Nnamdi Asomugha #21 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after stopping the Dallas Cowboys from scoring in the fourth quarter.
But Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha types up a crackling good read as a guest sports writer for Sports Illustrated. Nnamdi fills in this week for Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback, the definitive weekly online football column.
Sorry, Howard Stern. Nnamdi Asomugha is the new "King of All Media."
Nnamdi takes over for Peter King while King is in South Africa covering the World Cup. Asomugha's article contains all of the regular features of the normal Monday Morning Quarterback column, including, "Things I Think I Think" and an "Enjoyable/Aggravating Travel Note of the Week," in which Nnamdi describes being bothered for a Facebook photo by a pesky flight attendant.
It also shows Nnamdi to be quite a Renaissance Man. He authors up some pretty thoughtful remarks on the possible shared Raiders/49ers stadium, examines the ramifications of PAC-10 expansion, and even imagines aloud the conversation between himself and James Lipton on "Inside the Actor's Studio."
See that Cal education at work?
The shocking revelation contained in Nnamdi's article is that in his second year, one of the Raiders coaches told him, "I would never have drafted you." Who wants to bet that it was Norv Turner?
If you love Sports Illustrated's Peter King, you'll be happy to know that King is still writing this week, albeit about the World Cup proceedings instead of the NFL.
And if you hate Sports Illustrated's Peter King, you'll be happy to know that the weekly point-by-point criticism of every single thing King said that week still appears of the NFL blog Kissing Suzy Kolber, and its full fury is directed at Peter King and not Nnamdi Asomugha.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who is searching Facebook for that flight attendant's picture to determine whether she is hot or not.