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Why Do I Continue to Read Peter King?


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#2001 E5 Yaz


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

Think about it

But the most important thing down the stretch is for the Jets to see if: a) Greg McElroy should be around in training camp next summer to challenge for playing time in 2013; and b) Mark Sanchez has a shot to be the incumbent entering the offseason.


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#2002 weeba

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

Do you think we'll get one of these today?

Jerry Brown Jr.
Jerry Jones remembered him
We all should. often

Edited by weeba, 10 December 2012 - 10:52 AM.


#2003 pappymojo

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

Tone deaf Peter King
Incapable of mistake.
We hate him. Often.



#2004 Corsi


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

f. Beernerdness: Can't beat getting off a train in Providence Friday night and finding the Luxe Burger Bar a few steps away with the last few minutes of Celtics-Sixers, and Harpoon IPA on tap. Now that's a quality 90 minutes before bed right there.


Oh c'mon. I'm pretty sure it's a state law that every pub in New England has to have Harpoon IPA on draft. He's acting like he found Bell's Hopslam.

It's amazing how this guy continues to think he actually has an elevated palate, when he's really drinking mass-produced beer and coffee.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

Mr. Starwood Preferred Member Travel Note of the Week

I was the Passenger You Don't Want to Be Near in the Quiet Car, on an Amtrak regional train, Providence to New York, Saturday afternoon. The idiot passenger. I put my phone on vibrate, and 10 minutes into the trip, it vibrated, and I answered it, bent over and whispering, not sure who it'd be. Of course the conductor came by. "Library-type atmophere, sir,'' he said. "Off the phone.'' I got off. Twenty minutes later, there was another call. Not urgent, but I picked it up anyway. Same deal. Conductor walked over. "Last time I'll tell you this,'' he said. "Off the phone or move."
He was right. I was wrong. The car was half-empty, but that doesn't matter. I was what I shake my head at on the Quiet Car often -- the idiot who whispers on the phone when you're not supposed to be on the phone. Felt like a bum. The rules of the train are not complex. If you can't follow 'em, walk.


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#2006 tims4wins


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

THEN WHY DID YOU FUCKING ANSWER THE PHONE YOU FUCKING TWAT

edit: the answer is clearly that he thinks he is above the law because he is Peter King and he was hoping the conductor would recognize him and tell him it was ok since it was probably important NFL business. Fucking twat.

Edited by tims4wins, 10 December 2012 - 12:30 PM.


#2007 drleather2001


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

Yea, he considers writing about it in MMQB is a modern day indulgence.

"No, it's ok, I can break the rules. I'll write about it tomorrow in my column."

#2008 Dehere

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

Quiet car. Phones off.
The conductor remembered.
We all should. Often.

#2009 Corsi


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

g. So I made my semi-annual pilgrimage to my favorite restaurant in New Jersey, Osteria Giotto in Montclair, the other night. And I thought about lots of different things to order, but I did what I do nine out of 10 times there: "Lasagna." And our server, Marisa, told me every time I go in there and have the lasagna and then mention it in the column, they have a run on lasagna and can't keep it in the place. Well, tell the boss to make extra this week, Marisa.


[Inner Monologue] Boy, am I a great guy, or what? Who else would've gone through the trouble of telling thousands, no millions!, of people how good their lasagna is? I really am special. My mother was right. Hey, I should add a section to my column about this. How about Entree-Nerdness. Yeah, I like the sound of that. [/Inner Monologue]

Edited by Corsi, 10 December 2012 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

Quote from 12/10/12:

It's never been better than I had the other night. So good, in fact, that I got two pieces to go and froze one. I took Brandon Jacobs there before the NFC title game almost five years ago, and he was so smitten with the lasagna that he got four pieces to go.


Quote from 7/25/11:

I've blown smoke at Osteria Giotto on Midland Avenue in Montclair a few times, like the time I took Brandon Jacobs of the Giants there two nights before the Giants and Pack played in the NFC Championship Game -- and Jacobs loved the lasagna so much he had to get two pieces to go for a late-night snack.

http://www.inarchive...24/labor/2.html


OMG THESE LASAGNAS ARE MULTIPLYING!

