The Super Bowl commercial teasers have begun. A notable one on Monday from betting site FanDuel previews a unique stunt that will take place during the actual game: retired star Rob Gronkowski will attempt to kick a field goal during a live ad that will run during the third quarter. If he makes the 25-yarder, anyone who has wagered at least $5 on the Super Bowl at FanDuel will be eligible for a share of $10 million in free bets. If he misses, everyone is out of luck.
… FanDuel says: “Gronk is taking this incredibly seriously. He’s been practicing weekly for this with Adam Vinatieri, who has been training him.” The latter is a three-time All-Pro kicker. Gronkowski himself was a tight end and recalls only making one kick throughout all of his playing days, a 33-yarder in high school.