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Help me stay out of last place in the USA Today “insider” poll

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So the folks at USA Today have a poll of various on-air NFL categories.  And they’ve included a certain reformed lawyer/Internet hack with whom you may be familiar in the “insider” category.

My goal isn’t to finish first.  My goal is to not finish last.

And I need all the help I can get.

Everyone who votes for me gets a free 10-year subscription to PFT.  How will I know that you voted for me?  I’ll take your word for it.  If the honor system works to deter HGH usage, then the honor system works for me.

UPDATEHere’s the link, which I forgot to put in the original story.  Proving yet again that I need all the help I can get to stay out of last place.

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83 Responses to “Help me stay out of last place in the USA Today “insider” poll”
  1. RomosRibs says: Nov 9, 2011 8:58 AM

    Betcha wish you werent such a Cowboy-hater about now, huh Flo? They alone could keep you outta last but you&crew ooze Cowboy-hatred.

  2. Topher says: Nov 9, 2011 9:02 AM

    Does the subscription include the excellent magazine?

  3. grndizzle says: Nov 9, 2011 9:04 AM

    You got my vote, and you’re currently running away with 1st place at 29% of the total votes.

  4. halasfan says: Nov 9, 2011 9:04 AM

    Iwent to vote for you, but you are up against Glazer, and I don’t want him to choke anyone out.

  5. cleverbob says: Nov 9, 2011 9:05 AM

    What, no “None of the Above” option?

  6. LRPackFan says: Nov 9, 2011 9:06 AM

    I voted for you, Mike! Keep up the good work!

  7. bmoreravensnation says: Nov 9, 2011 9:08 AM

    On your site a couple times a day, so I had to vote.

  8. darthvincent says: Nov 9, 2011 9:09 AM

    looks like your gonna be first — unless the other “insiders” have fans who have 5 seconds of their lives to waste on internet voting.

    Go PFT!!!!

  9. tdl8 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:11 AM

    I voted for you! I think you are safe though Mike! You have 45% of the votes already!

  10. dukemarc says: Nov 9, 2011 9:12 AM

    Wow, shilling for votes……your lack of integrity has no bounds.

  11. dirtydon says: Nov 9, 2011 9:12 AM

    Voted! Though I don’t think you need any help.

  12. cd_ridge says: Nov 9, 2011 9:12 AM

    You are what the polls say you are.

  13. Dr. Kronner says: Nov 9, 2011 9:13 AM

    Looks like “not last” isn’t an issue…

  14. mactank1 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:14 AM

    Done. You’re at 48%

  15. revrondog says: Nov 9, 2011 9:15 AM

    Mike, you deserve to be in last place. Your articles stink and your consistant bashing on Tebow is tired.

  16. minnesconsin says: Nov 9, 2011 9:17 AM

    you’re killing it, mike. now repeat after me: “people like me. they really LIKE ME!”

  17. smoothjimmyapollo says: Nov 9, 2011 9:19 AM

    Who actually enjoys Peter King’s work?

  18. kisstherings says: Nov 9, 2011 9:20 AM

    Of course he has 45% of the votes. He is the only one out there campaigning for it.

    I voted for Schefter. Campaigning for votes is pathetic dude. How bout just letting it play out and getting an honest berometer of where you stand? I can guarrantee you that none of those other guys are fishing for votes.

    I can also gaurrantee you that this post won’t be up too long, because you are also the only ‘journalist’ that censors your own comment posts.

  19. rdoss8 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:21 AM

    Your good to go dude. Just like an election. You provide some incentive and you CAN buy votes!

  20. bigjdve says: Nov 9, 2011 9:21 AM

    I voted for you as well. You are at 53% of the votes now.

    Hey could you tell EB that he has too many anger issues?

  21. failcopter says: Nov 9, 2011 9:29 AM



  22. albanyhawker says: Nov 9, 2011 9:30 AM

    You’re crushing the field at 54%

    You might want to ask for help for your fellow NBC-er Dan Patrick, who’s trailing the field at 11% in the Host category.

  23. fummer34 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:31 AM

    Love the site. I even registered after I voted just to give a thanks to mike. Been checking out PFT for yrs now love it. Keep it up. Ur friends from north of the boarder here in Toronto

  24. dasboat says: Nov 9, 2011 9:43 AM

    With you at 55% and King and Glazer at 9% each, good luck getting them as guests in the future.

  25. slickster35 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:46 AM

    Anyone that uses Nick Wright for Chiefs insider information has no Chiefs insider information at all.

