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Rob Gronkowski is now a Fox football analyst, what could possibly go wrong?

October 8, 2019
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Matt Winkelmeyer/KCASports2019SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JULY 11: Rob Gronkowski gets slimed during Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2019 at Barker Hangar on July 11, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/KCASports2019/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

Seven months after Rob Gronkowski's retirement, three months after everyone stopped assuming he would be back by training camp, and a few weeks after tearfully recalling how football had ruined his life while hawking CBD supplements, the inevitable has finally come to pass: Rob Gronkowski will be joining Fox as a full-time football analyst beginning on Thursday with, you guessed it, Giants vs. Patriots. While the Bristol braintrust surely flirted with keeping Gronk in New England alongside former Pats like Teddy Bruschi, Damien Woody, and Rob Ninkovich, Gronk's brash, body-shotz personality seems like a natural fit on Fox, where he'll be spending his golden years shouting across a desk at Skip Bayless's reanimated cadaver.

But while it seems like a good idea on paper, adding a live wire like Gronk to a football lineup that already features Aikman dousing fools in gasoline from the booth while Terry Bradshaw and Jimmie Johnson shout "HUH? SAY THAT INTO MY GOOD EAR!" in the studio, could be the spark that set's Fox's house of football cards ablaze. So if you're wondering what could possibly go wrong with this match made in football heaven, well, just use your imagination.

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Not matter what happens, though—no matter if Gronk brings a chimpanzee hopped up on Monster Energy to the set or plays Natty Light Hard Seltzer pong with "Post Mahomes" while espousing the great and powerful truths of Scientology—one this is certain: Gronk will be must-see TV.

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