Nothing gets Twitter going like a grandiose declaration about a player’s place in history. And it’s even better when the player makes the declaration about himself. Tuesday morning during Super Bowl Media Circus, Randy Moss declared himself the greatest receiver of all-time. Sparking thousands of “Randy Moss is an idiot, Jerry Rice is the greatest receiver of all-time” statements. A sampling of Twitter’s overreaction:
Randy Moss says he’s greatest receiver ever to play the game of football. Alrighty then.
— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) January 29, 2013
Randy Moss is NOT the greatest receiver of all time. He had THE ABILITY to be the greatest. Big difference. Peerless when he wanted to be. — Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) January 29, 2013
Jerry Rice caught 567 more passes for 7,603 more yards than Randy Moss has. Rice has a 14-TD advantage. Rice played 20 seasons, Moss in 14th
— Kevin Seifert (@espn_nfcnblog) January 29, 2013
Randy Moss says he’s the greatest receiver ever.The ACTUAL greatest receiver of all time, Jerry Rice, will respond today on @nfllive4:00
— trey wingo (@wingoz) January 29, 2013
Randy Moss said he’s the greatest all-time WR. To which @jerryrice just said, “Put my numbers up against his numbers.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2013
Even Jerry Rice himself got in on the act. Well yes, Rice probably is the greatest receiver of all-time. And Randy Moss is probably second. Somewhere out there, an old timer is screaming “What about Don Hutson?” Well it’s all relative. In his day, Hutson was the greatest. If he played now he’d be lucky to make a practice squad. That’s just reality.
It’s fun watching everyone get worked up at any rate. Even if, at the end of the day, Moss’s statement is just more hot air being pumped up the media’s collective anus. Moss is just out there having fun with reporters. He doesn’t talk to them during the season so he has a lot of material saved up. Maybe next he’ll declare himself to be Spartacus.
Keep stirring it up Moss. We love ya.