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Why Do I Continue to Read Peter King?

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by John Marzano Olympic Hero, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. E5 Yaz

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  2. jimbobim

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    I read that as a smirking shot from Kraft to King who routinely complains about the lack of access he get's from Pats.
     
  3. MyDaughterLovesTomGordon

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    What a sniveling, equivocating bullshit artist he is. There's only one word. Okay, maybe two. There's only one automatic. Unless he's not. I thought it was preposterous, but now it makes sense. Three questions for Brent. I mean four! And, gosh, I didn't mean that Tomlin had lost the locker room. NO WAY! What absolute doggerel.
     
  4. drleather2001

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    What the hell are you talking about?
     
  5. SydneySox

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  6. Lose Remerswaal

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    From the MMQB Twitter:



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  7. pappymojo

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    not only was it a little premature it was also fairly lame.
     
  8. E5 Yaz

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    The Brady interview is pretty good, but this wasn't

    b. All I know about the Terrell Owens Hall of Fame story is this: Lots of anti-Owens people have been in hiding for the past nine days.

    c. It’s amazing to me that those who think Owens doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame are all hiding under rocks this morning.
     
  9. Icculus

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    This line stood out to me because the Yellowstone Club is a fairly exclusive gated community with its own ski mountain. You've got to own or be with an owner to ski there. So either Brady's worried about Justin Timberlake and Matt Damon poaching his lines, or it was a joke that went right over PK's head. I'm going with the latter.
     
  10. Zososoxfan

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    The format aside (I never read PK, but the amount of sections at the end of the article and their odd numbering made me think I was refreshing a bottomless list), what don't you like about it? I thought his critique of TO haters was pretty sound.
     
  11. E5 Yaz

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    I just found it funny that b and c said the same thing
     
  12. coremiller

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    Is this supposed to be a joke? Doesn't he really mean that it's a good drink when it's made well? Consistency refers not to absolute quality but to the level of variation -- it could be consistently bad. If the quality varies half the time, it is by definition not consistent. But if it's a good drink half the time, King has it backward -- it's a good drink when made inconsistently. Is he referencing sex panther from Anchorman without getting the joke, since the joke there was that the speaker was a clueless idiot? He's been a professional writer for 30+ years, so you'd think he would know what, like, words mean and stuff. It's not like "consistent" is some highly technical jargon or an incredibly obscure usage.

    Also "smoked butterscotch latte" sounds disgusting, but that's a whole separate issue.
     
  13. Lose Remerswaal

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    TB12 skis? Does no one remember Jim Lonborg?
     
  14. Byrdbrain

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    That has to be a joke doesn't it? I mean I don't think PK is any kind of genius but even he has to know that what he wrote makes no sense.

    Doesn't he?
    Nevermind don't answer that.
     
  15. JohntheBaptist

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    Maybe he just means when it's made the way it's "supposed" to be made--Starbucks being a chain and all, they should have a reliably repeatable menu or whatever. You're both right, but maybe that's what he meant?

    His command and understanding of the language is pretty stunning. Not everyone has to be Ring Lardner or whatever but if nothing else you'd think wrinkles like that would get ironed out from doing it so much. Nope. He's one of those "[Sigh] Oh come on you know what I meant." types.
     
  16. Ralphwiggum

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    Maybe Brady just didn't want to make a big deal about the super-exclusive place where he took his family post-Super Bowl. You can see how Peter King would want to drop the name of the place in his article, because he's Peter King. You could also see how Brady wouldn't want him to for reasons that have nothing to do with privacy necessarily.

    Edit: Or by "privacy" Brady meant "it's nobody's business where I am with my family" not "I'm worried about people seeking me out and ruining my vacation."
     
  17. joe dokes

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    I suppose its unlikely that the Bradys were staying at the very fancy Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Paradise Valley.

    http://mountainsky.com/AboutUs/Introduction.aspx
    (I've driven by it, on the way to a trailhead further down Big Creek Road.....)
     
  18. drleather2001

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    I just think Brady is mostly a quiet, private, guy and makes it a point to ask that interviewers not reveal where he is so he and his family have the best shot at "normal" family time. And, frankly, he's probably more concerned about people bugging his kids than asking him for photo ops.
     
