FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
PETER KING DEBUTS NEW NFL COLUMN – “FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA” – THIS MONDAY EXCLUSIVELY ON NBCSPORTS.COM
First Column Includes Interview with Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, Tony Romo on His Golf Dreams, NFL’s Officiating Overhaul, and Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson on Future of Franchise QB Carson Wentz & More
New “What I Learned…” Section Debuts with First Expansive Comments from Former New York Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo
“I needed to be better for [Odell Beckham Jr.]…I didn’t step back and see the big picture the way I should have.” – McAdoo
“Football Morning in America” Will Post Every Monday Morning Exclusively on NBCSports.com; King to Make Regular Appearances on PFT Live with Mike Florio Across NBCSN & NBC Sports Radio
Training Camp Tour Begins July 21 at Chicago Bears Camp
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 12, 2018 – Peter King’s new Monday morning NFL column – “Football Morning in America” – will debut this Monday, July 16, exclusively on NBCSports.com. The first column will include interviews with Philadelphia quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, Eagles coach Doug Pedersen on whether QB Carson Wentz will return from injury for Week 1, a look at the NFL’s officiating shakeup, Tony Romo‘s next step toward a golfing future, and a new section titled, “What I’ve Learned…” with a football personality talking about life lessons and football.
Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is the first “What I’ve Learned…” interview, and says he feels he let down wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., in his four seasons as a Giants coordinator and coach. “I needed to be better for him personally, as a coordinator and head coach,’’ McAdoo tells King. “I was too busy trying to scheme ways to get him the ball, especially early in my time in New York, that I didn’t step back and see the big picture the way I should have.”
“Fans of Peter’s column should rest easy and know that they can still read their favorite items every Monday morning as well as some new elements that Peter is very excited about,” said Rick Cordella, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. “Peter’s column complements our already robust NFL digital coverage, which includes streaming primetime television’s number one show, Sunday Night Football; providing continuous NFL news and insight on Mike Florio’s Pro Football Talk; and leading the fantasy football discussion on Rotoworld.com.”
A new “Football Morning in America” will post every Monday morning exclusively on NBCSports.com. It was announced in May that King signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group that included writing a weekly Monday morning NFL column for NBCSports.com; making regular appearances on NBCSN’s and NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live with Mike Florio; and continuing to contribute to Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports.
Beginning July 21, King will resume his popular NFL training camp tour, filing his column from the road each Monday, and providing video or written reports from team to team throughout the preseason. His first stop will be to Chicago Bears camp in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Following is a rundown of Peter King’s new Monday morning NFL column “Football Morning in America,” which will debut exclusively on NBCSports.com this Monday, July 16.
FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA – FIRST EDITION
- The Lead: Touches on the most newsworthy topics of the day.
- What I Learned: A new section, with a football personality talking about either life lessons or football.
- Quotes of the Week
- Numbers Game: Peter’s stat(s) of the week.
- King of the Road: Peter’s travel note of the week.
- MVP Watch: Starting in Week 1, Peter will have a Top 5 every week with his pick for MVP.
- Factoidness: Peter’s factoid(s) of the week.
- Newman!: Peter answers questions submitted by fans.
- Smart Football: In coordination with Pro Football Focus, Peter will deep dive into a topic to make fans smarter about football.
- Tweets of the Week
- Ten Things I Think I Think: Nine opinions about the week in football, and a 10th section about the rest of the world that week.
- Adieu Haiku:
End of the column.
It’s an annoying haiku.
It’s total nonsense.
— Peter King
ABOUT PETER KING
Peter King, 61, has covered pro football for 35 seasons. He writes a weekly Monday morning NFL column exclusively for NBCSports.com titled “Football Morning in America.” He also makes regular appearances on NBCSN’s and NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live with Mike Florio, and contributes to NBC Sports’ Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, which he joined in 2006.
Prior to his exclusive agreement with NBC Sports, King worked for 29 years for Sports Illustrated, which included writing the internet’s most popular NFL column, “Monday Morning Quarterback,” since 1997. In 2013, he founded The MMQB, Sports Illustrated’s pro football microsite, serving as editor-in-chief and columnist.
King was named national sportswriter of the year in 2010, 2012 and 2013 in a vote of his peers by the National Sports Media Association.
In addition to his work on Football Night in America, King has worked on television for ABC as halftime correspondent for Monday Night Football, for CNN as an NFL reporter, and for HBO as managing editor and reporter of Inside the NFL.
In King’s time at HBO, Inside the NFL won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Studio show in 2002, 2004 and 2005, the first three times the show ever won the award.
King has written five books on pro football, and served on the voting panel for the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 1992.
Born in Springfield, Mass., in 1957, King grew up in Enfield, Conn., and graduated from Ohio University with a journalism degree in 1979. He worked for the Associated Press, the Cincinnati Enquirer and Newsday before moving to Sports Illustrated in 1989 to write the magazine’s “Inside the NFL” column.
He lives in New York City with his wife, Ann. They have two grown daughters, Laura and Mary Beth.