Wednesday, December 10, 2008

How Much Did You Get for Randy Moss?

Remembering the Randy Moss era in Oakland isn't an easy thing to do. Wait, actually it is easy. Mainly because too many Raiders fans spent their stolen hard-earned cash on Moss jerseys and they have never had the heart (nor funds) to replace them. Those Moss jerseys have become a symbol of everything that is wrong with the Raiders.

The Oakland Raiders used to be a franchise of reclamation projects and redemption. Lyle Alzado. Ted Hendricks. Jimmy Plunkett. Just a small example of guys who were cast offs from other teams who eventually found great success playing for the Raiders. Even recently with guys such as Rich Gannon, Al Davis always had a knack of turning one's trash into his treasure.

Now that has reversed itself. A lot of these revivals have gone belly up, starting with Al's fascination for signing fluke Super Bowl MVPs (Larry Brown and Desmond Howard). There are also the umittigated failures such as Javon Walker, Jeff George, Moss and Warren Sapp (who likes to pretend that he never played for the Raiders). Now it seems that players move on to bigger and better things after leaving the shackles of the Raiders. Moss is only one. There is Charles Woodson and DeAngelo Hall who have thrived. Even Dominic Rhodes is going to get a chance to start for the Colts this week, seeing that Joseph Addai is hurt.

And Raiders fans had better get used to it. Hell, you can only imagine how good Nnamdi Asomugha will be once he leaves Oakland. But now, you just have to settle for watching Moss put up 200 yards on your team this weekend.

And the rest of us can remember when the Patriots were lovable Raiders/St. Louis killers and not the d-bags you see before us.


Anonymous said...

It's about time you got back to the basic roots of the board versus all the other distractions like Pacman and the like. Even a few of us Raider fans like the bashing. Of course, the Cha-jars are looking SWWWEEETTT this year. Norv is displaying his magic too! A couple more wins, and he'll be back. Life is GOOD. OH YEAH!!!

THN said...

A couple more wins? Norv is a lock to come back next year. They are going to get rid of LT and Merriman, while keeping Norv. Book it.

Bain said...

Merriman should get a job with Ringling Brothers playing the big dumb clown who chases all the little midget clowns around the ring. Imagine the children's delight watching the little midgets run over him.

LT could join in, too, playing the little mopey, sad sack clown who carries all his belongings in a red checkered hankie on the end of a stick.

THN said...

If that comment was a woman, it would be Audrey Hepburn.

Diane said...

As Holly Golightly with a case of the mean reds.

R.J. said...

And LaMont Jordan is injured again. I expected that.

Bain said...

Diane, you make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day!

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