Sports Illustrated's Peter King Receives New Spin-off Site 'Kinglandia'

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterMarch 19, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 31:  NBC studio analyst and Sports Illustrated write Peter King looks on during the Super Bowl XLVI Broadcasters Press Conference at the Super Bowl XLVI Media Canter in the J.W. Marriott Indianapolis on January 31, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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It’s semi-official!

Longstanding Sports Illustrated writer and NFL guru Peter King is getting his own one-off website, according to Deadspin.

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.


H/T Deadspin, TheBigLead

Kinglandia—where the women flock like the salmon of Capastrano: Dr__Carson