While Alex Rodriguez is being portrayed as the most selfish athlete in the history of sports for opting out of his deal with the Yankees, there is another player –someone far worse—getting off scot-free.
In fact, you won’t hear a negative word about Randy Moss these days. Not after yet another incredible performance this past weekend, when he went for 145 yards and a score in the New England Patriots come from behind victory at Indianapolis. The tenth year wideout has 12 touchdowns and 924 yards in nine games this season. The guy could quit right now and win the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award by a margin that would make even his coach blush.
It’s funny, because quitting is precisely what got Moss in the ideal situation he’s in today.
Last year, while playing for an awful team in Oakland, Moss had the worst season of his career. Some of that had to do with injuries, but with every amazing play he makes this season, it seems clearer and clearer that he just didn’t give a shit about playing for the Raiders.
And that’s what ultimately got him traded. For a fourth round pick.
That’s how badly they wanted to get rid of this cancer.
It really is disgraceful. People have the audacity to trash ARod for being a money hungry slime ball, but no one wants to criticize Moss, who didn’t bother to show up last season because his team was no good.
We often talk about players who really deserve to win a ring. We rarely talk about those who don’t. Randy Moss is in the latter category.
Just another reason to root against the Patriots, I suppose.
Randy Moss: Need I Say More? – The Bleacher Report
Friday discussion question: what does 2007 say about Randy Moss? – Pro Football Reference
Randy Moss and Terrell Owens -- Their spots In History? – Hoops and Other Pop Culture