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By Nate Millado

As team captain on CBS' sports-comedy hybrid Game On!, Super Bowl champ Rob Gronkowski isn't afraid to poke fun at himself—especially for a laugh. Each week, Gronk and tennis legend Venus Williams—along with their "ride-or-die" teammates, comedians Bobby Lee and Ian Karmel—compete in over-the-top athletic challenges. Hilarity ensues! Check out this highlight reel of Gronk in action.

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That Time Gronk Had A Baby

Gronk experiences simulated labor pains with the help of a birthing simulator attached to his abdomen

Gronk gets a dose of labor pain with the help of a birthing simulator.

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After Rob Gronkowski confidently brags that he could absolutely handle the pain of childbirth—as the audience loudly jeers—Game On! host Keegan-Michael Key calls his bluff. Key challenges Gronk to get into a birthing simulator that mimics labor pains by zapping electrical impulses to electrodes attached to his abdomen. Gronk proves he isn't a big baby after all, and ultimately earns the point. But Key definitely made him work for it!

That Time Gronk Did Ribbon Gymnastics

If you think football players can't be graceful, then you haven't seen Gronkowski slip into a unitard and dance with a ribbon! Gronk takes the floor in front of a panel of judges and performs a too-good-to-be-real routine set to Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is." Perfect 10s across the board, if you ask us!

That Time Gronk Horsed Around

Gronk and the Game On regulars race plush mechanical horses around the set

Venus Williams, Ian Karmel, Rob Gronkowski, Bobby Lee, and Keegan-Michael Key compete in a mechanical horse race.

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For this silly challenge, Gronk & Co. had to hop on mechanical thoroughbreds and lap a racetrack twice by "pumping and thrusting" their ponies. "Can we say that on broadcast?" Key quipped. Gronk was way ahead of his nearest competition, Venus—until his "horse" stalled right before the finish line. Slow and steady wins the race?

That Time Gronk Was A Life-Size Foosball Goalie

Gronk is strapped into a giant foosball game to serve as goalie

Gronk plays goalie in a life-size game of foosball.

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Team captains Venus and Gronk try a new sport: life-size human foosball. After being strapped in as the paddles, the two are controlled by their teammates as they attempt to score goals on each other. It's worth watching just to see Gronk spin around like a "whirling dervish," as Key described him.

That Time Gronk Double Dutched

"If human beings were meant to jump, then why does gravity exist?" asked Gronkowski's teammate Bobby Lee. Still, Gronk and Bobby bust out their Matrix moves during a Double Dutch battle with Venus and Ian, and wow the professional jump ropers. Team Gronk wins the point!

SEE MORE: Gronk's Winning Music Playlist

Stream Season 1 of Game On! on CBS All Access.

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Game On! is now streaming on CBS All Access.

Don't miss Super Bowl LV on February 7th at 6pm ET/3pm PT on CBS and CBS All Access! Also stream free on and the CBS Sports App—and check out pre-game coverage on CBS Sports HQ!

Flo Rida

Musician Flo Rida performs on stage.

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"Flo's music has a summer vibe that makes me want to grab my flip flops and hit the beach for some fun in the sun."

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"Hustlin'"by Rick Ross

Musical artist Rick Boss performing

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"This song reminds me of the work ethic that has powered my career and keeps me fired up to smash my workouts."

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"House Party" by Sam Hunt

Musician Sam Hunt sings into a microphone as he performs onstage at the 2019 Stagecoach Festival.

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"It brings good memories of the celebrations with my brothers and teammates after life and sports victories."

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DJ Carnage

Musician Carnage performs at the Electric Daisy Carnival.

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"His beats and verses keep my head bobbin' and loving every minute of a summer road trip."

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All Diplo

Musician Diplo performs onstage at the Jingle Ball in 2016.

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"His music gets me fired up and activates my BEAST MODE before the big football games."

LISTEN UP: Play Music From Diplo On

"Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice

Musician Vanilla Ice performs on stage in his heyday in the 90's.

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"After performing this song on The Masked Singer, I'm definitely guilty to jamming out and singing to it when I'm alone driving."

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"Sunday Best"by Surfaces

Musicians of the band Surfaces smile and wear pastel clothing in front of a simple pastel circular backdrop.

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"It has an upbeat message, especially during these times. It always puts me in a good mood."

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"Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Musician Mark Wahlberg stand shirtless in his iconic bad boy pose from the 'Good Cibrations' -era 90's.

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"This song goes down as one of the all-time greats! I've always loved it and appreciate Mark as a friend."

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Originally published in Watch Magazine, July-August 2020.

Game On! is now streaming on CBS All Access.

Don't miss Super Bowl LV on February 7th at 6pm ET/3pm PT on CBS and CBS All Access! Also stream free on and the CBS Sports App—and check out pre-game coverage on CBS Sports HQ!


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