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23 Sep 2013

MMQB: Strange Days

PK goes over the Aldon Smith situation, the Trent Richardson trade, and the Brian Hoyer experience.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 23 Sep 2013

13 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2013, 10:45am by Raiderjoe


by Guido Merkens :: Mon, 09/23/2013 - 2:17pm

I'm starting to wonder how much PK I need in my life. His column has always been a balance between interesting insider information and atrocious writing, but lately it seems like more and more of his "insights" really... aren't insights. He spends the first pages of his article reciting the records of various teams, noting that Aldon Smith got in trouble, and recapping the Trent Richardson trade, before starting to recite the scores and top players of the weekend's games.

Is there a person anywhere in the world who cares enough about football to read a 12,000 word column about it, but isn't yet fully aware of these major stories? I just don't get it.

by Paul R :: Mon, 09/23/2013 - 3:02pm

Well said. This is the third week in a row where I've found myself asking, "why am I reading this?"
I remember watching "Happy Days" on tv when I was a kid even though I knew it wasn't going to be any good, it hadn't been good for a few years, and there was no chance it was going to get better. But, hey, on Thursday night, you watch "Happy Days."
On Monday, I read MMQB.

by justme_cd :: Mon, 09/23/2013 - 5:03pm

I wish more would keep reading. I never really could do it regularly but the comments on the EP link were consistently enjoyable to me

by Richie :: Tue, 09/24/2013 - 2:05am

I guess I'm not the only one.

PK has had lots of detractors over the years, but I still found his columns to be a must-read every Monday.

I haven't read today's yet. I might not. I'm debating not even checking it out any more. I feel like it got significantly less interesting over the past few months. Have I finally just had enough of PK, or has his column actually changed? Is he just phoning it in, now that he's in charge of the MMQB "website"?

by Jerry :: Tue, 09/24/2013 - 2:35am

It may be that some of the content that ended up in the Monday column goes to other pieces during the week. Since I only read the Monday column, I don't know.

by sundown (not verified) :: Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:41am

I sort of had a premonition this was coming when they created that new MMQB site. His strength has always been getting the insider access and great quotes/stories, but now he's in charge of an entire staff and they have to populate a full website rather than a single column. I think they've stretched him too thin and the insight and stories he does get are likely divided among the various other articles he and the staff write.

by Dr_beeper :: Mon, 09/23/2013 - 3:47pm

Fuck your couch

by RickD :: Mon, 09/23/2013 - 4:23pm

I don't care what Ty Webb and Al Czervik say, you were an essential part of Caddyshack!

by Raiderjoe :: Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:45am

You'll get nothing and luke it!

by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 09/23/2013 - 5:32pm

Some kids in high school to that for pratcice. One time tricked college roommate knto humping bed. Opened door while he was having sex with imaginary person. Right when open door freshman year slut walk by and start laughing. Amaizng timing.

Also same year with same dude throw football towards him on green. He fall backwards onto bench when trying to actch pass. Was very embarrased. Looked like a KC Chief.

by BJR :: Tue, 09/24/2013 - 9:35am


by LionInAZ :: Wed, 09/25/2013 - 8:11pm

And also very disturbing.

by Raiderjoe :: Thu, 09/26/2013 - 10:44am

Not disturbing. Roommate fully clothed wjen hump bed.

If mean disturbing about ppeolple in general humpig pillows and beds, well thst normal activities based on knowledge accrued from book reading, scienitifc journals and talking to high school kids when in high school and college classmates when attended college.