"It's all about Randy Moss"
For Randy Moss, it's all about Randy Moss Randy Moss' team is going to the second round of the playoffs. Randy Moss' team beat the Green Bay Packers for the first time ever in the postseason. That's because Randy Moss' quarterback threw four touchdowns, and Randy Moss' defense intercepted four passes. ... By the way, the team and its other players have names, but why waste the space? Watching Randy Moss the past few days, we have seen the light. That happened sometime between him sulking away the last few seconds of a game last week, then announcing he didn't care much what his teammates had to say about it, then using a playoff touchdown as an occasion to reach for his pants and wiggle out a faux moon for the benefit of camera and crowd. Kind of like a child waving his hands and screaming for attention before he jumps off the diving board. Hey! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! Because we really couldn't see it, presumably it was a new moon. In any case, the situation seems clear. This is a stage built for one. Randy Moss is delivering the longest longest soliloquy since Hamlet. His ?) Lopresti team, his offense, the league ... the ENTIRE DAY OF SUNDAY ... has been specially created for his whim and pleasure and promotion. All for Randy, and Randy for Randy. We highly resolve that this game of Randy Moss, by Randy Moss, and for Randy Moss shall not perish perish from this Earth. And now let's return to the action ... Randy Moss' team had lost seven of 10 games before Sunday. Randy Moss' coach tried to joke his way out of the slump. Coach Collapse, Collapse, he called himself. Randy Moss' coach has a pretty good sense of humor. Randy Moss' center was one of the guys who complained about Randy Moss leaving the field early last week. So Randy Moss went on national television and basically said his center could stick it in his ear hole. PWBBWWPSWW" y! ,:: I . ft ' t ! ' . j. I f" ' i, ll sm i itmtoni ' iw-ittffiraaiiiltfafiftrlTraittiartii iw-ittffiraaiiiltfafiftrlTraittiartii iw-ittffiraaiiiltfafiftrlTraittiartii M0RRY GASHThe Associated Press Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss bends over to the crowd after catching a 34-yard 34-yard 34-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of their NFC wild-card wild-card wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Vikings won, 31-17. 31-17. 31-17. After Randy Moss scored two touchdowns Sunday, Randy Moss' center said everything was OK. Randy Moss' team stunned the Packers with a quick touchdown, when one of Randy Moss' other receivers broke free for a 68-yard 68-yard 68-yard touchdown. Randy Moss' line provided good protection on the play including the center Randy Moss told to shut up so Randy Moss' quarterback could throw the pass. And in the end, Green Bay quarterback quarterback Brett Favre who has never pretended to pull down his pants during a game, or walked out on his team was left to consider retirement, because he played so badly against Randy Moss' defense. It was a great weekend to go on the road. Three visiting teams won and advanced. The St. Louis Rams, the New York Jets and Randy Moss' team. The only home team to survive won big. The Indianapolis Colts got 221 receiving yards from Reggie Reggie Wayne, and he didn't pretend to pull down his pants, either. Instead, Wayne thanked fellow receiver Marvin Harrison for a crushing block on his last touchdown, touchdown, and said, "We've been fighting fighting for each other all year." And of the great season he is having, Wayne added, "I'm always asking myself how I do it. But I'm just glad Peyton (Manning) and coach Dungy believed in me." He doesn't sound a lot like Randy Moss. So four teams are left fighting for the NFC Super Bowl spot. Atlanta will play St. Louis Saturday, Saturday, and Philadelphia will play Randy Moss' team on Sunday. The Eagles will try to pressure Randy Moss' quarterback, and find weaknesses in Randy Moss' defense. They all want to get to the Super Bowl. Randy Moss has never been. But lots of other guys have. Mike Lopresti is a national sports columnist for Gannett News Service