Thanks for another record-setting day

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The first 32 hours of free agency have ended.  For the first time since 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the PFT staff will all be off at the same time.  (Unless one of us can’t sleep.)

And our first-ever full 24-hour day of work has resulted in new traffic records.

More than 911,000 of you visited the site at some point on Wednesday, and at 6.25 average page views per visitor we served up more than 5.7 million, nudging past Tuesday’s record of 5.65 million.

Thanks for giving us some of your valuable time (or, as the case may be, some of your employer’s valuable time).  We hope we’ve kept you informed.  We also hope we’ve kept you entertained.  And if you smiled or chortled or chuckled or laughed out loud once or twice, that would mean we’re doing our job not as crappily as usual.

We’ll be back at it in the morning, early.  There are still plenty of free agents to be signed, including some of the biggest names our there.

And this is where I should link the PFT Hot 100 list.  But since Silva has been putting it in pretty much every single one of his posts, I’ll refrain.  For now.

25 responses to “Thanks for another record-setting day

  1. while I love nothing more than terrorizing rival teams to pittsburgh sport fans mainly for their ego manical ignorant self absorbed fodder. I thank and appreciate all your hard work and dedication to keep joe fan informed 24-7 it was truly an honor helpin get millions of hits to see where pampered piece of you know what they are athletes. ernesto vermachelli ” the bridge”

  2. Gee, if I’d known the day would end with confetti falling on my Steelers, I’d have dropped by even more obsessively! An early prediction? 😉

  3. I am often a critic of the lack of journalism here but 32 hour FA coverage was outstanding. Very well done. This site certainly has some flaws but it has the best football coverage hands down.

    Two thumbs up. I hope you all get some well derved sleep.

  4. i love this stuff. u guys r awesome keep up the awesomeness. i dont think u guys put the link for the top 100 up enough. i remember looking for it and having to go through a dozen articles just to find it.

  5. I’ve been defending you and for years Mike, to my “friends” at, the old Usenet newsgroup, some of whose members have been real mega-snobs about your site for years!

    I’m happy that your colossal web traffic these first two days of free agency have vindicated not only you, but me! 🙂

  6. It should get the message across that we like real news, not “speculation is that Manning might be extremely interested in considering the thought of possibly looking into potentially contemplating an offer from the Texans if the Texans’ brass makes an offer after their management meets to determine of they want to consider possibly making an offer to Manning.”

  7. mataug says:
    Mar 15, 2012 12:12 AM
    Polamalu is not going to become a free agent tomorrow morning is he ?

    Green Bay Packers
    Super Bowl

  8. thanks for all your hard work.the best part of this site is the comments that people leave after you report on a subject. like the jets. and cowboys.its too funny.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. And if you smiled or chortled or chuckled or laughed out loud once or twice, that would mean we’re doing our job not as crappily as usual.
    Actually these events are very much independent.

  10. is my go-to site for breaking football news. I appreciate your dedication to the sport & tell friends about the ubiquitous nature of your reporting whenever the opportunity arises. Keep up the good work.

  11. I’m guessing your total is a direct result of Bills fans checking your web site every 10 minutes for the last 72 hours seeking the sound of harp music from The Ralph

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