GQ/Miami City ballet

Gronk takes ballet class from Miami City ballet principal soloist

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Have you ever heard someone say football players should take ballet lessons to improve foot work and balance? No? How about dance isn’t a sport?

A recent GQ feature both of those things, proving dance is in fact a sport, by pairing Rob Gronkowski up with Miami City ballet’s principal soloist Nathalia Arja for a private ballet lesson. Arja taught the Patriots tight end the ballet basics such as a plie, fifth position and the importance soft jumps and nice, rounded arms.

The contrast between the two athletes is comical and Gronk, as always, had fun even though he was out of his comfort zone (probably not the dancing he’s used to). However, aside from the laughs and horribly bent limbs, you can really see just how much skill it takes to make ballet choreography look effortless.

On the football field you’re supposed to see the athletes looking tired because that means they gave the game their all, but on stage a ballerina can’t let the audience see them sweat, which can be 10 times more difficult.

Overall it was a fun experiment to watch (which you can do below), and while I’m sure he’d be good for lifts, he’s no Billy Elliot.



Best ads from Super Bowl LII

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The best Super Bowl ads made us laugh, cry, and audibly wonder how much a trip to Australia would cost.

Here are some of the best ads from Super Bowl LII:

GOAT Ad: Doritos, Mountain Dew collaboration with Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman rapping Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott

Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman in any Super Bowl commercial was going to be epic, but having them RAP (lip sync, obviously) Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott?! That was what Super Bowl commercials are made for.

Leaving on a Jet Plane: Australia Tourism

It’s cold on the East Coast right now and Australia looks nice and warm, so this ad should move Australia to the next spot on your vacation list. The ad referenced a “remake” of ‘Crocodile Dundee’ with Chris Hemsworth and Danny McBride, the incredible Australian wine, and stunning beaches.

Laugh Out Loud: NFL’s Dirty Dancing tribute ad

Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. had the time of their lives during Super Bowl LII, paying tribute to Dirty Dancing’s famous dance routine and acrobatic leap done by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

You are, you’re a Superstar… commercial: Amazon

Amazon brought the star power to their Amazon Echo spot, with Gordon Ramsey, Cardi B, Leslie Jones, Rebel Wilson and Anthony Hopkins, filling in for a voiceless Amazon Alexa.

Get the tissues: Hyundai

Hyundai’s ad where car buyers meeting cancer patients that they helped by purchasing a car hit you right in the feels. It was obvious that every parent was on the edge of tears while watching the videos of patients saying thank you.

If you want to watch all of the Super Bowl ads, check them out here.

Hyundai’s Super Bowl commercial will probably make you cry

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Get out the tissues.

Hyundai donates a certain amount of money for every car purchased to pediatric cancer research. Their Super Bowl ad featured car buyers meeting patients who benefited from their purchase.

The patients wanted to say thank you to buyers and man it got REAL dusty in a lot of living rooms around the country.