Ezra Ace Caraeff | Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 5:19PM
Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy? Rascal is. Yes you are.
It would seem that TravisOutlaw is parting with his pup, Rascal via his—somewhat legitimate looking—"official website". Of course, websites for professional athletes are a tricky thing. Some are absolutely legit, while others are kidnapped domains held by coldhearted cyber thugs that can only be thwarted by Chris Bosh.
Outlaw has a pair of "official sites," neither of which are as impressive as his (recently dormant) Twitter feed
There is the slick looking outlaw25.com which looks like it was culled from a NBA player website template, and then there is the baffling t-law25.com, which is registered not to Outlaw, but to an Alex Williams of Memphis (our attempts to contact Mr. Williams were not returned). It might be impossible to list all the strange facets to this site, but a few highlights be the audio widget that blasts slow jams upon arrival (all sites need some Keith Sweat upon entry), and the lone event under "News," which is the "Williams-Mathers Family Reunion." Put away that ambrosia salad, the reunion took place in Summer 2008.
Anyway, if you are looking for a pitbull, Outlaw is your man. Look at these options. The "Purple Ribbon Bred" pitball by the name of "Rascal," mentioned here in this Portland Tribune article on Outlaw, is on sale for a steep $2300. It's a bit out of our dog-buying range, but if you are interested in a more afforable pup, perhaps Outlaw can interest you in something a bit more recession-friendly. I'm partial to "Denim," because those teeth say bite, but that name says snuggle.
Of course, it goes without saying that the Blazers have a dubious past with Southern-born players and pitbulls (Somewhat related note: Qyntel Woods dumped "Hollywood," the dog that would eventually lead to his downfall on my block. Since I, evidently, live in the wounded dog ditching area of NE Portland.), and we are not suggesting that Outlaw is doing anything illegal with his dogs. Far from it. Plus he definitely would not be the only celebrity to sell pits (Outkast's Big Boi has ads for his Pitfall Kennels in their CDs), plus even dear old Z-Bo was a fan. (If there ever was title fitting for his time here, "Zach Randolph - From The Paint To The Kennel" is it).