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NFL on FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira covers Super Bowl media day.
Randy Moss made headlines for the first time this season, when he claimed he was the best wide receiver of all time. Even the average fan knows that is not true. I am not even going to take the time to write out all of the records the Jerry Rice holds over Randy Moss, because it is all of them. Moss claiming to be a better WR than Rice is like Michael Bay claiming to be a better director than Alfred Hitchcock, there is a lot of flash to be wowed by but they just are not in the same class.
If the numbers, or the lack of a Super Bowl win are not enough to convince you that Moss is not the greatest of all time, here are a few other reasons that no one should listen to anything Randy Moss has to say.
January 2000- Moss was fined $25,000 for squirting an official with a water bottle on the sidelines.
2001- Moss was fined $15,000 for verbally abusing corporate sponsors on the team bus after a loss.
2001- Moss said to a reporter in response to being questioned about taking plays off that he plays when he wants to play.
2002- Moss was arrested for bumping a traffic control officer with his car and knocking her down.
2004- Moss was fined $10,000 for pantomiming “mooning” the Green Bay Packers’ fans, and had this to say to to reporters about the fine.
2004- Here is the Fox NFL coverage of said “mooning.”
Here is an example of Moss’ undivided attention to the game of football.
Randy Moss had an incredible impact on the NFL and football as a whole. However, Randy Moss was no Jerry Rice.
Katherine Webb, who broke the internet less than a month ago, has found herself a new gig for Super Bowl week. Webb hit the field today as a sideline reporter (of sorts) for Inside Edition and will be covering the Super Bowl XLVII for them all week. It looks like she is quite comfortable in her new role as a reporter. Time will only tell if this turns into a full-time gig or not for A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend.
We will hear a lot from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco this week leading up to the Super Bowl, but after being called dull several times in the press by his own father, Flacco provided a sound bite that is anything but dull. When asked about the possibility of Denver as a host for a future Super Bowls on the heels of next year’s cold weather Super Bowl in New York, Flacco said, “I think its retarded.”
To be fair to Flacco, he immediately added that he should not have said that and changed his word choice to “stupid.” Flacco added, “If you want a Super Bowl, put a retractable dome on your stadium. Then you can get one.” Clearly Flacco is happy to play his first Super Bowl at 72 degrees in the Superdome. While the decision to play the Super Bowl indoors or out is still up for debate, Flacco’s choice of words for Denver’s attempts to get a Super Bowl are not.
Everyone is entitled to a bit of wiggle room when they speak. We all choose the wrong word from time to time like calling your 3rd grade teacher ‘mom’ or saying ‘Love ya’ as you get off the phone with your boss, but Flacco should have done better. Football players dedicate their lives to making it to a Super Bowl, and as the QB all of the brightest lights are on you when you get there. If you have spent you entire life working to sit center stage for this whole week, you should not call anything ‘retarded’ on Monday. That is unless, of course, you want to say that you intend to use a lot of play action to retard the pass rush.
Torrey Smith has had a pretty incredible past week. First he celebrated his 24th birthday with a very lifelike cake of himself, and this coming Sunday he will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII. Torrey recently tweeted out a picture of his birthday cake, and I’d imagine it took quite a while for someone to bake that thing. The detail is eerily great.
My birthday cake….COLD!!!!! instagr.am/p/U-iiADE-Re/
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) January 27, 2013
EA SPORTS has a heck of a track record when it comes to predicting the outcomes of big games, and their latest simulation has the Ravens winning Super Bowl XLVII. The Madden NFL 13 folks have the Ravens beating the 49ers 27-24 which isn’t good news for the fine folks of San Francisco, as EA SPORTS has nailed 7 out of the last 9 Super Bowl Sim predictions. Check out the video below for the highlights.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kicked off Super Bowl week online conducting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Monday, answering die-hard football fans’ questions spanning anywhere from the NFL replacement refs to his thoughts on Sunday’s Pro Bowl effort and the NFL’s viability overseas.
