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    Randy Moss

    Just thought I'd pass this on to all fellow Viking fans. Moss gets alot of negative news. Here in WV for the last few years he has come home and had a day where he does autographs for the kids. He brings other WV natives and former in state players with him. This year he had Marc Bulger and Darrius Scott with him. He went out and rented carnival rides at his expense and set them up for the kids. So they had a day of fun and the chance to get autographs from NFL players, free of charge I might add. Last year he took a bus load of kids to a amusmant park and paid their way. Didn't know if this gets any press in Minnesota, so I thought I'd give Randy a shout out for what he gives back to his local community and the kids. Good Job 84.
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    Randy Moss

    Randy Moss is a stand up Human being.

    I did a Biography for him for my Contemporary Issues class. I got an A+ for it, and I have nothing but pure respect and admiration for the guy.

    Randy life is really interesting, and of course the media sucks and paints maybe 1/4 of the picture. Doing the biography made me kind of realize the bias against Superstars, especially if they are black, in the media.

    That said, OF COURSE we DIDN'T hear about that here.
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    Randy Moss

    I read a book on him........I like the guy alot. He's gone through a ton of shit in his life, and all he gets in return from the media is shit. Ridiculous.

    The guy is alot better of a person than the media paints him to be, and that really ticks me off. This just shows how much of a better person he is than the media puts him out to be. Stand up guy!

    But it dosen't help that he hasn't done an interview with the media for a long time now.............he seems to dislike the media alot. I can see why though.

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    Re: Randy Moss

    I did hear of this yesterday, for those interested the link is below. Even more surprising is that its one of the national media outlets detailing it .. maybe Moss is falling back into favour with some people.
    He's had some bad press in recent years, some justified and others not but credit to him on this. Might make some of the league hot shots look at themselves a little more

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    Randy Moss

    The league just likes having flashy, showboating, primadonna WRs for some reason. Then they go and say hey look at Marvin Harrison he's amazing cuz he manages to look as if he doesn't have fun playing.

    Seriously, I have heard quite a few of the se positive concering Moss, and it is VERY surprising none of them get any national recognition. Then again Moss seems to hate all of the media.


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    Randy Moss

    "Viking_Spirit" wrote:
    I read a book on him........I like the guy alot. He's gone through a ton of shit in his life, and all he gets in return from the media is shit. Ridiculous.

    The guy is alot better of a person than the media paints him to be, and that really ticks me off. This just shows how much of a better person he is than the media puts him out to be. Stand up guy!

    But it dosen't help that he hasn't done an interview with the media for a long time now.............he seems to dislike the media alot. I can see why though.
    That media silence haunted Sterling Sharpe for years and years. Desite being one of the media, I don't think it ever went away. He was inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame, and all the reporters dusted off their worst Sharpe stories locally. It was pretty sad, as I was a huge Sharpe fan at the time.
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    Randy Moss

    Sharpe was a great receiver for his relatively short career, it's too bad that the local media did things like that!

    Hey Vikingspirit, what book was it that you read on Moss? I would like to get it!!

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    Randy Moss

    "VKG4LFE" wrote:
    Sharpe was a great receiver for his relatively short career, it's too bad that the local media did things like that!

    Hey Vikingspirit, what book was it that you read on Moss? I would like to get it!!
    I don't remember the name of it-I got it at my local library 5 years ago. It was one of those short books, only like 70 or 80 pages, but it provided some good insight into his life. If I remember the title, I'll tell you.

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    Randy Moss

    Yeah, thanks I would appreciate that!! I look for vikings books at every book store I go to and I have only found a few. I have about 5 or 6 right now, but I've read them all. It would just be interesting to read about Randy!!

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    Randy Moss

    This is from last season, but anyone who doubts Moss' humanity (and even those who don't) should read this article. It is a side of Moss that few hear about.

    Posted on Thu, Aug. 14, 2003





    7-year-old catches the heart of Randy Moss

    BY SEAN JENSEN

    Pioneer Press


    The recurring image of Randy Moss at training camp is of the Vikings receiver gracefully snaring passes over helpless teammates. The lasting image is of him walking hand in hand with a young girl, smiling and laughing, or signing autographs for children with her perched on his shoulders.

    Vikings players and coaches know Kassi Spier by name, and the 7-year-old and her father, Craig, have been VIP guests of Moss for the past five training camps. Kassi walks the 200 yards from the locker room to the Minnesota State dormitory with Moss, and they eat lunch together in the cafeteria.

