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!”