No Mas! A Defense of Randy Moss, the Greatest Athlete of My Childhood

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No Mas! A Defense of Randy Moss, the Greatest Athlete of My Childhood

The Artists

There is a love that people in the 80's and 90's had with Michael Jordan. It is a love that people in the 60's and 70's had with Muhammad Ali. It is a love that people in the 20's and 30's had with Babe Ruth.

There are a certain amount of people at any time, in any sport, that become the best in their profession. If luck is on your side, there comes along an athlete that is touched by God.

Their gifts and talents for their profession exceed everything that came before them. And with that enormous talent, there is an added quality. These chosen few take their profession so far beyond its perceived limits, that it becomes art.

Michael Jordan played basketball like an artist. It wasn't his jumping ability or his speed. It was creativity in using everything he had and doing things nobody ever had. People loved Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Roger Federer for that quality, and will love them throughout time.

It is this same love that I have for the most misunderstood athlete of the past 10 years and my favorite athlete ever, Randy Moss. He is to the wide receiver position, what Michael Jordan was to the shooting guard position. He completely changed everything we thought was possible.

And he is a personal hero of mine. When I get misguided and untrue criticism that is based on misunderstanding, I think of Randy Moss' life and the strength and resolve he showed in response to it.

I will defend every single bad PR stab at his reputation in the following slides

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