Pro Football weekly

Tom Danyluk

Tom Danyluk

Contributing writer

Sports Illustrated's Paul Zimmerman says, "For day-in, day-out football writing, Tom Danyluk is the most knowledgeable person covering the game." High praise, indeed. But Danyluk toils hard at maintaining that reputation.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he covered the Panthers and the NFL's Steelers, Danyluk earned the school's first-ever Outstanding Sports Columnist award before pursuing his passion as a freelance writer.

He joined Pro Football Weekly in 2004, and the following year he completed his first book, the highly entertaining and punchy "Super '70s."

Danyluk points to two men who influenced the way he presents pro football to his readers.

"I had a writing professor, a big, Mike Holmgrem-looking guy, who would just hammer away — 'Be responsible for your words!' " says Danyluk. "I never forgot that."

The other was NBC's Curt Gowdy.

" 'Don't get caught up in the periphery,' he told me. 'Always remember, it's about the game.' "

RSS Recent stories by Tom

Super Bowl XLVII: The craziest of them all

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk offers his thoughts on some of the crazy moments of Super Bowl XLVII.

The Pro Game: The Age vs. Beauty Bowl

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The 49ers franchise peaked decades ago; the Ravens are near the precipice, holding on for dear life. Tom Danyluk offers his take on the big game.

The Pro Game: Super memories, in no particular order

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk recalls some of his conversations with NFL personalities who dished on Super Bowls past.

The Pro Game: Strange days, indeed

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk discusses some of the odd moments in the semi-final round, and gives you his forecast on the Sunday’s championships.

Looking back, thinking ahead

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk delivers some final thoughts on last week's wild-card action, and gives his forecast on the upcoming divisional round.

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Little behind Falcons' KO punch

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says the Falcons threw a punch and KO'd New York, but there really wasn't that much behind it.

Interference ... due to interference

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says cheap pass interference calls are out of control, and that the NFL needs to lower its flags and end the parade.

Larry, Larry quite unmerry: Cards' Fitzgerald deserves better

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
After watching the Cardinals’ offense deteriorate the past two seasons, Tom Danyluk says an all-time receiving talent is sadly going to waste.

Backup QB options: 1992 vs. 2012

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says backup QBs are getting more attention than ever, some good, some bad. Were they better 20 years ago?