Dear Jerry Rice,
I'm sorry to hear about your disappointment over Randy Moss' comments after breaking one of your many records.
"I don't think me breaking Jerry Rice's record is special," Moss said. "I think shutting you guys up is what made it special, all the negativity, all my critics."
Let’s face it, Mr. Rice—you can’t turn a whore into a housewife, and you can’t expect Randy Moss to understand why you're upset.
"It's almost like a little slap in the face, but that's typical of Randy Moss," you said on a recent radio program.
Mr. Rice, you're of the generation that knows to say the right things to the right people at the right times, out of respect. Moss, on the other hand, lives most of his life with blinders on.
I honestly don’t believe he meant to slight you with his comments, but was instead sincere in his opinion that, at the end of the day, his accomplishment was more than about the record he broke, or the legend who held it before him.
Moss has never been mistaken for someone who values good sportsmanship or respect for the game.
But you, Mr. Rice, are a class act, and retired as one of the greatest players in NFL history. Your name is all over the record books, and you have served as in inspiration for players and fans for years.
You didn’t have the physical attributes Moss has, which makes your feats that much more impressive.
Take it from a Patriot fan—your legacy will outlast all of your records. Don’t waste your breath or your energy on Randy Moss.
After all, you're better than that.
A Patriot Fan