The Super Bowl Turn Up is Real

America is notorious for using the big game as an excuse to party on a Sunday night. Super Bowl Sunday is not only a national spectacle, but a party with shared interests among us all-a party that brings us all together. I’m still not sure why the Monday after the Super Bowl isn’t a national holiday, but that doesn’t seem to stop anyone from going hard, including the athletes.

Party Like a Pro

The fans aren’t the only ones who indulge in the madness however. NFL players have become renown for throwing some of the most over the top ragers known to any athletes. I’m not sure if it’s because the NFL has the longest off season of all major sports or because of the ridiculous salaries these guys are getting, but these guys do not have any boundaries when it comes to their partying. I’m honestly kind of jealous. We all know the GOATs of fiesta such as Joe Namath and Jim Thorpe, so lets take a look at some of today's players on their way to the party Hall of Fame.

Rob Gronkowski

Our first example is the New England Patriot’s own Rob Gronkowski. Yup, the same Rob Gronkowski that is literally is throwing his own cruise ship party leaving from Miami to his own private island called “Gronk’s Island” (I’m not making this up. Look it up). Gronk’s partying habits have been some of the most publicized of all star players. He’s made appearances in Vegas while rehabbing a broken arm and has sent a decked out party bus for his family to travel to one of his games. His father has even gone on record saying that he chose to attend The University of Arizona out of his 65 football scholarships because of the pool parties. Rob, you may not be so different from the rest of us.

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions was the first overall pick in the 2009 draft. Prior to the draft, photos of him emerged on the internet of him partying it up at Talladega Speedway. The photos show him lifting kegs and hanging out with girls from the University of Georgia’s (Stafford’s alma mater) rival school, Auburn. These photos and Stafford’s reputation of being a party boy were definitely a mark on him before the draft. Even so, his level of talent still allowed him to be the number one overall selection. The Lions made a good choice. To this day, Stafford has not been involved in any off the field incidents.

Kyle Orton

Not many go harder, and not many care less. Kyle Orton had an impressive career as a quarterback and fraternity man at Purdue which translated to the NFL. He played well enough to maintain a decade long stint while leaving behind a legacy new league policies won't allow most to match up to. Just Google, "drunk kyle orton."
 

Honorable Mention: Odell Beckham Jr.

When you spend the weekend before your first playoff game flying to Miami to party with your teammates on a boat and go clubbing with Justin Bieber, your love for partying transcends the majority of the population. Of course the New York Giants went on to lose that playoff game (and me being from Philadelphia loved every second of it). 

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