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Vikings: One team, two jerks

Posted on: October 6, 2010 8:33 am
 
Brett Favre acts like a petulant child and is rewarded with an exit out of Green Bay and eventually lands with a near Super Bowl team in Minnesota.

Randy Moss acts like a petulant child -- many times -- and ends up with Favre in Minnesota.

The NFL is fantastic.

Two jerks, one city, not enough ego to go around.

Only in sports are jerks repeatedly rewarded despite their childish behavior. Moss and Favre are no different.

The irony here is unavoidable. Moss was cast out of Minnesota because he drove his car into a meter maid and quit the team. Now he's back years later after having more problems in New England.

Bill Belichick wouldn't trade Moss now unless Belichick believed he couldn't get the most out of Moss for the remainder of the season. This trade isn't Belichick being efficient. This is Belichick worried Moss would destroy his locker room. After all, Moss has destroyed locker rooms before.

Two jerks, one team.

Good luck, Vikings.

You're going to need it.
 
Category: NFL
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Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 1:28 pm
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

I don't know about Favre being a jerk (I think he's selfish), but from all accounts Moss is almost universally loved by his teammates. Brady thinks he is the god of receivers, and Moss has taken a number of younger players under his wing. Moss does have problems with rules and authority, and he definitely had his problems with Patriots management over his contract. There have been reports that Moss and Belichick had a confrontation this week, and that may have led Belichick to pull the trigger on this deal. On the surface this trade doesn't make any sense, unless Moss was going to be a distraction or threatened to sit down on the job. When things in professional sports don't make sense, it's usually because someone knows something that we as fans don't know. The Vikings got the better of this deal, but this may have been a case of addition by subtraction on the Pats' part.



Since: Apr 6, 2010
Posted on: October 6, 2010 1:21 pm
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

Aren't the Vikings 1-2? One 33 year old WR who doesn't have the same well anything anymore isn't going to change that. I find it funny that people still believe Moss is a top end WR he was barely doubled at all monday night he was shut down by Vontae Davis and was shut down by the Jets 2nd and 3rd corners two weeks before. Face it the guy doesn't command double teams the way he used to he only has NINE catches!! The Patriots offense ran fine before Moss and will run perfectly fine post Moss.

Vikes fans and Hatriots alike better be hoping the Vikings win that 1st game with Moss you know against the Jets if not 1-3 means they are DONE!!! Green Bay will be 5-1 at that time so a supposed great move may only last for 1 and 1/2 weeks tops.

The Patriots have the most loaded draft I've ever seen.



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 1:07 pm
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

Funny how people are labeled as jerks for having pride in what they're able to accomplish.  Perhaps the Vikings should have gone after a "class act" like Marvin Harrison...oh wait, being quiet on the field doesn't mean there aren't issues off the field.  There isn't a player for Minnesota who isn't thrilled to have Moss on the team.  And for what?  A 3rd round pick.  That's nothing.



Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:30 pm
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

Another black journalist doesn't like Favre and thinks he's a "jerk."  I don't even have to read this article to realize it has no credibility but Freeman pulled me in.  I don't think Randy Moss is a jerk and I don't think many of his teammates would agree with that idea, either.  He probably did give up in Oakland, won't argue there, but I wouldn't come close to putting him in the same league as TO.  And say what you want about Favre, but the guy just wants to play and WIN; he wanted to do that in Green Bay but it didn't work out.  He didn't act like a petulant child to get out of Green Bay, or probably any other time in his career publicly.  Write an unbiased, factual article one time.



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:19 pm
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

ok....CBS must be having some issues with long comments today...Sorry guys....



Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:18 pm
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

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I don't know about the best QB or WR ever, but they have a deadly combo. Don't forget about Sidney Rice when he gets back along with Percy Harvin. The article was merely meant to invoke feelings. It was written so one-sided; either you were mad as hell or happy to have him cut down two guys you dislike. The NFL is a BUSINESS! The Patriots moved Moss simply because they wanted draft picks and Moss would have been an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. They know they are nowhere near Superbowl contenders; they are looking past this season or even next. Moss has matured over the years, and Freeman needs to mature as well and let his past be just that. Even Tom Brady said that Moss was a model citizen while he was in New England; even the fans love him still. The Patriot fans are upset over this trade and rightfully so, but they only see TODAY. But to reiterate what I said about Freeman, his whole angle was to invoke feelings to make you write about his small article one way or another. That's what they get paid to do. I don't believe that Freeman believes for a second that Moss is the same guy that hit the meter maid. His track record the past few years has proven that he isn't. If Freeman does believe it, then he is narrow-minded like many others who don't give people a second chance. Favre is just Favre; he wasn't coming back until teammates went down and begged him to come back. Favre came back not because he wanted to, but because he had peer pressure. And we all know you do things sometimes not because you want to; you don't want to let your friends down.





Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:17 pm
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

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I don't know about the best QB or WR ever, but they have a deadly combo. Don't forget about Sidney Rice when he gets back along with Percy Harvin. The article was merely meant to invoke feelings. It was written so one-sided; either you were mad as hell or happy to have him cut down two guys you dislike. The NFL is a BUSINESS! The Patriots moved Moss simply because they wanted draft picks and Moss would have been an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. They know they are nowhere near Superbowl contenders; they are looking past this season or even next. Moss has matured over the years, and Freeman needs to mature as well and let his past be just that. Even Tom Brady said that Moss was a model citizen while he was in New England; even the fans love him still. The Patriot fans are upset over this trade and rightfully so, but they only see TODAY. But to reiterate what I said about Freeman, his whole angle was to invoke feelings to make you write about his small article one way or another. That's what they get paid to do. I don't believe that Freeman believes for a second that Moss is the same guy that hit the meter maid. His track record the past few years has proven that he isn't. If Freeman does believe it, then he is narrow-minded like many others who don't give people a second chance. Favre is just Favre; he wasn't coming back until teammates went down and begged him to come back. Favre came back not because he wanted to, but because he had peer pressure. And we all know you do things sometimes not because you want to; you don't want to let your friends down.




Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2010 12:01 pm
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

Twin-viks-rule.....dumb comment



Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2010 11:54 am
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

Best article I have read this year.  Favre has been a jerk since he entered the league.  Hopefully he retires after this year.  Randy Moss won't solve his interception problem.



Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: October 6, 2010 11:44 am
 

Vikings: One team, two jerks

I will cut to chase, be simple and precise.


1 City
2 Hall of Famers


That title is more fitting there freeman. How does it feel to be able to play the race card for job security?

because your post's are about as ignorant as Randy Moss in a non screened Interview.



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