Gronk retiring to be an actor?

erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭
edited February 7, 2018 8:45AM in Sports Talk

Supposedly Gronk got advice from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Sylvester Stallone that he could have a career acting in action films and Rob is debating retirement.
http://www.eagletribune.com/sports/gronk-considering-retirement-move-to-hollywood/article_9d15f03a-0baa-11e8-a837-dffd8bd68e59.html

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  • BaltimoreYankeeBaltimoreYankee Posts: 2,257 ✭✭✭

    Well, I hope he's better at acting than he is with stand up comedy :o

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  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭

    @BaltimoreYankee said:
    Well, I hope he's better at acting than he is with stand up comedy :o

    There are rumors saying he might even try a career wrestling in the WWE.

    Eric

  • stevekstevek Posts: 19,339 ✭✭✭✭

    There can be all sorts of rumors about anything these days, but Gronkowski is not going anywhere. He will be with the Patriots for the coming season.

  • orioles93orioles93 Posts: 2,736 ✭✭✭

    With all the injuries he has had, he'd be smart to consider retirement.

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  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2018 10:43AM

    @stevek said:
    There can be all sorts of rumors about anything these days, but Gronkowski is not going anywhere. He will be with the Patriots for the coming season.

    Its getting mentioned that this might be Gronk's way of asking for more money. NE reworked his contract not to long ago making it mostly incentive based because of his injury history.

    Eric

  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 5,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't believe it . I saw the interview and to me it looked like the reporter telling Gronk or asking him I should say was the first he heard about it and he wasn't sure what was going on.

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 16,404 ✭✭✭✭

    I definitely believe Gronk will have a lucrative future after the NFL but I don’t think he walks away now, the kid has fun playing outside of the injuries. I couldn’t imagine him not having friendly pressure from Brady and a few other teammates asking him to stay with them for another run at it. I could see the Pats doing another incentive laden contract based on Stats and not snaps played, basically them offering him something that won’t take such a huge toll on his body.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 3,117 ✭✭✭✭

    After his concussions, can only hope he has his senses about him, down the road after football.

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  • DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 16,079 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That would be a really dumb move!


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  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 5,532 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think its just contract leverage. He wants more do re mi . What is he the 5th highest paid tight end? He is better than the 4 guys that make more money

  • stevekstevek Posts: 19,339 ✭✭✭✭

    @bronco2078 said:
    I think its just contract leverage. He wants more do re mi . What is he the 5th highest paid tight end? He is better than the 4 guys that make more money

    Gronk should try to do whatever he can to make the money now.

    I mean how many football players have ever become successful actors? Off the cuff, only Jim Brown comes to mind who starred in a number of top movies. For example, Brown was great in the Dirty Dozen, a war movie classic.

    Yea sure, some others were in a few films, but I wouldn't call that having a successful acting career.

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭

    OJs was pretty successful, until the incident.

  • stevekstevek Posts: 19,339 ✭✭✭✭

    @LarkinCollector said:
    OJs was pretty successful, until the incident.

    OJ came to mind, but other than the Naked Gun, I couldn't think of any other movies he was in. Of course he was on Monday Night Football for a few years and also did those Hertz commercials.

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 5,340 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm sure there's plenty of actors who'd be pretty happy with a main role in a three movie franchise and consider it a successful career. It actually shocked me when I looked up how many other TV series and movies he'd appeared in. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson#Acting_career

  • stevekstevek Posts: 19,339 ✭✭✭✭

    @LarkinCollector said:
    I'm sure there's plenty of actors who'd be pretty happy with a main role in a three movie franchise and consider it a successful career. It actually shocked me when I looked up how many other TV series and movies he'd appeared in. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson#Acting_career

    When Simpson wasn't butchering and robbing people, he was a personable guy. LOL

  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 5,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2018 10:05AM

    @stevek said:

    @LarkinCollector said:
    I'm sure there's plenty of actors who'd be pretty happy with a main role in a three movie franchise and consider it a successful career. It actually shocked me when I looked up how many other TV series and movies he'd appeared in. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson#Acting_career

    When Simpson wasn't butchering and robbing people, he was a personable guy. LOL

    So there's that , I mean he had that going for him anyway

    Some of the naked gun movies were funny. I seem to remember OJ strapped to a wheelchair bouncing down the steps on the upper deck of some ballpark and then flying over the railing, it was probably an OJ dummy though

  • DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 16,079 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too bad O.J. went off the deep end ..... he was a nice guy until then. ;)
    Maybe that incident in the wheelchair messed him up! :o


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  • bronco2078bronco2078 Posts: 5,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2018 10:55AM

    heres the wheelchair scene

    bonus content !!!!! german dubbed OJ

  • BrickBrick Posts: 3,691 ✭✭✭✭

    I believe Reggie Jackson was in that one as well.

