Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What kind of question is that?

In Peter King's most-recent Monday Morning Quarterback, he fires this gem off at Peyton Manning:
"Jim Johnson died of melanoma. You're pretty fair-skinned. You take precautions against skin cancer?''
Wait. WHAT?! We've worked as a sportswriter. We went to school to learn how to be a reporter. We learned all about open- and close-ended questions. We learned about nut grafs. We learned about how to report in crisis situations.

Nowhere, not once, did it mention asking some one who's perfectly healthy a completely off-the-wall question about somebody who recently died.

Drew at KSK responds nicely: “Hey Peyton, Derrick Thomas died in a car accident. Do you buckle your seat belt, or will you too end up a giant red pile of sinew on the side of the highway?”

All right, future sportswriters of America: to get a job at SI, ask somebody the strangest fucking question you can think of. And talk about your travel itinerary.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

All white people are fair skinned, Pete.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember who asked it, but the guy who asked Doug Williams at the Super Bowl: "How long have you been a black quarterback?"

GMoney said...

Lofty interview there. My God, King gets worse and worse by the day. LET ME COMPLAIN ABOUT MY TRAVEL SCHEDULE EVENTHOUGH IT'S ALL FREE!!!

Anonymous said...

"Hey, Peyton. You're a quarterback. Ever thought about slaughtering dogs?"

Anonymous said...

in the words of mike francesa, "hey peta do you have a peta or a pussy

Anonymous said...

mike francesa is a DICK!

who'd listen to THAT BOZO?

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