The 2023 LA Bowl will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight on ABC as the Boise State Broncos will take on the UCLA Bruins at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. This will be the third edition of this fairly new bowl game and you may remember late-night host Jimmy Kimmel hosting the first two editions of the exhibition.
Well, Kimmel is out this year and has been replaced by none other than GRONK!
Bringing a SPIKE to Bowl Season Introducing the new host of the #LABowl, @RobGronkowski!— Starco Brands LA Bowl Hosted By Gronk (@LABowlGame) October 21, 2023
The 2023 LA Bowl Hosted By Gronk kicks off Saturday, December 16 at @SoFiStadium ️
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LA Bowl host Rob Gronkowski with some opening remarks, memories of his time at Arizona facing Oregon when Chip Kelly was coaching there @THutch1995 @AGWildcatReport @SteveRivera95 (1/2) pic.twitter.com/HZ3rO8BQbJ— Tracy McDannald (@Tracy_McDannald) December 15, 2023
That’s right, legendary retired NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski is serving as the host for this year’s Mountain West Conference vs. Pac-12 postseason showdown. He was officially announced as the host back in October and immediately hit the ground running to hype the game up. We’ve already seen the future Pro Football Hall of Famer interact with both teams in the leadup to tonight’s game and we’ll be sure to get plenty of Gronk related shenanigans throughout the entire broadcast.
As has been the case for the past two years, the winning team will be awarded a championship belt as the trophy and that should be a fun sight to see. UCLA enters the game as a 6.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, accompanied by a total of 47.