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  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 17,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2018 3:34AM

    OJ was always a bit on the creepy side

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    I think the older lady on the left of the screen is Mrs Soprano.

  • estangestang Posts: 1,116 ✭✭✭

    He better keep his day job -- even if he doesn't keep his marbles...

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  • breakdownbreakdown Posts: 1,451 ✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2018 4:56PM

    On TV, Fred Dryer, Dick Butkus, Rosie Grier all acted. I am sure I am forgetting others.
    I don't blame anyone taking the shots Gronkowski has taken for considering retirement. His unique size and agility mean DBs have to hit him in novel ways that are often awkward and dangerous for all involved.

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  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 3,117 ✭✭✭✭

    Merlin Olsen on TV as "Father Murphy".

    When the lady was asked "Why she kissed the cow" she responded "It's all a matter of opinion". "Everyone is equal,some are more equal than others"."Hey Fritz,keep your finger off the scale".
  • grote15grote15 Posts: 26,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Considering the reckless abandon with which he plays, and all the injuries and concussions he's already sustained, he should go for one last huge contract and then walk away while he still has his faculties and is able to walk without a cane.



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  • grote15grote15 Posts: 26,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OTOH, proper financial planning is not something I bet Gronk spends much time considering, either.



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    Marion Morrison, USC. Played in a few old Westerns and other movies.

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  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2018 10:42AM

    @grote15 said:
    OTOH, proper financial planning is not something I bet Gronk spends much time considering, either.

    He's come out and said on more than once occasion that he hasn't even spent any of his NFL earnings yet, that he's been living off money he made off the field since 2010 when he came into the league. I don't know how true that is but you gotta think he's telling the truth if he has come out publicly and said it.

    Eric

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 26,046 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2018 10:48AM

    @erikthredd said:

    @grote15 said:
    OTOH, proper financial planning is not something I bet Gronk spends much time considering, either.

    He's come out and said on more than once occasion that he hasn't even spent any of his NFL earnings yet, that he's been living off money he made off the field since 2010 when he came into the league. I don't know how true that is but you gotta think he's telling the truth if he has come out publicly and said it.

    May be, but it seems a bit far-fetched given the persona he has created and all the wild partying he does. Didn't he just get a brand new party bus with all the options? I suppose the persona could be grossly exaggerated, one way or the other. He wouldn't be the first athlete or celebrity to fabricate. Maybe he has family money, too.



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  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭

    His contract & off the field persona has been a hot topic on local sports talk radio here in NE over the years and it gets mentioned every offseason how he hasn't gone into to his NFL money yet. He's definitely a meathead but he's actually smarter than he lets on. I think his family plays into this as well. The bus has been around for years though,i don't think that cost much at all compared to his income.

    I just googled "rob gronkowski off the field income" and this was the first link that came up. Its 2 years old but pretty much repeats my last comment.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/rob-gronkowski-saves-nfl-salary-lives-off-endorsements-2015-6

    Eric

  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2018 10:56AM

    That link says he's made $16M in the NFL from 2010-2015,this one says he's made $44M to date.
    http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-england-patriots/rob-gronkowski-6551/cash-earnings/

    Eric

  • grote15grote15 Posts: 26,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If true, even more reason to walk away while he still can. Unless he really wants to continue playing. No question in my mind, though, that with his style of play, he is going to suffer from the effects of all the injuries and the concussions when he finally does retire.



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  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭

    He definitely has back problems that seems to popup every year at some point. I hope he at least sticks it out till Brady retires however long that will be. Last offseason he decided to start working with Brady's trainer Alex Guerrero so who knows if this helps prolonging his career health-wise.

    Eric

  • stevekstevek Posts: 19,339 ✭✭✭✭

    Seems like this is the type of player who will have to be carried off the field on a stretcher and told by a doctor that he is physically unable to play football any longer, before he will quit the game.

    That's true with many of the great ones in football...that mentality to play thru pain and injury is what made them great. Sadly it's also what makes them cripples in later life.

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    @Brick said:
    Marion Morrison, USC. Played in a few old Westerns and other movies.

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    @erikthredd said:
    His contract & off the field persona has been a hot topic on local sports talk radio here in NE over the years and it gets mentioned every offseason how he hasn't gone into to his NFL money yet. He's definitely a meathead but he's actually smarter than he lets on. I think his family plays into this as well. The bus has been around for years though,i don't think that cost much at all compared to his income.

    I just googled "rob gronkowski off the field income" and this was the first link that came up. Its 2 years old but pretty much repeats my last comment.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/rob-gronkowski-saves-nfl-salary-lives-off-endorsements-2015-6

    I remember his appearance with his brothers on Shark Tank. IIRC it was a sports drink container they were hawking.

