Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Jul 2013

MMQB: Jabari Greer

I now know better than to stick my nasty fingers in someone else's pancakes.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 01 Jul 2013

12 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2013, 11:34pm by LionInAZ

Comments

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by CBPodge :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 4:47am

That was dreadful.

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by rfh1001 :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 5:52am

I enjoyed it. The guy's not a journalist, or a writer. I like the fact that he was asked to do something and took it seriously and...

Basically, I read it and liked Greer.

(I am a Saints fan. I don't think that's why I liked it. But, you know, full disclosure.)

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by CBPodge :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 9:26am

I dunno, I just feel like the only reason to read MMQB is to find out things you couldn't find out otherwise, and you need to tolerate a fair bit of pointless crap that you don't care about in between. King gives better insight into the behind the scenes stuff in the league than pretty much anyone else (at times, anyway!). And these guest writer ones normally do a really good job of giving you information on the game from a different perspective than you find elsewhere.

But this one just doesn't. It has "teams are optimistic about their chances this season", which is bleeding obvious. It has a metaphor about life, which isn't really, as far as I can tell, anything that I couldn't get anywhere else. And it has basically nothing that gives you any insight into the life of an NFL player. I dunno, maybe the thing that made me think it wasn't great is that I was expecting something entirely different from what I got, but I still can't help but think that what I got was both not what I was expecting (which isn't really relevant, I guess), and not very good quality.

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by Jerry :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 6:24pm

You're not alone. While I appreciate the effort that Mr. Greer put into writing, the result felt like the motivational after-dinner speech at a banquet.

This was the rare case where I finished reading MMQB and felt that I hadn't learned anything. For all the PK-bashing that goes on here, there's usually some information in the column that I find interesting.

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by Karl Cuba :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 7:52am

You didn't enjoy Jabari looking after his rough seed in the palm of his hand?

It could be a plot to make his readers miss Petey.

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by the cat in the box is dead (not verified) :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 7:24am

Heheh. Heh-heh. He said 'Seed.'

The article sounds better if you read it with the voice of Ron Burgundy in mind.

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by Karl Cuba :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 7:50am

'coarse'

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by Will Allen :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 9:38am

I think if I met Mr. Greer for coffee, I'd think he was off his meds.

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by Guest789 :: Mon, 07/01/2013 - 3:36pm

I enjoyed the "ten things", but he was just trying too hard for the first half of the article.

The man knows his breakfast restaurants though.

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“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”

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by Honest Abe (not verified) :: Wed, 07/03/2013 - 7:40am

Bring back Peter King. NOW.

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by Dean :: Wed, 07/03/2013 - 9:10am

Really, Pete, it's one thing to come here and pat yourself on the back, but don't you think this one was bad form, even for you?

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by LionInAZ :: Wed, 07/03/2013 - 11:34pm

Nah, it's true to form for PK, like stealing souvenir baseballs from little kids.