Chad Johnson, Bengals guarantee, NHL schedule
Peter King comes out swinging this week in a fake press news report about Chad Johnson's contract. It's a new way of bringing a story to like by Peter King and I'm really not a fan of it.
He spends quit a bit of space on this, and it draw it to a conclusion that Chad Johnson is allowed to move to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the middle of the season. Peter even includes fake quotes to support his position. I didn't expect Peter to be this dramatic about making a point and it seemed silly.
Peter does let us know that he talked to Chad Johnson about making a guarantee about the Bengals beating the Colts. You may remember that Chad Johnson guaranteed the Chiefs would come into Cincinnati and lose. They did. Marvin Lewis has put a stop to the guarantees, but that might not stop Chad. Peter says:
And I say I can't imagine the coach of the Bengals would want such an incendiary (but, we all know, meaningless) boast on the Colts' bulletin board. "You're probably right," he said. But he'll be checking, and the next big voice you hear out of Cincinnati just might be The Mouth That Roared.
I'd like to see Chad make that prediction, as I think it'll come true. It'll be one of the worst days as a pro for Peyton Manning.
Peter usually doesn't talk hockey, but he raises an interesting point about the NHL schedule:
That's right. The New Jersey Devils play 77 of their 80 games this year in the Eastern Time Zone.
Is this the EHL or the NHL? Doesn't it seem absurd that the National Hockey League has become the Regional Hockey League?
It'd be nice if Peter showed examples of the rest of this, but it is an eye opener. You would think that the NHL would want to expand their scope and presences across the country with all the teams. Weird.