bowl dancing

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski created a stir after Super Bowl XLVI by attending the team’s non-victory party at Victory Field and dancing/jumping/whatever it was without a shirt on his bad ankle.

Some, including former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, criticized Gronkowski.  Others, including Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, thought it was no big deal.

Gronkowski, who had surgery on the injured ankle five days later, had been silent on the matter, until today.  As part of the Celebrity Call-In Contest at 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly, Gronkowski appeared on Mike Missanelli’s show and addressed his shirtless dancing/jumping/whatever it was without a shirt on his bad ankle.

“It is what it is,” Gronkowski said.  “We were just having fun with my brothers and stuff . . . family I haven’t seen in a while . . . and the chance of hanging out with LMFAO was pretty cool too. . . .  Unfortunately we didn’t win and that was the number 1 goal.”

Coincidentally, “it is what it is” will be the name of the next piece synth-pop, electro-drum, two-lines-of-lyrics, auto-tuned “music” from LMFAO.

45 responses to “Gronk addresses his post-Super Bowl dancing

  1. dude just broke all TE receiving records… even though pats didnt win… he had a monster year… let him celebrate a little with his family and friends…

    sometimes i think the world is too cynical…

  2. He won’t win any prizes for making smart off-field decisions. But when you’re a likely future Hall of Famer you can get away with making stupid but harmless PR moves.

  3. I hated the fact that some chose to pile on this guy just because they can. The fact is, he went out and played on a severely injured ankle so he’s entitled to have so fun after, no matter the outcome.

  4. just kinda funny how brady and welker were both crying like little girls after they lost and gronk and light obviously didn’t even care that they lost , they were over it in 2 minutes and just wanted to party

  5. leave it to the guy that can barely piece together a sentence to use what has become the most retarded, meaningless answer in sports: ” it is what it is”. What it is, my dim witted friend, is an embarassment…..and you’re a certified idiot.

  6. People, you really need to lighten up. Gronk had a monstor year, and probably shouldn’t have played in the SB. He did though because he wanted to be there for the team. He gives 100% during games and is a great team mate. All he wants is to win! That’s all you Pats fans should ask for. Leave him alone when he’s on his personal time. This has received as much debate time as a player who shoots himself, beats his wife, or gets busted for drugs! Give it a rest!!!!!!!

  7. “… and dancing/jumping/whatever it was without a shirt on his bad ankle.”

    Why should he have a shirt on his bad ankle? Maybe a sock… or a brace… but definitely not a shirt.

  8. Yo Soy Fiesta, thats Gronk. 22 years old in the Super Bowl something he thinks will be a recurring event.He’ll mature just enjoying life.

    to arlingtonass,
    that certified idiot is partying around the world and making alot of money playing a sport where he is considered the best at his position. What are you doing in your life? Still think he is the certified idiot?

  9. Not a Pats fan at all but lay off this guy. Watch him play, that’s what tells you, not what he does after. If you don’t like him in NE, trade him.

  10. Come on man!!

    He’s what, 24 years old? Just a kid after all. He’s had a monster year, intense training, long hours, road trips, breaking records along the way with a HOF quarterback and finishing it off with the Superbowl!

    Yeah, sure he would have liked to win it, but who knows, he may never get back there again so why not enjoy the moment. Sure beats sulking in a hotel room alone doesn’t it?

    Relax guys, it’s not like he was doing that during the regular season.

  11. didnt his pal Bibi say before the SB that he needed surgery on the ankle, and the Pats denied the hell out of it?

  12. Also arlingtonass, if you think “it is what it is” is the most retarded, meaningless answer in sports, you must not hear, “It’s a business and I have to what’s best for my family.” every time some jock opens his mouth.

  13. It is what it is alright, an insult to the rest of team and owners and fans. T he biggest game and you want to celebrate GETTIN BEAT!!!

  14. Its well known that time is fluid both forwards and backwards, and the stress of dancing (badly) on a bum ankle is going to resonate backwards in time, especially done on the SAME DAY.

    There is no doubt in my mind that this incident caused the Patriots to lose the game and Gronk should be very ashamed he didn’t consider the ramifications of his actions, even if they had already happened.

  15. Remember Cutler’s knee injury, and how some people were upset he seemed fine walking up and down stairs? Stairs don’t involve lateral movement. I’m not saying the dancing is the same thing, but it’s very possible to be too injured to play 100% and look fine in everyday activities. Football is really strenuous, and while the guys are tough if you lose even a quarter-step the effects will be huge.

  16. The only reason that this story exists is because of the invention of cell phone cameras. Get over yourselves people.

  17. So it took him nearly 3 weeks to come up with “it is what it is” ???

    Good grief.

    Great ballplayer, but he’s not exactly a candidate for MENSA is he ???

  18. ampats says: Feb 24, 2012 6:04 PM

    Yo Soy Fiesta, thats Gronk. 22 years old in the Super Bowl something he thinks will be a recurring event.He’ll mature just enjoying life.

    to arlingtonass,
    that certified idiot is partying around the world and making alot of money playing a sport where he is considered the best at his position. What are you doing in your life? Still think he is the certified idiot?
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    Absolutely I do. So just to clarify…. by your rationale we as a culture should measure ones success in life by how they “Party around the world” and “make alot of money”? No wonder your country is in the toilet…..everyone chasing dollars but no sense……thats a play on words if you need a translation.

