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swiftaw
May 21, 2007, 05:37 PM
Yep, these are our kids' role models.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2878099&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

Gymnut
May 21, 2007, 08:28 PM
Yet another bad acquisition by Dan "the Fan" Snyder. Portis should've stayed in Denver.

Bobdude161
May 21, 2007, 09:08 PM
He says he knows some back road homes that have dog fighting arenas and invites the reporter to come and see. lol. "OK sure! Let's go! And I'll bring Officer Brady with me as well."

keysersoze
May 22, 2007, 08:10 AM
This was the most asinine thing I've heard in awhile. Well, all morning, and the day is long. Clinton Portis is a retard.

apachie2k
May 22, 2007, 09:34 AM
how is Cliton Portis retarted? He is just a product of his enviroment... No one ever told him it was wrong growing up, and his role models were doing it, so why would he think it's wrong? I'm not saying it's right, but common, retarted? maybe we should enforce this better, becuase it does happen a lot, and this might curb public perception of animal curelty

keysersoze
May 22, 2007, 09:40 AM
how is Cliton Portis retarted? He is just a product of his enviroment... No one ever told him it was wrong growing up, and his role models were doing it, so why would he think it's wrong? I'm not saying it's right, but common, retarted? maybe we should enforce this better, becuase it does happen a lot, and this might curb public perception of animal curelty

He's an adult living in a society where he has access to information that clearly states cruelty to animals is inhumane and illegal. He's not a ********** two year old.

Koodauw
May 22, 2007, 09:41 AM
how is Cliton Portis retarted? He is just a product of his enviroment... No one ever told him it was wrong growing up, and his role models were doing it, so why would he think it's wrong? I'm not saying it's right, but common, retarted? maybe we should enforce this better, becuase it does happen a lot, and this might curb public perception of animal curelty

Because anyone with half a brain knows its illegal, not to mention cruel. If he had put in any thought into what he was about to say, he would of just shut his mouth. The guy is an idiot.

apachie2k
May 22, 2007, 09:44 AM
because we know these football players hang out at the library or the muesem or even on the internet, the out with the same group of people theve been with all there lives, encouraging them to still do the things they did when they were younger, so i can see how they would have no idea...

keysersoze
May 22, 2007, 09:44 AM
Oh, and if Wikipedia says it, it must be true!! :D

"Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Diagnosed at an early age with the IQ of a retarded poodle, he attended the University of Miami, called "Da U" by its players due to their inability to spell or pronounce either "University" or "Miami." His shockingly low IQ naturally has means he has an affinity for dog-fighting, due to being a worthless dog himself. An absolute worthless piece of crap, he encourages the activity as a "way of life", further proving that there is nothing in Mississippi, especially the people, worthy of sparing."

(Wikipedia: Clinton Portis)

Henri Gaudier
May 22, 2007, 12:43 PM
Cliton retarted - fabulous typo or nicely sneaky?

As for the player - boo his every move on the pitch. I don't know how big the crowds are in that game but thousands of people booing the stupid wanker will get the message home.

oldwatery
May 22, 2007, 02:12 PM
I'm still shaking my head over this one.
How the Redskins have not made a public statement is beyond me.
I hope this retard gets the bite he deserves.
Shame on him and his team.

It is so sad that our culture of personality gives people like him, Mel Gibson etc the opportunity to spout their hatred and intollerance of others.

Fire the idiot....he's over hyped as a player anyway.

thedude110
May 22, 2007, 04:56 PM
Portis seemed to be playing to his audience in his comments (both the player beside him and the press) -- that's certainly one of the few ways to make sense of his later retraction which claimed he "doesn't condone dog fighting." It seems to me like a usual case of someone saying something stupid and not getting away with it. No different than most of us, except that we might have the common sense not to say such a thing to a reporter (or a bevy of reporters).

What's harder to explain is how those posting in this thread can so easily condemn Portis while throwing around intolerant language. We may not be keen on Portis' position re: the treatment of animals, but dehumanizing Portis (along with an entire segment of society) doesn't do much to suggest our own tolerance, either.

/fatherlyscolding

Counterfit
May 22, 2007, 07:32 PM
Cliton retarted - fabulous typo or nicely sneaky?

As for the player - boo his every move on the pitch. I don't know how big the crowds are in that game but thousands of people booing the stupid wanker will get the message home.

Usually 50k+ for the good teams, so I figure the Falcons get about 25k per game. :D

asxtb
May 22, 2007, 10:01 PM
I thought that he was just trying to defend a fellow athlete not realizing what he was actually saying. Not really promoting dog fighting. Of course money always seems to make people speak, listen to the backlash, then listen to their PR agent, before they think.

Oh, and if Wikipedia says it, it must be true!! :D

"Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Diagnosed at an early age with the IQ of a retarded poodle, he attended the University of Miami, called "Da U" by its players due to their inability to spell or pronounce either "University" or "Miami." His shockingly low IQ naturally has means he has an affinity for dog-fighting, due to being a worthless dog himself. An absolute worthless piece of crap, he encourages the activity as a "way of life", further proving that there is nothing in Mississippi, especially the people, worthy of sparing."

