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Florio Jr. and team start the season 1-0

TV duties and flight schedules kept me from attending Florio Jr.’s first high school game of the season.  But it won’t keep me from bragging a little.  Or a lot.

The Clarksburg Notre Dame Fighting Irish started the season 1-0 with a 27-16 win over Grafton.  Notre Dame trailed 7-0 at the half.

Florio Jr., who now outweighs me by 50 pounds, plays left tackle and left defensive end.  For a highlight or two, click Part One of the WDTV 5th Quarter program (hosted by my former PFTV partner Joe Brocato) and forward to the 5:10 mark.

Florio Jr. (also known as Alex) forced a fumble after staying home on a read-option fake and slipping past the blockers and hitting the quarterback.

Alex and several teammates also dyed their hair blond for the game.  Alex dyed his beard blonde, too.

As Ross Tucker has said, “He’s already a lot cooler than you ever were.”

In my defense, it was a fairly low bar.

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54 Responses to “Florio Jr. and team start the season 1-0”
  1. kernelreefer says: Sep 7, 2013 11:18 PM

    Is it OK if I cheer against Florio but for his son?

  2. wakaflaccoflame says: Sep 7, 2013 11:19 PM

    Lmao Florio does not give a single ****

  3. ososrule says: Sep 7, 2013 11:20 PM

    Hope he isn’t studying to be a lawyer!

  4. pobreezy says: Sep 7, 2013 11:21 PM

    Congrats to you and your kid.
    Good luck to y’all on the season.
    … also props to his number choice.

  5. micknangold says: Sep 7, 2013 11:22 PM

    Cool story bro.

  6. therealraider says: Sep 7, 2013 11:22 PM

    If you are able to attend one of your sons games, would one of your colleagues write a disparaging article about it?

  7. helix828 says: Sep 7, 2013 11:23 PM

    Florio Jr, you’re the man!

    Florio Sr, not so much.

  8. chargersdiehard says: Sep 7, 2013 11:27 PM

    I can picture florio on the sideline handing out class action concussion lawsuit pamphlets with his contact info.

  9. floridaslonechargersfan says: Sep 7, 2013 11:28 PM

    How awesome would it be if Florio Jr’s team was named the Redskins!

  10. romosmicrodongs says: Sep 7, 2013 11:30 PM

    as an irish American I take offense to teams named ‘fighting irish’ that categorize all irish as drunkards that fight. florio I expect you to be avant garde and stop reporting on your sons schools horribly offensive team name

  11. oxrageous says: Sep 7, 2013 11:31 PM

    Please God don’t tell me we’re going to have to hear about every game Florio’s son plays in.

  12. folkcrusader says: Sep 7, 2013 11:32 PM

    Have a great season Alex!

  13. kuranda84 says: Sep 7, 2013 11:33 PM

    Congrats, Florio!

  14. cullimon says: Sep 7, 2013 11:34 PM

    You know you have a huge ego when you name your son after yourself

  15. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Sep 7, 2013 11:36 PM

    Now it’s high school football talk.

  16. lennydpocketqb says: Sep 7, 2013 11:37 PM

    Congrats. Who exactly did you mate with to create a DE? Clearly, that’s not your frame Mike.

  17. JMClarkent says: Sep 7, 2013 11:38 PM

    The kid seems like a winner – clearly his mothers genes.

  18. jrocknstuff says: Sep 7, 2013 11:42 PM

    Clarksburg was favored by 13, they’re shaving points

  19. johnnyb612 says: Sep 7, 2013 11:46 PM

    I can’t believe florio has ever even had sex…

  20. Corey Jeppesen says: Sep 7, 2013 11:50 PM

    Uh to Cullimon….he didn’t. His name is Alex.

  21. theseaward says: Sep 7, 2013 11:58 PM

    Nice jersey number. LOL

  22. shadowcell says: Sep 8, 2013 12:03 AM

    congrats, Florios

  23. prospero63 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:03 AM

    wait, the fighting Irish? isn’t that on offensive stereotype?

  24. lance19 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:06 AM

    C’mon! YouTube already told me how Grafton only APPEARED to lose, so that later Obama
    can take our guns!!

  25. Ashley says: Sep 8, 2013 12:20 AM

    Way to go, Alex. Good luck with the rest of the season!

  26. chiadam says: Sep 8, 2013 12:24 AM

    on one hand, I don’t give a sh*t. on the other hand, no one else does either. but if I had three hands, I’d say it’s better than peter king yammering away about his daughter’s lacrosse scores. I mean, women’s lacrosse is like a turkey burger. yeah, it exists, but do you know anyone that likes it?

  27. macjacmccoy says: Sep 8, 2013 12:27 AM

    Of course its Florio’s kid who thinks picking the number 69 makes him some how cool or funny.

  28. oldcat157 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:30 AM

    The only reason we’re reading about them is because they won. Team is mediocre.

  29. Smarterthanyou says: Sep 8, 2013 12:33 AM

    My dog took a dump in the back yard earlier,

  30. turkjones says: Sep 8, 2013 12:38 AM

    “You know you have a huge ego when you name your son after yourself”


    Florio’s kid’s name is Alex. If you’d read the article, you’d have seen that.

    Calling him “Florio Jr.” is just part of Florio Sr.’s beloved schtick.

    Have a great season this year, Alex.

  31. akilimak says: Sep 8, 2013 12:43 AM

    Out weighs you by 50lbs ?

    I smell a court ordered paternity test against your wife soon….

  32. veence69 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:49 AM

    I want to give Florio flak for this, but nah. Congrats to the proud father. I might do the same thing if it were my website. Congrats, Mike. Thanks for being a father who gives a shh.

  33. Smarterthanyou says: Sep 8, 2013 12:53 AM

    My kid can whip Florios kid……………..easily, And he is only 10.

    I fully expect this to be censored because quite frankly Sr. is a sissy too

  34. jjbadd385 says: Sep 8, 2013 12:57 AM

    As a father, I absolutely understand where your heart is on this, and good for you Florio! Congrats to your son and Best Wishes to him! Dont pay any attention to anyone who comments & dont agree with these updates! Just delete them, like y’all do most of my responses on PFT!! (j\k, sorta)…..

  35. nonetruerthanblue says: Sep 8, 2013 1:22 AM

    I absolutely love this…fantastic u write about your son. As a writer, can’t imagine anything better

  36. bigbaldpapahawk says: Sep 8, 2013 1:29 AM

    What is awesome is that you have a big platform to brag about your son on.

    I would do it too.

  37. gettingpwned says: Sep 8, 2013 1:48 AM

    Nice jersey # too. Really? That joke was so 90’s/a Jared Allen mullet ago.

  38. mackcarrington says: Sep 8, 2013 1:54 AM

    It’s commendable that you report on your son’s football game.

  39. rcali says: Sep 8, 2013 4:44 AM

    Does anybody know if Ross Tucker got fired from ESPIN because he kept correcting everyone on their pronunciation of words? Super lame.

  40. oldguardof60s says: Sep 8, 2013 5:39 AM

    Watched the highlights, Joe said the Irish scored 28 unanswered points to win 27-16. Fuzzy math!

  41. ddogdaddy says: Sep 8, 2013 5:40 AM

    Who knew PFT would stand for Personal Florio Tidbits?

  42. cuda1234 says: Sep 8, 2013 7:26 AM

    Wow, Rex Ryan is a better dad than Mike Florio, who used an offensive team name in his column.

  43. defeetrexryan says: Sep 8, 2013 7:32 AM

    Way to go, Flynn!

  44. purplengold says: Sep 8, 2013 7:34 AM

    Does Alex still play drums?

  45. Sonny says: Sep 8, 2013 7:38 AM

    For the next four years, shall we call this the Florio jr HS recruitment site.

  46. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Sep 8, 2013 7:50 AM

    It’s cool to see a father this proud of his son. Good luck to MF and his boy.

  47. goindy2006 says: Sep 8, 2013 8:27 AM

    Can’t blame a guy for giving his kid props! Well done! Have a great season Alex!

  48. jdizzle11 says: Sep 8, 2013 8:38 AM

    Do you all play Buckhannon this year? I grew up there and played soccer against Clarksburg.

  49. 950003cups says: Sep 8, 2013 8:46 AM

    Gotta love that daddy pride. Congrats Sr!

  50. cometkazie says: Sep 8, 2013 9:10 AM

    Keep these coming, Senior.

    It gives football relevance.

  51. kate773 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:23 AM

    Congrats Alex and Mike. Enjoy this time…!

    To the others complaining about Florio posting this

    1) Its his website. You don’t like what he posts? Don’t read it.

    2) There’s an easy way to avoid stories you don’t like. It’s called the scroll bar. Use it.

    I don’t get when people complain about stories posted on websites. No one is forcing you to read anything.

  52. drone501 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    congragulations mike sr. your taking a lot of good natured kidding on here, but good for your son.

  53. truths4all says: Sep 8, 2013 10:37 AM

    CONGRATS to proud Papa Florio!!! You indeed have many blessed reasons to be proud.

    We all wish your son much more success AND health as he pursues his athletic endeavors and excellence.

    May you continue to provide the young man with wise counsel and fatherly directions as he expands to find his way in life.

  54. southernpatriots says: Sep 8, 2013 11:30 AM

    Proud Papa Florio, all the best to Jr. and his continue health and scholarship. Hire some temps, so you can be there. You will never regret being there….I know.

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