Pro Football Weekly Stops Publishing After 46 Years

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C Costigan
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Pro Football Weekly Stops Publishing After 46 Years

The popular sports handicapping publication, Pro Football Weekly, has bid farewell after 46 years.

Though the company does maintain a website, Pro Football Weekly was never quite able to take advantage of the Web craze.

It is widely credited for helping facilitate the offshore sports betting boom during the late 1990’s through promotional advertising and was viewed as a “one of a kind” during that time period.  This was actually the publication that first got Yours Truly interested in the offshore sports wagering industry.

In addition to a weekly newspaper, Pro Football Weekly also released a “must read” annual football handicapping magazine for sports bettors and handicappers alike.

Publisher Hub Arkush writes:

This is the one piece I’ve spent part of my childhood and my entire adult life working to avoid having to write. But as I’ve come to learn repeatedly over the 46 years or so during which that effort has been ongoing, often at a significant price, you can’t win ‘em all. So, in my final act as the voice of Pro Football Weekly, it is time to say goodbye. Pro Football Weekly, as we’ve all known it since the first issue rolled off the press in late August of 1967, is no more.

He adds:

We built some truly great stuff that you all seemed to love, but try as we might, we couldn’t get enough of you to pay what it cost us to deliver it. There comes a time when there is just no more money to lose, and now we are forced to close the doors.

- Chris Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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