NFLRandy Moss Made the Best Face When Trent Dilfer Criticized Colin Kaepernick on ESPN
ESPN made a great hiring decision when they brought in the legendary wideout.
Back when it was announced that Randy Moss would be joining ESPN, some people (me!) were pretty pumped about it. Today's the first Sunday of the new NFL season and already those people (again I'm talking about me!) have been vindicated. During a segment discussing the ongoing Colin Kaepernick protest saga, Trent Dilfer tried to walk a fine, fine line by saying that while he respected Kaepernick's stand and his passion for this important issue, Dilfer didn't respect that he was putting himself above his team. This is a dumb take for a lot of reasons. For one thing, if you actually think the issue is as important as you're claiming it is, then you would recognize that the few minutes of awkwardness around the national anthem is a small price to pay for the awareness that Kaep has been able to bring with his protest. It's also the same kind of anti-distractions at all costs take that keeps homosexual players in the closet while simultaneously enabling domestic abusers to sweep their bad behavior under a rug. It's a view of the game that is toxic and dangerous.
But sometimes well-reasoned counterarguments only take you so far. Sometimes you need the GOAT Randy Moss to sum everything you're feeling up into a single, beautiful, withering look.
That was the studio show version of this and I love it:
Keep bringing it, Randy.