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Hub Arkush

Hub Arkush

Publisher and editor
Pro Football Weekly

This year marks Arkush’s 31st year as the publisher and editor of Pro Football Weekly. Prior to his PFW days, he spent a year and a half in Carbondale, Illinois at Southern Illinois University before transferring to the University of Michigan, where he majored in English and physical education. In addition to his first love, PFW, career-wise that is, he worked as color commentator on the Chicago Bears Radio Network from 1987-2004. Arkush also created and has co-hosted the syndicated Pro Football Weekly Radio and TV shows for a number of years. PFW Radio was born in 1987 and airs in 137 markets around the country, 52 weeks a year. The PFW TV show launched in 1988 and now airs in about 40 million homes on Comcast Sports Net from August through the Super Bowl. Arkush launched the Pro Football Weekly Web site in 1998, and since 2006, he has served as an analyst and sideline reporter on the Westwood One National radio broadcasts of NFL games. Arkush also has been lucky enough to cover the last 31 Super Bowls. By far his greatest accomplishments are the 28 years he somehow has convinced his wife, Candace, to tolerate him and that their boys Billy, 30, and Arthur, 26, and their baby girl Taylor, 24, still like to hang with them every once in a while.

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Pro Football Weekly says goodbye

Posted May 31, 2013 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
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.

Two years into new CBA, labor peace a distant memory

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Instead of working torwards compromise, Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith continue to stoke labor flames.

Bold acts: Decision to fire Cameron most impactful

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
John Harbaugh's decision to fire Cam Cameron was more impactful than the 49ers' bold move to stick with QB Colin Kaepernick, writes Hub Arkush.

Lewis overload has shrouded Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
With so much worth celebrating at Super Bowl XLVII, it's a shame Ray Lewis has dominated the headlines, writes PFW publisher Hub Arkush.

Jim Harbaugh: Much more than meets the eye

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh has a reputation for being extremely intense. But below the surface is a warm soul and impassioned family man.

Publisher's Pen: In New Orleans, back where we belong

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 10:58 p.m. ET
PFW publisher Hub Arkush is happy to the big game is back in New Orleans, which has overcome so much to make its return to the Super Bowl stage.

Pressing matters: Top stories to watch in 2013

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
With a terrific 2012 NFL campaign nearing its conclusion, here is a sneak peek at the top 10 stories for the 2013 season.

'Black Monday' not time to celebrate

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
Hub Arkush says none of the seven head coaches fired on Black Monday deserved the reactions they received on their way out the door.

Sorting out NFL hardware debate

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 8:43 a.m. ET
Hub Arkush offers arguments for voters to consider regarding the MVP, Comeback Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards.

Megatron best of new breed of WRs

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
Calvin Johnson and other big, fast receivers in the league today seem to have redefined the WR position in the NFL.