Tom Brady is Having a Really Bad Week

October 6, 2010

NFL superstars have to deal with everyday problems just like the rest of us. For instance, several days after Tom Brady found out that his supermodel wife may have cheated on him with a French art heir, he awoke to news that his future Hall of Fame wide receiver had been traded to the Minnesota Vikings. (The same thing happened to my buddy Hank in early September.)

Randy Moss – who could be generously described as an “eccentric personality” – was traded to the Vikings for a third round draft pick from the New England Patriots.

He is reportedly en route to the twin cities (where Brad Childress will presumably pick him up from the airport) and ready to suit up in this week’s game against the New York Jets.

Rather than offer quotes from coaches and players from either team, I decided to list three fun facts about Moss’ return to Minnesota:

  1. Moss will now become the only wide receiver in fantasy football to play 17 games this season.
  2. In 2007, when Moss signed with the Patriots, Brett Favre was furious with Green Bay Packers’ management for not making an effort to sign him. (They will now play together on Sunday.)
  3. He originally signed a letter of intent to play college football at Notre Dame, but was told his services weren't needed after he was involved in a small high school fight. (This has nothing to do with the trade, but can you imagine Moss at Notre Dame? I find this fascinating.)

Anyway, the 13-year NFL veteran will join a talented cast of skill position players in Minnesota that are still looking to avenge last year’s NFC Championship loss and possibly find the six-fingered man who killed Inigo Montoya’s father.

Meanwhile, Tom Brady will spend next Sunday sitting in Randy Moss’ empty locker looking at a picture from their 2008 AFC Championship as a single tear runs down his face.

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