Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Moon over Green Bay

I've always thought Randy Moss was pretty much a jackass. He has been the topic of many discussions between my die-hard Vikings fan husband and myself. But, I never really cared. I just thanked God that he played so incredibly when he was on my fantasy team one season.

I missed the fourth quarter of the Vikings game Sunday when I went to meet my friend for a girls' night out, but I heard much about how Moss caught the pass and then headed for the goalpost. One description I read stated: "He turned his back to the crowd, bent over and pantomimed pulling down his pants. Moss then wiped his posterior on the goal post and wiggled his buttocks."

I thought it was pretty shitty (hee hee, pun intended) that he did that, but sort of shrugged it off because, well, it is Randy Moss. What do you expect from him? How much different is he from Terrell Owens, another punk who pulls stupid stunts in the end zone, too.

But, then I heard about Colts' Coach Tony Dungy's comments and then what Moss did doesn't seem so bad. According to the story: Asked about Moss’ behavior Monday at his regular news conference, Dungy said, “I thought it was kind of humorous. It’s not the kind of thing you want to see on national TV, but I understand what it was all about.” Dungy, who has been a coach for visiting teams at Lambeau, then added: “Anyone who has played in the NFC Central knows what that’s about. The fans in Green Bay have a tradition in the parking lot after the game where they moon the visiting team’s bus. It’s kind of a unique sendoff.”

I can't say that I blame him when the fans, themselves, do that to the visiting players. Hat tip to Blue-Eyed Infidel for this story about Moss having a softer side. I was surprised.

And to those of you who got all hopped up over it, get over it. Treat it as a teaching tool for your kids by telling them not to pull stupid shit like that. Don't moon people if you don't want them to moon you back. Use good judgment. Or as the mother of a three children, you can tell them to "make good choices" with their behavior. I think he just gave the Green Bay fans back what they give him.


  • At 5:22 PM, January 11, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I've been surprised that there hasn't been more gnashing of teeth other than the ESPN asshats like Thom Jackson. I wouldn't listen to someone who can't coordinate his wardrobe to include more than one color.

  • At 5:36 PM, January 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    At least he didn't have props like Owens and Joe Horn, but I still think it was a bit much. Also don't think it was quite as bad as the media is making it out to be. But just because Green Bay fans show their ass don't make his actions right. My problem with Moss is that he loves to play the victim. He talks about all the teams that passed over him in the draft (maybe if he hadn't already established a track record of getting kicked out of programs while in college NFL GMs might not thought him such a risk) and even as recent as last week when he pulled that stunt of walking off the field... he turned it around and said that "you guys blew it outta proportion" ..... no idiotic stunt, nothing to blow out of proportion. It's hardly a shock to me when an attention whore like Moss does something like that to draw attention to himself... just as it never surprises me when Paris Hilton releases a sex tape, when washed up "musicians" and actors pull stunts (Janet Jackson at last year's Super Bowl, Madonna and her British accent, and all of Hollywood falling over themselves to release press releases about how much
    $ they've donated to the tsunami victims).

    - Brandon

  • At 9:20 AM, January 12, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    BT - I hear ya dude loud and clear. Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning what he did. I think it was pretty stupid, but I don't think it is the worst thing he has ever done. I mean, running over meter maids and smoking dope deserve a whole lot more attention than a faux mooning to me.

    And, yeah, he's a punk and will always be a punk. You can take the dude out of the ghetto, but not the ghetto out of the dude. Same with me and being a redneck. :)


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