THAT’S ALL FOLKS

By
Updated: August 17, 2015

Hey, does anyone remember back in February when I wrote that I was retiring “NFL QBs on Facebook,” but that the rest of the site would be continuing with new material?

 

Well, it turns out I’m a damn dirty liar.

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS BILL BELICHICK TH TH THATS ALL FOLKS1

As you’ve probably guessed from the almost complete lack of updates since the Super Bowl, I’ve decided to pull the plug on ProFootballMock. Why? Well the short answer is, ’cause I’m lazy. The less short answer is that, as the new season approaches, I just don’t have the energy or inspiration for another year of publishing.

 

Don’t get me wrong. Operating this site for the past three years has been a blast. I’ve really enjoyed poking fun at all the successful, talented players in the NFL, as well as the ones on the Browns. (BECAUSE THE BROWNS AREN’T VERY GOOD, YOU SEE.) But honestly, I’m pretty spent, and I’d rather wrap it up now and preserve my happy memories of the site rather than allowing it to become a daily burden that I dread. This way, I’ll have a lot more free time during the season to sit and watch my fantasy teams suck ass.

 

I want to say a big, very sincere thank you to all the readers of ProFootballMock. I am so grateful to everyone who visited the site, read the convos or articles, shared the links, corrected the typos (so many typos!), commented, retweeted, or bookmarked any of this stuff. It’s very flattering to me that anyone would take the time to read some of the silly nonsense that I wrote, and I appreciate it very much.

 

I’m going to leave the site up as an archive for a while, in case you’re ever really bored and want to read a QB convo from 2012 or something. And if anyone ever wants to say hi, drop me an email at pfmstaff@profootballmock.com.

 

Thank you all again so much for supporting the site the past few years. I hope you all have a wonderful time watching the 2015 NFL season. PFM OUT.

 

– Dave Barry

Leave a Reply

38 Comments

  1. Warrior82

    August 4, 2016 at 12:41 am

    OH MAN!!! THE BEST LAUGHS ON THE INTERNET DONE? SAY IT AIN’T SO!!! HOW DO WE GET YA STICK IT OUT!!! CAN WE HELP YA?

    • rsather

      August 4, 2016 at 5:39 am

      I’ve tried to get a hold of the owner but don’t get a response, I do web hosting and development so I was hoping if they were done we could migrate the site to my server and turn it into a crowd-sourced content site!. I know there’s many who would help, and I’d love to as well!

  2. KingFluttershy

    January 17, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Of all the seasons you decide to end this, it’s THIS SEASON.

    This has been arguably the wildest season of football ever and it’s disappointing that I and many others no longer get laugh at the silly articles and QB Convos after all the crazy bullshit happens. There was just so much material. Oh so much material.

    Anyway, I’ll miss this site. Maybe one day you’ll come back. One day…

  3. mister83

    November 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Bears beat the Rams
    Jaguars beat the Ravens
    Redskins demolish the Saints
    Peyton Manning breaks the all-time yards record and has his worst statistical game ever in the same game
    Cowboys lose their seventh in a row to the Bucs
    Patriots actually beat the Giants
    Lions beat the Packers IN GREEN BAY for like the first time in 1000000 years

    Perfect ingredients for an “opposite day” convo, right?

    Nah, you’d probably screw it up anyway.

  4. rsather

    October 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

    What about turning it into a crowd-sourced content site? The structure is certainly here! I’m not a great content writer, but I do design/host websites and could certainly help in some regards.

  5. ChiefD64

    October 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    I’m very disappointed. I love football, and your site is funnier than hell! Always had something to look forward to. Oh well. Such a shame.

  6. cmassey7696

    September 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I created an account specifically to BEG you to come back. They’re trying the same thing on another site, and it’s not even close to being as funny as these. They’re never going to be as funny as dumb Big Ben, overly nice Andrew Luck, one line Russell Wilson etc. PLEASE COME BACK!

  7. AnonyMOOSE

    September 21, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Amazing news! I just now saw a QB facebook convo not from PFM but from someone who appears to be wanting to take over from PFM. Here is the link. It isn’t quite as funny but pretty good for a first try IMO

    http://www.totalprosports.com/2015/09/21/carson-palmer-mocks-the-bears-on-facebook-and-the-entire-nfl-responds/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fbpages&utm_campaign=fb

  8. jhmoonbay

    September 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Have you thought about maybe having someone take over for you? I’m sure there are at least a few warped, creative people out there who might like to continue the convos.

  9. Name

    September 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Ya know, you could at least give us an apology for blatantly lying to us by saying that the website would continue even without the convos and then proceeding to post ONE story after that before the inevitable happened. And then to laugh it off like “well I guess I’m just a damn dirty liar hurr durr lol” like its some kind of joke. Go fuck yourself. I mean its not like I need this stupid website anyway, I can get ten times the funniness of your crap and without the pervertedness on the NFL Memes FB page. Good riddance.

    • MOIST

      December 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

      YES! Gooooood. I can feeeeeel your anger flowing! Now, give in to your hate and turn to the dark side!! Ask for a refund!! And then go pleasure yourself with a cheese grater, a pound of salt, and a gallon of lemon juice.

      • mister83

        December 26, 2015 at 4:29 pm

        What kind of a low life loser are you to still be on this website almost an entire year after anything has come out here.

