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Welcome, Mike Wilkening

You may have noticed a few posts today written by another Mike.

Joining the PFT fray is Mike Wilkening.  A former senior editor at Pro Football Weekly, Wilkening becomes a part-time scribe for the site.

That brings the total lineup to a solid six:  MDS, Darin Gantt, Josh Alper, night-shifter Curtis Crabtree, Wilkening, and yours truly.

So give Mike Wilkening a proper welcome in the comments.  And feel free to suggest a nickname for him, since we can only have one Mike.

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50 Responses to “Welcome, Mike Wilkening”
  1. redzona says: Feb 27, 2013 8:32 PM

    Welcome MDub

  2. coltzfan166 says: Feb 27, 2013 8:39 PM

    Welcome Wilks!

  3. marzalmighty says: Feb 27, 2013 8:39 PM

    Everybody loves a Mikey!

  4. dannycaled says: Feb 27, 2013 8:41 PM


  5. micknangold says: Feb 27, 2013 8:45 PM

    But there’s three Mikes? Unless Michael David Smith insists on being called by his full name?

  6. thefox61 says: Feb 27, 2013 8:45 PM

    Welcome Mike Wilkening. Looking forward to your articles. How about “The King”?

  7. Davo says: Feb 27, 2013 8:49 PM

    I don’t know Mike, I used to say you we’re the 5th best writer at PFT, now you’re the 6th best? Why you do this to yourself?

    Welcome (new) Mike!

  8. chitownbears says: Feb 27, 2013 8:50 PM

    Wilks? Wilky? MW? Mikey?

  9. maiphatdong says: Feb 27, 2013 8:52 PM


  10. 69finfan says: Feb 27, 2013 9:01 PM

    I don’t know. Mike deleted one of my comments earlier today but that’s nothing new, so does everyone else. Welcome New Mike.

  11. berniesboys says: Feb 27, 2013 9:01 PM

    Welcome, New Mike ! I’ll call you “Dragon”, but you have to call me “Knighthawk.”

  12. thrillheaux says: Feb 27, 2013 9:01 PM

    “And feel free to suggest a nickname for him, since we can only have one Mike.”

    He can be T-bone, Florio can be “Coco the Circus Monkey.”

  13. operwapitsai says: Feb 27, 2013 9:04 PM

    hey there wilksie

  14. kane337 says: Feb 27, 2013 9:07 PM

    Welcome Mike. Please no corny jokes like Florio gives us 😉

  15. Iknoweverything says: Feb 27, 2013 9:08 PM

    it will not matter to coin a good nickname for you because it will just be censored and blocked

  16. Mike Wilkening says: Feb 27, 2013 9:12 PM

    Thanks for the welcome, everyone. Looking forward to contributing at PFT.

  17. fleebusmcgee says: Feb 27, 2013 9:14 PM


    Because its fun. For us.

  18. sfcharger says: Feb 27, 2013 9:16 PM

    BMW – Big Mike Wilkening

  19. schmitty2 says: Feb 27, 2013 9:18 PM

    Welcome aboard Mike! Did you ask Florio if he had to re-structure his contract in order for PFT to sign you?

  20. DonRSD says: Feb 27, 2013 9:28 PM

    The Wilkenator!!!

  21. keylimelight says: Feb 27, 2013 9:37 PM

    Welcome Mike.

    To echo several commenters, everyone loves a Mikey.

    (or maybe the iconic T-bone)

  22. The Prophet says: Feb 27, 2013 9:39 PM

    Manti Wilkening

  23. gusforgottens says: Feb 27, 2013 9:39 PM

    Milky Way! Seems fitting

  24. catquick says: Feb 27, 2013 9:41 PM


  25. raiderapologist says: Feb 27, 2013 9:45 PM

    “Boner” is available.

  26. ryanbowman8286 says: Feb 27, 2013 9:46 PM

    How about The Wilk Man? Or Wilkshire? Or Michelangelo? Mikey? The Awilkening? Will Kening? Or heck…just call him Wilkening.

    Call him Kenny (Southpark).

  27. cobrala2 says: Feb 27, 2013 9:47 PM

    How could you NOT make the headline anything but, “Wilcommen, Mike Wilkening!”???

  28. purpleguy says: Feb 27, 2013 9:47 PM

    How about “goofy beanie”?

  29. justintuckrule says: Feb 27, 2013 9:58 PM


  30. arzcardinals says: Feb 27, 2013 10:01 PM

    Honest mike
    The guy who won’t sensationalize every story
    Mike a guy who’s headlines actually match the story

  31. countpetofi says: Feb 27, 2013 10:05 PM

    Just call ’em Wee Willie.

  32. Matt says: Feb 27, 2013 10:09 PM

    Mike Florio – Florio
    Michael David Smith – MDS
    Mike Wilkening – Guvnah [it’s the hat]

  33. massappeal12345 says: Feb 27, 2013 10:09 PM

    Lets call him “Accurate mike”.

  34. Gordon says: Feb 27, 2013 10:20 PM

    I’ll call him Harold.

  35. pftisdabomb says: Feb 27, 2013 10:23 PM

    After looking at that pic, ‘Little Guido’ seems appropriate.

  36. mjkelly77 says: Feb 27, 2013 10:40 PM

    How ’bout Mike Wilkening is Mike and Florio becomes Mickey Flowers.

  37. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Feb 27, 2013 11:46 PM

    Judging from the pic, he likes the ponies. How ’bout “bug boy” or “mudder?”

  38. stevemo says: Feb 28, 2013 12:17 AM

    You should bring Greg back. He’s the only one that is capable of truly understanding what is happening on the football field.

  39. pooflingingmonkey says: Feb 28, 2013 1:00 AM


  40. manilovethepftcensors says: Feb 28, 2013 1:45 AM

    May I suggest The Erratic Dominator?

  41. joetoronto says: Feb 28, 2013 4:16 AM

    Hopefully, this guy actually knows how to write and doesn’t sweat the small stuff.

    Unlike everyone else around here.

  42. sourdoughsam says: Feb 28, 2013 6:20 AM

    How about we just refer to him as “Mike” and Florio can be “Gay Mike,” in homage to his daily posts about gay football players and to show everyone that he’s totally cool with it because he’s tolerant like that.

  43. John says: Feb 28, 2013 8:48 AM

    As easy as it fits, the last guy that was called the Milk Man got a 50 game suspension for using PEDs.

    I suggest: BMW/Beamer, Maurice, MikeDog, The Replacement, Silky Wilk, Muhammad Wilkerson, To Wilk or not to Wilk, MikWik

  44. nittanymunchkins says: Feb 28, 2013 9:06 AM


  45. asublimeday says: Feb 28, 2013 9:32 AM

    He looks like somebody who would approach you on a subway at 2 am about buying some cheap pit bulls.

  46. spkriegs says: Feb 28, 2013 9:40 AM

    Wilkening, I’ve given this a lot of thought. From now on, your name is Flounder.

  47. tinbender2000 says: Feb 28, 2013 11:16 AM

    How about calling him “Fred”? That’s what I did when we got another cat.

  48. shlort says: Feb 28, 2013 2:39 PM

    The new Mike looks like the old Andy Capp from the comic strips back in the day. The hat really makes that statement. His Nick should be AC. Anyway, write some good stuff and don’t be as sensitive as Florio and go deleting any post that doesn’t agree with your opinion.

  49. dukemarc says: Feb 28, 2013 5:17 PM

    Pro Football Weekly to PFT??? Wow, times must be tough.

  50. GettingNoRespect says: Aug 19, 2014 7:18 AM

    Who is this guy? He stinks

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