NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Giants, Patriots, Raiders

Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson opened up about the incident in which he beat his child with a switch and how this has changed him. “I won’t ever use a switch again,” Peterson said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “There’s different situations where a child needs to be disciplined as far as timeout, taking their toys away, making them take a nap. There’s so many different...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four potential options for where the Buffalo Bills could play their Week 12 game

In case you’ve been living under a rock Buffalo is getting pounded by snow right now. It’s so bad, in fact, the team is looking for fans to come help shovel out Ralph Wilson Stadium — the payment is $10 an hour plus a game ticket. But, reports this morning suggest the venue won’t be ready by Sunday and with travel bans still in place it’s “impractical” for the two teams...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers-Eagles, Colts-Patriots to be preview of conference championships?

We’ve past the mid-season point in the 2014 NFL Season, which means we’ve also reached the time when the league’s pundits often weigh in with their updated playoff and Super Bowl prognostications. And if one of the most famous athletic publications is to be believed, Sunday will feature a preview of both the AFC and NFC Championship matchups. Andy Benoit, contributor for Peter...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions vs. Cardinals, battle for 1st in NFC, will not be seen by most of the country

7-2 Detroit at 8-1 Arizona. Only 1 of top 10 TV markets (SF/Oak) will get game on FOX. A shame for such a good game. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 13, 2014 @PrideOfDetroit This is ridiculous. — John (@TheSchlenZone) November 12, 2014 As you can see from the map, most of the country will get the game of the week, which is not the Lions-Cardinals...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Ray Rice, Bears, Broncos

Ray Rice Peter King of expects Ray Rice to win his appeal case, but adds that he’ll have a difficult time finding interest as a free agent. “I haven’t spoken to anyone who thinks the NFL will be able to keep Ray Rice suspended; it’s a clear and elongated version of double-jeopardy, and I presume judge Barbara Jones will rule thusly in about two weeks,” King writes...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

MMQB Tries To Tackle Reasons Behind Roethlisberger’s Historic Production

Greg Bedard self-describes himself as the “Wet Blanket of Reason”, getting to the heart of matters without emotional bias, leaving behind only the facts and statistics as his guide. Now writing for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback, Bedard has embarked on a new feature installment called “Settle This”, in which he takes questions from readers […] MMQB Tries To...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid

Stupidity comes in waves in this league. While last week was one of the stupidest of the NFL season thus far, there were only 13 games this weekend and the dumb moments were kept to a minimum. Still, we’ve got some goodies for you… The stupidest unnecessary roughness penalty  There’s at least one every week related to a “hit” on a quarterback. This time, Robert Griffin...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid

Stupidity comes in waves in this league. While last week was one of the stupidest of the NFL season thus far, there were only 13 games this weekend and the dumb moments were kept to a minimum. Still, we’ve got some goodies for you… The stupidest unnecessary roughness penalty  There’s at least one every week related to a “hit” on a quarterback. This time, Robert Griffin...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger Cementing his Spot in Canton

Ben Roethlisberger became the only player in NFL history to throw for 12 touchdowns over a 2 game span. Last week he was within striking distance of the single game passing record. It’s sort of sad that Ben’s really just now getting some of the recognition he deserves, but to the casual fan (and unfortunately much of the media) stats are king. I argued with plenty of people that...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter King learned nothing from the NFL’s PR crisis

The story of The MMQB’s Robert Klemko facing multiple charges in Chicago for allegedly punching a cab driver and then speeding off in the cab is one of the more bizarre examples of sports media members getting in trouble. King announced on Thursday that SI and The MMQB had suspended Klemko for four weeks for the altercation.  At this point, not much is known about the case or...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Sunday’s morning TV game from London a prelude of things to come for NFL?

In case you haven’t noticed, you can watch an actual NFL game with your breakfast on Sunday morning. Fox is airing the Detroit-Atlanta game from London coast-to-coast at 9:30 ET. That means you can consume your blessed NFL for 14-plus hours on Sunday. Thank you, London time zone. Now it is coming into focus. This is all part of the NFL’s grand plan about playing overseas. Besides...
Via Sherman Report
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MMQB writer Robert Klemko suspended 4 weeks for allegedly jacking a cab and fighting with the driver

MMQB, SI writer Robert Klemko was arrested at his apartment last weekend and charged with misdemeanor battery and criminal trespass after allegedly fighting with a cab driver and "briefly commandeering the driver's vehicle." That forces Peter King to suspend you for 4 weeks.A statement: In light of an incident in Chicago on Saturday, SI and have...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Klemko given four-week suspension from The MMQB

Peter King’s website has handled its first major talent controversy with a fairly lengthy suspension. King announced Thursday via Twitter that MMQB writer Robert Klemko would be suspended for four weeks. A statement: In light of an incident in Chicago on Saturday, SI and have suspended Robert Klemko for four weeks.>>>> — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Hall Of Fame, Bills, Buccaneers, Redskins, Vikings

