Idiot-talk of the day: Randy Moss, who is said to be retiring, shouldn't be a first-ballot selection into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Once again I have to remind my righteous peers that it isn't the Life Hall of Fame. It's the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and there is no denying he should be there, no matter what you think about him.
Moss was punk at times. I've watched him disrespect reporters. I've watched him wave off kids seeking autographs. He is not a nice guy. Don't dare try and tell me otherwise.
And, yes, he has loafed at times during games.
But there is no denying what he has done on the field. Look at the numbers. Look at the player.
He is eighth all-time in catches with 954. He is fifth in receiving yards, and all four guys in front of him played a lot longer. He is tied for second in touchdown catches with Terrell Owens with 153, both behind Jerry Rice. Moss had 10 or more in nine seasons.
He averaged 15.6 yards per catch in his career. Owens and Rice are both at 14.8.
So don't tell me that Moss shouldn’t be an easy Hall pick.
Just because some higher-than-thou selectors might have had a bad experience with him, or he's not the greatest person, doesn't mean he shouldn't get selected.
If that were the case, we'd have to go back in and take out some of those busts in Canton, like the initial guys: O.J. and L.T.