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    I wasn't trying to turn this into Where's Tom?! I just got a kick out of the fact that what he (PK) wrote is roughly the equivalent of describing a view of central park, then saying "I won't name the city."
     
  20. Erik Hanson's Hook

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    Felger can't stand the optimism and acceptance of Celtics' fans. He is frothing at the mouth.
     
  21. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

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    What does Peter King think of that? Is the froth like that of a well made caramel latte?
     
  22. pappymojo

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    A consistently made caramel latte.
     
  23. E5 Yaz

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    Moral of the story: The media ... except for me ... makes too much of the Romo saga

    http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/03/13/nfl-free-agency-patriots-browns-49ers-peter-king
     
  24. GeorgeCostanza

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    The guy who spun out his own NFL specific enterprise from SI is complaining the NFL is over covered. Brilliant.
     
  25. E5 Yaz

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    e. Thanks, Me TV, for the “Hogan’s Heroes” and “Perry Mason” reruns. I miss those shows. “Perry Mason” is responsible for my obsession at a young age with Los Angeles. And "Hogan's Heroes" inspired me to visit Dachau.
     
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  26. bluefenderstrat

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    I think even Nick Cafardo would have enough self-awareness not to write that sentence.
     
  27. E5 Yaz

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    Well, Peter might have had help with that one
     
  28. allstonite

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    He is the embodiment of Ugly American. If he did a travel blog I would read it. It would be great as satire.
     
  29. bluefenderstrat

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    The fact that I had to go look says something...well done.
     
  30. E5 Yaz

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    The quintessential PK moment is his declaration about how Hamilton Burger is an amazingly clever character name. There are six-month-old fetuses who think puns like that are lame
     
  31. Van Everyman

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    Are we sure it isn't "It's an Arian Nation"? I mean, it's entirely possible that line was conceived on his pilgrimage to Dachau.
     
  32. joe dokes

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    awesome.

    (And thank you for not suggesting what real-life Bob Crane might have inspired Peter King to do....)
     
  33. JohntheBaptist

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    Absolutely no one, anywhere, in any walk of life, can deliver the goods like Peter Fucking King. This is sublime.
     
  34. SydneySox

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    wut the goddamn fuck
     
  35. Byrdbrain

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    I'm trying to think of an absurd analogy to compare that too but there is nothing more absurd than what he actually wrote.
    I mean it makes "Hawaii 5-0" inspired me to see the Arizona memorial look completely rational.
     
  36. B H Kim

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    I guess the damning thing is that people think that he actually could have written that Dachau line (although it isn't in his column).
     
  37. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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    And "Mr. Belvedere" inspired me to visit England.
    And "Diff'rent Strokes" inspired me to visit New York City.
     
  38. Byrdbrain

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    I think you would need to change NYC to the 9/11 memorial and London to somewhere a fuckton of people died and then you would have something that still isn't as dumb as what he wrote.

    Edit: Well played.
     
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  39. SydneySox

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    Oh, fuck thank christ it's not there. I won't give him clicks so I wasn't checking that shit out.
     
  40. cornwalls@6

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    Thing that might only interest me: It turns out the commandant and the guards at Dachau were actually a lot meaner than Klink and Schultz. Weird.
     
  41. Dotrat

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    As a man close to Peter King's age, and one who happily and obsessively watched Hogan's Heroes reruns on Channel 38 throughout my youth, I also knew damn well that the show flirted with trivializing the horrific evils of the Nazis when I was 11 fucking years old. I mean, Jesus H Christ!
     
  42. Buster Olney the Lonely

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    OMG, this is real?
     
  43. DrewDawg

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    Scroll up
     
  44. E5 Yaz

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    QFT
     
  45. Buster Olney the Lonely

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    Well done, E5.

    I guarantee Hogan's Heroes inspired him to order a strudel from Starbucks at some point in time.
     
  46. joe dokes

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    Mr. Ed inspired me to drink Budwesier.
     
  47. Papelbon's Poutine

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    Judges were looking for 'tour a glue factory'.

    We have some lovely parting gifts for you.
     
  48. drleather2001

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    "'Make Room For Daddy' convinced me to unquestioningly love Roger Goodell despite his many obvious flaws."
     
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