January 10, 2005

Purple Moon

The two biggest storylines to come out of the Vikings' upset over the Packers: renewed talk of a Brett Favre retirement, and "outrage" over Randy Moss' pantomimed moon.

Sure, let Moss be fined. But let's not blow this out of proportion- doing a silly dance in the endzone is roughly one-onehundedth the transgression of Moss walking off the field with two seconds left a week before. And this time, he actually helped his team win. And hearing Joe Buck's self-righteous commentary was especially galling, considering he appears in those "Leon" commercials that are nothing but a racist parody of such players as Moss and Terrell Owens.

Anyway, I will indeed be attending Sunday's Vikings-Eagles divisional playoff game at the Linc, along with my Eagles-loving girlfriend; in order to not be torn limb-from-limb by the famously rowdy Philly fans, I'll be practicing my patented method of "silent cheering" for the visiting team that I used to such great effect at Yankee Stadium for 2003's Twins-Yankees series. And no, I won't moon the crowd.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 10, 2005 11:59 PM

How are the "Leon" commercials racist? I agree Leon's a parody of Moss and Owens, but surely the reason for the parody is not because they're black, but because they're showboating jerks.

Posted by: Gib at January 11, 2005 09:24 AM

Or more galling is that he probably had to read 2,487 Fox promos during the gamecase for shows as uplifting and moral as "Who's My Daddy?" [sic] and "America's Wildest Crotch Injuries"

Posted by: norbizness at January 11, 2005 11:24 AM

Christie says to tell you she's incredibly jealous over the tickets.

Posted by: Bill McCabe at January 11, 2005 08:11 PM

Wimp...I would wear a Vikings wrist band or something to show my pride...if I was you:P

Posted by: A at January 11, 2005 08:44 PM

Gotta love a guy that pulls out the race card when talking about Moss and Owens. These guys straight up morons regardless of color. I will never forget Owens before a Sunday night game in a promo for ESPN, "Hell" he says "I don't even like football, but I am here to win a championship." What the hell is that supposed to mean? As a person who loves the game and always loved playing it to hear that kind of smack makes me literally sick.

Pulling the race card is also incredibly lame. No one cut Romanowski any slack when he spit on people and he was white. The backlash over that incident was equal or greater than the slack these two equally moronic guys are getting and Romo didn't do it two weeks in a row...

Bottom line dude, there is nothing wrong with being white, black, orange, or pewter, but if you act like and idiot people are going to call it as they see it...

Posted by: Sam Mills at January 11, 2005 11:13 PM
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