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Monday, May 11: I Guess Peter King Is No Longer Smitten

Posted by Matt Terl on May 11, 2009 – 10:54 am

I have a strange and hard-to-describe relationship with Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback column over at SI.com.

I’ve been reading it forever — I clearly remember following it when I was working a temp job back in that long-gone year 2000, when the column was “only” 2,200 words, rather than the 7,000ish it tends to run these days — but I haven’t been enjoying it nearly as much for the last couple of years. I suppose at this point it’s more of a habit than anything else, that and a way to make sure that I understand the (language warning!!!!!) parodies of King’s writing over at Kissing Suzy Kolber.

But read it I do, like clockwork, every Monday morning except for those two or three weeks that King takes off, and sometimes it still manages to elicit a reaction other than a bored “For the love of God, enough with Brett Favre already.”

Today would be one of those days. The short version is this: in his column today, his first stab at ranking the teams for the 2009 season, King has the Redskins projected at 23rd in the league. I know, I know: who cares, what does he know, it’s only May, waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, and all that. Fair enough. But maybe the longer version will explain why I find this particularly disappointing. Read more »


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