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Just when you thought Rob Gronkowski couldn’t possibly garner more attention he goes out and does something that leaves you shaking your head. Well today it’s his family putting him into the spotlight. Reports have leaked indicating that the Gronkowski family is pitching an animated TV show.
The show is being pitched as a fictionalized version of the antics of the Gronkowski family’s men folk. The show would include the Gronkowski children, Gordy Jr., Chris, Dan, Rob and Glenn as well as Gordy Sr., a.k.a. Papa Gronk. The working title is The Gronks.
You’re likely already familiar with Rob’s antics in the past few years, including but not limited to putting wrestling moves on his brother at a Las Vegas club following the Patriots departure from the playoffs and of course being photographed with adult film star Bibi Jones.
As a Patriots fan you have to be concerned with how this will affect Rob. His off-the-field behavior doesn’t exactly fall in line with the “Patriot Way” and encouraging that behavior by adding cameras and an audience could seriously hurt his ability to produce on the field.
Considering that three of the boys play professional football, one a former professional baseball player, and the youngest is just heading off to Kansas State to play football you can only wonder how much of the show will cover their professional lives rather than just their off the field shenanigans. But if you believe Gordy Jr. when he says, “The Gronk philosophy is go hard, play hard,” it seems pretty well determined that sports will not be a central theme to the show.
From the video posted on Deadspin.com, the one being used to pitch the show, it’s pretty safe to assume that this show could only find a home on FX, Comedy Central, or AMC. What other networks could handle all that cussing, Zubaz pants, drinking and straight up Gronkowski rowdiness?