- Dec 16, 2010
Well, the basis of the query was that Amendola doesn't need to produce like Welker, but that didn't stop King from asking in his answer if Amendola can do that.
Plus it would broadcast King's overwhelming egotism and self satisfaction. Simmons, no slouch when it comes to self pride, avoided that pitfall pretty well with the grantland name.drleather2001 said:Yea. But it's so Peter King. The pseudo-intellectualism of it ("Oh, it sounds so old, European, regal!"), combined with the (inadvertent?) reference to a show that has nothing in common with Peter King's aesthetic or sensabilities at all ("Portlandia") just make it perfect.
drleather2001 said:Yea. But it's so Peter King. The pseudo-intellectualism of it ("Oh, it sounds so old, European, regal!"), combined with the (inadvertent?) reference to a show that has nothing in common with Peter King's aesthetic or sensabilities at all ("Portlandia") just make it perfect.
At its outset, it was billed as a joint venture between Simmons, Chuck Klosterman, and Dave Eggers.
John Marzano Olympic Hero said:What was the deal with Eggers and Grantland anyway? I know that he was featured front and center when Grantland launched but I can only remember one article he wrote (watching a Cubs game from a roof deck). I don't think it was a blatant bait-and-switch, but one article?
The New York Post reports that King's new contract with SI is a three-year deal between $1.2 and $1.5 million per. The biggest perk of that contract? "Kinglandia"! That's King's new standalone football site that we told you about on Monday. (Kinglandia's just the nickname around the office, but we will persist in calling it Kinglandia until there's a real name, and even then we'll probably call it Kinglandia anyway.) The site has poached The Globe's Greg Bedard and The Star-Ledger's former Jets and Giants beat writer, Jenny Vrentas. The site will launch in the next few months, and more writers will be hired for it.
SI wouldn't confirm King's salary, but the Time Inc. sports group editor Paul Fichtenbaum coyly told the Post: "It’s safe to say Peter is very nicely paid." In related news, Time Inc. recently laid off hundreds and is preparing for a anxiety-inducing spin off from its corporate overlord, Time Warner.