August 2, 2011

Randy Moss quits

by Dan Bilicki In: Football

For the second time in less than a month, we’re watching as a sports video game legend walk away. Yes, somewhat surprisingly, Randy Moss is swallowing his pride and hanging up his cleats. I only say surprisingly about the swallowing his pride part though as it really looked like he retired before last season even started, posting career lows for receptions and yards plus a career high in teams played for.

Yes, Moss was everything you could have ever wanted in a Madden receiver. He was fast, agile, tall and could jump out of the building. Lob a ball in his general direction and the chances were very good he was coming down with it. Moss and Daunte Culpepper made the Vikings a popular pick for anyone going one-on-one in the early 2000’s Maddens.

And the best part of having him on your Madden team? You got exactly zero percent of his craziness. He had an incident involving his car hitting a police officer, accusations that he didn’t try after going to Oakland and several on-field stunts that tallied up some fines – which he paid with “straight cash, homey.”

Randy Moss was arguably the second best receiver to ever play the game – really, it’s either him or Marvin Harrison behind Jerry Rice. He was a superb talent, but was also one of the pioneers of the diva receiver trend. He’s a sure-fire Hall of Famer and also a sure-fire Hall of Gamer. But he’s also probably the only guy in history to play for both a 16-0 team and a 15-1 team, but never win a Super Bowl. So that’s why it’s shocking he’ll swallow his pride and call it quits – because really, he is quitting before his career really should have been over.

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