Also, the irony of his misuse of "blowing smoke" is just awesome.

#2011 ifmanis5


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:17 PM

Who reads Peter King and thinks, 'clearly this guy has great taste, I'll have what he's having?'

#2012 johnmd20


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

THEN WHY DID YOU FUCKING ANSWER THE PHONE YOU FUCKING TWAT

edit: the answer is clearly that he thinks he is above the law because he is Peter King and he was hoping the conductor would recognize him and tell him it was ok since it was probably important NFL business. Fucking twat.


The fact that he is self aware enough to call himself the guy he hates but NOT self aware enough to not pick up the phone, especially on the 2nd call, is borderline psychotic.

#2013 loshjott

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:34 PM

Yea, he considers writing about it in MMQB is a modern day indulgence.

"No, it's ok, I can break the rules. I'll write about it tomorrow in my column."


He probably got a hefty fine from Amtrak and had to write about it so he could write the fine off on his taxes.

#2014 CoffeeNerdness

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

Has he pulled the old taking the ball home routine over the haiku yet?

"Since a few of you Ebeneezer Scrooges didn't like my poignant haiku from last week, I will no longer be writing them, and we'll all suffer."

#2015 DrewDawg


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

There was a haiku at the end when I read it this morning--it was about Adrian Peterson.

The Adieu Haiku

Yo! Adrian! And
I don't mean Talia Shire.
You smell a record.

#2016 drleather2001


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

Again, Haikus are traditionally inspired by nature.

Also, "Talia" is technically 3 syllables, but nobody pronounces it as such (Tal-Ee-Ah). It's "Tal-Ya".

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

I had a very hard time believing that King actually wrote another haiku at the end of his column again, so I checked to make sure you were not playing with us.

After the reaction he got last week, for him to include this is ..... well, it's just mind-numbing. King really needs to die in a fire.

#2018 MyDaughterLovesTomGordon

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

The Pete King haiku
So bad you can't tell if fake
Please die in a fire

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

I have an intense man-crush on you right now.

#2020 pappymojo

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

jabbing at keyboard
school kids write better haikus
fat stupid monkey

#2021 pappymojo

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

It's so funny that he chooses to write haikus in each column since the form requires almost the exact opposites of his strengths as a writer: cultural awareness, subtleness, brevity, etc.

I don't know what his strengths as a writer are.

#2022 mandro ramtinez

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

His strengths as a writer are fat fingers, although I think you mean a different kind of strength.

#2023 Corsi


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

His strengths as a writer are fat fingers, although I think you mean a different kind of strength.




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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

Oh c'mon. I'm pretty sure it's a state law that every pub in New England has to have Harpoon IPA on draft. He's acting like he found Bell's Hopslam.

It's amazing how this guy continues to think he actually has an elevated palate, when he's really drinking mass-produced beer and coffee.


The thing is...Luxe is pretty far from a Pub. It's a casual dining place with a bar that tries to market itself to the downtown hipsters in Providence (dim lighting, pop art on the wall, lounge feeling etc).

Peter probably thought it was the coolest fucking place on earth, when in reality, it's just a place that makes a decent burger, it's impossible to watch a game at, and was half-full of PC couples going downtown for their Big Date before they ambled over to Ri-Ra, Trinity or the Dorrance.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

I had a very hard time believing that King actually wrote another haiku at the end of his column again, so I checked to make sure you were not playing with us.

After the reaction he got last week, for him to include this is ..... well, it's just mind-numbing. King really needs to die in a fire.


Holy fuck.

I mean, this underscores the utter mockery that his last haiku was in that he was so moved to write a haiku for the victim... and now he wants to make it a regular shtick and write shitty haikus with jokes about players' names?