    "Randy loves that girl to death," Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper said. "They have that connection, and I think it's beautiful."

    For many, it is a different vision of Moss, the talented receiver known almost as much for his ornery off-the-field antics as his remarkable skill on the field. He's remembered for squirting water at an official during a game and allegedly knocking down a Minneapolis traffic agent with his sedan. Intensely private, Moss rarely grants interview requests and does not feel compelled to defend himself, although many of his teammates do.

    Shelly Bartlett of North Mankato was so moved when she witnessed Moss' genuine affection for Spier on Aug. 5, that she wrote a letter to the Mankato Free Press. Bartlett was particularly touched when Moss leaned over and asked Kassi, "Can I have my kiss now?"

    "Thank you, No. 84, for being a true friend to Kassi," Bartlett concluded in her letter.

    But those aren't the prevailing images of Moss.

    "A lot of people don't know Randy and the type of guy he is," Culpepper said. "That's why when you hear something like this, people should know about it, even though he wouldn't want people to know."

    Moss, indeed, did not want to talk about his relationship with Spier, politely declining three separate interview requests.

    "It's personal," he said.

    It was the small voice of a 2½-year old girl that got his attention when Moss was a rookie in 1998.

    "He just fell in love with me because I just yelled, 'Randy,' " Kassi said matter-of-factly.

    Craig and Kassi, who are from Kimball, S.D., returned the following year, and Moss got them field-access passes. They ate lunch together in the cafeteria several times. They learned that Moss and Kassi shared the same small-town roots and the same birthday, February 13.

    Head coach Mike Tice said the two have a special bond because of Moss' inclination toward children, not adults. Moss often turns down autograph requests from adults by saying, 'Too big, dawg."

    "Randy trusts kids, Randy doesn't trust adults," Tice said. "That's because adults throughout his career, when they knew he was going to be special, used him. Kids don't use him. Kids love him. My son loves Randy."

    In May 2000, Kassi was diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer that affects the bone marrow, where blood cells are produced. She still attended training camp that year, and even sat with Moss during an interview with ESPN's Roy Firestone. Her father said she vomited shortly thereafter.

    On Aug. 5, Craig and Kassi attended the preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints at the Metrodome. During that game, Moss suffered shoulder and rib injuries and went to the hospital. Kassi refused to drive home until she knew Moss was fine.

    "I told my dad we couldn't go home until I knew he was OK," said Kassi, who owns at least six Randy Moss jerseys. "He's my buddy."

    Later that month, Kassi was hospitalized in Rochester, Minn., sometimes in critical condition, Craig said. The family contacted Vikings director of community relations, Brad Madson, and informed him of Kassi's situation. Madson relayed the message to Moss, and the Vikings star visited her one Saturday in September.

    They played games, and they talked, but he had a hard time saying goodbye, Kassi recalled.

    "He cried because he didn't want to leave," she said.

    Kassi remained in Rochester through April, and her father quit his job and stayed at the hospital or the Ronald McDonald House. In February, for her 5th birthday, Moss sent her an orange battery-operated Barbie Jeep. Moss also has given them tickets to at least half a dozen Vikings games, spending time with her on the Metrodome turf before the game.

    She's now a fixture for several days each year at training camp.

    "She's just a nice young lady," said running back Michael Bennett, who has a picture she drew him hanging in his locker. "She has the mind of an adult and it strikes when she gets to talking."

    But the leukemia has taken a toll. Kassi is well spoken for her age, but she's less than three feet tall, at least half the size of the average 7-year-old. Craig said his daughter started feeling better a few months ago, and he remains hopeful that she'll conquer the leukemia.

    "At first, they didn't know if she'd make it this far," he said, "but you always have to wish for the best."

    Despite the largely negative perception of Moss, Kassi and Craig are confident that they know the real Randy Moss, the man who makes their summer vacation special and only requires kisses on the cheek in return. Kassi defends her friend, even scolding her dad when he plays a football video game and tackles Moss.

    "Don't hurt Randy, Dad," she says.

    On one of her final days at training camp this year, Kassi walked up to Tice, who was doing an autograph session at the local Target, and asked him to give Moss a message.

    "She came around and said, 'Coach, coach.' I said, 'Yes honey,' " Tice recalled. "She said, 'Will you tell Randy I love him,' and I almost started crying. I had to take a deep one there."
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