Glitter, glisten, gloss, floss, I catch a beat runnin’ like Randy Moss…
And now that’s true, because Randy and I will both be paid the same amount to catch footballs. Unfortunately, he’ll run ever-so-slightly faster than I, before and after the catch. Seriously. Ever-so-slightly.
After weighing his options for the upcoming season, Randy Moss decided to retire from professional football and focus his efforts on other interests. And he has a lot of them.
Randy’s career lasted for 13 years–he played for Minnesota, Oakland, New England, Minnesota and finished up with Tennessee. In all fairness, Tennessee was in disarray when Moss got to town, same with Oakland and arguably Minnesota on the second stint.
He ranks in at least the Top 8 in all major statistical categories, only trailing Jerry Rice in total receiving touchdowns. He owns the record for most TD receptions in a season with 23, and honestly, I think Tom Patriot owes him a share of that MVP award. I’ve never quite understood the Patriots moving Moss in the following season, but if there’s one thing Belichick and Kraft know, it’s how to cheat to win Super Bowls.
If Moss wasn’t such a divisive figure within the NFL–not really swimming, but perhaps dipped in controversy–there is no doubt that he would be considered by many as the greatest to play the position. But for now, he’s done. No more stats, but surely he’ll grace us with a few more brow lifting quotes before it’s all said and done.
Who knows, maybe with all that athletic ability he’ll holler at former basketball teammate, Jason “White Chocolate” Williams, and hop the pond to get in on the latest professional basketball trend–playing in Europe.