Friday's Mashup: Gronk, Shaq team up for party

Nick "Fitzy" Stevens
June 18, 2020 - 6:51 pm
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Happy Friday! Happy last day of spring! Weekend is here, summer imminent. We've got nothing but good news for this Father's Day weekend.

BROADCAST HIGHLIGHT

The Belmont Stakes - Saturday, June 20th, NBC, 2:45-6 p.m.

For possibly the first and only time The Belmont Stakes leads off the Triple Crown chase, and it's shorter than usual, and no fans. But did we mention YOU CAN BET ON IT?

SHAQ + GRONK x PARTY = FIRE EMOJI

It's the Batman vs Superman of mega sports celebrity parties. Let's hope the end result leaves fans of both characters more satisfied.

Next Saturday Gronk and Shaq, two of the largest, most outgoing and popular figures in recent sports history, will team up for a virtual megaparty to benefit the NAACP and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The night, which will likely be the right kind of well-intended hot mess, will feature celebrity cameos, musical performances and be headlined by Shaq and Gronk squaring off in a set of six challenges. Maybe reading prompter will be one of them? We kid! Sort of. The afair will be live on TikTok and available at ShaqvsGronk.com at 8pm June 27th. Get your popcorn, energy drink and protein powder with Bud Light chaser ready.

LAST MINUTE FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA

What does dad want most this Father's Day? Probably a nap. A good steak. Beer. Sports on TV. To be left alone. A nap. OK, aside from my wish list...what dad who loves sports, trivia and an easy humorous read wouldn't want our very own Ryan Hannable's new Ultimate Golf Trivia Book? With over 600 golf facts, nuggets and tidbits of info this is sure to be a can't miss gift for the golf fanatic dad who wants to bust out the wisdom and be the smartest guy on the course, have a fun read in the small room, or learn a little something on the way to dreamland. Light beer, seven iron and golf bag not included.

WORST GIFT IDEA FOR DAD EVER

The rubber chicken muffler. It's impossible not to watch this video over and over. And laugh. Then get mad. But imagine if you actually had one. Maybe if you were looking to get revenge on your dad you'd customize his whip with some of these for Father's Day ...

BECAUSE WE NEED THIS

Who doesn't deserve everything they've ever wanted, in waterfall abundance, on their last day on the job? Good boy! And thank you for your service.

#FLASHBACK FRIDAY

For those who "miss the Whale", the old Hartford Whalers that is, rejoice today, for 14 years ago the relocated franchise, known then and for quite some time as the Carolina Hurricanes, won their one and only Stanley Cup, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 in Game 7.