  10. AnonyMOOSE

    September 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I keep coming back to this website half-expecting there to be a new story here… and there isn’t. *sigh*

  11. skittlecar1

    September 14, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Please come back. Just do one Facebook conversation a week. That is all we ask. 😉

  12. RPK26

    September 13, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Dang! This was one of the highlights of the football season for me! Thank you for your work and I wish you all the best :)

  13. EchoSide

    September 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I logged on just to say thanks for the laughs…Is there anything we can do you get you to create these again? Thinking of GoFundMe…

    • chupacabra

      September 13, 2015 at 6:19 am

      I like the way you think……

  14. chupacabra

    September 5, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Hey Dave, I registered just to say thank you for many an afternoon of hysterical laughter. In my warped head, I no longer differentiate between the FB QB’s and their real-life counterparts.

    You, the FB QB’s, board battles and all of PFM will be missed.

  15. lexi429

    September 3, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Wow, I only just saw this now. I’m really sad now…

    Please leave this up so we can come back an enjoy… You know, I’m going to save the QB convos to my computer, just incase The Wayback Machine fails me.

  16. codefool

    August 28, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I just registered to say thank you for the years of Mondays, you have definitely type casted many starting QB’s in my mind and I will never look at them the same way again. I am sad to see this site go, but I am also glad to have had the years that I did have.

  17. Hich

    August 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Well, damn. Been checking regularly throughout the offseason.

    Thanks for the laughs, Dave. We understand! Go enjoy the football season all to yourself.

    Let us know if you ever create another venue for your creativity.

  18. R3G3R

    August 25, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    :( not sure if I love football season more for football or NFL QB’s on FB….gonna miss it a lot….thanks for years of laughs

  19. Typical Seahawk Fan

    August 24, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Please keep the site up. It will always remind me of the glory days when I was a loyal Seahawk fan. My boy Wilson was the best of the QBs on this site the way he trolled everybody.

    #GoPats!
    #seahawkfansince2012untilIdie
    #GoldenStateWarriorsforlife

  20. Hollywood Cole

    August 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Nice work over the years. Most of what you’ve wrote was very funny and entertaining. I like to think of the QB’s in real life having the personalities that you gave them. Especially Brady and Bradford, and I hate that troll Russell Wilson even more now (Packers fan). The other Brady articles were also very entertaining and we named our dart team “Milkshakes and Blowjobs”, because “life isn’t all milkshakes and blowjobs for the greatest QB ever”.

  21. MOIST

    August 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    MOIST is now MOIST with tears, not excitement. MOIST knew this day was likely, given the summer silence, but there was the possibility of more coming with the new season about to start.
    Now how will MOIST spread MOISTness to those in need? Like Bob A? Thanks for the MOIST times, for the MOIST part.

  22. AnonyMOOSE

    August 20, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Just do us one favor please and don’t delete the site. Leave everything up as archives and just in case you change your mind you might want to create some new material eventually.

  23. ethan04108

    August 20, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    CAN U PLZ DO ONE MORE GOODELL VS BRADY COURT SETTLEMENT INTERCEPTED TEXTS

  24. bj

    August 20, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I also registered just to say thank.

    Thanks for everything. This site managed actually managed to make me like Russell Wilson

  25. 00raeror

    August 19, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Please Barry, let someone continue your legacy.

  26. Oddtrey10

    August 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for all the laughs dude. You’ll be missed.

  27. Steve the pirate

    August 19, 2015 at 11:29 am

    DAVE NOOOOOOOO
    I almost died when you said no more qb convos, but I don’t know how I’ll live without pfm completely. This site was way better than sports pickle, and I loved reading everything you posted.

  28. NotLiam

    August 19, 2015 at 1:51 am

    So what you really mean is you’re coming back when the Browns win the Super Bowl?

    In all seriousness, this site was a blast to read. I have no regrets for spending 5th period daily reading whatever new article or re-reading my old favorites.

    It’s been a blast to read. Hopefully in the near future you decide to pull a Favre.

  29. JtotheS

    August 18, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I registered just to send my thanks!

    I found this site when you wrote the initial QB’s on FB and stuck with it to the end. Thanks to you, I’ll never look at Sam Bradford the same way again and the opportunity for more horrifying material was ripe with him and Mark “Dirty” Sanchez on the same team. Oh well.

    All the best!

    • PFM Staff

      August 18, 2015 at 11:09 am

      Thank you JtotheS. And yeah, the prospect of Sam Bradford in Philly was tough to walk away from. I could’ve milked a “Liberty-Bell-As-Buttplug” joke for a convo or two, I’m sure.

  30. ritak

    August 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I can’t thank you enough for your hilarious site! You made my Monday’s and all those other days you’d post. Seeing as how I have the day off today and just read your good bye – I will start drinking in your honor and also to drown my sorrows at the demise of your site. RIP Pro Football Mock – you will be sadly missed! :-(((

    • PFM Staff

      August 17, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you Ritak. If you’re still sober, pour out an appletini or two for me.

  31. Jim in NYC

    August 17, 2015 at 9:57 am

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DOES EVERYTHING I LOVE LEAVE ME???????????

    Thanks for three hilarious years, Dave, and I’m glad you’re keeping the site up–I posted a link to the Tom & Gisele “Intercepted Text” on Facebook a few days ago in response to a report that there’s trouble in real-life paradise…

    • PFM Staff

      August 17, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Oh so THAT’s where all those extra hits on the Tom/Gisele text came from. Cool. Thanks Jim!

      But c’mon, not everyone leaves you. As a New Yorker, I’m sure you love David Letterman, and he would certainly never.. um… Awkward.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login