Peter King briefly paused his nuzzling of Brett Favre's pelvic region and smooching of the Philadelphia Eagles' collective posteriors in this morning's column to drop an interesting anecdote about my favorite writer of all time:
When you take a few days to consider things other than football, it's
interesting the things you learn. Like this, about Kurt Vonnegut: He was an SI
man! This from his son Mark Vonnegut's introduction to "Armageddon in
Retrospect,'' a collection of unpublished pieces by his father: "He was not good
at being an employee. Back in the mid-1950s, he was employed by Sports
Illustrated, briefly. He reported to work, was asked to write a short piece on a
racehorse that had jumped over a fence and tried to run away. Kurt stared at the
blank piece of paper all morning and then typed, 'The horse jumped over the
f------ fence,'' and walked out, self-employed again.' ''
In other good news, King thinks Pat White will become a "slash-type" player for the Miami Dolphins, which only insures that White is going to be Dan Marino crossed with Randall Cunningham and shatter the NFL QB mold. That's good to know.