I wrote a lengthy post criticizing Peter King's MMQB for this week. I deleted it because I thought this was all that really needed to be said. I now start a new gimmick at PV: "Cliches used by Peter King this week."
I even survived Andre (I Never Met a Cliché I Didn't Like) Ware and made it through the ESPN2 telecast.
After seeing this comment, I had to go back and list off the cliches King used IN THIS VERY COLUMN:
"sink like a stone"
"a tortured soul"
"There is officially a better ___ than"
"the best ___ on Earth"
"You know there's been a shift in the tectonic plates when"
"There's a news flash"
"it's Russian roulette"
"it's going to be tough sledding"
you'll pardon ___ if he didn't invite ___ over to the house for ___"
"Talk about your basic dead-horse beating"
"Don't quit your day job"
"not the elixir to fix everything"
"The jinx of ___"
"Memo to ___"
"I refuse to kill ___"
"the tough slate"
"If you've got a brain in your head"
"Not many people will buy this"
"___ getting off the schneid"
"I Never Met a ___ I Didn't Like" (that's right--in the very criticism of Ware's use of cliches, King uses a cliche.)
So there you have it; in the very column in which Peter King makes fun of another person for overusing cliches, Peter King uses 22 cliches. TWENTY-TWO.