Gronkowski comes in second at the Belmont

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Rob Gronkowski‘s team came in second at the Super Bowl, and his horse came in second at the Belmont Stakes.

Gronkowski, a horse named for and partially owned by the Patriots tight end, turned in a tremendous race today. A 24-1 underdog who was in last place in the early going, Gronkowski surged ahead and finished a strong second.

The big news in the sports world today will be that Justify, who also won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, came in first to win the Triple Crown. Second place is an afterthought outside the football world.

But for those of us who care more about football than horse racing, we’ll recognize 6/9 as a big date for Gronkowski.

52 responses to “Gronkowski comes in second at the Belmont

  1. Same finish as the football player’s NFL team in the last season. Unlike the football team, which was a favorite to win the SB, Gronkowski the horse was a long shot.

  2. Is the horse a radical liberal who hates America and loves muslims like Obama, or a semi-Conservative that loves America like Trump?

  3. Justify was the Nick Foles to the Tom Brady Gronk’s horse that I already forgot the name of.

  4. He should have given the horse some of Edelman and Tammys HGH, but knowing how patriot players cheat in every way possible, he probably did and the horse still choked like Tammy did in the super bowl cough cough gag

  5. Correction: They did the Quinella Box with the Favorite, or wheeled him with all the other horses in a Quinella Box. I haven’t hit the track in 8 months…. 😉

  6. I see what you did there. Why wasn’t that the horse’s number? Gronkowski was the strongest horse on the track for the second half of the race. But Justify, wow – dominant. Beautiful animal.

  7. Came from beyond dead last to running down the entire field and almost caught justify! Amazing race by that horse. he might have won it if he didn’t get off to such a bad start!

  8. mybigthirdleg says:
    June 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Is the horse a radical liberal who hates America and loves muslims like Obama, or a semi-Conservative that loves America like Trump?
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    Don’t get it twisted. Trump is as radical as it gets.

  9. Why OH WHY is this FOOTBALL news! If we are this desperate cant we just repost some of The Truths and 700’s old post and laugh at them as we always do.

  10. Irony is sure ironic sometimes –In 1973 Secretariat won the Triple Crown in the shadow of Nixon’s scandals and impending departure-We now have another Triple crown winner and another scandalized White House including another criminal as President-He will be gone soon too🇺🇸

  11. It is crazy to watch the triple crown and know that 45years later, the horse that set all the records in all 3 tracks still holds those records. Win the triple crown and have triple track records at the same time, thats like win SB and set all Offensive and Defensive records while at it. Secretariat.

  12. I’m sure this horse is on all kinds of ro8ds. Nothing Patriots do is legit. Total scam.

  13. The difference between the horse Gronkowski and the football Gronkowski is that the horse is drug tested after every race and must pass every single test. The football one gets tested couple times a year.

  14. What number was he? I kept looking for a horse with a big black brace/weapon on one leg. Didn’t see one.

  15. 2-1 odds that Gronkowski the player had more fun watching the race than anyone else at Belmont.

  16. “Second place is an afterthought outside the football world.”

    Its an afterthought in Gronks Patriot world too. They are totally unhappy with anything short of winning the superbowl. All you read about on these boards is the Patriots big fail only getting to the Superbowl not winning it. They get ridiculed for it by fans that are otherwise celebrating how close their own team came to making the playoffs that year. No other team not just in football but in all of sports has ever been able to set that high a standard for themselves. They are the yardstick any other contender uses to measure by. Even in the regular season there are teams that will base their whole sense of success or failure on how they did in their matchup against the Patriots. Those teams don’t even have to win, if they even make it close they are happy while their fans celebrate their ‘almost’ on the boards. I read it all the time.

  17. Patsareinyourheads says:
    June 9, 2018 at 10:38 pm
    GROOOONNKKKK!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Came in 2nd place, just like last year. Also just like every time the Pats played the Giants. If not for Pete Carroll and Dan Quinn choking, like “The Fumble” that happened last year, Brady would hold the unbeatable record for most SB losses. Currently he ties Elway, but the real GOATs like Bradshaw, Montana, Flacco and Foles never lost a superbowl.

  18. I watched Affirmed outdueled Alydar in the 1970s. It was a lot more memorable than the wins by Seattle Slew. Little did I know if would be a long wait to see another Triple Crown winner. OTOH, I have seen 4 out of the 13 Triple Crown winners live on TV. Too bad I was working part time during the weekends when Secretariat won, and I missed all those races.

  19. nfliferfan22 says:
    June 10, 2018 at 10:49 am
    I am surprised the biggest tool in sports didn’t attempt to spike the horse after the finish!
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    I was not aware that Lane Johnson was also at the Belmont Stakes.

    I hope Lane had fun.

  20. Returntoexcellence – way to parrot the article genius, instead of repeating jpkes made in the article try reading the article next time, assuming you know how?

  21. cgrantski says:
    June 9, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    He was the most fun to watch, coming from far last. Wow.
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    Agree. It’s always fun to see the horse make a break late.

    Another similarity to the Pats SB. Horse made a fierce comeback attempt but came up short! Just a little humor. I’m a Pats fan and rightfully recognize the Eagles as superbowl champs. They played hard like champions and deserved the win.

    Hats off to Justify. Triple Crown is an amazing accomplishment for all involved.

  22. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    June 10, 2018 at 9:23 am
    Patsareinyourheads says:
    June 9, 2018 at 10:38 pm
    GROOOONNKKKK!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Came in 2nd place, just like last year. Also just like every time the Pats played the Giants. If not for Pete Carroll and Dan Quinn choking, like “The Fumble” that happened last year, Brady would hold the unbeatable record for most SB losses. Currently he ties Elway, but the real GOATs like Bradshaw, Montana, Flacco and Foles never lost a superbowl.

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    Of course they did. They lost every superbowl that they didn’t make it too. Not making it to a superbowl is WORSE than losing one. Go grab a tissue.

  23. ariani1985 says:
    June 9, 2018 at 8:19 pm
    Did 2 yard toms throw come up 80 yards short like his last SB throw?

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    That’s pretty funny. I wonder what “Can’t-beat-a-winning-team” Kirk thinks?

  24. My Big third leg: the horse a radical liberal who hates America and loves muslims like Obama, or a semi-Conservative that loves America like Trump?
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    You should of stayed in school past the third grade. You’re an embarrassment to this country, conservatives, and humanity. Oh yea. Obama’s not President anymore. We have a snake-oil salesman, North Korean and Russian loving President. Your boy.

  25. Good job by Gronkowski yesterday to finish 2nd. Justify is a great horse, but Gronk finished well.

  26. Justify released a statement saying he would not accept an invitation to the White House. “If I wanted to see a horse’s ass I would’ve come in 2nd.”

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