Why Betts Should Start for the Skins This Season

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Ladell Betts: Badass

I’m no football expert, and this isn’t exactly a sports blog, but I thought I’d start off the day with three great reasons why Ladell Betts should start instead of Clinton Portis as the Washington Redskins Running Back this year:

  1. Ladell Betts doesn’t have a chronic shoulder injury.
  2. Ladell Betts knows how to follow his blockers.
  3. Ladell Betts doesn’t frickin’ come out on national television and defend animal abuse.

For those of you who haven’t heard about that last part yet, here’s what Portis said to reporters about the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal:

“I think people should mind their business, you know. I don’t know if he was fighting dogs or not, but it’s his property, his dog, if that’s what he wants to do, do it. … It can’t be too bad of a crime. There’s a lot of stuff that’s crimes, you know. It’s killers on the loose over here and you want to hunt down Michael Vick over fighting some dogs.”

Clinton Portis: Joker

Clinton, buddy, I stuck by you through your lousy, injury-ridden season last year, but I think this may be the end of the road for us. There’s a great article about the story on Fox Sports, which you can check out here. And you can watch a little bit more about what dogfighting is all about here. I’m thinking Portis should be made to review that video while the rest of the team is watching game tape next year.


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind