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is too much being made of Moss comment?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This just struck me as a little over the top, Randy Moss saying that his concentration lags when he's in a bad mood. WWL made a point to put the entire quote on the screen during SportsCenter, but to me it was pretty innocuous. Dude's admitting to being human. It's like pro athletes don't get to be normal at all. I know Moss has has his share of foibles, but this seemed unnecessary. Discuss ...
  2. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    If ESPN says it's a big deal, it's a HELLUVA big deal.
  3. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    It's like Bobby Knight. It's a pattern, In this case it's the all-about-me behavior.

    Just once, I'd love to hear a prick such as himself or TO just fucking apologize.

    "I'm sorry that I shit on McNabb, he's a great player and I fucked that up....."

    "I'm sorry I left the field early in Washington. I know it was an awful message to my teammates and youngsters who may wear my jersey at anywhere between $50 and $400 a pop. I screwed up. No one else."

    If either of these flaccid hot dogs would show the slightest humility, the fans would embrace the fuckers.
  4. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Mr. Falk, I know all that, and when the dude does or says something newsworthy, ball means, report it. This just felt like ESPN making something out of nothing. I mean, whose concentration doesn't lag when they're in a bad mood?
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    you know, whose concentration DOESN'T lag when they are in a bad mood...
  6. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    If someone working at Best Buy said their concentration was lagging and they were rude to a customer because they were in a bad mood, they'd be out on their ear.
    Randy Moss, not TO, is the poster child for the modern spoiled asshole athlete. Say what you want about TO, but at least he plays hard.
  7. this is a joke, right? you don't mean this?
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yes, I'm sure that's what happened to the warm, friendly checkout woman who waited on me there Sunday...
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    The way that should read:
    If someone working at Best Buy said their concentration was lagging and they forgot to push a service plan on a customer because they were in a bad mood, they'd be out on their ear.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Better. Customer service isn't exactly a priotity with those jackasses.
  11. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    No one wants to hear pampered athletes make excuses for poor performance. You got the contract, now play up to it.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    You're talking about a guy who was once on pace to threaten Jerry Rice's records now reduced to Ernest Wilford-like status because he just doesn't give a shit. I'd say there should be more made of this.
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