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And Another Thing


And then again ...

... Clinton Portis is an idiot.

Yes, the Washington Redskins running back has apologized for his boneheaded comments about women reporters in the locker room, whom he claimed on Washington radio liked to check out the beef.

I can't say I'm surprised at this. It's classic jock narcissism; I think I'm the bomb, so surely all the ladies think I'm the bomb.

Let's inject a little reality into the situation, shall we?

Here it is: I've been going into locker rooms for 33 years now. During most of that time, there occasionally have been female reporters in those locker rooms. And in dozens upon dozens of occasions where there have been, I have never -- never -- seen any of them checking out the merchandise, so to speak. It's one of the most persistent and pervasive myths going out there.

But as someone who actually knows what he's talking about, that's all it is. A myth.

Ben Smith's blog.