Ah, Joey Porter. Backer of lines, talker of trash, bagger of douche. As you may know, the ex-Steeler has mixed it up with former AFC Central rival Kellen Winslow in the past, and with Winslow's Browns playing Porter's Dolphins this weekend, the linebacker re-opened the war of words.
"He's a receiver, really," Porter said. "He's not a tight end, because he's not going to block anybody. If you ask me who's going to win the Joey Porter-Kellen Winslow battle: Me."… "It really hasn't been a war," Porter said Wednesday. "It's been one-sided. I've never lost to him. It's like me picking on my little brother."
And then Winslow was all:
"I'm not into the individual-battle thing," he said. "It's a team thing. We're 2-3 and they're 0-5 and we're looking for a win. He doesn't have to worry about me. He should be worried about the team concept. They're 0-5 right now." … "I think Joey Porter needs a hug," Winslow said, smiling. "He's so angry, man."
I'm actually impressed at how stupid Joey Porter is. I thought he might be quiet after guaranteeing a win over Oakland (didn't happen), but no: he really is the dumbest rat in the lab. And to get burned by Kellen Winslow… Kellen Winslow destroyed his knee riding a motorcycle and famously called himself a "soldier" for playing football. It's not like Winslow is Oscar Wilde or Dorothy Parker. I swear to God, most office staplers could win a debate with Joey Porter.