Randy Moss Is the Only Dick That Will Ruin Brett Favre's Legacy

Gene ZarnickCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Mall of America Field on October 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 24-21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Definitely a well rounded set of adjectives to describe Brett Favre after what we have heard and seen from the allegations that he was inappropriately contacting New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger.






A completely different set of adjectives that describes Brett's on-the-field attributes.

Now as sports fans we're stuck in a predicament.  We have an NFL legend that we thought exemplified the same characteristics off-the-field that he does on-the-field and now we're supposed to decide how he will be remembered once he leaves the game for the fourth or fifth time.

In today's society. it seems like we're supposed to be ultra sensitive to everyone's feelings.  We're supposed to have values and care about other people's morals.

I don't.  The only morals I care about are my own.

If you want to be sleazy or unethical then go be those things, but you're the one who will have to deal with it.

Isn't that exactly what morals are?  People's personal beliefs and feelings of what they deem right and wrong within society.

I'm all for judging people.  I really don't care about what you think about that statement because you're probably already judging me for saying it.  We judge people everyday: from the clothes they wear, to the words they say, to the actions that they do.  Everyone constantly judges everyone and then acts like they don't.

When you step into the voting booth on November 2, what do you think you are doing?  You're judging who you think will be the best candidate for each position based on what you've seen on the slander commercials or read in the newspaper.

Unless you've truly got to know any of these candidate's personally, then all you can go by is what you see and hear, and there's nothing wrong with that.

In the case of athletes and their legacy, I judge them by how they act at the workplace.

Do they give it their all every single time they step on the field?

Are they the consummate teammate?  Always taking the blame for a loss and passing off the congratulations when they win.

Do they have respect for the game? Do they truly love it and would do anything to continue playing it?

Not all legends can answer yes to each of those questions.  Brett Favre can.

Now the Minnesota Vikings acquired another legend when they traded for Randy Moss a couple of weeks ago.  The problem is, in my eyes, Randy Moss is no legend.

Here's a man who has unthinkable skills: a great mind for the game, but most of all, he's a man that cares about himself first.

He's a quiet individual that acts like the greatest teammate in the world until he doesn't get what he wants.  Everyone wants to blast Terrell Owens for his antics and comments toward teammates, but at least T.O. doesn't quit on his team.

Randy Moss is a weak person.  When the going gets tough, the weak shut down, and that's exactly what Randy does.

The Vikings are in a situation that many teams would dream of.  They have a legend at quarterback, a legend at wide receiver and, carrying the ball, a legend in the making.

A team that was one play away last year from making the Super Bowl has added an enormous talent at wide receiver that is supposed to help the team get to the Super Bowl and cement both Randy and Brett as two of the greatest players to ever play the game.

Problem is Randy Moss won't be building on any legacies this year; instead he'll just be tearing one down.

If the Vikings don't make the Super Bowl this year, or even worse, don't even make the playoffs, then everyone will talk about how Brett Favre had one of the best receivers, one of the best running backs and a more than capable defense, and he still couldn't do it.

His legacy will still live on, but it will be remembered by his successes as a Packer and his failures post-Green Bay.

At the end of the year if this is the case, we will get another Brett Favre retirement press conference and in it we will hear about all the great players who he got to play with.  He will repeatedly talk about how much he loves the game and how much he is going to miss it.  As tears roll out his eyes, we'll hear about how he gave it his all, and he just couldn't get it done.

That's what legends do when failure happens.  They take the blame, they live with it and they move on.

Randy Moss may not quit on the Vikings this year.  He may not bring up his contract status at the end of the year that he just happened to talk about the first week of the season.  He may actually play his hardest every game to prove the naysayers wrong about him.

Don't be surprised if he does though.

Randy Moss is a dick, and that's the only dick that will ruin Brett Favre's legacy.


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