News: Timbaland Pens New Tribute Record For NFL, Super Bowl-Bound Star [Video]

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 4:27PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland is showing he is up on the sports scene by penning a new record in honor of Super Bowl-bound NFL star Rob Gronkowski this week.

The record has begun buzzing online and shows the New England Patriot tight end's highlights from throughout the 2011 season.

The rapper Timbaland wrote the music for and was an executive producer of the song "Rob 'Gronk' Gronkowski." The video shows highlights from Gronkowski's 2011 season and already has more than 10,000 views. Wizz Dumb was also an executive producer of the song, which featured the rapper Brasco alongside Timbaland. It's a longshot, but maybe Bruins winger Brad Marchand will continue to show off his rapping skills and make another Gronkowski tribute song if the Pats win on Sunday. (NESN)

The NFL star has made a name for himself this season, helping the Patriots reach Super Bowl XLVI.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, a second-round pick in 2010, has been larger than life this season, racking up an astounding 1,327 yards and 17 touchdowns in the regular season, then adding 232 yards and three touchdowns in two playoff games. (Bleacher Report)

Cash Money Records CEO Birdman plans to bet millions of dollars on the Patriots winning it all.

"I like New nephew play RB# 42.I'm Bet 5million 2 any n* tha Giants YMCMB.BabyMoney anybody kan Getit.," he tweeted January 23rd. (Birdman's Twitter)

This week, Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz talked about his hometown New York Giants facing off against Gronkowski and his Pats.

"The Giants embody New York," Ortiz tells "They are the way New York runs. It's hard nose, it may not be pretty, but the job gets done. And Victor Cruz is the perfect example that you ain't gotta go to this big [college] to get noticed. You just have to work hard. He worked hard, he outworked people and he impressed people and he's one of, if not the best wide receiver on the Giants. Eli Manning, it doesn't look pretty. It's not finess, it's not like his brother [Peyton], the crispness [in the passes], but the job gets done. That's what New York dudes do: we get it done. Everybody knows when New York is in town. The Giants embody New York to me, man -- Honestly, as a fan of football, not just because I'm from New York, I honestly think they have a great shot of winning the Super Bowl because of that wining attitude." (XXL Mag)

Check out the "Rob 'Gronk' Gronkowski" tribute below:

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