Leave it to Tim Tebow to create a brand new word that is officially accepted as a part of the English language. If you are not familiar with the concept of Tebowing by now you have likely spent the last several months on a remote island with no electronics at your fingertips. But could there be a new boss in town? Tebow is the most talked about quarterback in the NFL, but a certain tight end from New England has created quite a bit of buzz this season as well. Rob Gronkowski, the NFL’s new record-holder for touchdowns by a tight end in a single season, has inspired a fun new activity: Gronking.
If you have followed Gronkowski’s outstanding season at all you may have noticed he loves spiking the ball after he scores. Every spike Gronk throws down seems like it has more force behind it than his last, and he even managed to spike a ball after flipping into the end zone and landing on his head against the Chiefs. That’s why the act of getting into the spike pose with any object in your path will be hence forth known as Gronking.
The idea came from 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich Show in Boston. Since they introduced the concept last week, listeners have been submitting their best Gronking photos. Check it out: