Monday, April 22, 2013

2 comments MMQB Review: Darrelle Revis Finally Got Traded Edition

In MMQB last week Peter King wondered why Major League Baseball gave the Minnesota Twins any home games during the first six weeks of the season when it is cold. After all, Major League Baseball can control the weather, right? Peter also marveled at the sportsmanship shown in golf, as well as forced a Brett Favre reference into the column. Brett Favre wanted us all to know he really liked the Dallas Cowboys growing up. What if Brett Favre was the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys? How awesome would that have been for Cowboys fans to experience? It's like having more drama, but less Super Bowls. This week in MMQB, Peter discusses the Revis-to-Tampa Bay trade (hopefully this is the conclusion of his two month long obsession with Revis being traded), Peter is still talking about the John Elway trade to the Broncos from 30 years ago, he has four short travel notes and tries to get always. Peter knows some people hate it when he gets political, but he's right in his own opinion, so you can't argue with him.

By Sunday morning, the Bucs and Jets had worked out the trade details for Darrelle Revis -- Tampa Bay's first-round pick in this draft and likely a third-rounder next year to New York. The Bucs had a contract done with Revis -- six years, $96 million, none of it guaranteed.

Finally Revis has gone to Tampa Bay. Maybe now Peter will stop talking about Revis possibly being traded every single week in MMQB. $96 million is a lot of money for a cornerback coming off major knee surgery, while also fully knowing Revis may want a new contract in 2-3 years anyway, but none of it is guaranteed so it is somewhat hard to argue against this contract. Well, other than the fact the Buccaneers gave a cornerback $96 million over six years.

"If the physical doesn't go right, we're sending him home,'' coach Greg Schiano told GM Mark Dominik Sunday morning. Both men agreed on that.

I can't believe the Tampa Bay doctors were not only able to check out Revis' knee and make sure he was making a good recovery, but they were also able to predict the future to know Revis will come back as the best cornerback in the NFL without any lingering effects from the ACL injury. What an amazing set of doctors they have. Snark aside, the physical isn't the issue here. The issue is how Revis plays once he comes back.

In that meeting, as Dominik told me Sunday night, "We decided there was not enough risk to not do it. At the end of the day, you trust your doctors to tell you as much as they can, but it's a decision really that came down to me and Greg. We had to be comfortable with the risk, and I can tell you we are.''

Exactly. Peter can try to frame this as a doctor's decision and a good sign the Bucs doctors gave approval, but it is a leap of faith to hope Revis is going to be the same cornerback he was before his injury. So while Revis could come back as good as ever, he may not come back as good as ever. Of course the Bucs didn't give him any guaranteed money, so that mitigates the risk a bit. My point, and I do have one, is this could be a great trade for the Bucs or the team that came in third place in the NFC South and has other needs could have traded a first round pick for a cornerback that may not work out. Time will tell.

"I'm all in,'' Revis told them. "I'm a Buccaneer.''

Said Dominik: "You could see how excited he was. The look in his eyes was, 'Coach, I will not let you down.' ''

He's all-in until he wants another new contract. Then he will start to work out on his own and passively-aggressively suggest he may also hold out of training camp.

There were three elements to The Trade That Had To Happen. The contract was a big one. The Bucs knew they were taking a huge leap of faith, paying the 13th pick in this year's draft (Revis was the 14th overall pick six years ago)

Peter must think the Jets did good for themselves in this trade since they got a better pick for Revis from the Bucs than they originally traded to draft Revis.

If Revis is a top corner, he'll get the money. If not, Tampa's out two good picks and Revis gets to make another deal elsewhere.

That sounds like a pretty good deal for the Bucs. As a fan of a team who traded away first round picks a couple of times and after seeing the Raiders over the last decade, I will say there is some risk in trading away a first round pick though.

And the physical was third. Important, but third. Once Revis passed it to Tampa's satisfaction, this was a done deal.

Peter needs to be more clear about this physical. The physical didn't say that Revis' knee was back in great shape, it said there appeared to be no issues at this point in the rehab. Revis passed the physical, which is good news, but passing the physical only means Revis and his knee are where they should be at this point in the rehab. Everything else after rehab ends remains to be seen.

Still, it's a stark reminder that the Jets are rebuilding, and it'd be a huge upset if that rebuilding job doesn't cost Rex Ryan his job. Ryan knows that; everyone does. Ryan craves great cornerbacks more than great quarterbacks,

If Rex Ryan craves great cornerbacks more than great quarterbacks then he probably deserves to lose his job. Only a crazy person would crave a great cornerback over a great quarterback. Great cornerbacks have a positive effect on the defense, but a great quarterback has a positive effect on the entire team. It's a lot easier to rebuild if you have the right quarterback, while having great corners doesn't help the rebuilding process move as quickly.

Then Peter reiterates yet again he wouldn't have traded Darrelle Revis. There is a reason Peter is a football writer and doesn't work for an NFL team.

I'd have gone to Revis with a simple proposal: Prove by October 1 your knee is fine, and we'll show you the money, and you'll be our franchise cornerstone, the greatest cornerback in the game in the greatest city in the world. But that's me. Woody Johnson had other ideas. And so, of course, did Idzik.

The stupidity of this decision would be unparalleled in my opinion. Say Revis isn't the same guy on October 1, then every other NFL team would know this and the compensation for Revis would not be a first round pick in the 2014 draft. If Revis is the same guy on October 1 as he was prior then Revis would have used this to get a $96 million contract with a lot of guaranteed money in it, as opposed to the non-guaranteed contract he agreed to with the Bucs. After all, he would have proven he is back, so the Jets have essentially committed to re-signing Revis and given up a lot of leverage in the process. Revis could name his price and if they couldn't come together on a contract, they couldn't franchise him after this season. Choosing this option would have been kicking the decision down the road, assuming they could even get him to agree to play in 2013 without a new contract. This is probably one of the worst decisions the Jets could have made to push the decision on Revis to October 1.

So Tampa Bay, which had the game's most generous secondary in 2012, will have Revis and Eric Wright at cornerback,

That's like saying dinner is going to be a 14 oz steak from Ruths Chris with a side of reheated microwavable mashed potatoes. 

ESPN has a terrific documentary Tuesday night about the 1983 draft, the one with six first-round quarterbacks, called Elway to Marino. It's still the most fascinating first round ever.

But not the craziest first round ever. Last year's draft was the craziest first round ever, the first round in 2011 was the craziest before that, and the 2010 first round was the craziest first round the year before that.

One of the key guys in the documentary, directed by Ken Rodgers of NFL Films, is agent Marvin Demoff (full-disclosure point: Demoff now represents me), who reps Elway and Marino.

Demoff kept detailed diaries of the days leading up to the draft, and what happened to land Elway in Denver and Marino in Miami. My favorite story: Elway was a top Yankees outfield prospect, and at one point in April 1983 George Steinbrenner showed Demoff a projected 1985 starting lineup for New York -- with Elway in right field and prospect Don Mattingly at first base. And Steinbrenner offered Elway a rich contract. If Baltimore hadn't traded Elway to Denver, who knows whether Elway would have played baseball in New York rather than football for Colts taskmaster Frank Kush.

I am sure it is just a complete coincidence that Elway's agent represents Peter King and Peter King has made it clear at least twice this offseason that John Elway really had a chance to play for the Yankees instead of being drafted into the NFL. Because we all know MLB prospects are sure things and all. It's been 30 years, but Peter is still pushing the story that Elway had a serious shot to start for the Yankees in right field two years after passing up the NFL Draft. There's nothing Peter King is more than a team player. Feed him a story to repeatedly get out to the masses and he does it without question.

This isn't the first time this offseason Peter has discussed the 1983 draft and Elway specifically. I am sure it is just coincidence that 30 years later Peter is still toeing the party line about Elway's options and it turns out he and Elway are represented by the same agent. Just like it was a coincidence that Peter reported Jeff Fisher's choice between the Dolphins and Rams (both teams really, really, really wanted Fisher) so breathlessly last offseason when Peter and Fisher share the same agent. Peter is a team player.

Talk about letting the air out of the Cleveland balloon. According to 120 pages of court documents obtained by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Haslam knew about a scheme in which his company, Pilot Flying J, was intentionally defrauding customers by shorting them on promised rebates. A company vice president, John Freeman, was quoted as saying that Haslam "knew all along that I was cost-plussin' this guy. He knew it all along. Loved it. We were makin' $450,000 a month on him. Why wouldn't he love it?"

Poor Browns fans. They get an owner who promises to be more active and care about the team, then it turns out he was running a scheme on his customers through his company and could end up in jail if convicted.

I'm told Haslam was the cream of the crop among owner candidates when the league knew Lerner wanted to sell in Cleveland, and the league was thrilled he wanted to buy the Browns. If this story is true, the league is going to have to give a once-over to its vetting process for owners, and it may have to search anew for a Cleveland savior. Too bad Jim Brown doesn't have a spare billion lying around.

Peter then goes on to talk at length about the 1958 NFL Championship Game because Pat Summerall died. Peter also had about three-quarters of the first page of MMQB about the Darrelle Revis. An NFL owner maybe getting prosecuted for crimes he committed through his company deserves four short paragraphs, but a game 55 years ago and a trade deserve much, much more attention. I realize not much is known about Haslam's case right now, but finding out more information on whether one of the 32 NFL owners may go to jail seems like something that Peter may want to use his NFL contacts to find out more about and report to the fans. I'm pretty sure a story about a 50+ year old football game could sit for another week.

I'm going to take a few paragraphs here to discuss a couple of Sports Illustrated things you might enjoy.

Maybe it's just me, but when this week's edition of the magazine landed in your mailboxes on Wednesday (some on Thursday), I wonder how many of you wondered, "Wow. They got the Boston bombing story on the cover, with some really good stuff inside. How'd they do that?"

So I asked our managing editor, Chris Stone, to tell me how it all came together. This is a little bit of an inside-baseball thing, and I understand if you want to skip it, but it interests me.

Oh sure, Peter thinks we should skip the story about how the latest "Sports Illustrated" came together if it doesn't interest us, but he complains about how terrible it is to travel and tortures us with his politics every week and doesn't ever suggest we skip that portion of MMQB.

[Executive editor] Jon Wertheim pointed out that Scott Price, one of our best and most thoughtful writers, was in Cambridge working on another story. This is around 4; so Jon called him and set a 5:45 deadline. It turned out the hotel Scott was staying at was full of runners and their families, which enabled him to gain the firsthand accounts that he wouldn't be able to get, being three miles from the scene. We would run his essay as the 'Scorecard' lead.

So in summary, Scott Price had 1 hour and 45 minutes to come up with a story, write it and then send it back to the office. Peter King has one week to write MMQB and we usually end up with half of the column being Tweets, his thoughts on the greatness of Meryl Streep and complaints about how bad it sucks not being treated like the king (pardon the pun) he believes himself to be when traveling.

"The lockscreen on my phone is a photo of my 8-year-old, Siobhan, at Fenway,'' said Rushin, who lives in Connecticut and has four kids 8 and younger -- and was in charge that fateful Monday while his wife, Rebecca Lobo, was at ESPN to analyze the WNBA Draft.

Yes, to "analyze" the WNBA Draft...just in case those people who love the WNBA need to know yet again how great Britney Griner was at Baylor. Also, why can't ESPN stick Chris Berman on the WNBA draft (you know, since we are told viewers love him so much wouldn't that help improve the odds more people watch the WNBA draft?) and let someone else do the NFL draft? Please, this has to happen. ESPN forces Chris Berman down the viewer's throats, so because they think so much of him why not have him help improve their products that aren't as popular? You know, because everyone loves Chris Berman and all.

I'm proud this morning to announce the third addition to our writing staff at my new pro-football-centric website set to debut in July. We're hiring Robert Klemko, a 25-year-old sports reporter for USA Today, and he joins our previous two full-time additions: Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe and Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.
We're still formulating plans for the site, but this much we know: We like our first three draft choices.

But Peter also wants to make it very clear, he would trade all three of these draft choices for Darrelle Revis in a heartbeat.

Bedard, 39, a former Rutgers baseball player who comes to us from the Boston Globe, will be based in suburban Boston. I believe Greg has a chance to be this generation's Paul Zimmerman. Not saying he will be,

Of course Peter isn't saying Greg Bedard will be the next wine-sipping, football-loving writer in line to Dr. Z's legacy, but he very well could be. More importantly, does it really matter?

As the spring and summer go on, I'll have more information for you about the new microsite. It's going to be an exciting venture.

It's going to be thrilling to read Peter having an even larger forum to complain about everyday inconveniences everyone else on Earth manages to just move past, as well as continually get his opinion on politics. All of these football writers on the site can help Peter focus on making the changes he really wants to see, namely ensuring Marriott hotels and Hertz go out of business in the next calendar year. If Peter can help that small company from Seattle, Starbucks, a little bit along the way by getting their name out into the public consciousness then all the more better.

