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Rob Gronkowski recruits Tfue to help destroy one of his Super Bowl trophies

Published: 13/Jan/2021 12:05

by Jacob Hale

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Rob Gronkowski is one of the most successful NFL players of all time, with three Super Bowl wins under his belt. So, with all those trophies, he decided to bring in top Twitch streamer Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney to test their durability.

Gronk has always been somewhat of a wildcard in the football world — he’s a little bit crazy and, whether it’s on or off the field, will always find ways to surprise you.

After a brief hiatus working with the WWE, he’s back in the NFL and, at the time of writing, attempting to play his way to yet another Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As such, he’s clearly decided he needs to make space for another trophy, and recruited Tfue to see how easily the Vince Lombardi trophy can be damaged. It turns out, fairly easily.

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YouTube: The Gronks
Tfue and Gronk have made more than one video together for Rob’s ‘The Gronks’ family YouTube channel.

As a Florida native, Tfue has had the opportunity to play Fortnite with Tom Brady’s son (and speak with the legend himself) and film videos with Gronk over the last year for ‘The Gronks‘ family YouTube channel.

So, it only makes sense that Gronkowksi brought Tfue in to help see what happens when he crashes the case housing one of his trophies — and it went just as you’d expect.

While the trophy itself remained together, they initially thought it had completely survived the incident, before realizing that it had actually clocked an impressive dent towards the top. Gronk was unfazed, though, simply stating that “that’s what you do when you’re the champ.”

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While most football players in their career won’t even be fortunate enough to win one Vince Lombardi trophy, it’s probably not worth as much when you’ve got three of them laying around.

Gronk went on to joke that it was “the greatest achievement in his sports life,” but we would wager he would be pretty happy to replace it with a brand new one at the Super Bowl on February 7. Who knows — maybe Tfue will be invited to join in the celebrations.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”