Hall of Fame Former Colts GM Bill Polian and former Packers GM Ron Wolf will be the contributor nominees for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. (Peter King) Bills RB Anthony Dixon was working with the first-team offense during Wednesday’s practice. (Mike Rodak) RB Bryce Brown lined up with the second-string offense.  (Mike Rodak) Buccaneers Rookie RB Charles...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

SI’s Robert Klemko facing charges after fight with cab driver

Earlier this year, Robert Klemko of The MMQB and Sports Illustrated made news when he was briefly arrested in Ferguson, Missouri while covering the protests there. Klemko is in trouble with the law again, and this time under much different, and more troublesome, circumstances. According to CBS Chicago, Klemko is facing two charges after an incident with a cab driver in the city...
Via Awful Announcing
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated Writer Charged With Carjacking Cabbie in Chicago

A Sports Illustrated writer had a rough night on the North Side on Friday. Robert Klemko was charged with carjacking cabbie in Chicago after the taxi driver pressed charges after the incident early Saturday morning. The incident apparently occurred near Waveland and Lake Shore Drive. The following is from Crime in Wrigleyville: The janitor of a highrise near Irving Park and Pine...
Via Sports Mockery
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Direct TV Deal, Chargers, Jets, Lions, Redskins, Titans

Direct TV Deal Peter King of writes that the new TV deal between the NFL and DirecTV will pay out an additional $15.6 million per team over the course of the agreement. This is on top of the CBS Thursday night package that will pay team’s $8.6 million, so NFL team’s will be making $24.2 million per year more than they are this season starting next year. Chargers...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Musings of a Drunk Redskins Fan

Here with a guest post for correctly predicting that the Redskins would destroy Jacksonville (those were the days!) is Mr. Irrelevant reader SiPhi, who may have been overserved. As I sit here, drunk and finally committing to writing this blog post, there are 1:18 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter [of last week's Thursday night loss to New York]. Kirk Cousins just threw his...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter King’s got marijuana jokes, everyone!

During Sunday night’s dominant victory over the Panthers, Steelers running backs LeGarrette Blount and Le’Veon Bell both cracked the 100 yard mark.  In his Monday Morning Quarterback column, Peter King named the pair his offensive players of the week.  He also went there with a cheeky reference to Bell and Blount’s marijuana arrest. Peter King is the last sportswriter in...
Via Awful Announcing
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is there now a trust gap with Peter King?

NFL Insiderdom has become a big business.  From breaking news on player transactions to suspensions to trades and free agency, our thirst for any information of any kind has turned NFL reporters like Peter King into stars themselves. People like Adam Schefter (3.12 Million Twitter followers), Chris Mortensen (1.55 Million), Peter King (1.35 Million), John Clayton (1.05 Million)...
Via Awful Announcing
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer offers perspective for NFL’s off-field nightmares

Nobody is going to go out and try to claim that the NFL had a good week last week. Despite kicking off its season and having plenty of games to talk about, the talk in and around NFL football was dominated by Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, and eventually Adrian Peterson. Rice and Goodell were topics for obvious reasons, but late in the week Adrian Peterson could be found turning himself...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Star Indicted as Child Beater

TMZ has just released a story that Minnesota Vikings star runningback, Adrian Peterson, has been indicted on child abuse charges in North Montgomery County, Texas. Remember, one of Peterson’s children died last October, and another man was charged with child abuse in the case. With the Ray Rice scandal still at the front of everyone’s minds, and the NFL’s reputation at stake...
Via Sports Mockery
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter King Needs To Turn The Finger-Wag On Himself For Once

The rise of Peter King in the sports media world is a curious one. The 57-year-old King really vaulted into prominence when he began writing the weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column back in the 1990’s. The Internet was still new, and getting this fast overview of the weekend’s football action was a popular idea that took off. Prior to this, King had been a fairly ordinary...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter King addresses disgruntled reader on Ray Rice reporting: I let you down

Peter King answers readers questions on Tuesdays at MMQB. That opened himself up to some pointed questions about his coverage issues of the Ray Rice story. This reader came down hard: LOSING A READER. I consider myself a devoted reader of The MMQB. I am a sports fanatic and I have used The MMQB to consume information related to the NFL. As of the writing of this email, I will do...
Via Sherman Report
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Rice fiasco highlights the NFL inconsistencies

If you ever wanted the perfect representation of making an example out of someone and backtracking to cover one’s image, look no further than the actions taken against Ray Rice by the NFL. Here is the timeline that we are working with: February 15– Rice and his fiance and now wife, Janay Palmer, were both arrested on simple assault charges. February 19–Very reputable news source...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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