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Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2018, 05:04:14 PM »

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Apparently the WWE contract is for a couple of million a year on a part-time schedule with limited on camera appearances a year and even more limited matches a year. Kinda like the contract Brock Lesnar and Rhonda Rousey signed.

He would probably be expected to do a lot of appearances for charity events and stuff like that. But the actual amount of bumps he would take per year would be very little.
he could probably do that in the off season and still play.
Couldn't do it. His matches would be spaced throughout the year and always would happen on Sundays and Mondays. In between he could do acting gigs and such but no way could he do both WWE and NFL.

Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2018, 05:09:33 PM »

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Apparently the WWE contract is for a couple of million a year on a part-time schedule with limited on camera appearances a year and even more limited matches a year. Kinda like the contract Brock Lesnar and Rhonda Rousey signed.

He would probably be expected to do a lot of appearances for charity events and stuff like that. But the actual amount of bumps he would take per year would be very little.
he could probably do that in the off season and still play.
Couldn't do it. His matches would be spaced throughout the year and always would happen on Sundays and Mondays. In between he could do acting gigs and such but no way could he do both WWE and NFL.

He could do the whole thing  where he's only showing up for Wrestlemanias.


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Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2018, 06:36:25 PM »

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I hate to say it from a fan's point, but, I think he should retire. It's going to be hard to be Gronk and be 49 years old (not that he thinks about that for half a second). He has been hit or gone airborne and hit the ground enough times.


They are an interesting family of athletes/coaches, I wonder if they're suggesting he retire from football?

From a PR perspective the wrestling thing will keep him on the front page enough to get appearance income and ads. 


Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2018, 07:00:11 PM »

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Probably retire but I might consider sitting out till game 10, which is I think the longest you can sit out and still get vesting for the pension. Make almost a half season's worth and post season money. Maybe pick up a ring. Be more likely to be totally healthy for the post season.

Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2018, 07:57:43 PM »

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He has a shot to be the NFL's GOAT TE. And win more titles.

Once in a million lifetimes' chance.

But look at what happened to Muhammad Ali (yes, I know it's not 100% sure what caused his illness, but he exhibited Parkinsons's symptoms after many of his longer/tougher fights, implying the head trauma was related https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/study-muhammad-ali-showed-signs-of-parkinsons-years-before-retirement-diagnosis/).

imagine if someone told Ali halfway through his career that if he stopped boxing he could have had a normal life afterwards. Should he have done it? I think I might choose the pain just to increase human achievement. But that is such a hard call to make.

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« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2018, 08:10:23 PM »

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Probably retire but I might consider sitting out till game 10, which is I think the longest you can sit out and still get vesting for the pension. Make almost a half season's worth and post season money. Maybe pick up a ring. Be more likely to be totally healthy for the post season.
Health aside, I might even prefer it if we Dion Lewis'd him.

Sit him right next to Bill on the bench till about week 9.
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« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2018, 08:16:59 PM »

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He has a shot to be the NFL's GOAT TE. And win more titles.

Once in a million lifetimes' chance.

But look at what happened to Muhammad Ali (yes, I know it's not 100% sure what caused his illness, but he exhibited Parkinsons's symptoms after many of his longer/tougher fights, implying the head trauma was related https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/study-muhammad-ali-showed-signs-of-parkinsons-years-before-retirement-diagnosis/).

imagine if someone told Ali halfway through his career that if he stopped boxing he could have had a normal life afterwards. Should he have done it? I think I might choose the pain just to increase human achievement. But that is such a hard call to make.

Much of Ali's problem in his latter years was he needed the money.  He needed the paydays and the promoters knew that & exploited that.

From all accounts, Gronk isn't financially strapped and in a much better position to walk away if necessary.


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Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2018, 08:30:22 PM »

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Imagine if someone told Ali halfway through his career that if he stopped boxing he could have had a normal life afterwards. Should he have done it? I think I might choose the pain just to increase human achievement. But that is such a hard call to make.

I donít know if he would have, but yeah, he should have.

Iíve got no desire to see Gronk end up like Junior Seau, or Dave Duerson.


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Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2018, 08:56:06 PM »

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I bet Tom has been managing this situation, whether it is texting him or giving Gronk the space that he wants. I still have hope that Tom, Bill, Gronk, and the Pats all have graceful exits from one another. It would be great if they could win another Super Bowl then all walk out together in a couple of years.

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« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2018, 08:57:16 PM »

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Probably retire but I might consider sitting out till game 10, which is I think the longest you can sit out and still get vesting for the pension. Make almost a half season's worth and post season money. Maybe pick up a ring. Be more likely to be totally healthy for the post season.
Health aside, I might even prefer it if we Dion Lewis'd him.

Sit him right next to Bill on the bench till about week 9.

Yeah, I agree with this. We need him for the playoffs, not the regular season. Playing half of a season and still making the same money would have to be somewhat desirable for him.

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« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2018, 10:20:23 PM »

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Probably retire but I might consider sitting out till game 10, which is I think the longest you can sit out and still get vesting for the pension. Make almost a half season's worth and post season money. Maybe pick up a ring. Be more likely to be totally healthy for the post season.
Health aside, I might even prefer it if we Dion Lewis'd him.

Sit him right next to Bill on the bench till about week 9.

Yeah, I agree with this. We need him for the playoffs, not the regular season. Playing half of a season and still making the same money would have to be somewhat desirable for him.

Doubt Belichick would openly allow this. They'd have to come up with an injury.

It's a unique scenario where the team is good enough that they don't need to care about any non-qb in the regular season. This combined with Gronk's propensity to get injured makes the partial season really attractive to Gronk and the Patriots.
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Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2018, 10:49:37 PM »

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Dude has nothing left to prove.

He's by far the best at his position. He's won rings. He's a sure fire HOFer.

Retire and go act around a ring couple of times a year and make some action movies with Dwayne Johnson.

Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2018, 01:45:57 AM »

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Go to the Redskins.

We'll take him.

Heck, send us your 50 year old (in 7, 8 years?) Brady, too. We'll take him as well.
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Re: If you were Gronk, what would you do?
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2018, 05:47:46 AM »

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He should retire if he feels he has enough money or other opportunities to make a good living.

If that is wrestling or movies it is up to him. But wrestling isn't a safe from injuries.
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