Gronk says Tom Brady deserves to compile slimed for ‘retiring then unretiring 41 days later’

Gronk says Tom Brady deserves to compile slimed for ‘retiring then unretiring 41 days later’

Choose Gronkowski is making the most of the offseason as frequently. The four-time Immense Bowl champion is keeping himself busy by doing everything … as antagonistic to with out a doubt deciding whether or no longer he desires to return to the NFL next season.

We all know that Gronk is a big kid at heart, and now the 32-yr-veteran small one in dimension 16 sneakers is web hosting the Nickelodeon Children’ Preference Awards on Saturday, alongside iCarly actress Miranda Cosgrove. In between getting slimed and inserting out with Nickelodeon favorites like Olivia Rodrigo, Saweetie, Elizabeth Olsen and Awkwafina, Gronk took time to replicate on his future in the NFL — and said he if truth be told hasn’t decided whether or no longer he’s going to return or no longer.

“​​It with out a doubt feels correct correct now to be free — no longer having any soccer over my head, figuring out after I desire to determine,” Gronkowski told SB Nation at the Nickelodeon press preview. “I admire my teammates, I admire the Buccaneers’ group, all people from A to Z, they’re all gargantuan other folks and it’s a lot of stress-free to stir to work there. Lawful now, I’m correct chilling and doing a lot of things like web hosting the Children’ Preference Awards uncover and throwing a Gronk Coastline social gathering.”

Let’s be correct, after 11 seasons playing in the NFL — and one yr off that landed him a broadcasting gig with Fox Sports — the particular person deserves a while off to sit down down again … and finally, social gathering with his bros.

SB Nation caught up with Gronk earlier than Saturday night time’s messy awards uncover in Santa Monica, California, to notify about sliming Tom Brady, intelligent the total first round draft picks to social gathering in Vegas, and the ongoing predicament of whether or no longer we’ll ever gape a Gronk Spike in Raymond James Stadium all over again.

SB Nation: How often delight in you ever been slimed up to now?

Choose Gronkowski: I’ve been slimed about three occasions in my life, I turned into as soon as at the Children’ Preference Sports Awards a number of years ago, which is with out a doubt one of my favorite exhibits that I’ve ever been a portion of, and that’s what exposed me for web hosting the Children’ Preference Awards. As soon as I purchased the possibility, I turned into as soon as like ‘hell yeah!’ I turned into as soon as wide joyful, wide infected. So I purchased slimed a number of occasions at those exhibits, then my remaining time turned into as soon as about two weeks ago at the promo shoot. Let me squawk you – it turned into as soon as narrative, it turned into as soon as legendary, it turned into as soon as about 40 seconds long … or 69 seconds long, there were 6-9 slime-blaster weapons correct sliming me … it saved going and going, in my face and in my mouth. I had to protect up dancing and flexing to compile the shot that they necessary. I ain’t timid ever to be slimed all over again as it’s by no scheme going to be like that in my life.

What’s worse, getting slimed or the stir ‘n lag at your Arizona home at school?

Getting slimed is smartly messier! The stir ‘n lag aged soap and water, so it with out a doubt cleaned you off. The slime at the shoot and at the Children’ Preference Sports, I had to bathe two occasions to compile it off. It’s certainly sloppy and is a big mess – it’s to your hair, ears, nose …

Who would you slime in the NFL at the same time as you would also?

I would slime the total defenders available so that they’re slippery and moist, so that they’d tumble and stir and I’d be wide starting up. That might per chance be a gargantuan approach, correct earlier than the play I’d compile it of their eyes so that they couldn’t gape. Also Tom, he deserves to compile slimed for retiring then unretiring 41 days later. He certainly deserves it for that narrative thing he pulled. (Brady is additionally nominated for a KCA for Simplest Male Athlete).

Manufacture he turned into as soon as going to unretire that swiftly? He didn’t even delight in time for a retirement social gathering!

Exactly, he didn’t delight in time for a retirement social gathering. We might per chance even delight in at the least gotten that in, so he deserves to compile slimed for that, so if I might per chance also slime him I would.

While you happen to were a Nickelodeon persona, who would you be?

I’d be Spongebob, no, with out a doubt I’d be Patrick on Spongebob Squarepants, he’s gargantuan and he’s hilarious.

I saw you’re web hosting yet any other Gronk Coastline over NFL draft weekend.

That is April 29 in Las Vegas at Encore Coastline Club, it will seemingly be that Friday — the day after the first round on Thursday night time. So therefore, the total first rounders are invited who are at the draft.

None of them are going so that you just must delight in an even time like you doubtlessly did at the same time as you happen to purchased drafted!

Exactly! We’ve purchased The Chainsmokers performing, they’re the kings of Vegas correct now. It’s frequently gargantuan to be at their exhibits, they set a heck of a uncover on. Encore Coastline Club, you’ll seemingly be in a position to’t beat that facility. It’s going to be Gronk Coastline 2.0, and we’re going to delight in associates, family up on stage going HAM. It will seemingly be narrative.

The leisure time you hosted a Gronk Coastline, and the leisure time you threw a social gathering in Vegas, you were retired. Now you’re in-between, are you coming encourage? Are you going to re-signal?Exactly, at the same time as you happen to throw Gronk Coastline, retirement is to your vocabulary. So the first one I turned into as soon as retired, and this one is ‘am I going to retire?’ so that counts as having the flexibility to throw a Gronk Coastline social gathering.

Does this mean you’re going to re-signal on April 30th?

It is a ways dependent how tipsy I’m, what form of choices I stir to set while at Gronk Coastline. Nevertheless no, I’m no longer going to re-signal then, it with out a doubt feels correct correct now, it feels correct to be free — no longer having any soccer over my head, figuring out after I desire to determine. I admire my teammates, I admire the Buccaneers’ group, all people from A to Z, they’re all gargantuan other folks and it’s a lot of stress-free to stir to work there. Lawful now, I’m correct chilling and doing a lot of things like web hosting the Children’ Preference Awards uncover and throwing a Gronk Coastline social gathering. No longer staying too busy, correct having a number of things a month to center of attention on then, and doing what I desire to reduction out in my free time.

When lift out you must make a possibility by?

I don’t with out a doubt delight in a possibility date, I don’t ever must make a possibility – if I don’t make a possibility then that correct scheme I’m no longer playing! There with out a doubt is never any possibility that I even must set in my life, per chance I’ll correct stir the relaxation of my life with out ever deciding. Folks will seemingly be like ‘Choose, what did you spend out?’ after I’m like 70 years veteran, and I’ll bid: ‘It’s mild up in the air.’

Are you in contract negotiations, or are you no longer even there yet?

That will open if I make a possibility that I desire to play. There’s no motive to reduction out that while there’s a possibility to be made first. It’s all about if I make a possibility to.

Did Bruce Arians standing down as head coach affect your possibility at all?

No, no, no. If I return to play soccer, it’s going to be for the Bucs. I cherished playing for Coach Arians.

Would you play for anyone else?

No longer correct now, the Buccaneers instruct is correct too correct if I make a possibility to return and play. Delight in I said, I admire every my teammates there. They’re all gargantuan teammates and all selfless avid gamers, they’re there for the crew and what’s simplest for the crew and the total group. If I lift out play soccer all over again, it’ll be for the Bucs.

Are you infected for Todd Bowles to be the brand new head coach … whether or no longer you play or no longer?

He’s a gargantuan coach, he turned into as soon as a coach for the Jets for a bit bit so he turned into as soon as with out a doubt with out a doubt one of my rivals (at the time) for a number of years.

It’s no longer with out a doubt a rival at the same time as you happen to beat them the total time.

That’s correct! He’s a gargantuan dude, I’ve been with him for the previous two years, he draws up gargantuan schemes and I judge he’s going to reduction out a gargantuan job at the Buccaneers.

You doubtlessly can must return, as I by no scheme purchased to stir attempting you play in Tampa remaining yr!

If that’s the motive then I’ll must arrive encourage encourage, I’ll set that one in my encourage pocket as with out a doubt one of my reasons, so you’ll seemingly be in a position to interview me after a game. That’s very fair correct, no longer a discipline!

You’re following in some huge footwear web hosting the Children’ Preference Awards like John Cena and The Rock, would you aspire to host a uncover like Cena, or lift out extra action blockbusters like them?

They create out a gargantuan job, I admire searching at every of their motion photographs – Cena and The Rock. They arrive out with a lot of gargantuan stuff, I turned into as soon as huge fans of them in the wrestling world too, they set a uncover on. They’re extra jacked than me, though … their fingers are doubtlessly three occasions the scale of mine. It’s gorgeous impossible how jacked they’re.

Who’re you most infected to stir attempting at KCA?

Kid Cudi because he had with out a doubt one of my favorite songs growing up since I turned into as soon as in high school, Pursuit of Happiness. It correct keeps rocking and rolling if you’re at a social gathering, it turned into as soon as with out a doubt one of the most songs frequently playing — it gets your electricity flowing.

I hear you’ve purchased your hang theme song now called Everyone Discover Gronk’ed?

Yes! My dad has been playing it all around the place, he had it playing at the charity match remaining week. Our producer, Jack D. Elliot, did a impossible job on it. Confidently we are in a position to delight in it played here at the Children’ Preference Awards.

The Nickelodeon Children’ Preference Awards airs reside on Saturday, April 9 at 7.30 ET.