Like many a tried-and-true New Englander, Joe Girvan has pointed thoughts when it comes to the sports teams he adored growing up. To that end, the 1991 Marlborough High graduate had Deflategate opinions, as many of us did. Unlike most New Englanders, though, he got to broadcast his thoughts on television.

By Tim Whelan Jr./Daily News Correspondent

Joe Girvan and his wife, Jenn, were house hunting in southwest Florida recently. At an open house, somebody recognized Girvan and struck up a conversation.

“She said, “I’m glad you said what you said about Roger Goodell. At least somebody’s telling the truth,’” Girvan said by phone over the weekend. “It’s one of those cool things. There’s a high number of New England transplants here, and I think they appreciated it.”

Like many a tried-and-true New Englander, Joe Girvan has pointed thoughts when it comes to the sports teams he adored growing up. To that end, the 1991 Marlborough High graduate had Deflategate opinions, as many of us did.

Unlike most New Englanders, though, he got to broadcast his thoughts on television.

Over nearly two decades, Girvan has established himself as one of Florida’s most respected sportscasters. He is coming up on three years at NBC affiliate WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, where he arrived as sports director in January 2015.

The accolades have followed.  In 2016, he was named the Florida Associated Press Sportscaster of the Year, and he was recently named in a viewer poll as the most popular sportscaster in southwest Florida.

If you ever need a Sunshine State tour guide, Girvan would be your man. Prior to Fort Myers, Girvan was sports anchor/host for WPTV, WFLX, and ESPN 106.3 in West Palm Beach. He also worked at Bay News 9 and Bright House Sports Network in Tampa. In 2004, he

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