New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski makes a funny pitch to be featured on the cover of the new Madden NFL 13 video game.

Rob Gronkowski is a funny dude.  The New England Patriots tight end won't let a little surgery on his left ankle slow him down.  He's still "getting jacked at all times, going crazy."  Gronk makes his pitch to be featured on the new cover of the EA Sports video game Madden NFL 13. 

Fans will go to ESPN's SportsNation Facebook page to vote for the football player who will be featured on the cover.  It's a 64-player, bracket-style format.  First round voting ends on March 21.  The first round features two representatives from each team going head to head.  Rob Gronkowski is going up against Wes Welker.  Gronk will need to survive and advance against Mr. Butterfingers.  I like his chances.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.