    Try the Thormans @ Arrowhead Pride and you might be on to something approaching the truth. They actually have access to the team.

    Until then, you’re just the National Enquirer to us Chiefs fans.

  26. daunteblack says: Nov 9, 2011 9:47 AM

    Big fan of the site. Voted and you are still at 54%. Closest one to you is Shefter at 12%.

  27. cshearing says: Nov 9, 2011 9:48 AM

    How can you make the statement “keep me out of last place” when you are running away with the poll? 55% when I just checked. Glad I voted for Casserly; he actually needed it.

  28. heyguru1969 says: Nov 9, 2011 9:49 AM

    You got The Guru’s vote. 55% in the latest track which gets you out of whatever hole you were in. Now the only hole I see in the news is Haynesworth.

  29. snaponrules says: Nov 9, 2011 9:49 AM

    Got my vote. 55% now.

    F the rest of the haters. If they dislike this place so much why are they here?

  30. gosuhgo says: Nov 9, 2011 10:02 AM

    I think you could win any poll as long as pft planet stumps for you like this.

  31. canjura says: Nov 9, 2011 10:02 AM

    Done. Next closest person is 46% behind you. I think you’ve won.

  32. gadgetdawg says: Nov 9, 2011 10:04 AM

    Mike I think you will avoid last place at this rate.

    What I don’t understand is all these folks here in the comments calling you a hack, bad journalist ect . . . Yet they care enough to not only read the site but to register and comment in this very post about it all. People are pretty weird.

  33. db3300 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:05 AM

    How did Peter King get on this list? Did he finally stop writing about airport coffee and transition into sports reporting? I stopped reading him after day 3 of his 78 part series on chai tea.

  34. bigteddyt says: Nov 9, 2011 10:06 AM

    I didn’t vote for you because you told me to. I voted for you because you are the best.

    Can I have 20 years?

  35. bryanwenzel says: Nov 9, 2011 10:09 AM

    Did my little part and voted!

    (I think we’re maybe overdoing it. Just a tad. A smidge. A wee bit.

  36. xx4zu1 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:12 AM

    Where’s triple g Gregg…………….oh well he wasn’t listed so I voted for you Mike guess I kinda had to since I’ve been reading since you were begging for money just to keep the site open. BTW you are crushing at 56% but Peter King is in 4th with 8% so you might want to shill for him as well before he stops inviting you to his show.

  37. throwmetheidol says: Nov 9, 2011 10:14 AM

    Voted for you. Ugh now I am locked into this site for the next 10 years.

  38. godofwine330 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:14 AM

    For some reason only the top one comes up on my work computer, but I voted for you on my phone. BTW, there is no way that NFLN Gameday Morning is that far behind. Rich Eisen is the best in the biz, not stale bread like Boomer Berman. The Gameday Morning crew is great as well. There is not an NFL show on BSPN that can compare. (no, BSPN is not a typo)

  39. mudsuckers says: Nov 9, 2011 10:14 AM

    56 you are winning by a landslide!

  40. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 9, 2011 10:26 AM

    Wow, Mike, you are destroying the competition right now!!!

  41. stoogy says: Nov 9, 2011 10:27 AM

    i voted 4 u.. not because u asked but because ur the best…

  42. thingamajig says: Nov 9, 2011 10:34 AM

    I wasn’t aware that the ability to cut and paste equaled an “insider”.

  43. nesuperfan says: Nov 9, 2011 10:41 AM

    Cheaters never prosper.

  44. lazershow15 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:44 AM

    Voted for Berman for pregame and you for insider. You didn’t have much competition…

  45. transam7816 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:46 AM

    Voted for you. Gl

  46. smauricio13 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:49 AM

    58%, done.

  47. bcjim says: Nov 9, 2011 10:54 AM

    Who would vote for Berman for anything except biggest tool?

    As for the “insider”…look at the competition, what have you really won? Its a bunch of posers.

    The reality is that Casserly is probably best and you are probably second. The rest are laughable.

  48. oxycode30 says: Nov 9, 2011 10:55 AM

    You’ve got my vote…. and a huge lead…

  49. sportsinhd says: Nov 9, 2011 10:59 AM

    I’m more concerned that people are voting for Chris Berman as their favorite NFL Sunday Morning Host. Ugghhh.

  50. BlackandGoldMNBruinsFan says: Nov 9, 2011 11:00 AM

    Wow this is like a Ron Paul straw poll…rather than letting the people decide, flood the vote with your own homers and give the appearance that you’re a front runner. Hey, at least I will always vote for you over that fool Rosenthal.

