Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Morning Skate: Peter King Screwed Up; Pens Heading To MSG

By Finesse

Yesterday, Artistry nobly called out Sports Illustrated's Peter King for not knowing how to properly used the word "nonplussed" and for discussing recent movies he has seen/hasn't seen as if anyone cares.  [FYI: I've seen Black Swan and King's Speech but I haven't seen Social Network.  Oh, and I watched the Swedish version of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Sunday night.  Now you can go about your day].

Well, it turns out that King made a fairly egregious error in his actual column,
This is an important clarification of something I wrote in my "Monday Morning Quarterback'' column. I erred in inserting the parenthetical "Steelers'' in a quote by Goodell, which was an incorrect assumption on my part.
In a Jan. 7 interview for a larger profile on Goodell for this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, Goodell was talking about his deliberations for the Roethlisberger sanctions last year, when the Pittsburgh quarterback was accused of sexual misconduct in connection with an incident at a Georgia bar. Goodell said when he was investigating what to do with Roethlisberger, he talked to "I bet two dozen players ... Not one, not a single player, went to his defense. It wasn't personal in a sense, but all kinds of stories like, 'He won't sign my jersey.' ''
I inserted the word "Steelers'' in parentheses, though Goodell had not told me specifically he meant to refer to two dozen Steelers players.
We're nonplussed.

- Pens are traveling to MSG tonight without Crosby and Malkin.  Geno seems like he is close to returning, but Bylsma had this to not-say about Crosby: "Not in a workout-type mode.  (This) is part of what doctors have prescribed as functional rehab at this point. Progressing to the next level means he has to get better in certain areas, and he's going through that process right now."

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