Game Youth Jim Palmer Jersey Big sports media news continued to drop Thursday as Peter King, the dean of NFL sportswriters, jumped to NBC Sports from Sports Illustrated.
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As one of the best NFL reporters in history, Peter’s information, storytelling, and analysis make us better across the board,Sam Flood, executive producer and president, production, for NBC Sports and NBCSN, said in a statement. With Peter expanding his NBC Sports presence from Football Night to PFT Live and digital, football fans are the big winners.
I just felt it was time to move on from the 24/7-ness of football coverage and try something a little bit different. My 29 years at Sports Illustrated have been, collectively, a dream come true. I’ll always be grateful to Mark Mulvoy for hiring a green 31-year-old kid in 1989, just as I’m grateful to my current boss, Chris Stone, for the opportunities and support he’s given me in recent years. For three decades, I’ve had the job of a lifetime in the sports media business, and I will be forever grateful to SI. I leave at the end of May with immense gratitude to my editors over the years and to my staff at The MMQB since 2013. Thanks, from the bottom of my heart.
The King announcement capped a busy day of sports media changes. ESPN announced it was hiring Jason Witten, who is retiring from the Cowboys, to succeed the departed Jon Gruden as color analyst for Monday Night Football. CBS Sports announced the hiring of ex-Cardinals coach Bruce Arians as an NFL game analyst. Arians will work with Greg Gumbel and Trent Green.
Witten was selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Cowboys. He never changed teams, as he spent all 15 years of his NFL career in Dallas.
It brings a certainty of pride and honor, the type of certainty that comes once in a lifetime, to be a Dallas Cowboy,Witten said at his press conference. Many times over the years I’d wake up and jump out of bed and catch myself saying ‘how lucky am I’ to be able to play the game of football for the Dallas Cowboys.
Witten caught 1,152 passes for 12,448 yards and 68 touchdowns in his career, making 11 Pro Bowls. He said at his press conference that he hopes he’s remembered as a role model, both on and off the field.