Patriots player Rob Gronkowski crashes Sean Spicer briefing

President Gronk? The tight end makes a pass into the White House briefing room, and Twitter's off and running for the end zone.

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Not all of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots showed up for their traditional White House meet-and-greet on Wednesday -- quarterback Tom Brady, for one, had other plans.

But tight end Rob Gronkowski not only traveled to Washington, he busted in to Press Secretary Sean Spicer's press briefing and offered his assistance. "Ah, I think I got this, but thank you," responded Spicer, a Pats fan.

But really, who doesn't need a little help from Gronk to do their job?

It didn't take long till Twitter pundits were off and running for the end zone.

And many agreed Gronk's moment in the spotlight just wasn't long enough.

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