And we have a new PFT traffic record

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The first day of free agency usually provides our busiest traffic day of the year.  Today was, but technically wasn’t, the first day of 2011 free agency.  And even with less activity than expected and a five-month lockout still not fully resolved, the first day on which teams could talk with free agents resulted in a new all-time PFT traffic record.

On March 5, 2010, the server hamsters served up 3.803 million page views.  Over the last 24 hours, a whopping 3.889 million page views flew out of the server farm, to nearly 640,000 unique visitors.  (As Florio Jr. once asked in response to that statistic, “How many of them were normal?”)

So thanks for embracing the NFL and, in turn, PFT now that football is back.  We’ll keep cranking out content during the most active week the NFL will ever see.