Peter King Issues Statement On His Ray Rice Reporting, Self-Immolates

One strange aspect of the ongoing Ray Rice fiasco is that the NFL is vigorously denying it ever saw a video of Rice beating his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator, flatly contradicting what top football reporters were saying both publicly and privately over the summer. As we and others have noted, foremost among… » 9/08/14 2:56pm 9/08/14 2:56pm

Has Peter King Read His Own Reporting On The Ray Rice Fiasco?

On July 29, SI.com's Peter King, who covers the league from the centermost pleat on Roger Goodell's khakis, reported that "NFL and some Ravens officials" had seen unreleased security-cam footage of the Ray Rice altercation from within the elevator. At the time, it was important for the NFL to establish that it was… » 9/08/14 10:08am 9/08/14 10:08am

Gross And Bad NFL Mouthpiece Celebrates Cincinnati's Poo-Food

Sports Illustrated's Peter King, a novelty badger-faced keychain-fob that recites snippets of Roger Goodell's autobiography when you shake it, is doing his annual tour of the NFL's training camps. He's in Cincinnati today, and took a break from uncritically transcribing front-office boilerplate to grab a snack. A bad… » 8/04/14 3:25pm 8/04/14 3:25pm

What About The Maturation Of Peter King?

The first item in Peter King's latest MMQB column is about Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and "maturation." Specifically, it is about how one of the NFL's most important figures refuses to set aside childish things and instead wallows in a state of doltish adolescence. When, the reader is left to wonder, will Peter… » 8/04/14 1:01pm 8/04/14 1:01pm

Voting For A Hall Of Fame Isn't That Hard

In between swilling citrusy beers and fetching Gatorade for Steve Young, the ever-lofty Peter King took a moment this week to write about his super duper favorite sport... BASEBALL! What, you thought his favorite sport was football? PLEASE. Behind baseball and eight grade girl's softball and keeping the Acela quiet… » 1/13/14 11:36am 1/13/14 11:36am

How Peter King Got His (Late) Dog Because Of The Redskins

It's almost not fair to write about putting down an aged dog, because there's no possible way you can read it and not get misty-eyed. (Bill Simmons's piece on his late dog remains one of the best things he's ever written). Today it's Peter King's turn to pay tribute to Twitter-famous Bailey, who was euthanized last… » 11/11/13 1:04pm 11/11/13 1:04pm

Riley Cooper Hasn't "Been Through" Anything

Nick Foles, a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, gave an interesting quote to Peter King after a seven-touchdown performance today. One of the day's storylines was that Riley Cooper, one of Foles's receivers—you may recall that he made headlines over the summer for calling someone a "nigger"—finished the day… » 11/03/13 9:29pm 11/03/13 9:29pm