Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

31 May 2013

Pro Football Weekly to Close

This has been rumored for a while. Unfortunately, Pro Football Weekly wasn't able to transfer enough of its audience from print to the Web, and will shut its doors.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 31 May 2013

6 comments, Last at 02 Jun 2013, 7:14pm by usctrojan11

Comments

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by andrew :: Sat, 06/01/2013 - 2:29am

Sorry to see them go. Hope someone comes along and saves them but the financial stuff they also posted looks bleak..

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by TimK :: Sun, 06/02/2013 - 7:02am

I worked for a small publisher that went bankrupt many years ago. Those figures look sadly familiar. A lot of the way small publishing seem to secure loans and banking facilities is against the IP/brand-goodwill etc... This is of course of some value in a going concern, and might be worth a lot if a big company decides they want to buy up the small publisher as a way to get into a market, however it becomes of very limited value should everything go down the tubes. Therefore getting a very bad looking balance sheet is not uncommon.

Hopefully the partners are not losing their homes or anything like that, and the good writers will find someone else willing to pay them to do their stuff.

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by Noah of Arkadia :: Sat, 06/01/2013 - 8:40am

I noticed it's been abandoned for a while. Their "insider" and "whispers" section was always a pretty good read.

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by Lance :: Sun, 06/02/2013 - 10:47am

I used to subscribe (in the early 90's, before the internet was mainstream). There seemed to be a big focus on gambling (not my thing), but they also tried to provide news and analysis that would appeal to the non-gambling inclined. In the end, though, it seems like in trying to serve two masters they ended up serving none.

Also, did they have any young, interesting writers on-staff at all?

The one thing I'd love to find was an article I read in the paper version (1993-ish) where four editors sat down and each drafted their own all-time team. I'd love to re-read that, but it's impossible to find on-line archives from then and when I wrote to ask about it, I got no reply (not even a "don't know what you're talking about" answer).

Oh well.

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by Raiderjoe :: Sun, 06/02/2013 - 4:58pm

Re: toung interesting writer

Had Nolan Nawrocki. Giu write horrible report on g. Smith. Sports Illustrated had article based off that PFW report. Was jb SI early may issue pretty suure.

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by usctrojan11 (not verified) :: Sun, 06/02/2013 - 7:14pm

ha i was wondering why they didnt cover the draft. i thought maybe nawrocki got fired despite being correct about geno.