Although the commissioner is one of the more polarizing figures in sports, users were mostly respectful and Goodell was surprisingly quick and thorough in his answers. He also proved that he is trying to connect with fans in all sorts of ways.
The AMA is designed to pepper the host with wide-ranging topics and the Redditors did just that. Below are some highlights from the one-hour Q&A, which topped over 12,000 users.
Question from HeLiX_C
Hi Roger, you’re awesome for doing this AMA!!
Just one tough question for you. How do you feel about Tom Brady being fined 10K for that intentional kick while he slid to the ground after Frank Gore had just been fined 10.5K for wearing his socks too low?
I understand dress code is not something that can be taken lightly, but there has got to be a better format for the fines right?
EDIT: I get that it was Frank Gore’s 2nd offense of the season. But lets not forget that it was still a fine over his socks being too low.
Answer from NFL_Commish
I notice there are a lot of questions on socks. This is a matter initially judged by a former player at the game called the Uniform Inspector. It is part of our effort to look and act professional at all times. There is a standard fine for violations that our Football Operations department issues on a routine basis. This is a system that was put in place in the 60s and has served us well. Keep Reading…
On December 30th, Fred Smoot was arrested and charged with a DUI in Washington D.C. according to the Washingtonian. Smoot a former corner back for the Redskins and Vikings from 2001-2009, was pulled over driving an Audi A7 with no tags. The officer claimed he smelled alcohol on Smoot’s breathe and person, and his eyes appeared red and watery. The officer issued a field sobriety test and Smoot showed several signs of impairment according to an affidavit. Smoot pleaded not guilty to the charges, after agreeing to the field sobriety test and refusing a breathalyzer twice while in custody.
Unfortunately we are all too familiar with the stories of NFL players being charged with a DUI, but this particular instance takes this tired tale to a new level. The affidavit states that, “During processing, in the service area, while handcuffed, the [defendant] peed his pants creating a puddle on the floor, [A police officer] witnessed the urine running down his pant leg and onto the floor. [Smoot] did not express that he had to use the restroom.”
While playing in the NFL, Smoot once said, “Two-thirds of the world is covered by water. The other third is covered by Fred Smoot.” Speaking in the third person aside, now just a little more of the Earth is covered by water instead of Fred Smoot. Not even Billy Madison can save Fred Smoot from this one.
Every year the media looks for something to make the Super Bowl more super than it already is. What’s the storyline? Who is playing for what? Who was cut by the team three years ago and now has a chance to prove himself? Almost always there is someone that was cut by their high school team and now they’re in the biggest game of all time. Brady the sixth-round pick, Gruden against his former team, Elway getting over the hump, can Kurt Warner do it again and could we please get someone besides the Bills? But what do all of these have in common? They’re about football!
This is why the “Harbaugh Bowl” should be renamed the “We get it Bowl.” This is the kind of story that the press falls in love with. And it even comes with a title. And that title has an alliteration, yippeeeeeeeeee! Is it really that big of a deal? Isn’t this something you would expect rather than be mesmerized by? Obviously football runs in the family, why is it so hard to believe that they would play for a Super Bowl? That’s the thing . . . IT ISN’T HARD TO BELIEVE! But the media makes it into something huge.
If two brothers played each other for the World Chess championship would you find that hard to believe? Or if two sisters were world class tennis players would you find that hard to believe? What if a father and son were both president? Certain things run in the family and that’s just that.
So why is the “Harbaugh Bowl” so frustrating? Because it has nothing to do with football.
So what do we have to look forward to at media day, with both Jim and Jon interviewing together. Questions like this:
“Was Jim competitive growing up?” He almost fought Jim Schwartz what do you think?
“Who had the top bunk?” Like that really matters.
“Did you guys ever fight over a girl?” No but we did over free agents. (laughs)
“Who’s better looking?” They both say “Me.”
“Who’s your parents favorite?” They both say “Him.”
“How uncomfortable is Christmas dinner going to be next year?” They both laugh.
That’s what we are looking forward to.