PROFOOTBALLTALK.COM (PFT) is a news and rumor website that focuses on the National Football League . Though much of the information on PFT is aggregated from mainstream media sources, site editor Mike Florio often writes stories based on tips he attributes to a network of sources.
The main focus of the site is the "Daily Rumor Mill" consisting of postings of the aforementioned news items as well as editorializing by Florio. Throughout the season, weekly rankings of players at various positions for fantasy football are posted. Furthermore, the site maintains a year-round "Turd Watch" competition, in which teams are ranked based on the arrests of their personnel.
The site was created on November 1, 2001, by Florio, who is also the
site's primary editor and contributor. Florio is responsible for the
multiple daily updates to the primary page of the site, the "Daily
Rumor Mill." In addition, content such as satirical
photo-illustrations and periodic live blogs by Florio of
On June 14, 2009, it was announced that
become an affiliate of
* 1 PFT staff
* 2 Site sections / elements
* 2.1 Former
* 3 Notable errors * 4 References * 5 External links
NAME DUTIES NOTES
Aside from his work on the website and appearances during halftime
of Notre Dame games on NBC with Peter King , Florio works as a lawyer.
He resides in West Virginia. Before creating the site, Florio worked
GREGG ROSENTHAL Contributor Joined the writing staff following the affiliate agreement with NBC. Moved on to NFL.com in March 2012.
MICHAEL DAVID SMITH Contributor Re-joined the writing staff in 2009 while still working for FanHouse
JOSH ALPER Contributor Author of "one-liners," short team-by-team news blurbs posted at least once a day
JAMES CLINTON Technical Design JetBlackNinja handles the design and layout of the site.
JOE BROCATO PFTV Contributor Participated in the PFTV segments by asking Mike Florio questions. His day job is a sports reporter for a local West Virginia TV station. Left the site before the NBC Deal
TED SUNDQUIST Twice a week contributor Former Broncos GM that writes previews and reviews of three high-profile games per week, going over several 'keys to success. His stay was short on PFT'
Former contributing writers include Tom Curran and Aaron Wilson.
SITE SECTIONS / ELEMENTS
* RUMOR MILL – The main aspect of the site. Multiple articles are
posted every day on all sorts of
* PIC OF THE DAY – Contained satirical pictures (often
photoshopped) made by Taco Bill.
* INTERVIEWS – Interviews with
Talk posted and thus spread the unconfirmed rumor on
January 25, 2007 that broadcaster and former Pittsburgh Steelers
A similar instance occurred on the September 14, 2009 when the crew of Profootballtalk.com erroneously reported a quote from Keyshawn Johnson in referring to Joe Flacco as a "bum". A correction to this was posted on the September 15.
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