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Screw it, I’m going fishing


Many people ask me whether I ever stop working and spend time with my family.  (This presumes, of course, that my family actually wants me to spend time with them.)

Today, I’ve decided to shut it down for a few hours to head to a cabin in the middle of nowhere that my wife’s family has owned for 70 years.  There will be fishing.  Maybe some football throwing.  Possibly a round or two of Frolf.

I’ve decided to take the pedal off the metal for a little while because:  (1) it’s a beautiful weekend in most of the contiguous U.S.; (2) things in NFL circles are a little slow today; (3) we already have posted 15 stories since 7:00 a.m. ET; and (4) I’ve got three guys who can help me fill the gap, even though they’ll each be taking some time today to do other stuff.

That changes tomorrow, when we’ll have another person pulling the oar.  (I specifically buried that disclosure as a reward for anyone who made it this far into a relatively meaningless story.  Then again, most of my stories are relatively meaningless.)  I’ll make the announcement tonight, right after watching the season finale of Mad Men and finding out whether anyone is going to fall down that damn elevator shaft.  (I thought it was going to be Lane, but as it turns out he had a much shorter fall.)

Anyway, where was I?  Oh yeah, I’m going fishing.  But I’ll be back.  Unless the fish win.

Or unless they’ve installed a malfunctioning elevator at the cabin.

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40 Responses to “Screw it, I’m going fishing”
  1. pftcensorssuck says: Jun 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    That changes tomorrow, when we’ll have another person pulling the oar.
    You mean I never even got an interview????


  2. schmitty2 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:41 AM

    Geez, I will be lost without your attempts at comedic comments. Good fishing to ya Florio!

  3. ravenmuscle says: Jun 10, 2012 11:42 AM

    Have a great time Mike…we all love you and hope you land a BIG ONE.

    Its Adam Shefter and Skip Bayless that we all wish would just be flushed down the toilet FOREVER. What pure garbage those two are.

  4. aholdson28 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:42 AM

    Nothing beats perch fishing on the shores of Lake Erie…those of you who have done it know that…have fun Michael

  5. reaser2 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:42 AM

    Sure your wife is happy you have 3 guys who can help fill the gap.

  6. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 10, 2012 11:42 AM

    You’ve earned, go have fun…..we’ll be here clowning around til you get back!

  7. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jun 10, 2012 11:43 AM

    well deserved!! I’d you ever need some help writing, ill be more than happy to help!

  8. whatsafairway says: Jun 10, 2012 11:44 AM

    Have fun, catch some big ones and if you don’t mind, before you go, could you change the featured video?

    That guy staring at me is creeping me out.

  9. themonster49 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:47 AM

    A personal post deserves a personal comment,

    Enjoy the cabin, its always nice out there away from everything isnt it? Hey, regardless of how you finish off your fish, with a stick, skinned alive, suffocating, do you think you will have any extra fish? I like me some fish. Seriously though, think you will have any extra fish?

  10. tailgateheaven says: Jun 10, 2012 11:47 AM

    At least ur not covering the chronology of Tom Brady’s hair, or Dancin with The Stars. I’ll alert the rest of the media of your disruptive social intercourse. Enjoy!

  11. icewalker946 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:50 AM

    Enjoy it. You have earned it. You bring a lot of info to us fans without having to look all over the intrnet. If you catch a big one I’m sure we will all want to see pictures!

  12. tigobitties says: Jun 10, 2012 11:50 AM

    Dont forget to let your wife hook your worm for you, we know you don’t like touching those things.

  13. EJ says: Jun 10, 2012 11:53 AM

    I like Mike Florio’s writing.

  14. jacobslatter says: Jun 10, 2012 11:53 AM

    I know what the disclosure is: the long awaited return of Gregg Rosenthal to “pull the oar”. He’s been hitting the gym lifting weights.

  15. wickedmadd says: Jun 10, 2012 11:54 AM

    i just wanna give ya a thumbs up

  16. mugatu13 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:56 AM

    My wife thanks you for the simple fact that when you spend time with your family, I’m forced to do the same.

  17. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 10, 2012 12:09 PM

    Enjoy your well earned break.