    When the lady was asked "Why she kissed the cow" she responded "It's all a matter of opinion". "Everyone is equal,some are more equal than others"."Hey Fritz,keep your finger off the scale".
  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2018 2:23PM

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:

    @erikthredd said:
    His contract & off the field persona has been a hot topic on local sports talk radio here in NE over the years and it gets mentioned every offseason how he hasn't gone into to his NFL money yet. He's definitely a meathead but he's actually smarter than he lets on. I think his family plays into this as well. The bus has been around for years though,i don't think that cost much at all compared to his income.

    I just googled "rob gronkowski off the field income" and this was the first link that came up. Its 2 years old but pretty much repeats my last comment.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/rob-gronkowski-saves-nfl-salary-lives-off-endorsements-2015-6

    I remember his appearance with his brothers on Shark Tank. IIRC it was a sports drink container they were hawking.

    Maybe "Monster" energy drinks? I know he has an endorsement deal with Monster.
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  • HydrantHydrant Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭✭

    Hope not.

  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭

    He's not going anywhere. He's on a team friendly contract and when he's on the field he's arguably a top 3 offensive weapon in the NFL.

    Eric

  • DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 16,079 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would be VERY VERY surprised if Gronk leaves the NFL. Although Jim Brown did when he was still very very good.


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  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭

    @DIMEMAN said:
    I would be VERY VERY surprised if Gronk leaves the NFL. Although Jim Brown did when he was still very very good.

    Its been non-stop drama from the NE media since the super bowl. Between this Gronk retirement/traded rumor and the Brady/Brady's trainer battle with Belichick everything has been blown way out of proportion..

    Eric

  • DIMEMANDIMEMAN Posts: 16,079 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @erikthredd said:

    @DIMEMAN said:
    I would be VERY VERY surprised if Gronk leaves the NFL. Although Jim Brown did when he was still very very good.

    Its been non-stop drama from the NE media since the super bowl. Between this Gronk retirement/traded rumor and the Brady/Brady's trainer battle with Belichick everything has been blown way out of proportion..

    That's the price you pay for being a great team. ;)


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  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 16,404 ✭✭✭✭

    It’s been blown way out of proportion MAYBE. There is absolutely no doubt that numerous people in the organization harbor anger towards Belichek for his handling of the Butler situation and partly blame that for the loss. It really wouldn’t surprise me if Gronk was traded, his tweet to Amendola annoyed Belichek. Trust me if Big Bill doesn’t think Gronk is all in on his “Patriot way” he will be traded 100%

  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2, 2018 5:15PM

    The Butler drama was definitely warranted,the Brady & Gronk drama is all speculation. As for Gronk's tweet,Zolak came out saying he heard that "Be Free,Be Happy" tweet had just as much to do with Amendola dumping his Miss Universe girlfriend than it did leaving the Patriots,both happening at the same time.
    I'm not arguing that its not possible that Bill would trade him because we all know he would do it,I'm just saying i don't think its happening and this whole Gronk story since the SB is pretty much pure BS. He was 2 weeks removed from getting his clock cleaned and was asked all the "Gronk's future" questions minutes after losing the SB which is the worst possible time to ever ask those questions to a player.

    Eric

  • stevekstevek Posts: 19,339 ✭✭✭✭

    Bill Belichick of course knows that football players aren't choir boys.

    That being said, I'm sure that Belichick doesn't give a chit about Gronk's off the field antics, as long as it is legal AND as long as it doesn't interfere with Gronk's focus on playing football. If Belichick feels that either one is the case, then Gronk could very well be gone.

  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 17,511 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DIMEMAN said:
    I would be VERY VERY surprised if Gronk leaves the NFL. Although Jim Brown did when he was still very very good.

    Barry Sanders retired smack in the middle of his prime at the age of 30. In his last season he had 1500 yards. The season before he rushed for over 2000 yards

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  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭

    Gronk focusing on football has never been a problem. His injury history has been a problem at times which is why he started working with Brady's health guru last offseason. Its safe to say the change was working great all season with the only injury that made him miss time was the helmet to helmet shot in the AFCCG.

    Eric

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 16,404 ✭✭✭✭

    Commenting on Marks Barry Sanders post, that is one of the biggest misconceptions saying he retired in his prime. He was 30 years old, granted he was playing at a high level but 30 years old was at the tail end of his career. Another misconception about him as far as my buddies go, they always say “He would rush for 1500 yards and score like 2 TD’ s “ I remind them that only 2 seasons he scored under 5 TDS and 6 out of his 10 seasons he scored double digit TD’s.

  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 1,885 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 3, 2018 6:25AM

    It really comes down to how each person defines "in their prime." All i'll add on the Barry Sanders debate is he quit playing football roughly 14-15 months after he rushed for the 2nd highest season total of rushing yards in NFL history at the time. Whether he was still in his "prime" or not is debatable but even his final season of 1491 rushing yards put him in the top 50 all time rushing seasons up until 1998. He went out still playing at a very high level.

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