Posts Tagged ‘Randy Moss’

Winning the first game of the NFL season is a big deal. Don’t let anyone fool you. It sets the tone for the rest of the season.

If you win, you know all your hard work during the offseason and in training camp paid off (that is unless your name is Brett Favre or Albert Haynesworth). Lose that first game and you start to question all your preparations (see Favre, Brett and Haynesworth, Albert).

So if you won your first game in a dominating fashion, say, by a score of 38-24, you would think that would make you very happy, right?

Not if your name is Randy Moss.

He picked possibly the worst time to start bitching and moaning about his contract and how he is not appreciated by the New England Patriots and their fans. I mean, really, it’s week one!

And what was with that get up? It looked like he was channeling the gangsta ghost of Allen Iverson. And I have to take a minute here and say how much I hate it when pro athletes wear gear from another city during press conferences or interviews. Show at least a little bit of loyalty and wear something from your team’s town or at least from the region.  And like most bad trends in sports, this seems to have started with LeBron James. (Think about it.)

Getting back to Randy Moss, if you listen to his meandering interview, what you really hear is someone who is hurt. It really sounds like his feelings are hurt. When he said, “Around here in the New England area, I think a lot of people don’t want to see me do good,” we all got a good look into his psyche. To think that people are out there rooting against you says volumes about what’s going on in your head.

It seems a bit trite to say it but I think Randy Moss needs a hug. I think the Pats need to “show him some love” as the kids like to say these days. And “love” in the world of pro athletes means “money.”

Unfortunately, Randy plays for the Patriots, who have no problem throwing players overboard no matter how good they are. So he’s going to have to get his love somewhere else.

The good news is that he is still an elite wide receiver and any team will be better off by signing him.

But in the meantime, my advice to him is just sit back and enjoy the ride. You will find a place that makes you happy.

Hey, even Ron Artest got his ring.