Listen: Nick Foles, Nate Burleson, William discussed on The MMQB Podcast with Peter King
"Yeah. Welcome to the Peter King podcast where I try to tell you a few things about football and occasionally a couple of things about life this week. A holiday addition of the podcast. I've got a really interesting conversation with Nate Burleson of the NFL network and of CBS sports and Nate is one of the rising stars in the business. He is extremely opinionated. And he's highly interesting. He's got a great story of how he got into the media that you will want to hear whether you care about Nate Burleson or not really entertaining. And also I saved about the last ten or twelve minutes from my conversation with John Feinstein, the noted author of forty books from earlier this month because one of the fascinating things that he talked about was his relationship with Bobby Knight. The former Indiana coach the incendiary, Indiana. Coach. And I thought it would be good to bring you those ten or twelve minutes where he talks about the relationship. He has had with night. And I just found it really entertaining. I didn't wanna stuff it into a long podcast. So I thought I would separate in lower to hear that this week. So before we start off with Nate Burleson. I do want to talk about one thing in the NFL right now that I think is such a good story. And I'll tell you a little personal story about Nick foles. So Nick foles after he won the Super Bowl last year. Beating New England was the MVP. The game Cinderella story. The backup quarterback came in. With Carson Wentz gets hurt about fifty five weeks ago, and has a has a very very good postseason. You know, the story so Nick foles rights book, and it's actually very. Good book. I enjoyed it. And there's a lot in there about overcoming the odds and fighting adversity and things like that Knicks very religious guy. So there's a lot of religion in there too. It's a it's really really a good good book. So anyway, he's about to go on his book tour, and I asked the publicist if I could spend some time with foale's weit Weil, he goes on his book tour, so he sensually he's the place that we are going to go to he's in Manhattan, and we're going to go over to New Jersey, and he's got a literally drive right by my apartment building on the Upper West side of Manhattan. So the publicist says, hey, just stay there will pick you up on the way out. And so we go, and and my doorman in my building on the Upper West side is a rabid Philadelphia. Eagles. Fan, and he just happened to be there that day. And I said, Nick which mind saying Hello to my doorman. William he loves the eagles. So he just walks ten steps from the car over and he's shakes William's hand. And William is is is utterly utterly shocked. It's just it's it's one of the most incredible scenes I've seen you know, where William is just staring at Nick foles, like, it's you it's you and I took a picture of them. And and Nick it's back in the car. And he says that was really that was cool. So Nick handed him a book signed a book for him in handed it to William. But anyway, so William is never forgotten that, and he's just you know, he's he was effervescent in his in his thank you and all that. So now every time I see Nick foles. He goes, hey, how's William say? Hi to William because he told me that's one of the coolest things that happened to him on that whole time. Somebody looking him like looking at him like he was a rockstar anyway. So foles, obviously is hotter than a firecracker. He throws her four hundred seventy one yards takes a huge hit from David clowney against Houston, you know in week sixteen. And and so, you know, you're starting to hear this now Cain the question is now wait a second. If Nick foles plays like this every time if he goes out and shocks the world against the Rams on the road Sunday night. You know, keeps it cool enough to win that game and survives. A great pass. Rush by the Houston. Texans to throw for four hundred seventy one yards and four touchdowns. You know, the most productive passing day by a quarterback in eagles history. You know, shouldn't we start thinking of him as the starter on this team?."