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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Joey Porter Almost Wishes You'd Disrespect Him

Remember Joey Porter, that loveable sociopath who used to be the core of the Steeler defense and who had killer dogs before having killer dogs was cool? Well, even though he's a Miami Dolphin now, Joey's looking to the future and preparing for a career behind the microphone by attending the NFL's "Broadcast Bootcamp", where players are taught how to analyze the game. CBS's James Brown ran the players through some potentially awkward situations:

"Brown led each player into a discussion of Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, who was involved in a fight in Las Vegas this off-season and swept into the N.F.L. commissioner’s new personal-conduct counseling program. It made for fascinating backstage theater, since Porter was standing in the control room. No one blasted Porter, but it struck a common theme of the sessions — how to criticize a player, especially a former teammate or current friend."
-The New York Times

So, in a shocking revelation, people in the same room as Joey Porter tend to shy away from criticizing Joey Porter. Who would have guessed?

As a post-script, if there's a God, eventually Joey will end up working in the Monday Night Football booth, where he'll respond to ribbing from his coworkers by ripping out and eating Tony Kornheiser's spleen during a game.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the cops will give Joey a hard time and he'll show up at halftime for his broadcast gig in full Namath 'strugggling' mode.

Now that would be must see tv.

3:00 PM  
Blogger J.T. said...

It would be awesome if he tried to awkwardly kiss Mike Tirico, too.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Cotter said...

We should officially start a petition to bar Peezee from ever setting foot in a booth. We've already heard him talk enough shit.

5:11 PM  

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