Florida State football, after a very rough six year patch, appears to finally be back. A 10-3 season (5-3 in the ACC), culminating with a win at the Cheez-It Bowl, has Seminoles fans feeling a lot better about the football program under head coach Mike Norvell.
Unfortunately, all of those good feelings just got shot in the arse with a cringe-inducing, what in the actual hell is going on here video that the Florida State cheerleaders recently released online.
For those that are unfamiliar, the young man who appears in the video is named Madden San Miguel from Dallas. He goes by the nickname “Baby Gronk” and calls himself a “FOOTBALL CELEBRITY” on social media.
And he’s not wrong… he is kind of a football celebrity.
#FSUTwitter Tonight at 7:30pm EST we have @BabyGronk5 on to get to know the real BABY GRONK and to hear how his Dad and him have made over 50K in NIL and built over 250k followers on IG watch here at 7:30pm https://t.co/QQA3fVFDOV pic.twitter.com/aZGbrti1pI
— 🎙SPEARATICS BY SSN 🏉 (@SPEARATICS) January 23, 2023
As a 9-year-old, Madden San Miguel had already signed $50,000 worth of brand deals.
WOULD HE GET THE FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP BASED ON THIS FILM
CLASS OF 2031 pic.twitter.com/BHZMXHIqjr
— BABY GRONK (@BabyGronk5) October 12, 2022
Last year, he was even featured in a profile by Bay News 9 in Tampa when he came to town to play for an 8-U National Flag Football Championship.
Jake had a blueprint for his son before he was even born. Jake said ” I was talking about how I was gonna train him , how I was gonna discipline him, how I was gonna build character, how I was gonna build work ethic.
What he build was an Internet Superstar, people couldn’t get enough of the kid known as Baby Gronk who would tower over kids his age and go out and dominate them on the football field.
Jake says a lot of people may think that he is living thru Madden, but what he is trying to do is give his son a better life.
He’s taken unofficial recruiting trips to places like the University of Florida and University of Texas and “committed” to play football at the University of Oregon when he was in second grade.
Recently, Baby Gronk took a trip to Tallahassee.
BABY GRONK Visits Florida State https://t.co/28lf9rafua
— 🎙SPEARATICS BY SSN 🏉 (@SPEARATICS) January 24, 2023
While he was there he got to meet several of the Florida State cheerleaders, who then proceeded to make that aforementioned WTFlorida video.
BABY GRONK VISITS FLORIDA STATE pic.twitter.com/CbAtgmnxPS
— BABY GRONK (@BabyGronk5) January 21, 2023
College football fans didn’t really know how to react to… that.
I miss 30 seconds ago when I didn’t know this existed— Big Bird🏴☠️🏴☠️ (@king_justin96) January 23, 2023
Other responses included “holy cringe,” “Wtf is this crap,” “This is weird,” “excruciating watch,” and “As if I didn’t already need a reason to hate FSU.”
I gotta stop just watching everything I see on my feed.— Myles - Fire Marc Curles (@335enthusiast) January 23, 2023