Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Can't Quit You Randy Moss
"Randy has been working out, two-a-days, all spring and summer in West Virginia," Segal said. "He is determined, motivated and quite frankly has a huge chip on his shoulder. Whatever team ends up getting Randy, they're going to know they're getting the old Randy Moss. He's not just coming in to be on the team, he's going to be Randy Moss -- a difference maker." 

The words from Randy Moss' agent Joel Segal.  Was it just me or was anyone else in Viking Nation just a little bit excited?  Now, don't get me wrong, I remember last year.  The seeming lack of effort, the rumors of poor practice habits, the ripping of a local caterer.  I read it all.  But the problem is that I just can't stay mad at Randy.  Its a sick thing really.  But all I see when looking at 84 is the long bombs, the one handed catches, the behind yer head laterals.  The "and the silence you hear is Lambeau Field."  The Thanksgiving Day massacre of the Cowboys.  The "they can't jump with me! Golll-leee!"     The Super Freak. 

And so here we sit.  NFL Free Agency 2011 is in full tilt netting the Vikes Donovan McNabb but costing them Sidney Rice.  The Vikings are caught somewhere between rebuilding and contending with a hole in their WR corps.  A 6'4'' 210 lb hole.  And we at Shoot That S! feel like the kid from The Natural  bringing Roy Hobbs one more bat and hoping against all odds that just maybe we can see greatness one last time.

So, Super Freak, if you're out there and you're listening, we're asking for one more year.  One more one-handed catch, one more 75 yd TD, one more "Superbowl Homeboy."  We know last year wasn't your fault.  We know Chilly was behind it all.  The vanilla offense, the broken relationship with Brett Favre, the poor food choices in the locker room.  We even suspect he had something to do with the Metrodome roof collapse.  I mean, how many 3 yd passes to Nafahu Tahi can one building stomach?  But we digress.  The point is you can come home again.  Leslie Frazier will fix everything.  We have Donovan McNabb now.  It'll be just like old times, you'll see.  We haven't forgotten you, we still have our "84 jerseys" and we'll be waiting there in the Metrodome endzone with open arms.  If you're willing to make the leap.

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