Randy Moss came strong in his first appearance as an ESPN analyst, calling for the head of whoever was responsible for the Hall of Fame Game debacle.
Skip Bayless is no longer at ESPN, but don’t worry, the network already has somebody willing to take over his role as the hottest hot take artist on the network.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new master of the over-stated opinion: Randy Moss.
Good old Moss was always known for his ability to get off the line quickly, and he is equally fast getting off a hot take.
Last night after the Hall of Fame Game was canceled for some weird reason having to do with sticky paint, Moss got out his torch and set fire to the parties responsible (via The Sporting News):
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"“Somebody needs to lose their job over this field, man. It’s a lot of money invested, a lot of football fans waiting for the start of the preseason,” Moss said. “I looked forward to seeing the undrafted free agents. Now we don’t get to see that. Somebody needs to lose their job over this. This is big money.”"
Moss used to mercilessly burn cornerbacks, now he mercilessly burns field-painters.
I’m sure the ESPN brass is thrilled at the eagerness with which Moss is taking on his new role as a talking head.
However, I would caution Randy to slow down a little bit. Hot takes are great but you don’t want to get too hot too fast.
Calling for someone to be fired over the cancellation of a Hall of Fame Game might be a case of premature combustion.
Yes, I was looking forward to watching the game too. Not to see undrafted free agents but just to see football again.
That first taste of football is always great, for a few minutes, then you remember how bad preseason is and the remote control comes out.
We were all a tad disappointed not to get the football fix we were hoping for, but I’m not sure anyone needs to get fired.
I do appreciate that Moss is trying hard to carve out a space for himself at ESPN as a hot take artist. Stephen A. Smith may soon have a new adversary to fake-argue with.