    The NFL will still be here when you get back.

  18. dko83 says: Jun 10, 2012 12:14 PM

    Love the CitW ref, enjoy.

  19. scalfor3 says: Jun 10, 2012 12:15 PM

    no one else is dying on mad men this season. before the series ends someones gonna jump though.

    poor lane

  20. ghostofgilchrist says: Jun 10, 2012 12:16 PM

    Who are these “many people” who ask you if you spend time with the family? More unnamed sources??

    Have fun. I assume Dungy will be with you to tell you how great the fishing was when Peyton was there, and Peter King will be building the campfire so he can blow some more smoke…

  21. rajbais says: Jun 10, 2012 12:29 PM

    You went to Carnegie Mellon, you wife’s family owned a cabin for 70 years, and you were driving a ’68 Volkswagen van until last year???

  22. 49erstim says: Jun 10, 2012 12:33 PM

    I’m going to take credit for your mini-vacation. I knew that I would eventually drive you to drinking or vacation!… Glad vacation won out…hey have a drink while you’re up there!

  23. kane337 says: Jun 10, 2012 12:38 PM

    Enjoy the time off. You deserve it.

  24. proflonghair says: Jun 10, 2012 12:45 PM

    Who do you think you are Joe Thomas? Brett Kiesel?

  25. dolphins1121 says: Jun 10, 2012 12:47 PM

    aholdson28 says:
    Jun 10, 2012 11:42 AM

    Nothing beats perch fishing on the shores of Lake Erie…those of you who have done it know that…have fun Michael


    Way to get all weird and call him by his full name. Creep…

  26. pnthrz1 says: Jun 10, 2012 12:49 PM

    Mike, enjoy your time off. During the real season, your posts are like a drug to me. Thank you for what you do.

  27. joetoronto says: Jun 10, 2012 12:57 PM

    Enjoy your time off, Mike.

    Forza Italia!

  28. 4evrnyt says: Jun 10, 2012 1:02 PM

    Campbell is the one going down the shaft and it wont happen to a more deserving creep.

  29. jackblackshairyback says: Jun 10, 2012 1:10 PM


  30. folkcrusader says: Jun 10, 2012 1:12 PM

    All this… it’s just business.

    What you’re talking about, that’s life.

    Have a unforgettable time with your family. We’ll be here to call you names when you get back.

  31. rpiotr01 says: Jun 10, 2012 1:38 PM

    Is “fishing” lawyer speak for ambulance chasing?

  32. skolvikings12 says: Jun 10, 2012 1:42 PM

    Frolf is golf with frogs.

  33. johanneschimpo says: Jun 10, 2012 2:09 PM

    What does this have to do with football?

  34. Deb says: Jun 10, 2012 2:11 PM

    Have a great time and say hey to Brett Keisel!

  35. brohamma says: Jun 10, 2012 3:08 PM

    Have fun Mike!!

    Living over here in Germany now for the past decade.. I am in the process of getting a little fishing place up in Sweden. Enjoy your time on the lake and make sure you have a cooler with plenty of “cold ones.”


  36. obxfannings says: Jun 10, 2012 3:12 PM

    Mike, have a great vacation!! you have gained total cred for knowing how to actually throw a frisbee – the best party toy for those who don’t get it and a little piece of Zen for those that do. May you have calm air and tossing partner who does not burn worms (Sorry, McCheezy). We throw here on the Outer Banks of NC – Come on Down, Mister!!

  37. mike8016 says: Jun 10, 2012 3:52 PM

    Love the Seinfeld reference Florio

  38. ravenschick says: Jun 10, 2012 8:31 PM

    I hope your day fishing was a good as mine was on the Chesapeake Bay with my Hubby and step sons. No keepers, but they were biting every time we put the lines in the water. I love (Ravens) football, but I love family more. Enjoy the time with the family.

  39. easyeddie says: Jun 10, 2012 10:04 PM

    Are you sure you’re coming back soon, Mike? Can’t you stay away a little longer — like a year or so?

  40. WestCoastVet says: Jun 11, 2012 1:44 AM

    FROLF! You, sir, just gained 10 Cool Points!

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