Rob Gronkowski and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did what many people didn’t think was possible: they absolutely embarrassed the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. If the result of the game wasn’t bad enough, though, Gronkowski has continued to embarrass the Chiefs this week by trolling them on national television. In fact, he had savage joke about KC that even involved the Super Bowl streaker.
Rob Gronkowski and the Buccaneers dominated the Chiefs in the Super Bowl
Many people thought that the Buccaneers would lose in Super Bowl 55 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs were the reigning champions, and they have the best quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes.
However, Tampa got off to a hot start in the game. Tom Brady found Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown in the first quarter to give the Buccaneers a 7-3 lead. The two former Patriots then connected again in the second quarter to make it 14-3. Kansas City then kicked another field goal in the second quarter to trim the score to 14-6, but that was the closest the Chiefs would get the rest of the game.
Tampa Bay’s defense ultimately dominated Kansas City, keeping them out of the end zone the entire night. The Buccaneers also forced Mahomes to run for his life throughout the game, which led to him throwing two interceptions and helped TB win 31-9.
The win gave Tom Brady his seventh Super Bowl title, and his fifth Super Bowl MVP award, as he threw for three touchdowns in the game. Gronkowski, on the other hand, had his best game of the playoffs. He caught six passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
With the contest being a blowout, though, the game itself was pretty boring. The Super Bowl streaker, however, put some life into it.
The Super Bowl streaker has made headlines
During the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 55, Yuri Andrade ran across the field in a pink one-piece.
He, of course, got caught and reportedly got arrested and charged with trespassing, according to Yahoo Sports. He then reportedly posted a $500 bond.
So, why did he do it? According to TMZ, the betting website, Bovada, had +750 odds that someone would run across the field during the game. He then, of course, bet on someone to do so, and, while at the game, had a friend serve as a decoy as he snuck his way onto the field. Andrade reportedly said that because of the bet, he earned a $370,000 profit.
However, TMZ says that Bovada launched an investigation and did find irregularities on that specific prop bet. Bovada will now refund all losing bets, as well as the winning ones that had nothing to do with the irregularities. The company could also ultimately “nullify wagers connected to the pre-meditated stunt — which would mean they would NOT get paid,” per TMZ.
The Super Bowl streaker might not end up getting his money, but Rob Gronkowski loved the stunt and used it to troll the Chiefs.
Rob Gronkowski continues to embarrass the Chiefs
Rob Gronkowski appeared on the Feb. 9 episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, and he discussed the Super Bowl streaker.
“I feel like that’s exactly what we needed to complete the night,” Gronkowski said. “… It was entertainment. He was quick, and then the slide into the end zone was pretty incredible. He had a couple jukes, too. And then I thought he was going to pull down his pants, and I was like, ‘No man, you’re going too far with this,’ and then he had a thong on.”
He then took a shot at the Chiefs, who the Buccaneers kept out of the end zone the entire game.
“He actually scored; the Chiefs didn’t; he scored. They should definitely sign him,” Gronkowski said.
Well, that’s just adding insult to injury.
Rob Gronkowski and the Buccaneers dominated the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. That embarrassment is continuing off the field now, too.
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