  51. rpiotr01 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:04 AM

    You deserve last place for getting rid of Taco Bill and the photo of the day. Sell out.

  52. redskinsbeatcowboys28 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:05 AM

    I voted for you and wow you are above and beyond everyone else right now. So much for not being first….

  53. wyraiderfan says: Nov 9, 2011 11:18 AM

    You got my vote!!!
    They are going to call you the Ron Paul of NFL polls!!!

  54. nineroutsider says: Nov 9, 2011 11:20 AM

    Help me stay out of last place…more like help me crush 1st place!

  55. goatcrazy510 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:21 AM

    I voted for you. You’re kicking butt at 58%!

  56. ravensgrl says: Nov 9, 2011 11:22 AM

    You got my vote, Mike. 58% now

  57. kaze1sd says: Nov 9, 2011 11:23 AM

    I voted for you. You’re in the lead by a landslide. Bribery always works for me.

  58. Brandon Bain says: Nov 9, 2011 11:32 AM

    I rocked the vote for Mike (58%)

  59. pdxbolt says: Nov 9, 2011 11:35 AM

    Loved the comments on the link demanding you be removed for being a dirty cheating rat ba$tard.

  60. jaybird304 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:42 AM


  61. kowboyzz says: Nov 9, 2011 11:51 AM

    i like richeisen for pregame host….. nd voted for u as insider…..

  62. johnyatomic says: Nov 9, 2011 11:51 AM

    I voted for ya!

  63. bengalsown says: Nov 9, 2011 12:00 PM

    Why in the world are people voting for Chris Berman as the best pre-game host?

  64. schnorb2 says: Nov 9, 2011 12:02 PM

    I voted for you( after much hesitation) your up to 57% of the vote….i think you’ll be safe from last place.

    for those that havent voted yet, please let your voice be heard and show Berman he isnt the great and powerful host he thinks he is!

  65. jcrunk3 says: Nov 9, 2011 12:10 PM

    Eisen and Flo….sound like a catching podcast…Voted!

  66. 12greaterthan4 says: Nov 9, 2011 12:13 PM

    ehh I voted for ya! now where is my sub.?

  67. sohoirish says: Nov 9, 2011 12:29 PM

    I’m sure the other guys are all trying to push their readers to vote. Another example of how second rate you are, Mike. It’s laughable that you’re even on this poll, and now you use this site to make a joke of it.

  68. yogibengal says: Nov 9, 2011 12:32 PM

    You have my vote. How do we get the details on the subscription?

  69. earthtopft says: Nov 9, 2011 12:48 PM

    Considering the time of year, you can probably promise a turkey in every oven and not be too far off.

  70. fourthand20 says: Nov 9, 2011 12:50 PM

    I can’t believe the vote for Chris Berman. He’s so loud he should be on CNBC.

  71. phillycheez says: Nov 9, 2011 12:51 PM

    You are what your record says you are.

  72. castleofcheese says: Nov 9, 2011 1:00 PM


  73. kja22 says: Nov 9, 2011 1:25 PM

    I voted for you, now GIVE ME MY MEMBERSHIP PLEASE OR ELSE!!

  74. tmalo17 says: Nov 9, 2011 1:26 PM

    I voted.

  75. cowboylover says: Nov 9, 2011 1:27 PM

    You’re killin’ it. I voted for you and the vote shows you have the most fans reading you daily. (Note that my username is cowboylover. Yes, we love you, too.)

  76. rlca says: Nov 9, 2011 1:33 PM

    I’m 70 so that means I’ll be 80 B4 I have to renew, which might just about do it for me. Aren’t old people funny?

  77. julbrygga says: Nov 9, 2011 2:07 PM

    you got my vote, that put you to about 55%

  78. bosshog707 says: Nov 9, 2011 2:11 PM

    You got my vote boss…keep up the good work with site…

  79. cparker2013 says: Nov 9, 2011 2:19 PM

    just voted for you. showing you are in the lead with 55% of the vote.

  80. bjs990 says: Nov 9, 2011 2:28 PM

    I voted for you and at 55% and your next closest competitor at 10% you should be a lock

  81. ninernowhiner says: Nov 9, 2011 4:04 PM

    Voted. Thanks for keeping us abreast of everything.

  82. rudwo says: Nov 9, 2011 5:07 PM

    Voted. You are the best anyway, but thanks for the sub (however we get it :P).

  83. Deb says: Nov 9, 2011 7:50 PM

    Done … and you’re blowing away the competition LOL The Power of the Blog!!

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