Now It’s The Lettuce

August 9th, 2012

Two years ago, Joe famously brought word how popcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingbeer-chugging Peter King had a major let down when, after excitedly filling his breakfast bowl at One Buc Palace full of steaming oatmeal over a bed of raisins, that the oatmeal was salty!

King took the Bucs caterers to task for this sin.

Well, it seems a trivial piece of food kept the Bucs food staff away from getting the coveted A-grade from King when he visited One Buc Palace last week.

On The Menu
In the Bucs’ cafeteria, the PR staff put Team SI (We’re on the SI-EvoShield Training Camp Trip, with a party of five) in a side room so we could grill Josh Freeman. And grill a turkey burger. I had the grilled turkey burger on a wheat roll with raw onion, lettuce and tomato (B-plus), along with a mixed salad with balsamic (C; the lettuce was a tad on the other side of ripe), and a bottle of fruit punch G2. Grade: B. Freeman rather enjoyed his healthy meal, led by turkey, lettuce and tomato on whole-wheat bread, with red beans and rice.

Now before Bucs fans jump on their laptops to upbraid King, notice this is his “Postcard From Bucs Camp,” and he has been grading camps annually for years on the strength of the food served.

For King, a B-grade isn’t so bad, overripe lettuce or not.

18 Responses to “Now It’s The Lettuce”

  1. Adam Says:

    The guy is just flat-out obsessed with food. It’s not natural. He needs a woman… NOW.

  2. Tristan Berry Says:

    I sure am glad that Peter King does this, because the food served at training camp is what I REALLY want to know his opinion on. *rolling my eyes*

  3. jb Says:

    Sorry Joe, but I don’t care if they feed the media dog **** for lunch as long they start putting a great team on the field!

  4. Meh Says:

    Skanky lettuce is pretty gross.

  5. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Such professionalism.

    I long ago stopped caring what guys like King had to say.

  6. Meh Says:

    You guys are so hard on him for nothing. Its just fun filler in his columns. Cuss him out for his football opinions all you want (his Bucs stuff mostly sucks) but don’t you guys have anything better to get mad about than just a little silly color commentary? Coffee, food, beer. Its just his schtick. Good grief.

  7. jarrett Says:

    joe iam not a writer but upbraid is a funy word to me. Its the second time ive seen it in a week from you. I know what berade is but upbraid is new to me. Thanks for the new vocab word for the week.

  8. Sgt Mike Says:

    I personally trust when a fat guy says the is grad B it probably is. Fat people love food so who better than to grade it than this fat guy. Reminds me of Norm from “Cheers”.

  9. OAR Says:

    Hey Mr. Peterson, there’s a cold one waiting for you.
    I know, if she calls, I’m not here.

    Pour you a beer, Mr. Peterson?
    Alright, but stop me at one….make that one-thirty.

    Hey Norm, how’s the world been treating you?
    Like a baby treats a diaper.

  10. Chris Says:

    Hahaha I love how he gives the Gatorade a “B” grade. Like the Bucs should be held accountable for bottled Gatorade.

  11. lightningbuc Says:

    Turkey Burger?? That should get an F! Where’s BigMacAttack to tell King what a pansy he is!


  12. Piratic Says:

    So what IS berade, exactly?

  13. robert Says:

    what a fooo

    he should stfu

  14. kh Says:

    I call BS, Peter King has never seen a salad.

  15. skp Says:

    contractually obligated to write about a billion words a year for SI. you’re gonna have to dally around talking about coffee and lettuce a little bit to fill the amount of space he has to every week

  16. jarrett Says:

    @piratic, i meant berate, i was hoping noone would catch it haha

  17. Mr Lucky Says:

    I can see by the pictures of King that he’s been eating lots of salads lately…

  18. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    lightningbuc Says:
    August 9th, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Turkey Burger?? That should get an F! Where’s BigMacAttack to tell King what a pansy he is!



    You would be surprised how good a turkey burger can be. I love a good beef burger, but at my age you seek out new flavors because the old ones are boring. Turkey burgers are great!