Rob Gronkowski had a good day on Sunday. In the afternoon, he hauled in a pair of touchdowns as the Patriots rallied to beat the rival Jets, 24-17. And at night, his family appearance on “Shark Tank” went swimmingly.
Flanked by his brothers, the the 28-year-old football player with a flare for the entrepreneurial pitched the “shark” investors on the “Ice Shaker,” a product that promises to store ice for up to 30 hours. Among the investors was former Yankees shortstop – and longtime Red Sox nemesis – Alex Rodriguez. Interestingly, Rodriguez and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban showed immediate interest in investing in the “Ice Shaker.”
The episode also included a flip cup matchup between the Gronkowski brothers and the sharks. Naturally, the Gronkowskis emerged victorious:
The Gronkowskis challenged A-Rod and the Sharks to a game of flip cup on Shark Tank 😂 pic.twitter.com/y1YhpnAlEn
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 16, 2017
Despite decimating them in flip cup, the Gronkowskis were ultimately able to secure $150,000 worth of investment from both Rodriguez and Cuban. In exchange, the two will have 15 percent equity in the product.