Jim Rome weighs in on LaVar v. Portis
You know a story has gone big-time when Jim Rome is issuing "takes" on it. Either that, or you know that media members are desperate for any NFL content when they're weighing in on offseason Redskins media feuds.
Anyhow, popular opinion seems to indicate that LaVar Arrington earned a decisive victory in his word of words with Clinton Portis.
"That tape should be played at the Rookie Symposium, every single year," Mike Florio wrote on PFT.
"Lavar Arrington, you rock. I want you on my team, baby," Peter King Tweeted.
"Whatever you may think of Arrington, and that he may have been a relative disappointment for his high draft pick, he's got one heck of a future as a motivational speaker if he wants it," Doug Farrar wrote at Shutdown Corner. "And as for Clinton Portis? Head back to the wigs and funny glasses, dude."
But no one came as strong or racked as many clones as Rome, who brought the LaVar-CP issue to ESPN's afternoon viewing audience on Thursday. The video doesn't seem to be on the network's Web site, but Rome's own Web site has a transcript, complete with a photo of LaVar in a Giants uniform. This is too good not to include in full:
There's a commotion in the District, yellow tape and a chalked outline of where Janky Spanky's body was in the street. And authorities are looking for one LaVar Arrington. Because what he did to Clinton Portis was criminal. Portis started this street-fight, telling the NFL Network, in essence, that Arrington didn't want to be in Washington back in the day because he was no longer, the biggest, richest, star on the team. Uh-oh. One thing to take a run at fullback Mike Sellers and try to get him benched, or even to call out QB Jason Campbell for not leading from the front. Quite another to take a run at Arrington.
He just swung on the wrong cat. Arrington says it wasn't about the money. It was about the leadership. Something Portis clearly doesn't understand. Arrington went on to say, it was about legacy and respecting the game, something else Southeast Jerome doesn't get. That's not a response. That's a massacre. That's verbal murder.
Dolemite Jenkins, my man, I've always gotten a kick out of you. But Arrington just kicked the hell out of you. The referee didn't bother to count. He waved it off before you even hit the canvas. Then again, what do you expect? You were fighting way out of your weight class. A welterweight can't hurt a heavyweight. Nor can he take a heavyweight's shot. Tap-out, Janky Spanky. You can't just throw on a purple wig and some fake teeth and go into Dolla Bill mode to respond to that.
Nor, just roll tape on that decleater you dropped on Mathias Kiwanuka. Keep moving Sheriff Gonna Getcha, because LaVar's not playing.
Please, let CNN or the Daily Show or Focus on the Family do a segment on this beef, so I can keep milking it.
Posted by: Dlewis10 | February 12, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse
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