"I understand the Orioles are playing a game at home. Well, who really cares? You've got 81 of them things at home and maybe you could've done the right thing and given one up and played 82 on the road and 80 at home. I really don't think people are going to care about that game.''

--Jets coach Rex Ryan, on baseball's refusal to move the Sept. 5 White Sox-Orioles game at Camden Yards in Baltimore so the Ravens could host the first game of the NFL season that night.

It's not that people don't care about the game, it is the lost revenue from not having one more additional home game. I realize Rex Ryan knows everything, and so he probably already knows this, but the Orioles make money off home games. They make revenue and this is how they run the organization, with this revenue. Sounds like someone is a Mr. Grumpy-pants because he knew he was going to have to show off what a defensive genius he was without Darrelle Revis on the Jets team.

"It had absolutely no impact on my decision to leave.''

-- Eagles coach Chip Kelly, after the college football team he left, Oregon, was put in the cross-hairs of an NCAA investigation

Of course it didn't Chip. Of course the fact the NCAA was looking hard at Oregon football didn't impact your decision to get paid more money coaching in the NFL. What this investigation did impact was WHEN you left the Oregon football program to go to the NFL. You didn't want to wait one more year and possibly have the stench of sanctions on you. Best to head to the NFL now.

I ran Pat's Run, the annual fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation, in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday.

Date: 4-20-13

Distance: 4.2 miles

Time: 42:03

I was honestly trying to do 4.2 in 42:00 on 4-20. Ran into a little traffic at the finish line at Sun Devil Stadium. 

On the 42-yard line.

Tillman, a safety, wore No. 42 for Arizona State

The date and distance of the run were not coincidences, so that's not a particularly interesting fact. The reason the race took place on 4-20, ended on the 42-yard line and was a distance of 4.2 miles is because Tillman's uniform number. Now as far as Peter King running into traffic on the 42-yard line, the only explanation for this happening is that Peter King wasn't running that day, it was Pat Tillman running in Peter King's body. That's the only explanation, not that other runners had the idea of finishing the race at exactly 42 minutes.

Mr. Starwood Preferred Member Travel Note of the Week

Four of them:

Only four of these?

1. Alaska Airlines, in my recent airline rankings, got ripped off. This is one of the best coach experiences in the air. Friendly and a tad snarky flight attendants on my two Western legs last week (Seattle-Portland, Portland-LAX), and they busted out the free Full Sail Session lager on the first trip. Be careful, Alaska, or you'll get a lot more of my business.

No seriously, you don't want Peter's business. It sounds good to read him saying nice things about your airline now, but just wait until you run out of the exact kind of beer he wants or Peter feels a little bloated and starts bitching about the leg room. God forbid, what happens if there are a couple of kids on the same flight as Peter who are daring to mind their own business while Peter stares at them. He will mention these kids in MMQB. You don't want Peter's business. Getting Peter's business is merely the Sirens' Song. You will end up shipwrecked on the rocks soon after you acquire his business.

3. You fly all the way across the country, and you're rushing around, and you find that your daughter, who does PR work in Seattle and works on the Microsoft account, is on the Microsoft campus in Redmond at the same time as you are, and you text back and forth and there she is! "Hey, Mary Beth!''

Was this just a coincidence or a product of technology allowing a father and daughter to meet up? Doubtful on both counts. There was something else going on here, possibly fate. Mary Beth's initials are M.B. Seattle is part of the state of Washington. You know who else lives in a place with "Washington" in the district's name? Barack Obama. Barack Obama is the President of the United States and has been to New York. City. Do you know where they filmed part of "Men in Black III?" New York City. "Men in Black" has the letters "M" and "B" in the film's name, just like Mary Beth has in her name. This meeting up wasn't a coincidence.

4. Did I really look that bad running in Tempe? Must have. At about the 1.5-mile point, a guy jogged up next to me (now, I was on a 10-minute pace about then, not 17-) and said, "Fading, Peter?'' I said, "No, this is just the way I run."

Oh, that's not good to hear when you have 2.7 more miles to go in your run. 

I think you could make the argument that this could be the riskiest first round in NFL history. The exemplifier of football risk this spring is a man who will be picked in the top 10 of the first round (I have him No. 2, to Jacksonville, in my mock draft, which you can find on Wednesday), Brigham Young defensive end Ezekiel Ansah.