This thread is actually taking a beating in that every time we try to make fun of something, he doubles down and takes it to a level our mockery never could have imagined. It's pretty clear who the pro douchebag here and who is only dabbling in pick-up league.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

I mean, this underscores the utter mockery that his last haiku was in that he was so moved to write a haiku for the victim... and now he wants to make it a regular shtick and write shitty haikus with jokes about players' names?


The haikus have been his regular schtick since Week One. They're all awful, just terrible.

#2027 SoxLegacy

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

The fact that he is self aware enough to call himself the guy he hates but NOT self aware enough to not pick up the phone, especially on the 2nd call, is borderline psychotic.


I had the same thought--what a narcisistic tool.

#2028 Present_Tense

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

The 2013 schedule metric, planned long before Peyton Manning signed with Denver last March, has the AFC West winner playing at the AFC East winner (as in 2012, for some bizarre reason)


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Don't the division winners in each conference always play each other? And the second-place finishers, etc.?

#2029 Ralphwiggum

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

Not all division winners play eachother. The NFL schedule is 6 division games (each team home and away), 4 games against each team in one division in your own conference (2 home, 2 away), 4 games against each team in one division in opposing conference (2 home 2 away) and then 2 games (one home one away) on a rotational basis (two divisions in your own conference) against a team that finished in the same "place" as you did.

So this year for the Pats it was AFC West division winner (Denver) at home, AFC North division winner (Baltimore) on the road

2013 it is AFC West at home again, AFC South away (division winner in each case since the Pats won the division, so Denver at home and probably Houston away).

2014 it is AFC North home, AFC South away

See the future schedules here: http://www.johnnyroa...future_afce.htm

Edit: 6 division games, thanks for the correction.

Edited by Ralphwiggum, 11 December 2012 - 02:28 PM.


#2030 PBDWake

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Right, but in 2014, their AFC divisonal matchup is against the AFC West anyways, so he's right. The Pats will always play all 3 division winners in the AFC as long they win their own division. They have the two positionally determined games, and then the 3rd in their rotating division. It's just that the 3rd division winner isn't being played because they were a division winner, but because of the division vs. division scheduling. It evens out to all division winners in each conference playing each other every year.

King's comment was in regards to the AFC East Champs having the AFC West champs at home two years in a row in a positionally determined game. Ideally, it should have rotated back to AFC West hosting.

Edited by PBDWake, 11 December 2012 - 02:24 PM.


#2031 Dan Murfman

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

Not all division winners play eachother. The NFL schedule is 8 division games (each team home and away), 4 games against each team in one division in your own conference (2 home, 2 away), 4 games against each team in one division in opposing conference (2 home 2 away) and then 2 games (one home one away) on a rotational basis (two divisions in your own conference) against a team that finished in the same "place" as you did.

So this year for the Pats it was AFC West division winner (Denver) at home, AFC North division winner (Baltimore) on the road

2013 it is AFC West at home again, AFC South away (division winner in each case since the Pats won the division, so Denver at home and probably Houston away).

2014 it is AFC North home, AFC South away

See the future schedules here: http://www.johnnyroa...future_afce.htm


6 division games. You don't play yourself

Edited by Dan Murfman, 11 December 2012 - 02:26 PM.


#2032 Ralphwiggum

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:36 PM

Right, but in 2014, their AFC divisonal matchup is against the AFC West anyways, so he's right. The Pats will always play all 3 division winners in the AFC as long they win their own division. They have the two positionally determined games, and then the 3rd in their rotating division. It's just that the 3rd division winner isn't being played because they were a division winner, but because of the division vs. division scheduling. It evens out to all division winners in each conference playing each other every year.

King's comment was in regards to the AFC East Champs having the AFC West champs at home two years in a row in a positionally determined game. Ideally, it should have rotated back to AFC West hosting.


Good point, I'm an idiot.

