Rob Gronkowski will not be the cover child for the 2012 version of Madden Football.
The New England Patriot’s record setting tight end lost in the quarterfinals of a fan vote to Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Gronkowski attempted to sway voters with a social media blitz, but to no avail, he lost in voting 63%-37%.
The Sports Czar caught up with Gronk outside of Vivid Video studios in Hollywood, CA where he was waiting for a lunch date:
SC: How did it feel losing in the quarterfinals of the Madden cover vote?
RG: How do you think man? You ever had the opportunity to get your face on a video game? Everything thing I worked toward in my entire life was to be on that cover, bro. Super Bowl, Pro-Bowl…yeah those are nice, but this is Madden, bro. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. Now I gotta wait a whole year for next year’s vote.
SC: Why do you think Calvin Johnson was able to win rather handily despite your twitter campaign?
RG: Listen, Megatron is a good football player, but how many porn stars has he banged? One, two at most maybe? People just can’t accept who I am and what I’ve accomplished in my life. I think it’s just gotta be all the jealously from the scrubs out there that ain’t me.
SC: How do you recover from this loss?
RG: This is gonna take a long time to heal from. I just gotta take it one day at a time. All them people in that 3-D movie Titanic, they had a bad day too, bro, but they got over it—or died. I’ll get over this, too. I certainly ain’t in no mood to go out celebrating right now.
SC: What’s your predictions for you next season?
RG: I’m thinking next years vote, forget this twitter junk. Who do I look like? Pacman Jones? No man, I’m thinking bigger, bro. Billboards, maybe Time Square, Goodyear blimp, you know, stuff to get myself out there. I’m gonna use this loss to fuel myself next year to ensure my beautiful mug is on that cover. Ain’t no one keeping the Gronk down.
An emotional Gronkowski cut the interview short citing something being “in his eye”.
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