I think it is nearly impossible to judge what the riskiest first round in NFL history would be. So I think it is kind of stupid to say because a prospect Peter has going #2 to Jacksonville hasn't played much football in his life this means the entire first round is risky. Seems a bit presumptuous to me. Of course when you need to kill space and decide to cite your own opinion as why the first round is so risky, I guess a person isn't thinking logically.

"Geno has become mystery man in draft if not in top 8, it could be a long 1st round''

-- @mortreport, ESPN's Chris Mortensen, tweeting Sunday night about what more and more people in the NFL feel: Only four or five teams in the first round could take West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith -- the consensus top quarterback in this week's draft -- and there is absolutely no guarantee that one will.

Oh my God, it's a weak draft because there aren't any quarterbacks who are guaranteed to go in the first round! Quarterback is such an exciting position, I get that, but I always love it when draft experts worry about when/where the first quarterback will be taken. I'm more interested to see when the first running back will be taken or which tackle will be the first one off the board.

Ten Things I Think I Think

2. I think these were my biggest surprises at draft analyst Mike Mayock's top 100 prospects, just published late in the week:

Peter King absolutely idolizes Mike Mayock. I can't state this strongly enough.

b. Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert (13) ahead of corner Dee Milliner (16), though I am starting to hear teams have injury concerns about Milliner's shoulder.

So you are telling me the guy who calls Notre Dame football games is overvaluing a player who went to Notre Dame? How shocking this is to me. I never would think a guy who spent all of his time watching Notre Dame football would overvalue a Notre Dame player.

e. Next at QB: E.J. Manuel (41), Matt Barkley (43) and Ryan Nassib (50). Mike Glennon is 81, but I could see him going as high as early second. He's an acquired taste, and a few teams love Glennon.

Glennon is the kind of quarterback that will be loved by certain sportswriters only if he gets drafted by specific teams. If the Cardinals pick up Glennon in the early third round then it will be a pretty good pick, but if the Falcons draft him then that's a brilliant pick to have stashed away behind Matt Ryan. It seems the less a team needs a quarterback the more certain sportswriters loves it when that team picks a quarterback who falls. I'll call it the "Ryan Mallett Effect," though I'm sure there is a better name for it.

g. Sign of the times: one running back (Eddie Lacy, 18) in the top 50.

Which is before the first quarterback ranked by Mayock. Is that a sign of the times too? Are quarterbacks no longer valuable?

4. I think one of the underlying reasons Seattle and Tampa Bay traded their first-round picks this year is that neither thought the first-round talent was very good.

Well, that and they considered the chance to get Percy Harvin and Darrelle Revis worth spending a first round pick spent in acquiring these players. I'm not sure each team trading their first round pick is a reflection on what each team thinks about the first round more than it is a reflection on what each team thinks about Harvin and Revis.

6. I think -- and I don't know about you -- that after the 2012 season I'm dumbfounded that Tim Tebow is still a Jet and Darrelle Revis isn't.

I'm pretty sure if Tebow was coming off major knee surgery and had any trade value at all then he would no longer be a Jet, just like Revis is no longer a Jet.

7. I think new Carolina GM Dave Gettleman had an interesting comment about the state of his team last week. "Maybe you guys think I'm Pollyanna, but I don't see any major holes here,'' he said. Yes, Dave. We think you're Pollyanna. Your team has won two, six and seven games over the last three years, and hasn't won a playoff game in the last seven seasons. 

No arguments here. Sort of a dumb statement.

You might want to develop a wide receiver to take pressure off Steve Smith (and be his heir),

Oh, "develop" a wide receiver? That sounds easy to do. Go do it Carolina!

Considering Cam Newton has the most passing yards for a quarterback during his first two years in the NFL I feel like someone somewhere has done a good job of taking the pressure off Steve Smith. Yes, wide receiver is a need, but this definitely isn't the first need. I always know how much a NFL-guy has watched Carolina play when he mentions wide receiver as the first need for Carolina. Yes, it is a need, but I'm not sure it is worthy of the first need mentioned.

you might improve your corners so you don't allow 67 percent completions in a pass-happy division -- especially considering one of your major rivals will acquire Darrelle Revis this week.

