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The MMQB PETER KING'S 2013 TRAINING CAMP TOUR

July 29, 2013
July 29, 2013

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MANKATO, MINN.

Jake's Stadium Pizza. With Vikings autography on the wall going back to the '60s, Vikings go in there all the time. One of the best meals on the camp trip, by far.

ANDERSON, IND.

Andrew luck can, and will, sing autographs after almost every practice. As will many, Colts.

SEATTLE

Serious Pie. Pizza of my dreams.

NAPA, CALIF.

Stop at a vineyard after practice for a nice Merlot.

KANSAS CITY, KANS.

Okahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que. Wow. The best.

DENVER

Coors Field.

GREEN BAY

Brightest stars across northern Wisconsin.

CANTON

Pro Football Hall of Fame.

ST. LOUIS

CINCINNATI

Skyline Chili. I live for the stuff.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.

Home to the Jamestown Jammers minor league team.

FIRST BY PLANE

7.19 New York City

7.20 Cowboys (Oxnard, calif.)

7.21 New York City

7.25 Broncos (Englewood, Colo.)

7.26 Seahawks (Renton, Wash.)

7.27 Raiders (Napa, Calif.)

7.28 49ers (Santa Clara, Calif.)

7.28 New York City

THIRSTY'S PITTSFORD, N.Y.

CORTLAND, N.Y.

Doug's Fish Fry.

LATROBE, PA.

Practice at Latrobe High, and Steelers players arrive on yellow school buses.

PHILADELPHIA

Geno's or Pat's cheesesteaks.

THEN BY RV

7.29 Patriots (Foxborough)

7.30 Bills (Pittsford, N.Y.)

7.31 Jets (Cortland, N.Y.)

8.1 Browns (Berea, Ohio)

8.2 Steelers (Latrobe, Pa.)

8.2 New York City

8.4 Eagles (philadelphia)

8.5 Ravens (Owings Mills, Md.)

8.6 Redskins (Richmond, Va.)

8.7 Falcons (Flowery Branch, Ga.)

8.8 Redskins @ Titans

8.9 Bears @ Panthers

8.10 Rams (St. Louis)

8.11 Chiefs (Saint joseph, Mo.)

8.12 Vikings (Mankato Minn.)

8.13 Packers (Green Bay)

8.14 Colts (Anderson, Ind.)

8.15 Bengals (Cincinnati)

8.16 New York City

8.24 Eagles @ Jaguars

8.25 Saints @ Texans

END OF TRIP

OWINGS MILLS, MD.

Amicci's of Little Italy.

FOXBOROUGH

Harpoon Brewery Room, South Boston.

NASHVILLE

Campus walk at Vanderbilt.

HOUSTON

Saint Arnold Lawnmower Beer.

King of The Road

In conjunction with the launch of his new website, King is hitting the road for his annual tour of NFL training camps. Having covered the league for nearly three decades, he's got his favorites at each locale, from eateries to watering holes to minor league ballparks, and he savors the intimate interactions between players and fans that are a hallmark of summer football. King will have assistant Andy DeGory and videographer John DePetro aboard, and they'll be joined at various points by The MMQB writers Greg Bedard, Jenny Vrentas and Robert Klemko, along with other staffers and guests. Judging by the menu for the next three weeks—chili, BBQ, pizza, cheesesteaks, fish fry and loads of suds—we may need to supersize the RV along the way.

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