Everyone Is ‘Gronking’

BOSTON (CBS) – With Tim Tebow seemingly taking over the NFL, and the country, so has his famous act of “Tebowing.”

Fans have been getting down on one knee and to pray like the Broncos quarterback, and letting the world know it on Twitter.

But with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski setting NFL records, breaking tackles and running over anyone in his way, “Gronking” may not be too far behind.

Read: Pats-Broncos Preview

Each time Gronkowski scores a touchdown, the second-year tight end winds up and delivers a powerful and emphatic spike. With each touchdown he scores, he’s up to 16 this season, the spikes seem to get harder and more earth-rattling.

With that, “Gronking” was born.

98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich decided to show the country it isn’t just about “Tebowing,” prompting listeners to submit their own “Gronking” photos. Fans sent in pictures of themselves ready to spike nearly everything, from bicycles to school books to puppies, and even their own children.

Gallery: Fans Send In ‘Gronking” Photos

ESPN picked it up, showing off a few of the photos, and even Gronkowski himself has seen what his spikes have led to.

“That was pretty impressive. There was a parent with my jersey on with his kid in the air, spiking his kid. I saw that one, which was awesome,” Gronkowski said Thursday on his weekly appearance on Toucher & Rich. “The fact that it made ESPN through you guys, that’s pretty impressive and pretty cool at the same time.”

Some of the kids got in on the fun as well, with one youngster breaking the golden “Elf On A Shelf” rule to show off his “Gronking” pride.

So which celebration will reign supreme on Sunday? Only time will tell. But keep the photos coming!

Send in your “Gronking” Photos to Toucher and Rich on twitter @toucherandrich or email them to Toucher_rich@yahoo.com!

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  • http://david7590.wordpress.com david7590

    No one is “Gronking”, no one even knows what that is.

    • Jim Dea

      I thought that spiking the ball after a TD was banned in the NFL> I wonder when praying will be banned. Probably after the hype of this season wears off

    • Judge Judy

      just one more pathetic leftist journalist, jumping on a bandwagon with a made-up bunch of crap to draw attention to himself.

      Problem is, nobody knows who this journalist is, or gives a shit.

  • John Moser

    WhoTF is Gronk? Oh yeah, I don’t care.

  • JT

    NFL teams are making a ‘statement’ against the Patriots defense by ‘SCORING!”

    • Gronkisamonster

      and then “Losing!”

      • JJV

        LOL, Pat’s are great…sure they are. Except they have gone NOWHERE in the post season for about 6 years and with their crappy secondary won’t be winning anything soon.

        Rather then having a rep for being a great quarterback your Tom “pussy” Brady is best known for whining to the officials about being hit to hard and begging for them to throw a flag.

  • Pocho Basura

    Im sure the Gronkster is rightfully embarassed……….

  • maldo

    No one outside of one neighborhood in Boston is “Gronking” nor does anyone care. However after Sunday all of New England will be “SOBBING” after the TEBOW TANK runs over their beloved Patriots!

    • Brad

      24-5 dating back to last year. good luck. lol your going to need it

  • CheeseKing

    Only one team’s fans get to do “The Belt” everyone else can gronk or Tebow or whatever.

    • Sam

      The belt is gay, just like Erin.

  • DT

    One Word LAME

  • Today's Patriot

    GRONKING: A verb used to describe a malfunctioning computer.

  • SoonerJJ

    Puppies??? BAaahahaha!

  • Joe

    One is giving praise to God, the other is giving praise to himself.

    • Brad

      and the one giving praise to himself will be on the winning team.
      Then what happens to your world?

      • Joe

        Absolutely nothing… he’ll still be praising God no matter what the outcome, because he understands it to be more than himself

      • amitore

        His glory will wither away, like the grass on the field.God’s Glory will last for ever.

      • chaffer

        Well spoken, Joe. I think you don’t quite get it, Brad.

    • itspossible

      Maybe Gronk is throwing the ball at the devil?

    • fel121

      21st century and man is still praying to rocks, beads and invisible sky fairies, is it any wonder this planet is as fraked up as it is; yes I am sure the creator of the universe spends it days and nights worried about what a bunch of upright monkey men are doing on some insignificant mote of dust on the out edge of the one galaxy.

      Grow up people.

      • oldpink

        You respond that way, and you actually tell others to grow up?

    • Woody Livingston

      Giving praise to God in front of cameras is arrogant and prideful, God hates pride!!


      • Darin Warren

        You are assuming his motive is to bring glory to himself, and not to God, who rightly deserves it, in front of cameras and the lost world.

  • Malachi

    gronking their pets? sounds like a bunch of dic*heads to me


    I “GRONK” my boyfriend on the cape every weekend when I’m home from Congress.

    • Fixed that for you

      ‘I “GWONK” my boyfwend on the cape evewy weekend when I’m home from Congwess.

      • Jack Klompus

        well done

  • Brian Chenoweth

    Last time I checked he Gronkinged BiBi Jones…Manworship

  • hazel Burke

    Isn’t he the one who was caught hiring prostitutes?

  • Ron

    Gronk means loser. Look it up on the urban dictionary.


    Toucher and Rich are gronks

  • Ron

    Gronk means loser. Urban dictionary. So sad they cant be original.

    Let me see those photos of all the losers!!!

  • Real Rick

    Isn’t “spiking” the football render a penalty and fine? Not griping, just seems like they took that ‘right’ away.

  • John In Michigan

    Everyone is “Gronking?” Yawn. It sounds like an intestinal disorder.

    This is nothing but another media effort to mock a genuinely decent guy (Tebow) who isn’t in love with himself.

    Gotta stir the pot, right? We can’t have someone actually (shudder) praying on the field, or telling the world that pro football isn’t that important in the grand scheme of things.

    I seriously doubt that anyone outside of the Boston area cares.

  • fraud detector

    who cares?

  • Capt. Ron

    gronker=one who can perform self-feillatio

  • JJV

    LOL, before this stupid article i never even heard of “gronking”. This is the liberal Christian hating media attempting to take some of the glow from Tim Tebow because they simply cannot STAND to see a religious man succeed in the NFL, especially one the have been saying can’t possibly succeed because he’s not good enough.

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  • Ed Dell

    Funny…sports center has been consumed with Tim Tebow for the last 2 weeks… his name is brought up in Presidential debates to describe a “winner!”
    On the other hand I have NEVER heard of “Gronking” other than to describe bending at the waist far enough to self fellate….

  • krp

    So, what you are saying is that Tebow is the first Christian to EVER play in the National Football League? *cough* *cough* Tom Landry *cough* *cough*

    So what you are saying is that no religious man has EVER had any success in the National Football League?

    I seemed to recall something called by commentators the Sermon on the Mount, where some guy named Jesus – maybe you’ve heard of him, maybe you haven’t – warned against public displays of religion, public prayer and public charity.

    • Udontknow

      Mat 10:32 ¶ Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

      Mat 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

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