In terms of the rotational game, it looks like it is a fairly regular occurrence (for whatever reason) for it to be the same division twice in a row. Just looking at the Pats:

2012 and 2013: AFC West home
2013 and 2014: AFC South away
2014 and 2015: AFC North home

#2033 DrewDawg


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

If only Peter King had the contacts in the league to ask why the Broncos would come to NE 2 years in a row...

#2034 lostjumper

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

If only Peter King had the contacts in the league to ask why the Broncos would come to NE 2 years in a row...


That's who was calling him while he was in the Amtrak quiet car! But the mean conductor wouldn't let him take the call, and now we'll never know why this is happening...

#2035 Turrable

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

Since 2005, Super Bowl winners are 12-0 on the road in the playoffs.


There are no words.

#2036 johnmd20


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

There are no words.


You have made me laugh. That is great.

#2037 scottyno

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

its already a stupid stat anyway, but I wonder if he included "road" super bowl teams, making it an even stupider stupid stat

edit: I highly doubt it because road teams probably haven't won every super bowl in the last 7

Edited by scottyno, 11 December 2012 - 07:37 PM.


#2038 There is no Rev


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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

The haikus have been his regular schtick since Week One. They're all awful, just terrible.


Ah. So he just threw one what'shername's way that week in honor of her being killed. This is becoming just more and more puzzling to me.


There are no words.


That didn't happen. I don't believe it.

#2039 mpx42

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:41 PM

There are no words.


I understand what he meant to say, he just phrased it really, really stupidly. But that will happen when you don't have an editor.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

I understand what he meant to say, he just phrased it really, really stupidly. But that will happen when you don't have an editor.


He got to the real point in the next sentence: "The last seven champs have played only seven home games in all, in addition to the 12 road games, which means the champ has come out of the pack of those teams that often end up scrambling to make the playoffs at the end."

If he just wrote that sentence without the 12-0 line preceding it, he makes the exact same point (many recent Super Bowl winners have been road warriors in the playoffs).

Edited by Red(s)HawksFan, 12 December 2012 - 07:42 AM.


#2041 Dehere

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

If he had dug a little deeper he would have found that since 1967 championship-winning teams are 46-0 in the Super Bowl.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

He got to the real point in the next sentence: "The last seven champs have played only seven home games in all, in addition to the 12 road games, which means the champ has come out of the pack of those teams that often end up scrambling to make the playoffs at the end."

If he just wrote that sentence without the 12-0 line preceding it, he makes the exact same point (many recent Super Bowl winners have been road warriors in the playoffs).


I worked out that that was the point, but he doesn't actually fully explore whether or not he has a point. Basically, it's a nod towards the idea that home field advantage may not be as important as we think it is... but then he just leaves it there. And writes about it poorly. It's just another one of these, hey, isn't that interesting and the appropriate response is... um... maybe?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

I'm kind of surprised that King hasn't twittered something heavy-handed, misguided, self-absorbed or otherwise obnoxious about the CT shooting.

"Weird."

#2044 Dogman2


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

That's because he has a haiku ready to go for Monday's piece. He doesn't want to spoil his profoundness.

#2045 drleather2001


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

Don't forget the kids.
Nice part of Connecticut;
Lots of Starbucks there.


#2046 mpx42

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Kids are really great.
But I'd rather be drinking;
An Allagash White.

#2047 TheShynessClinic


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Poor Newtown Children
Never got to try Starbucks,
A life unfulfilled.

#2048 PBDWake

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Costas tried to warn
Fox News had him take a hike
Obama, call me

Edited by PBDWake, 15 December 2012 - 05:21 PM.


#2049 Corsi


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

Kudos, too, to the Patriots for wearing a Newtown decal, and to the Jets for honoring Sandy Hook this weekend.

https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/280093039970631680
link to tweet

Yep, kudos.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

Approaching blow-hard and self-absorbed but stopping just short of sanctimonious.
@SI_PeterKing

To all those picking today to Tweet "Guns don't kill; people do'' ... a, You have wonderful timing. b, I beg you to unfollow me.

Perhaps he's warming up.



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