Two things:

1. Carolina finished second in the NFC South last year. This means nothing, but since Peter is bashing I want to bring a little reality into the discussion. The Panthers team wasn't very good and they were ahead of the Buccaneers in the division, a team who just traded away their first round draft choice this year and a 3rd/4th round pick next year.

2. Peter's beloved Rams gave up 66.2 percent completions last year for second worst in the NFL. And they had Corteland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins at corner. So the completion percentage a team gives up can mean quite a few things outside of a team needing to improve their corners.

8. I think -- and I may be wrong on this -- that a 15-33 team in this decade just might have a major hole or two.

Completely agreed. So would a team that went 16-31-1 over this decade, yet Peter seems to think the Rams are a team to watch in the NFC West. I guess whether a team is on the rise or not depends entirely on your perspective. Nearly every NFL team has a major hole somewhere that needs to be filled. No GM needs to say the opposite publicly.

10. I think these are my non-football thoughts of the week:

d.Now, those of you boiling over right now because I am so ill-informed and so left-wing and such a hater of the Second Amendment (which I am absolutely not), say something to the parents of the murdered Newtown children, whose deaths prompted exactly zero federal action to prevent more mass murders of innocents in innocent public places in the future.

I'm sorry no federal action was taken to prevent more mass murders in the future. Please remember part of ensuring our children stay safe is also ensuring people who are mentally unstable don't have access to weapons, so while the gun portion has been defeated, perhaps you can help ensure mentally unstable individuals don't get access to guns or get help for their problems. Life has given you lemons, so attack the problem from another angle. Just like we can't find a surefire way to prevent bombs from going off (like at the Boston Marathon), it doesn't mean we can't be vigilant and do what we can to ensure only mentally stable people own weapons. More importantly, change doesn't always happen overnight. Have patience.

e.I knew you couldn't think of anything.

No...I did just think of something.

h. I will be very interested to see how and where Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev acquired the weapons they used to shoot at Watertown, Boston and Massachusetts State Police. Very interested.

We know you will Peter. We know you will also feel free to share your thoughts on where they got these guns. If they got the guns legally you will point to the gun laws as the problem, while ignoring the mental state of both brothers and what motivated them to set off the bombs and shoot at the police. If the two brothers got them illegally, we also know you will ignore this and then try to talk around how legislation could not have done much to get these guns off the street. I'm not an NRA member by the way.

l. Beernerdness: I could have Alaskan Amber (from Juneau) every day of the week, it's so good. Smooth and drinkable, but with a bite. A pleasant surprise at the Portland airport trumped it: Klamath Basin Drop Dead Red. It probably should be called Klamath Basin Drop Dead Brown, because it's such a dark red,'s dark red, which is red, so that's why it is called "red." 

p.Those Kansas City Royals are a tough out these days. I'm quite sure I've never written that before. Alcides Escobar, the young shortstop, is a gem.

Of course it took the Royals playing the Red Sox for Peter to figure out Kansas City is building a good team and that Alcides Escobar is going to be a good player. This shouldn't surprise me, what with Peter being such a big baseball fan and all, as long as "baseball" means "I only watch one team."

5. Why doesn't the league make Green Bay-Detroit a Thanksgiving fixture? Including this season, let's count how many times each division opponent has come to Detroit on Thanksgiving since 2001: Green Bay six, Chicago zero, Minnesota zero.

Well Peter, it seems the NFL has made Green Bay-Detroit a Thanksgiving fixture already.

10. And, of course, The Revis Bowl beckons. Who'd have thought Jets-Bucs would be compelling Week 1? It got that way Sunday with the trade of Darrelle Revis from the Jets to Tampa Bay ... providing Revis can rehab his reconstructed well enough to be a factor that day. Somehow, I think he will.

We know how you feel about Darrelle Revis. Who needs a quarterback or any other defensive players if you have Darrelle Revis?

The Adieu Haiku

Next Patriots Day,
I must ask -- no, I demand:
Come en masse to Mass.

There's no need to get pushy about it. I ask--no, I demand you come run in Greensboro for ALS next year or else you are an asshole who doesn't care about the disease.


Ericb said...

"One of the things I love about the New York Times is the obituary section each day."

It's great that people die so Peter can learn about them in the NY Times obituaries.

Bengoodfella said...

The death of people is such a wonderful experience for Peter. It's fun to read about them when they were alive. It's not fun to read about them actually being alive, but it's more fun when they die. Death brings Peter some joy it seems.