Was visiting sportsjournalists.com a few minutes ago when I spotted a post headed, FIVE THINGS I THINK ABOUT PETER KING’S MEDIA DAY OUTFIT, with the following picture …
Having worked for Sports Illustrated, and now SI.com, for a long time, I’ve always been proud to call Peter a colleague. He’s a genuinely nice and decent man who does incredible work covering the NFL. I consider his Monday Morning QB column a must-read, and I trust his takes on the league more than any other writer.
I get the attempt at humor here, but it strikes me as sportsjournalists.com at its worst. First, it’s mean. Second, it’s petty. Third, and perhaps most important, who the hell cares what a reporter wears to Super Bowl Media Day? Heck, the entire event is a joke to begin withâ€”all the players made available so they can be asked inane and mind-numbing questions from the (well-dressed?) members of our profession. I wouldn’t say Peter looks especially dapper in his garb, but I assure you he asked better questions of the players than those people mocking his appearance.
And, come day’s end, that’s what it’s all about.