MARCH MADNESS MAYHEM AS THE GRONK BROS GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH THEIR BRACKETS

MARCH MADNESS MAYHEM AS THE GRONK BROS GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH THEIR BRACKETS

Over a month after football season ended, finally there's some exciting sports to obsess over with the start of March Madness this week!

If you're struggling to fill out your NCAA bracket after Selection Sunday, don't stress -- we've got your back with picks not just from Gronk, but his bros and his dad too.

Here at Gronk Nation, we had Rob, Gordie Jr., Dan, Chris and Papa Gronk fill out their brackets for an "All Gronk Pool." 

Needless to say, things are gonna get brutal between the bros and the trash talking will be more amped than any WWE match. 

This is the most competitive family in sports, with everything from flip cup to pick up basketball turning into bitter rivalry games when they go against each other. 

Not surprisingly, Rob led with his alma mater, Arizona, to dominate and win the whole championship (the Wildcats are currently conference champions and a No. 4 seed). He's got them beating out Michigan State for the top spot, with Michigan, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Villanova, Texas Tech and Kansas rounding out the Elite Eight.

 

Papa Gronk's former school Syracuse used to dominate the NCAA, but this year they barely squeaked in as a bubble team. They're going up against Arizona State on Wednesday in a fight for the 11 seed.

Instead of Syracuse (in his beautifully handwritten bracket), "The Creator" picked Michigan to win it all over Duke, with Villanova and Cincinnati also making it to the Final Four. Gonzaga, Virginia, Kansas and Texas Tech are the rest of his Elite squad.

Self-proclaimed "Bro #1" Gordie Jr. is breaking away from the norm as usual with Purdue becoming NCAA champions over Michigan, with Tennessee and Kansas in the Final Four, and an Elite Eight made up of Virginia, Xavier, Villanova and Michigan State.

 

Tragically, Maryland -- where Dan G., Chris (before transferring to Arizona) and Mojo played football -- was cut out of both the NCAA and the NIT tournaments for the first time since 2014. So Dan went the UNC-and-Duke route instead, with the Tar Heels winning it all. 

Dan has some other interesting picks, with his home city of Buffalo making it to the Elite Eight opposite Cincinnati, and Xavier, Purdue, Kansas and Villanova rounding out the rest.

Chris has Michigan State trumping Gonzaga but also has Wichita State and Kentucky making the Final Four. He's even got Nevada going to the Elite Eight! Along with Butler, Kansas and Michigan.

Since the tournament began in 1939, UCLA has the most titles with 11, while Kentucky has eight and UNC six.

Which Gronk do you think will have the last laugh?

The 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will tip off with the NCAA First Four on truTV presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14 (6 p.m. ET, both days). First round game coverage will begin Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16 (Noon-Midnight, both days) with all games available live in their entirety across four national television networks -- TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV -- and via NCAA March Madness Live.

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