    ….and my life is fantastic….shirt on, good ankle, normal job.

  19. mrslay1 says: Feb 24, 2012 6:08 PM

    arlingtonass…You are an embarassment to yourself!! And yes a certified idiot as well!
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    buddy, I may be an idiot in your eyes but losers always tend to cheer for losers ….and you just proved my point for me.

  20. cynicalbuffalofan: BRUTAL! Better to have loved and lost than to not have loved at all. Same with the Super Bowl. Ask the Jets: they’ll tell you!

  21. gimmeabruschi says: Feb 24, 2012 5:33 PM

    But when you’re a likely future Hall of Famer you can get away with making stupid but harmless PR moves.

    So Canton is a likely destination after one great season? Lay off the Bruschi, kid.

  22. Athletes handle losing in different ways–a guy like Brady probably looked at the game from a historical “legacy” perspective while Gronkowski decided to blow off some steam after what had to be two weeks of hell answering countless questions about the ankle. While I doubt many Patriot fans were dancing after the game, one has to remember that athletes are conditioned to play as hard as possible and then if it doesn’t work out don’t let a loss affect the next performance. While the dancing performance was pretty lousy his ability to handle adversity has taken him pretty far for a young player.

  23. He called into a Philly sports radio show to try to win a buddy a free weekend trip to see the Phillies down in Clearwater.

    He can’t be that bad….

  24. Come on, Mike … you’ve got to admit “Party Rock Anthem” gives a good workout on Just Dance 3. Poor Gronk lost his place with the steps. Can happen to anyone 😉

  25. gimmeabruschi says:
    Feb 24, 2012 5:33 PM
    He won’t win any prizes for making smart off-field decisions. But when you’re a likely future Hall of Famer you can get away with making stupid but harmless PR moves.
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    Whoah there, Trigger…. wooooooaaaaahhh. I’m as big a Pats homer as you’ll find, but I’m not betting on the Gronk bust just yet.

  26. It’s obvious that the people complaining about this have never been a part of a football team at any level. What do you think players in high school and college do after a game? Most of them are going to a party, win or lose. And in the pros, they’ll still go out to a bar or club with friends and family even after-get this-they lose! Just because you lost doesn’t mean you have to sulk and not move on.

    Lighten up people. The guy went out and did his job and went above and beyond in doing so. What he does after the game is his own business and it’s ridiculous that people want him to apologize.

    And yes, he’s a meathead. That mentality kind of goes with the territory and no Pats fan complained when that mentality kicked in and he decided he was going to play no matter what. What the hell do you expect, you crumudgeons? Wine-tasting and opera for Gronk?

  27. pirateed says:
    Feb 24, 2012 8:04 PM
    Athletes handle losing in different ways–a guy like Brady probably looked at the game from a historical “legacy” perspective while Gronkowski decided to blow off some steam after what had to be two weeks of hell answering countless questions about the ankle. While I doubt many Patriot fans were dancing after the game, one has to remember that athletes are conditioned to play as hard as possible and then if it doesn’t work out don’t let a loss affect the next performance. While the dancing performance was pretty lousy his ability to handle adversity has taken him pretty far for a young player.
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    Great answer. Plus there are 53 guys on a team and SHOCKER…they all have different personalities. We Pats fans know Gronk is a happy go lucky playful kid, kind of like a golden retriever puppy, so this action fits him. We know that it WOULDN’T fit Welker’s or Brady’s personalities. If Gronk hadn’t played THEN partied after I think I would be ticked off. But the man gave it all he could and went to a private team sponsored party in Indy. The man had to have surgery and is STILL on crutches. His own father said he “loves pain”. Plus his owner’s son very publicly defended him. The Pats brass doesn’t speak out that often with specifics on their feelings about guys’ personal choices so I am pretty sure they feel it’s a non-issue as well.

  28. “Gronk addresses his post-Super Bowl dancing”

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    Well, that’s good to know the “truth”.

    If I had to guess the reason for his “dancing”, I’d
    have said that either his undies were too tight or
    that he had drank way too much beer and the
    line to the men’s room was very, very long…

  29. jimeejohnson says:Feb 24, 2012 7:55 PM

    cynicalbuffalofan: BRUTAL! Better to have loved and lost than to not have loved at all. Same with the Super Bowl.

    Ask the Jets: they’ll tell you!

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    Uhmm, you do realize the Jets won Super Bowl 3, right?

    I’m not a Jets fans but I think I’d rather my team
    be 1-0 in Super Bowls than 0-4…

  30. In the military we use the phrase ‘it is what it is’ when something sucks, but there is nothing you can do about it. It’s like saying deal with it. Hernandez is the better tight end. I have a feeling Gronk better hang on to that phrase ’cause he is going to need it some day.

  31. bluefan204 says: Feb 24, 2012 7:59 PM

    gimmeabruschi says: Feb 24, 2012 5:33 PM

    But when you’re a likely future Hall of Famer you can get away with making stupid but harmless PR moves.

    So Canton is a likely destination after one great season? Lay off the Bruschi, kid.

    _________________________________

    I said “likely”. That means it is more apt to happen than not. It isn’t pronouncing it as a done deal.

    There is nothing I have seen from him in 2 seasons that makes me think he won’t be in the Hall. The last Pats’ player I said this about was Brady, so it’s not like I gush over anybody.

    But if I were you I wouldn’t bet against it happening, barring injury of course.

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