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When someone has a nickname as prehistoric-sounding as Gronk, it’s no surprise that “excellence in dancing” isn’t high on his or her list of talents. Luckily, the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski can fall back on things like being a record-breaking tight end with one Super Bowl appearance already behind him. That doesn’t mean he can’t get all footloose and free when he wants though, which is exactly what the NFL superstar did Monday night when he guest-starred on The CW’s improv series Whose Line is it Anyway?.
While you may have thought Gronkowski’s fancy footwork skills end when he leaves the field, the clip above proves that definitely is not the case. Series regulars Wayne Brady and Jonathan Mangum start belting out a stadium rock track loosely based on Gronkowski’s secret love for dancing, and while it’s about as average as songs go on Whose Line is it Anyway?, it’s Gronk's dancing skills that truly stand out. He looks like he’s trying to become a master of surfboard-onomics or something.
Below is a much more comfortable “dance” for the athlete to pull off.
Luckily, Gronk’s more straightforward comedic skills came out later in the episode, when he joined Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie for a “Helping Hands” sketch involving foods and drinks that help one’s athleticism. This game is always a fun one, and it’s definitely helped along by Gronkowski’s gung ho attitude towards getting laughs. Not only does he lift weights with his feet and chew carrots on command, but he also takes a big old swig of the belch-worthy combination of chocolate milk and a non-brand name sports drink. Plus, he lets everyone know that he’s particularly fond of breasts. Nobody saw that one coming.
All in all, it’s good to see Gronk moving around so swiftly after getting his ACL and MCL destroyed late in the 2013 season. He still hasn’t been cleared to return to the field yet, but you can bet he’ll do everything in his power to suit up for the new season this fall. I bet former teammate and indicted murderer Aaron Hernandez would do whatever it takes to get on the field as well.