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
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
1 PFT staff 2 Site sections / elements
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 at
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.
Participated in the PFTV segments by asking
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 Matt Birk, Antonio Bryant, Ben Leber,
and Steve McKinney
PFT Chronicles – a cartoon series about ProFootball
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