Peter King Working Overtime, BCS Title Game, & Recalling David Tyree – iPad Extra’s of the WeekPosted: January 12, 2011
January offers especially good tinder for bad football metaphors and I’m going to add another cheap couch to that bonfire: every week in the NFL postseason senior writer Peter King is good for 35 carries, eating up four, five, six yards at a time with his expert, informed analysis via Twitter, Facebook, his Sirius radio show, NBC’s Football Night in America and of course his weekly magnus opus at SI.com, Monday Morning Quarterback.
Since I’m here to speak about the iPad, I’ll give you a window into Peter’s contribution on that platform. Sunday night, January 2, the final weekend of the regular season: having already written several scouting reports and an essay on his projected outcome of the NFL postseason, done his weekly NBC spot and in the middle of writing the weekly 7,000-word Colossus that he submits to SI.com for Monday morning consumption, he filmed 12 one-minute video segments on each of the teams that advanced to the postseason, finishing off the last in the wee hours of Monday. Those videos, titled “Peter King’s One-Minute Drill,” appeared in last week’s iPad issue. This week, he ground out, Csonka-like (these football metaphors, they’re a disease) four more on each of this weekend’s playoff games, which appear on the iPad and SI.com.
Those videos, of course, are not the only enhancements that appear in this week’s issue. I highly recommend a look at SI’s “44 Decisive Moments in Super Bowl History” that will appear in each issue through the end of the month. In addition to detailing what SI judged to be the seminal point in each of the 44 previous Super Bowls, the special ops team of Chris Gibbons, Munish Dabas and Mike Phillips produced a bracket of the top eight moments, as judged by SI, with a series of exceptional videos—informed by the voices of many of the principal players in those moments—produced by Ian Orefice’s team. The first round of voting continues through next week. For my money, it has to be the Tyree catch against the Pats—and that comes from a decidedly non-Giants fan (still embittered by a play – admittedly spectacular – abetted by an officials’ crew that missed multiple holds. Holding wouldn’t be the right word. Incarceration, perhaps? Anyway, I digress.) My only regret is that we didn’t include a link to the best call of that play. Here it is.
Also in the iPad issue, you will find slideshows from each of last weekend’s wild-card round games, another slideshow on the BCS title game (spend a little extra time with those aerial shots) and a scrollable Top 25 projection for 2011. Good, good stuff. Promise more of the same next week, plus this public service announcement: only a month until the first Swimsuit issue on iPad.
- Chris Stone