Portis Works on His Karate Kick
I was listening to Jim Zorn with one ear and Clinton Portis with the other this afternoon, and when the first ear rejoined the second ear, Portis was being asked about the Steelers' 3-4 defense.
"I've been working on my karate kick all week long," he said. "I mean, it's a tough team, it's a sound team." I have no idea what that meant.
At the beginning of his weekly availability, Portis was joking with the media members about how he received nothing more than an "attaboy" from Zorn for getting Offensive Player of the Month honors, and then I guess someone must have asked him if he was rewarding his blockers for all his accolades. Then Mike Sellers walked by.
"Mike Sellers got some bling, some big-time bling," Portis said.
"My boy took care of me," Sellers confirmed.
"I'm talking about shiiiin-ing," Portis said. "He got some big-time bling."
"That's love right there," Sellers said.
"Maybe one day he'll show you guys," Portis said. "But as far as the other guys, that's what they're supposed to do."
Someone asked Portis what sort of bling he had gotten for Sellers; "bling bling," Portis said, making me realize for the first time that "bling bling" was an adjective-noun combination.
And someone else asked why blocking wasn't what Sellers is "supposed to do."
"You've got to baby Mike," Portis said. "I'm trying to get Mike to hold his head up. We're trying to get him one of those neck things that'll keep it up."
Then he started answering questions about the Steelers, which, aside from the karate kick promise, seemed dull by comparison.
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