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Unlike Brett Favre or Tiger Woods, the Redskins, for all their dominance of the Washington sports market, rarely make magazine covers. My dad had a hand in George Allen gracing the cover of Newsweek in 1971. I also remember being happy any time a Redskin would be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Clinton Portis is on the cover of the current Sporting News with an interview in which he talks about having premonitions of an auto accident and injuries, including the separated shoulder he suffered in the 2006 preseason opener.

The most interesting answer was to a question I’ve never thought to ask the offbeat running back.


Q: Did you enjoy dressing up as a woman?


A: I wouldn’t say that. There’s no question — I’ve got no tendencies or hidden secrets in life. I think women are beautiful, but never would I want to be one, outside of being a character playing around.

David Elfin


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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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