Found January 18, 2012 on Read And React:
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So "Gronking" is now an actual thing (Photo: Boston.com)

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has set a new standard for receiving tight ends in the NFL this year, with a record 17 regular season touchdowns, plus 3 more in last weekend’s divisional playoff game. Along the way, he’s made a habit of angrily spiking the ball into the turf after every score, spawning the term “Gronking” to describe his particularly violent  take on the traditional celebration.

In fact, in an obvious take-off of the Tebowing trend, Gronking has apparently become a thing among Pats fans who want to emulate their favorite player. Somehow, in his own meathead-icon fashion, Gronkowski has actually managed to make spiking the ball cool again.

Now, someone has gone ahead and set clips of Gronkowski’s spikes to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture … and let’s just say it makes for a very explosive highlight reel:

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