Weird piece by Jamele Hill today on ESPN.com’s Page 2 about how it was okay for Randy Moss to quit on the Raiders because they essentially quit on him. Hill references how dysfunctional the Raiders were at the time that Moss played there and that anyone who was put in that situation would have done the same.
A gross amount of money and an excess of athletic ability doesn’t prohibit athletes from feeling the same frustrations regular people feel. Moss was no different than the 9-to-5 guy who can’t stand his idiotic boss.
You know what? Moss is COMPLETELY different than the 9-to-5 guy who can’t stand his idiotic boss. Millions of dollars to play a sport for a living is what separates the two. I’ve enjoyed some of Hill’s columns before, but I have to say that this one was way off. The fact that Moss was then traded to the Patriots and is now in line to win a Super Bowl just makes the quitting even worse.
Now players who are upset because of whatever they want to be upset about can look to Moss and think “if only I could force a trade to a better team, I’ll win a Super Bowl!”
1. Memphis (5)
2. Kansas (1)
4. North Carolina
8. Washington State
9. Michigan State
21. St. Mary’s
23. Texas A&M
T24. Kansas State
Also receiving votes: Baylor, Notre Dame, Clemson, Arizona, Purdue, Mississippi State, Houston, Virginia Commonwealth
ESPN.com is reporting that Michael Wilbon, half of the Pardon the Interruption team with Tony Kornheiser, has undergone an angioplasty after doctors discovered a minor blockage in one of his arteries. Though he is expected to leave the hospital soon, it is unknown when he will return to PTI.
Best of luck to Mr. Wilbon on his recovery.
Just saw this on ESPN.com:
According to Yahoo! Sports, Garnett has played at a forward position for all 41 of his games this year. Then again, what does Yahoo! know?
Reports out of…the infamous NY Post say that the YES Network is in contract negotiations with a one David Cone about filling Joe Girardi’s vacancy on the network (which means he would call about 50 games in ’08). Also, David Justice will take on a reduced role this yr with YES while he rebuilds his home in Southern Cali that was destroyed by the wildfires (and rebuilds his reputation destroyed by the Mitchell Report!).
So this all begs the question…When will Luis Sojo be joining his boy Coney in the booth?!?!
While I think Cone would do a great job in the booth as he smokes five packs of cigarettes before the Seventh Inning Stretch, the guy I really want to see in there is David Wells. I can’t even begin to imagine some of the stuff that would come out of his mouth as he chugs $10 Yankee Stadium Budweisers next to Michael Kay and Ken Singleton.