(Wikipedia: Clinton Portis)
Before I hated Wikipedia and took everything with a grain of salt. Now I'm a believer!!! :D :D :D

That was great.

Henri Gaudier
May 23, 2007, 09:38 AM
Usually 50k+ for the good teams, so I figure the Falcons get about 25k per game. :D

25,000 would do nicely. Do you have abusive chants like we do in football(Soccer)? Our matches are full of goading and disparaging remarks from the hilariously creative to the downright moronic and crude.

Henri Gaudier
May 23, 2007, 09:41 AM
We may not be keen on Portis' position re: the treatment of animals, but dehumanizing Portis (along with an entire segment of society) doesn't do much to suggest our own tolerance, either.

/fatherlyscolding

"Well ... (spits) ... it looks-a-likey we got someone here ... (wipes dribble from chin) who's intolerant of intolerance ..... come on boys .... lets git him!":)

jdechko
May 23, 2007, 10:38 AM
25,000 would do nicely. Do you have abusive chants like we do in football(Soccer)? Our matches are full of goading and disparaging remarks from the hilariously creative to the downright moronic and crude.

:( Nope. Only big ugly shirtless (and quite often drunk) dudes with their chests painted.

yellow
May 23, 2007, 10:55 AM
He says he knows some back road homes that have dog fighting arenas and invites the reporter to come and see. lol. "OK sure! Let's go! And I'll bring Officer Brady with me as well."

Ah no.. Brady will be staying in NE, thank you very much. :)

MacNut
May 23, 2007, 11:55 AM
The new commissioner is really going to have a fun time giving out all these new penalties.

cycocelica
May 24, 2007, 01:30 PM
Since when was Clinton Portis ever considered a role model?

173080
May 24, 2007, 05:20 PM
I don't see what the big deal is. Some people just take animal "rights" too seriously.

It may not be right, but its not horrible either.

savar
May 24, 2007, 05:42 PM
Usually 50k+ for the good teams, so I figure the Falcons get about 25k per game. :D

What? Portis plays for the skins, not the falcons. Portis was talking about Mike Vick, who *does* play for the falcons.

How a living American in 2007 could not know this I have no idea.

Edit 1: I don't know what you mean about "good teams" either. The falcons went to the NFC championship only a few years ago, and a super bowl just a couple years before that. Granted they are not a premiere team, but they are certainly several notches above oakland, detroit, houston, etc.

Edit 2: Yeah I have to add that in some parts of society there is nothing wrong with dogfighting. I mean, in some countries they eat dogs. We really have to put things into perspective here. Neither Portis nor Vick was actually engaged in this activity. Vick was unaware, and I think Portis's point was that if it's going on all over the place anyway, why are we blowing up Mike Vick for being tangentially related to it?

Counterfit
May 24, 2007, 10:12 PM
My bad, I really only follow the Cowboys and Pats. So that means Portis plays for larger crowds.

The Falcons were 7-9 this past season, and 8-8 the year before that.

And yes, there is no hard evidence linking Vick to the actual fighting (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/nfl/05/23/bc.fbn.vickinvestigatio.ap/index.html), which is why I haven't even mentioned him.

Henri Gaudier
May 25, 2007, 04:18 AM
I don't see what the big deal is. Some people just take animal "rights" too seriously.

It may not be right, but its not horrible either.

No soul baby! Absolutely no soul. If you can't despise that .. if you can't empathise with an animal being torn to pieces... then you're a sack of water and beans and little else.

cycocelica
May 25, 2007, 12:08 PM
No soul baby! Absolutely no soul. If you can't despise that .. if you can't empathise with an animal being torn to pieces... then you're a sack of water and beans and little else.

You really got him where it hurts I bet.

calyxman
May 25, 2007, 10:15 PM
How anyone can be entertained over watching dogs tear each other apart is beyond me. These type of people have absolutely no morals.

But come football season, every American will conveniently forget as they get sucked into the commercialism of this spectator sport.

ReanimationLP
May 26, 2007, 12:04 AM
Wow, the NFL = Overpriced, overpaid jacka**s that only got through school because they could play a childs game so well.

Sports annoy me.

I cant believe that these idiots would actually do dog fighting. Thats just wrong, and cruel.

budpam
Aug 13, 2007, 02:27 PM
because we know these football players hang out at the library or the muesem or even on the internet, the out with the same group of people theve been with all there lives, encouraging them to still do the things they did when they were younger, so i can see how they would have no idea...

Exactly-obviously they don't think it's wrong. I'm guessing that it is not possible that keyserzoze and Koodauw have ever done anything that was wrong to someone else, but was not against their own conscience? This thread is full of accusations of the worst kinds of crimes against humanity(well dogs), with name calling and hopes of terrible things happening to these "worthless" people. Too bad we don't get this upset about killing babies...
let the flaming begin

Lord Blackadder
Aug 13, 2007, 03:18 PM
If you are a football player you can take steroids, beat your wife, do drugs and get caught drunk & speeding in an SUV filled with firearms and nobody will notice - that's pretty much in a football player's job description these days, right? But cruelty to animals, that'll get people furious.

