New England Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski has become quite the viral star, beginning with the video of him dancing in the night club with his t-shirt after taking a loss in the Super Bowl. This time, he’s taken his patent move – the “Gronk Spike” – and switched it up for a crowd in London at a team event.
When Gronk was asked to speak on their Sunday opponent in the St. Louis Rams, a few bystanders began to chant “Spike the mic! Spike the mic! Spike the mic!” Soon others joined in, which then led to this:
Clearly what’s become Gronk’s thing has become something of a global phenomenon, and it’s quite enjoyable to actually see him do it after the crowd asked for it. At the age of 23, he’s gone from a reach in the NFL draft to one of the best tight-ends in the game. He’s also certainly one of the more popular players in the league joining Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and teammate Tom Brady as one of the most recognizable players by face.
Right after Gronk proceeds to spike the mic, you catch a hint of joy from Patriots coach Bill Belichick, which is as rare as finding a leprechaun at the end of a rainbow.
If Bill can laugh at this whole-heartily, then surely Patriots nation can enjoy this one. Hopefully Gronk gets to pull one of his signature spikes tomorrow as they take on the Rams as he’s having a “down” year compared to last season.