After earning two engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon and later graduating from the West Virginia University School of Law, Mike Florio founded ProFootballTalk.com in 2001 and operates the site from his home office in Bridgeport, West Virginia, and anywhere else that he can get an Internet connection. Well respected in NFL circles, the New York Times called Florio, "A leading source of information," while Fox Sports' Jay Glazer says of him, "He's tireless. He's been our watchdog." And Sunday Night Football play-by-play voice Al Michaels told the Los Angeles Times that Florio is, "As wired into the NFL as anyone."
Generally regarded as the best and most popular, independent NFL news and information site, ProFootballTalk.com consists of 40-60 daily "News and Rumors" items written largely by Florio dealing with the issues surrounding NFL players, coaches, owners and general managers. ProFootballTalk.com's coverage summarizes news from around the NFL but it is Florio's opinionated, provocative and often humorous accounts drawn from a wide network of NFL sources that are the driving force of the site's popularity. The site was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 50 Best Websites and Sports Illustrated writes that Florio "has turned ProFootballTalk.com into a must read for news and rumor."