Monday, October 11, 2010

Randy Moss and Tom Brady in a girl fight

As if it weren't embarrassing enough for Randy Moss that the New England Patriots traded him to the Minnesota Vikings for about a pack of gum, now there's a rumor that just before Moss left the team, he got into what is being termed as an "altercation" (or more accurately a "catfight") with Tom Brady over, of all things, hair.  It started when Brady told Moss to shave his beard and in response, Moss told Brady to cut his hair because he looks like a girl.  It's a good thing that Troy Polamalu wasn't in the room, because I think he would have beaten both of them senseless.
But while both Brady and Moss are clearly stuck somewhere between Safety and Esteem on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, if you look back at the history of football, its clear that follicles, both facial and on top of your noggin, should not be an issue.  The 1974, 1975 and 1978 seasons proved that alone.  Just look at Jim Kick.
That's a lot of hair... everywhere.  Do you think it affected his play?  NO!  With that much testosterone coursing through his veins, he was just happy to be on the gridiron, knocking guys around..  Here are some others who celebrated their hair.  How about Bill Lenkaitis?
There's Something About Bill, wouldn't you say?  I wonder if that's hair gel. 
It's clear on which side Wally Chambers preferred to part his hair and Ray May was sporting some awesome chops.
Did you think Steve Tannen ever went to a "Stylist"?  No... he ate them for lunch.
Clearly Carl Gersbach and John Beasley looked this way when they got out of bed.  And who was going to tell them to brush their hair?  NO ONE!
Hair Club For Men?  Rogaine?  NO!  Len St. Jean and Pat Toomay worked with what they had and no one had anything to say about it.

Of course there where those who were a little ahead of their time.  Caring about their hair, but certainly not getting in fights about it.
Norm Snead was alway well groomed and Jim Langer had a Superman thing going on.
Lynn Dickey had a nice set of locks.  Hey...  wait a minute.  Is it possible that Tom Brady's dad had this card and Little Tom saw it at an impressionable age AND NOW IT'S TRIGGERING A SENSE MEMORY?  
You know people are saying Brady now looks like teen pop idol sensation Justin Bieber.
After all it is Justin Bieber's world or his world 2.0.  By the way his book just dropped October 1st, if a book can, in fact, drop.

Yes Brady looks a lot like Justin Bieber, but in my mind, I find Brady to be more Dickey.

At least they should be thankful that they're not sporting a Tebow.

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