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Thursday’s Mashup: Danica Patrick raps about Rob Gronkowski in ESPYs skit

Lucy Burdge
July 19, 2018 - 5:30 am

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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB:
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Danica Patrick hosted the ESPYs on Wednesday night and did a skit for the awards show about wanting to start a rap career.

To show off her skills, Patrick sampled some rhymes about different athletes, one of which was Rob Gronkowski.

“Rob Gronkowski is a meathead who can always catch a pass. Surprised to see you here outside of Tom Brady’s ass,” she rapped.

“Rob bought a race horse and was so jacked to meet it, he gave the horse his name but was bummed he couldn’t eat it,” she continued. “He almost beat Justify, ‘bout lost my mind. Only time it’s been good to hear Gronk’s coming from behind.”

Patrick was kind of awkward as the show’s host and made some uncomfortably bad jokes that fell flat.

-- Former ESPN president John Skipper said he has been doing well since stepping down from his post last December after claiming to be the victim of an extortion attempt over his admitted cocaine usage.

Skipper, who now works for Perform Sports Group, attended  a DAZN promotional event in New York on Tuesday and told Newsday he is personally in a good place.

“I’m in a great place,” Skipper said. “I am excellent, quite healthy. I think you can tell that. I have a level of acceptance and enthusiasm going forward.”

Skipper announced his ESPN resignation suddenly in December 2017 and said at the time “substance addiction” was the reason. In March, he said he stepped down because he was the victim of a cocaine extortion plot.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Just learn from my story! Loyalty is just a word in this game SMH.” -- Isaiah Thomas, taking a veiled shot at the Celtics on Twitter

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