January 25, 2005

Moss Must Go, Cont’d

My recent “Trade Randy Moss” post has for some reason got me up to #3 on Google for that phrase, which has led to both high traffic and lots of crazy comments this past week. In fact, reading the comments makes me even more adamant about wanting to get rid of Moss- it’s reminiscent of the “it’s just Jadakiss’ opinion” people.

My personal favorite comment is by this guy, channeling Rush Limbaugh, who seems to advocate a return to the Randy Ratio:

Culpepper is an overrated QB. He prolly [sic] leads the league in fumbles .. I'm not making this a black white issue, but putting an average white (pocket) QB that will stay in there for an extra few seconds, probably getting laid out after he releases the ball, would do a lot better then seeing the current idiot trying to run from the pocket and getting hit while, at the same time, dropping the ball every, what seems to be, 10 plays. Get a new QB. I bet Ken Dorsey would know how to do this.
Yea, let’s get rid of the best quarterback in the NFC, and replace him with the backup of last year’s 2-14 Niners team. And as we all know, black quarterbacks never make the Super Bowl. The Vikings already had Gino Torretta; why bring in Dorsey?

I feel like this site has been visited in the past week by every single illiterate Vikings fan in the Twin Cities. Other than the head coach, of course.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 25, 2005 09:23 PM

Thanks a bunch...I now have to wipe snot off my computer from the snorting laughter that arose after your final sentence.

Posted by: Andrew at January 25, 2005 10:19 PM

You know, I was thinking the same thing. I don't agree that we should trade Moss, but you'd have to be an idiot to say we should replace Culpepper with Dorsey. I think, for the most part, Moss is just a microcosm of the culture that is pro sports. When you pay a man millions of dollars to catch footballs, his ego grows. Sometimes, when you're immensely gifted, it reaches beyond the point of "team." That's Moss. Doesn't mean we can't win with him though. We just need to learn how to work together. Team Moss and Team Vikings, united, to create a better record for the Minnesota Vikings proper.

Posted by: Jason at January 25, 2005 10:27 PM

Moss is, indeed, the product of a certain sports-culture phenomenon. Ever since he was in about the 4th grade, he has been told he was the greatest thing since sliced bread. At some point, he began to believe it. You see this dynamic repeated in sports all the time. People like Maurice Clarett, TO, Rasheed Wallace, that idiot quarterback for the Chargers whose name eludes me, etc. all buy into a false vision of their worth in society, and they either have no adult figures in their lives to set them straight, or they ignore any mature guidance they receive. Believe it or not, Moss was a very level-headed, even sweet, kid when he was in 7th-8th grade. About that time, the metamorphisis began, and it wasn't pretty to watch. Even then, his athleticism was a wonder to behold, but he began to affect an aura that was a train wreck waiting to happen.

Posted by: DBrooks at January 26, 2005 09:45 AM
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