First of all, I’d like to congratulate Peter King for winning the McCann award this past weekend at the NFL Hall of Fame. He deserves it as he has been a dedicated and quality writer on all things NFL for years. Thanks Peter.
I really liked this bit from Peter King’s MMQB this morning:
Enjoyable/Aggravating Travel Note Of The Week
• River Falls, Wis., Wednesday, 2:25 p.m.:
Part of my rehab from 20-day-old left-knee meniscus surgery is to ride a stationary bike each day for about 20 minutes. I haven’t been able to do it every day on this trip, which is in Day 14, but I haven’t gone two days in a row without it. In River Falls, I needed to find a way to pedal, and the bike rack outside the Chiefs’ cafeteria and meeting-room center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls was chock-full. One belonged to Chiefs media-relations maven Pete Moris, who generously offered to let me borrow it for a spin through the flat streets of the western Wisconsin village.
As I rode down one leafy street just off campus, a 25-ish, power-walking woman with earbuds in walked purposefully toward me. When we were 20 yards away from each other, she took out both earbuds and said, “Hi! How are you today?” A couple of blocks later, two bikers on the other side of another leafy road both waved and the first one yelled, “Howyadointoday!”
I spent nine years in the Midwest (Ohio, which isn’t the upper Midwest, but a cousin of it), and I loved it, and on this pleasant valley Wednesday in River Falls, I remembered why.