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Putting my money where my mouth is, sort of

Fully aware of the dangerous precedent I could be setting with this one, I’ve accepted a friendly challenge from the folks at Gang Green Nation, a Jets blog that resides under the SBNation.com umbrella.

The folks who run the operation didn’t care for the fact that, in our Week Two picks, I’ve predicted a 35-13 win by the Patriots.  So they called me out on it, and the Italian in me couldn’t resist accepting.

If the Patriots win by 21 or fewer (or if they lose), I’ll wear a Jets jersey for one of this week’s PFT Daily segments.  (I don’t own a Jets jersey, but if the unthinkable happens and the Jets cover the PFT spread, I’ll find one.  I think Brocato has one, even if it’s from one of those little kid Halloween costume kits.)

And if the Pats cover the 22, they’ll apologize for all the bad stuff they said about me.  And then they’ll say all sorts of new bad stuff.

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26 Responses to “Putting my money where my mouth is, sort of”
  1. djeg07 says: Sep 19, 2010 9:54 AM

    italiano, not polish?

  2. Patsfan1776 says: Sep 19, 2010 9:56 AM

    Florio what kind of Italian are you? My Italian mom would smack me upside the head if she heard I gave someone 21 points when the line is 3.

  3. Lumas101 says: Sep 19, 2010 10:05 AM

    It would be great to see the Jets lose by 22 to anyone, even the Patriots, but that’s a pretty big spread.

  4. GRpatriot says: Sep 19, 2010 10:09 AM

    Mike 22 points???? The spread is 2.5…. ???
    I think your right on, however I wouldn’t taken that bet! 10 yes, 22?
    Historically these division games are a little closer than that!

  5. JEsTerS says: Sep 19, 2010 10:13 AM

    Hey Flo, 1st of all the Jets are going to win the game today and 2nd, we do not want you putting on a Jets jersey!

  6. Hank says: Sep 19, 2010 10:14 AM

    Wearing a Jets jersey is punishment enough but they could have gotten a little more creative. A ballerina costume would’ve raised the stake.

  7. BigBear123 says: Sep 19, 2010 10:19 AM

    Love the Jets fan confidence poll on the top left corner of GangGreen. The downward spiral has started.

  8. faulkn22 says: Sep 19, 2010 10:24 AM

    Florio, the spread is 1/12 of that. You better go find a Jets jersey, because it’ll be 10 points or less at the end of the day.

  9. Insomniac says: Sep 19, 2010 10:30 AM

    You got the short end of the stick on that bet. Should’ve had them change the header of their site to declare the Patriots the best team in the AFC East for a day.

  10. OldNumber7 says: Sep 19, 2010 10:31 AM

    @Florio, won’t that Halloween costume be a little big?

  11. recent says: Sep 19, 2010 10:32 AM

    Brocato will definitely have either a Wayne Chrebet or Curtis Martin jersey available. But I hope he can find a Favre jersey for you, because Jet fans would cringe seeing you in #80.

  12. Nosredna says: Sep 19, 2010 10:41 AM

    Well, while I may think Florio and the rest of the PFT staff are total imbeciles most of the time, gotta stand up and cheer for him to win this.
    I think a 22 pt spread is a bit much though…….

  13. 81Daytona says: Sep 19, 2010 10:43 AM

    I can’t believe that you’re wasting time feuding with a blog…a BLOG, for chrissakes…
    And it’s a JETS blog on top of it…is it possible to have a perspective that is further away from reality?

  14. superb owl says: Sep 19, 2010 10:55 AM

    better get that jersey ready now, flo.
    pats will win. not by 22.

  15. JDeezy says: Sep 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    High stakes.

  16. NFLMMAfan says: Sep 19, 2010 11:22 AM

    No worries, you’ll win this one Florio. Jets go 0-2 after a total beatdown from the Pats.
    A pic of Rex Ryan wearing a Jets jersey and a pink tutu would go viral on the web. Got one Florio? If not have a staffer Photoshop one and post it after the beatdown.

  17. the immortal SCURDS says: Sep 19, 2010 11:25 AM

    boy that was stupid even for an italian.

  18. AbeFreshly says: Sep 19, 2010 11:33 AM

    Vegas bookmakers are laughing at you, Mike.

  19. PackFaninPackLand says: Sep 19, 2010 11:40 AM

    Gee Florio, if you lose you have to wear another teams jersey.
    Wow, what a renegade you are !

  20. JetsKvetch says: Sep 19, 2010 12:19 PM

    So even if the Jets lose, GGN wins, unless they lose really, really badly?
    Alright.

  21. robsterNY says: Sep 19, 2010 12:43 PM

    “if the unthinkable happens and the Jets cover the PFT spread”…*LOL*..Im sure one of the Jet players will enjoy tieing one of his jerseies around your neck Florio..asshole!

  22. joey-pickles says: Sep 19, 2010 7:39 PM

    The only appropriate Jersey is Leinart… err… Sanchez…

  23. HawkNY12 says: Sep 19, 2010 7:57 PM

    Florio what jersey will you be wearing?

  24. joey-pickles says: Sep 19, 2010 8:06 PM

    The only appropriate Jersey is Leinart… err… Sanchez…

  25. mrzazz41387 says: Sep 19, 2010 9:58 PM

    I think you would look dashing in a Sanchez jersey.

  26. fozzi58 says: Sep 20, 2010 10:42 AM

    Hey NFLMMAfan – how did you’re trash talking work out? I think Brady needs that tut and you should put one on too. BNunch of jackasses.

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