10 things we want to see on Rob Gronkowski’s Instagram feed

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Rob Gronkowski #blessed us all by deciding to join Instagram. The Patriots TE unveiled his account with a great video recapping his eventful offseason.

With such an incredible first Instagram video that garnered almost a million views, where does @Gronk go from here? The NBC Sports staff took a look and came up with the 10 things we want to see from Gronk’s Instagram feed.

Food Posts

We’re guessing that Gronk does not have the same incredibly strict diet as Tom and Gisele, but what exactly is he eating? I’m expecting a giant turkey leg with some mashed potatoes. However this is instagram, so maybe a Starbucks latte or an artfully crafted burrito will make an appearance.   Or even something like this:

Thanksgiving at the Gronk’s

How awesome would Thanskgiving be at the Gronkowski household? There would probably be a very intense family Thanksgiving football game, followed by a great turkey and after a nap, a potential outing on the Gronk party bus.

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Tour of his closet

Many athletes have a good sense of fashion and Gronk is no exception. Seeing his closet would be pretty cool. It’s probably filled with designer threads and workout gear. What sort of bling does he have? Is his closet organized by colors or styles or not at all?  However, the biggest question: Are there shirts that are not jerseys and have sleeves?

Freestyling or a rap

Gronk has proven with the Gronk Boat that he can also be an off-field performer, but his rap career preceded the cruise. He joined fellow Boston athlete, David Ortiz, in a slew of Dunkin Donuts commercials and was spotted rapping at a bar. Maybe Damien Lillard can help him out on a #4BarFriday?

Spelling Bee

Imagine how hard kindergarten was when having to spell G-R-O-N-K-O-W-S-K-I on every piece of paper. Gronk has to be pretty good at spelling because of all this vigorous training. There were some days that I struggled with Tess.

Gronk with baby cubs

I’m just going to leave this photo here and then you tell me if Gronk with baby cubs wouldn’t be the most-liked photo on Instagram in a long time.

Behind the scenes at the Kentucky Derby

Everyone saw the Patriots try to pull off the sports double-header by going from the Kentucky Derby to Mayweather-Pacquiao fight last year. Seeing the complete craziness from Gronk’s perspective would be awesome for fans and would be amazing TV.

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Gronk golfing

The golf course is supposed to be a relatively quiet place. How will the rather rambunctious Rob Gronkowski fare on the green? Would he start laughing at something during someone’s swing? Will he drink John Dalys or Arnold Palmers on the course?  We not exactly sure if Gronk can golf, or which pro would willingly sign up to be in a foursome with him.  Maybe John Daly because he’ll understand being loud?

Slip ‘n slide

He’s sliding down a slide in the first Instagram and the slip ‘n slide antics are well documented. So why not share it with everyone on Instagram?

Beer pong vs. Brady/Belichick

Gronk’s party nature only encourages the delusion that this will happen at some point. Julian Edelman will definitely supersede any other Patriot as his beer pong partner against a Tom Brady-Bill Belichick super team. We’re hoping that the ping pong balls will be inflated. Brady will call elbows at least twice a round, while Gronk will chug all of the beer. But who would win? Gronk and Edelman would probably have to defer to their head coach if they wanted to keep their minutes.

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Pederson remembers coaching start before Super Bowl

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson hasn’t forgotten where his journey began: High school.

Following his playing career with the Dolphins, Packers, Browns and Eagles, Pederson bypassed professional coaching jobs. Instead, he joined Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, L.A., and quickly added an NFL-caliber playbook to the second-year program.

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This is where he learned that he loved to coach the game. He embraced his role at the school, where he would help in the cafeteria and line the field before games. “I just enjoyed that part of it,” he says. Ten seasons later, he will coach on the biggest stage in the world.

Super Bowl LII Prop Bets

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Oddsmakers have Super Bowl LII covered from every angle, and that includes the halftime show. There is all manner of betting speculation around Justin Timberlake being the featured halftime show performer, 14 years after the infamous “Nipplegate” incident with Janet Jackson at Super Bowl XVIII.

With the game in Minneapolis, hometown of Prince, it seems obvious that JT will cover a song by the Twin Cities’ favorite son, which pays out at -140 on the Super Bowl LII props at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total on Janet Jackson references is 1.5, with the over at even money; it’s hard to think Al Michaels could resist one mention.

The Philadelphia Eagles, with Nick Foles, are the first team in 27 years to reach the Super Bowl after losing their starting quarterback in December. It’s -150 on injured Carson Wentz being mentioned more than 3.5 times.

But oddsmakers also clearly expect the announcers to build a storyline around the New England Patriots, as it’s -130 for separate props on whether owner Robert Kraft or coach Bill Belichick will be mentioned or shown on-screen before their Eagles counterparts, Jeff Lurie and Doug Pederson respectively. Belichick is -125 to wear a blue shirt at kickoff time, since he wore that color during New England’s past two Super Bowl shows.

More than half of Super Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks and Tom Brady is a -110 favorite while Nick Foles comes back at +350. It would probably take something on order of a three-touchdown day to wrest the honor from the winning QB, so both the Patriots’ Dion Lewis (+1800) and Eagles’ Jay Ajayi (+1800) are worthy darkhorse picks.

History is not on the side of Rob Gronkowski (+900) since a tight end has never been the game MVP, but Gronk does offer immense value at +400 to score the first Patriots touchdown.

It is +300 on any quarterback passing for 400 or more yards. The strength of the Eagles defense and the run-pass balance of Philadelphia’s offense makes that result look far-fetched.

There was no Gatorade bath for Belichick after Super Bowl LI, which the Patriots won in overtime, but he was doused with orange Gatorade after Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. It is +225 that the liquid poured on the winning coach will be either green, lime or yellow, with +250 for orange, +275 for red and +275 for clear/water.

Clear and orange have been the result four times apiece in the last 15 occurrences and red has not come up. Purple (+1000) has also been used four of the last 15 times and it would be ironic if it happens again, since that is the color of the host Vikings.

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