Fun With Real Quotes: Randy Moss vomit edition

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Fun With Real Quotes: Randy Moss vomit edition

One or more of the following quotes are grossly taken out of context for laughs. The true context can be found at the links included within the text. Except for the Brett Favre video. Its context is still a mystery.

By Adam Hart
CSNNE.com

Vilified. Bad-mouthed. Made to look like a big, fat jerk.

That's what happened in Randy Moss' second go-around with the Minnesota Vikings. But now, nearly a year later, former Vikings head coach Brad Childress is setting the record straight.

In November 2010 the Vikings released Moss. This, after he publicly crooned the Patriots -- his employers just weeks prior -- on the heels of a loss in New England. A report hit the interwebs. It wasn't his betrayal of Chilly that sent Moss packing, but an alleged tirade against catered food.

"What the expletive? Who ordered this crap? I wouldn't feed this to my dog!" Moss yelled after getting a whiff of the locker room grub, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Brett Favre -- yeah, the guy this guy's imitating -- even sprang to the heartbroken caterer's defense, turning his gaze to Moss: "Favre looked at him like, 'Are you kidding me?'"

Guess what, Brett? No. He wasn't kidding you. He was sick. Really, really sick.

"Moss walked in the locker room and vomited on it," Childress admitted in a recent interview with NFL.com.

So the man had a right to be upset with the spread; it made him puke. Funny, how Chilly never came to Moss' defense at the time. Perhaps non-disclosure justified to ownership his unilateral decision to release the nauseous receiver.

This begs the question, however: Getting fired for being sick? Wonder if that's addressed in the new CBA.

Sunday, Jan. 22: Jimmy Vesey's rookie wall

Sunday, Jan. 22: Jimmy Vesey's rookie wall

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while proud of my wife and daughter for taking part in the Women’s March on Saturday.

*The day-to-day NHL grind may be getting to Jimmy Vesey a bit, and causing him to hit a bit of a rookie wall after his Harvard career.

*Alex Radulov has gone from being an NHL headache to being an impact playmaker for the Canadiens in a quick pivot for the Russian player.

*Melrose native Conor Sheary seems to have found a home for himself on the Pittsburgh Penguins skating on a line with a guy named Sidney Crosby.

*The Chicago Blackhawks are always looking to improve, and they’ve reportedly kicked the tires on Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar with Detroit.

*St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is nearing another coaching milestone in what’s been a long, distinguished career behind the bench.

*P.K. Subban is slowly approaching a return to the Nashville Predators lineup from injury, and the Preds need him as soon as possible.

*For something completely different: Greg Poppovich hits the nail on the head here, and it never ceases to amaze me that he’s such a smart, well-versed human being.

 

Report: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

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Report: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash in in the Dominican Republic on Sunday morning, according to ESPN's Cristian Moreno. Ventura was 25 years old.

Ventura was 13-8 with a 4.08 ERA for the Royals' 2015 World Series champions and 11-12 with a 4.45 ERA in 32 starts in 2016. The right-hander made his major league debut in 2013 and in 2014 went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA for Kansas City's A.L. pennant winners. 

Ironically, Ventura paid tribute to his good friend and fellow Dominican, Oscar Tavares, who was also killed in a car crash in the D.R. in October 2014, by wearing Tavares' initials and R.I.P. on his cap before Ventura's start in Game 6 of the World Series in 2014. 

Ventura is the second major league player to die in the past five months. Former Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Miami on Sept. 25.