They're all knuckleheads anyway. Hopefully they'll get more than a slap on the wrist. PETA is probably coordinating some suicide car bombings as we speak. :rolleyes:

LinuXtreme
Aug 13, 2007, 06:13 PM
Portis should've stayed in Denver.

I used to think that (in fact I was near inconsolable when he chose to leave), but I've been seeing more and more that he's a loose cannon. First he showed up in those gang videos and now this. The Broncos are better off now without his kind of bad press.

theLimit
Aug 13, 2007, 11:29 PM
Just goes to show that football breeds stupidity.

blitzkrieg79
Aug 14, 2007, 01:13 PM
Well, I may be one of the few here but hmmmmm, different strokes for different folks. Dog fighting was legal in US till about 100 years ago, it wasn't considered a crime, but obviously the laws since then have changed. Dog fighting is absolutely legal in a lot of countries. Bull fighting is legal in Spain, as some people may not like it but it is a part of their heritage/history. I am not saying it is right but I don't think dog fighting makes Portis or Vick an idiot, people have the weirdest fetishes in the world, as long as he is not into killing people I don't consider him some kind of dangerous to the society individual.

Besides, how come our president can cheat and lie to our country and go to war against Iraq and be responsible for thousands of innocent American and Iraqi HUMAN lives and yet he is getting away with it? Some laws and regulations, huh?

budpam
Aug 14, 2007, 03:04 PM
Well, I may be one of the few here but hmmmmm, different strokes for different folks. Dog fighting was legal in US till about 100 years ago, it wasn't considered a crime, but obviously the laws since then have changed. Dog fighting is absolutely legal in a lot of countries. Bull fighting is legal in Spain, as some people may not like it but it is a part of their heritage/history. I am not saying it is right but I don't think dog fighting makes Portis or Vick an idiot, people have the weirdest fetishes in the world, as long as he is not into killing people I don't consider him some kind of dangerous to the society individual.

I agree.

Besides, how come our president can cheat and lie to our country and go to war against Iraq and be responsible for thousands of innocent American and Iraqi HUMAN lives and yet he is getting away with it? Some laws and regulations, huh?

I don't agree. Bush has made some terrible mistakes, but I don't believe he has lied or cheated. He has taken poor advice, and stood by it no matter what, but that does not make him a liar...it just makes him guilty of bad judgement. As far as the lives lost, it is terrible and I believe everyone hates war, but essentially that is what war is about-blowing things up and killing people. It's a sad thing.

Sdashiki
Aug 14, 2007, 03:18 PM
How a living American in 2007 could not know this I have no idea.


Guess I must be dead.

Sports, like i give a crap.


Dont defend dog fighting.

It IS illegal here, so leave the US if you want to see dogs killing each other for the economic benefit of human beings. Seriously, no one wants to hear it. In this country, animal cruelty is cruel. If you dont feel that way, I dont know what's wrong with you.

blitzkrieg79
Aug 14, 2007, 03:46 PM
I don't agree. Bush has made some terrible mistakes, but I don't believe he has lied or cheated. He has taken poor advice, and stood by it no matter what, but that does not make him a liar...it just makes him guilty of bad judgement. As far as the lives lost, it is terrible and I believe everyone hates war, but essentially that is what war is about-blowing things up and killing people. It's a sad thing.

I know this thread is about dog fighting and I went a little off topic but in all reality, Bush is the US president, he is the person that represents us, he is the person that has the power of declaring war upon another country. US accused Iraq of having weapons of mass destructions, US accused Iraq of sponsoring terrorism, and so far they have found jack as weapons of mass destruction are concerned and they also found no direct link to Hussein and Al-Qaida (it actually gets better than this because Hussein actually didn't tolerate terrorism and actually executed anyone linked to it), but of course no US media will acknowledge this.

Anyway, if I were to attack another country (where there are US soldiers lifes at risk as well as billions of dollars in expenses) I would have to be pretty damn sure of the facts and actually would have to see concrete evidence without any reasonable doubt before I would engage in war. The fact of the matter is that US wants to control the oil fields in Middle East and another fact is that Hussein wanted to switch it's oil transactions to Euro (which would significantly hit the value of US dollar which is not a good thing for US government/economy)

Anyway, as far as dog fighting is concerned, laws change every day, what is right today, will be wrong tomorrow, either way, dog fighting is illegal in US but so is cocaine and excessive speed, people still do it, no matter what the consequences are they still do what they think is right and/or makes them feel good. But in my eyes, as long as they are not hurting physically another person then that is not a major crime. And what is up with being politically correct these days? No one is allowed to say what they really think, only what everyone expects him to say. And who is going to lock up the damn mosquito that bit me yesterday on my deck at my property? Who knows, it may even contaminated me with some disease, who do I complain to? :p

Dog fighting is morally wrong but that is not something that should make front page news of every major news outlet.