The details are still being nailed down, but we do know the working name of the site is “Kinglandia”—a perfect name that should never be changed regardless of rain, sleet or Kardashians.
It appears that Kinglandia will be a Grantland-esque affair, with King’s columns anchoring the content along with the help of other contributing writers. The spin-off appears to be a part of a recent contract extension King signed with SI.
The extension should come as no surprise—King is the most recognizable NFL writer in the land, and his weekly “Monday Morning Quarterback” has been holding down football junkies since the Internet was spitting through phone lines (1997).
Before signing this new deal, plenty of conjecturing occurred concerning whether King would leave SI for greener pastures. It was reported that NBC Sports, ESPN and NFL Network were making plays for the veteran columnist.
All I can say is I’m glad to see King hasn’t completely unmoored from his berth at SI, and I’m jazzed to see what he’ll be able to do with this new, succulently named vessel that is Kinglandia.
Kinglandia—where the women flock like the salmon of Capastrano: Dr__Carson