Of all the sports you’d think there would be some big showdown for, I didn’t think Pickleball would be it. But apparently, it’s big enough because Gronk has challenged Eli manning to Pickleball. After losing to Eli has beaten Gronk before but now it’s time Gronk took home a W, so instead of a game of Drinks, he’s taking him to the Pickleball court.
So if you have been living under a rock or are still using the Wifi at Mcdonald’s, you may not know what Pickleball is. Well, according to the Google, Pickleball is a game that combines various elements from other racquet games such as tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. If you are still confused, check out our video below.
Since retiring for the second time, Gronk has been trading his cleats in for a racquet. When he talked during an interview, someone brought up the former Giants Quarterback, who also played Pickleball, and Gronk raised an eyebrow. He said, “I would whoop Eli, no chance.” Gronk made the challenge a little more personal, too, Gronk is a supporter of the national campaign No Kid Hungry. He said he would love to take on Eli in a game where the proceeds go to charity.
“There’s a craze going on,” Gronkowski said. “When I retired, I was playing tennis, I was playing paddle(ball) and then I picked up pickle(ball) and then it’s all in.”