Peter King is apparently doing his part to save a few journalism jobs.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal today, the longtime Sports Illustrated writer confirms he offered to take a pay cut to help stem the losses at Time, Inc. Mr. King doesn’t offer any details, so there’s no way to tell if the magazine took him up on the offer.
Mr. King: It’s something I did but I really don’t want to talk about it. But I will say this: I make a ridiculous amount of money. I’m not saying I’m not worth it. But I make a stupid amount of money. Sometimes it seems a little absurd considering what’s happening in our business.
He’s more candid on Bill Belichick’s library (800-900 books on football), Brett Favre (likes war movies; does spot-on Sling Blade impersonation); and some other former Packers who remain nameless (they were keeping a pet lion in an apartment until their coach told them not to).
It’s no surprise that Favre makes the list of Mr. King’s favorite interviews, and even less suprising that King takes a shot at Buffalo Bills wide receiver–and frequent King target–Terrell Owens. “I don’t speak to T.O. anymore. I just think that life’s too short to talk to nine-year-olds too often,” King says.