Thursday’s Mashup: Rob Gronkowski set to star in new CBS game show

Lucy Burdge
November 07, 2019 - 6:33 am

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-- Rob Gronkowski is adding another media endeavor to his schedule. 

The former Patriot is set to star in the new CBS game show GAME ON!, the network announced on Wednesday. The program will be hosted by actor Keegan-Michael Key and will feature Gronkowski and Venus Williams.

CBS describes the show as a “comedy and game show" based on a British show called "A League of Their Own," saying in a statement, “Equal parts comedy and game show, the genre-busting GAME ON! pits two teams of three, including captains Williams and Gronkowski...and a rotating mix of sports stars, comedians, and celebrities, against one another. Teams will go head to head in over-the-top physical challenges, from seeing who can dunk the most basketballs over a tank of water while harnessed on a bungee cord, to taking on a sumo wrestler in the ring. They will also have their sports-related knowledge tested with trivia questions, such as ‘which football player cried the longest after winning a championship?’ and "which of these athletes was the largest baby when they were born?"

CBS has yet to announce a start date for the new show. 

-- Baker Mayfield has finally spoken out on his viral post-game look this week, revealing the real reason for shaving his handlebar mustache.

“The original thought for me, do handlebars,” he said. “I was undefeated before Sunday with the handlebar mustache. So I shaved it off because I didn’t deserve it.”

The new mustache, along with his coat, led to thousands of jokes on Twitter. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I think it was perfect timing. Definitely. Guys need to [get their bodies back>. A lot of guys are mentally and physically drained, but it’s football. Those are things you have to deal with.” -- Phillip Dorsett, on the Patriots’ bye week