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    I know, I'm posty today. Sue me.

    The National Football Post | National Football Post Tavern Talk

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    Re: Lombardi hits The Weekly World News (football edition) in the mouth.

    I LOVE Mike Lombardi's blog. What a breath of fresh air!
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    Re: Lombardi hits The Weekly World News (football edition) in the mouth.

    I am generally a fan of PFT and Mike Florio, but the Al Davis coverage was astonishing in its uncharacteristic enthusiasm and imbalance. I can easily agree with Lombardi that Florio allowed himself to be unduly influenced by sources with an axe to grind.

    That having been said, PFT plays an important role. Do we really want almost all our football "inside news" coming from Clayton/Mortenson/Schefter/Glazer/Casserly? They all generally do good work and have their moments, but they all represent a decidedly league-influenced viewpoint.

    As long as you understand how much and where you can trust PFT, it's a good site.
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    OMG someone who has a large reader base calling out PFT.

    Love it.
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    Re: Lombardi hits The Weekly World News (football edition) in the mouth.

    Hey, I read PFT as well (along with just about everything else football), PFT is like the Enquirer or TMZ whereas the National Football Post is much more credible and has real NFL people writing for them.

    I agree with your point about needing information beyond league influence, but PFT tends to throw everything out there just for a website hit.
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    and florio responds
    ProFootballTalk.com - LAST WORD ON OUR AL DAVIS STANCE


    seriously..how ridiculous the nfl season has become...its really more about what happens during the week than sunday - the *****ing,the rumor mongering, two websites going against each other, people taking shots at one another and responding back with their own 'shots'
    we all sucked into it because of the drama waiting for sunday to come
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    I would definitely dispute that Mike Lombardi has "a large reader base". It's only the last couple of months I've become aware of him as a blogger, via links here.

    PFT is much much bigger and well read. Alexa ranks PFT 8,390 among web sites, and Nationalfootballpost.com 260,753rd.
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    Re: Lombardi hits The Weekly World News (football edition) in the mouth.

    he was on dan patrick show today and again talked about BB and moss.he thrives in rumor mills
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/danpatrick/

    how difficult it is for florio to actually look into what davis said and see how much is BS before making a ruckus about lombardi and treason.
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    Posty? Sounds like Australian for Postal?
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    In my opinion Pro Football Talk was a quality site for football information when it first started. However, in the last 12 - 18 months it has changed quite a bit. Rather than focusing on real inside football information, it's almost all gossip now. Whether that is because, as Lombardi claims, that Florio has burnt too many bridges and no longer has access to as many sources - or because Florio figured out he can make more money playing the contrarian and throwing out wild speculation in order to fuel emotions and generate interest - regardless, the 2008 version of PFT is different from the one I read a few years ago. "Truth and Rumors" should be renamed "Speculation and Gossip", while Florio constantly flip flops on topics he rehashes to see which side will spark more debate and page views.

    It's ironic that Florio left ESPN because he didn't care for the editorial control - which was all about ratings and profits rather than integrity and unbiased quality - and now he has turned around and sacrificed substance for style in the name of profits with PFT. It's even more ironic that PFT has followed the same path as ESPN: gone from a high quality niche sports product, to a more profitable, high-volume, mediocre product geared to the lowest common denominator.

    Florio is a hard working, smart business man - he's constantly on national radio and television shows, as well as local radio shows across the country - but he no longer ofers anything of any substance.

    Give me Reiss' Pieces, National Football Post, and a handful of other sites, thank you. They may not ever be the biggest, but biggest is not always the best.
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