12.10.06

Mushnick Dissects The Public Statements Of Teenagers

Posted in Gridiron, Sports Journalism at 2:56 pm by

There’s nothing like a Matthew McConaughey star vehicle to give the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick a gratuitious opportunity to take a shot at Randy Moss.

The new movie, “We Are Marshall,” based on the airplane crash that wiped out Marshall University’s 1970 football team, 75 souls in all, brings to mind the words of one of Marshall’s most noted football players, Randy Moss.

In 1997, while starring at Marshall – Marshall accepted him after he lost offers to more prominent football schools because he was considered an extreme social risk – Moss told Sports Illustrated that the plane crash meant little, at least to him.

“It was a tragedy,” he said, “but it really wasn’t nothing big.”

Nearly 10 years later, Moss remains an extreme social risk.

It’s too bad no one bothered to document Phil’s every utterance when he was 19 years old. I’m sure he’d have shown the world that despite his inability to catch passes, he had all sorts of interesting opinions worthy of contemplation one year out of high school. And shame, shame on Marshall, the NCAA, the NFL and every person reading this for not recognizing that a single ill-advised remark by a teenage football player made it all too obvious he’d soon be a menace to society.

3 Responses to “Mushnick Dissects The Public Statements Of Teenagers”

  1. Greg Diener says:

    Ironically, 30 years after he wrote his first column Mushdick remains a social risk to everybody.

  2. Jeff Adams says:

    No one ever stands taller than when they stoop to help someone in trouble. Marshall University helped a troubled youngster named Randy Moss, when others would not.

  3. GC says:

    Marshall stooped to help a troubled youngster who was awfully good at catching a football.

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