May 16, 2005

The Moss Piece

I read Karl Taro Greenfield’s cover story about Randy Moss in SI last week, and while I was expecting an ESPN the Magazine-style puff piece in which an unlikable athlete is given an unfettered forum to bitch about being “misunderstood” and “disrespected,” the story was much more fair than that- portraying Moss less as a victimized superstar than as someone way too immature and childish to handle life as an adult, much less fame.

Reading the piece, Moss reminded me less of Terrell Owens than of Michael Jackson. And yes, I’m still very, very glad the Vikings are rid of him.

My favorite part was probably where Moss reveals that he lives in a community in Florida that is populated almost entirely with 80-year-old white retirees, who call security regularly on their tattooed and cornrowed neighbor.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 16, 2005 06:18 PM
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