Randy’s Salty Tears
By Tom the Sports Guru
Please take note that I am a New England Patriots fan before reading this.
Before the season started Randy Moss believed that this was going to be his last season in New England. He fired his agent and said he was going to represent himself at the end of the year. Now a week before his first game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals, Mr. Moss is complaining that he doesn’t feel wanted after this NFL season. Randy is saying that the going consensus is that once a player reaches a certain age that their skills diminish, and that their teams aren’t loyal and look to go younger. Let me check…….yep, that is exactly what happens in the NFL. Sorry Randy, you aren’t the first NFL player that this has happened too. In fact you aren’t the most prolific player this has happened too. There is a laundry list of players that this has happened too. This year 2 Hall of Famers, the greatest receiver of all time and the #1 statistical running back (sorry, he isn’t my greatest RB of all time) had to find work at other places other than San Francisco and Dallas. Jerry Rice went to Oakland, Seattle and retired in Denver’s camp. He decided to retire instead of being the number 4 WR there. Emmitt Smith went to Arizona and just added to his stats because he was there before they became Super Bowl contenders.
But it doesn’t start or end with those 2 guys. The San Francisco 49ers might be the most famous franchise for not resigning players past their “prime”. Jerry Rice was just one of many of their great to be successful somewhere else. Most famous was Joe Montana going to the Chiefs when the Niners decided to go with Steve Young. He was one game away from another Super Bowl but was defeated by the Denver Broncos. Ronnie Lott went to the Raiders and the Jets and continued his heavy hitting until concussions ended his career.
James Lofton was successful in Oakland and went to the Super Bowl with Buffalo. Rod Woodson went on to San Fran and Baltimore, winning a Super Bowl ring with the Ravens.
Is he really upset that he won’t be back in New England? Or is he scared that he is not guaranteed of making any money if the NFL is locked out next year?
Randy, I feel your pain. As of right now, your skills haven’t diminished. You are still one of the best receivers in the NFL. And I think New England would be foolish to get rid of you. But all signs point to you moving on. New England doesn’t pay big money for receivers. Just ask Deion Branch.
If the NFL does lockout next year, Randy, you have 3 options if you don’t get a contract before the end of the season: CFL, UFL, or AFL.
So, as I mentioned last week, after the show, I headed down to Wall St. Plaza for the SomaCow Cure for the Run
. The run, which spanned a whopping 0.05K, raised over $3000 for Rock for Hunger
, a charity which directly supports the homeless in the Orlando area.
I snagged a few photos of the event from Winter Park Photograph
Here's me completing the run. (Note: Though she may seem ahead of me at the time, that woman did NOT beat me.... at least, from what I can remember)
Jeff Howell stopped by to help out by handing out water cups to exhausted runners.
...he spilled mine.
Afterwards, runners were treated to a much-needed cocktail... ------>
The SomaCow crew did a brilliant job of planning and executing the event and I look forward to training hard for next year's run...-C-Lane
-Jack's blog from the NBA Finals
-UM Coach Rich Rodriguez Press Conference
-Allen Iverson Hip Hop Press Conference
-LeBron James getting dunked on
-Olympic Training gone wrong
Here's Jack trying to pull some Breakfast Club moves to break into his own office.
The first view from the subway platform after getting off the #4 train.
A view of the Original Yankee Stadium from the New Yankee Stadium.
That's me inside my new $1.5 billion home away from home.
A shot of the game where I my presence apparently put an end
to the Yankees 9-game win streak. Still had a good time.