Randy Moss Juices in Public: After loving Inta Juice when he was with the Vikings, Randy decided to contact the company and buy in. That is a solid endorsement. see also
posted by geekyguy to football at 05:55 AM - 19 comments
It's very refreshing to read about a football player doing good things. I'm tired of the police blotter being the only news. Good for Randy.
posted by wingnut4life at 07:58 AM on June 25
I hope he hires Barrett Robbins to run the place.
posted by wfrazerjr at 11:26 AM on June 25
I think its great. I read that LeBron James is investing in an housing development in Cleveland. Perhaps a new trend of athletes investing their money instead of spending it on fast women and jewelry is emerging.
posted by trucharger at 11:36 AM on June 25
new trend? what about Magic Johnson and those theaters, and what about Magic and all them hoes... now that's investment.
posted by Pabo at 12:59 PM on June 25
And what about Barry Bonds investment in the pharmaceutical industry?
posted by CB900 at 02:10 PM on June 25
From the article: the bar is painted in bright colors, with pictures of fruit on the walls. Sounds like Michael Strahan's kind of place.
posted by mjkredliner at 03:06 PM on June 25
This stayed positive for about 5 minutes. what about Magic and all them hoes... now that's investment. Magic invested in yard tools? Pabo, any word on if he invested in shovels and rakes and shit like that? Cb900, the B word is not to be used in threads that are not about the b word. Perhaps a new trend of athletes investing their money instead of spending it on fast women and jewelry is emerging. New trend? Maybe people who think like this should start a new trend, starting with moving out of their mom's basement so they can have something to look forward to in life besides expressing their jealousy of pro athletes buying blingage.
posted by Bishop at 03:11 PM on June 25
Sorry, must have missed the memo on that one Bishop. I'm tired of the police blotter being the only news, good for Randy. I seem to remember the MPD almost needed a blotter to clean up one of it's police after Randy tried to run her down with his car. This stayed positive for about 5 minutes He invested some of his money in a for profit business, he did'nt save 7 kids from a burning building. Yes Randy has been good for the last year, but lets not forget what a head case he realy is.
posted by CB900 at 04:05 PM on June 25
Right, but I think Bishop's point was, "Here's a feel-good story, kind of funny" and somehow it turned into "Remember every black athlete who has a past?" If you get a chance, take a look at the Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel interview with Randy. He seems like a hell of a lot of fun. An iconoclast, to be sure, but I'll take him over every cliched Wonder Bread star.
posted by yerfatma at 06:15 PM on June 25
I seem to remember the MPD almost needed a blotter to clean up one of it's police after Randy tried to run her down with his car. Thank you, Mr. Obvious. That was pretty much the point I was trying to make. I'd rather read about Moss doing something that doesn't involve some kind of selfishness or criminal. But hey, keep up the positive vibe...
posted by wingnut4life at 06:45 PM on June 25
*In Joe Buck's Voice* What a classy act!
posted by curtangle at 07:14 PM on June 25
and somehow it turned into "Remember every black athlete who has a past?" I made no mention of his race what so ever. In fact I did'nt even think about race until you made the "Wonder Bread"comment. What i did think of was Mr. Moss showing his ass to the crowd at Lambeau and acting as if he was wiping his ass on the goal post. A real class act. Being from Wi we did not see or hear much positive from Mr. Moss. Not in the news and not from his own team. Your right wingnut, and I apologize. It likely would have been better not to comment at all, but this is the reaction I have to Moss. But you are right, if ya can't find something good to say ...
posted by CB900 at 07:29 PM on June 25
CB, I didn't mean to make you feel like your opinion wasn't worth anything, I just meant that, spofi's bandwidth is damn near clogged with the "pro athlete did something dumb" thread. And I think the site may go down if there is 1 more thread pointing the finger at Bonds. Every once in a while we need something positive for balance, know what I mean? You being from WI, I can see why you have nothing but negative memories of Moss. He scorched you guys often.
posted by Bishop at 10:21 PM on June 25
This isn't a self-aggrandizing project like the rap CDs from Shaq and Iverson or another overpriced shoe, it's an existing consumer product that Moss is passionate about. I don't think that his investment makes Moss a "class act" overnight, but it certainly is a feather in his cap. Maybe like Iverson, Moss has just decided to grow up. We'll see.
posted by L.N. Smithee at 02:32 AM on June 26
You guys ever seen "Boogie Nights"? There's a scene where the Burt Reynold's character asks the film editor what he thinks of the movie. The guy turns to him and says "It is what it is." That's kinda what this Randy Moss story is like. It's neither positive, nor negative. It's nice Moss got a franchise in Charleston. West Virginia is one of the country's poorest states. But even the company's president said they were "just trying to take advantage of his notoriety." No knock on Moss, but if you want some good examples of athletes helping their communities, take a look at guys like Kevin Garnett or Deuce McAllister. Now those athletes are doing something worth being lauded.
posted by forrestv at 04:45 AM on June 26
Yeah, and selling a food product that doesn't require teeth in West Virginia seems like a can't miss. Fish in a barrel anyone?
posted by geekyguy at 05:03 AM on June 26
Q: How do you know the toothbrush was invented in West Virginia? A: If it were invented anyplace else, it'd be called a teethbrush.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:11 AM on June 26
Ok ok...everyone knows about the drama that surrounded Randy Moss during his tenure with the Vikings. The past is the past and there has not been any bad press towards Randy Moss since his departure. Sure, he had alot of BS around him but does that mean that he doesn't deserve a second chance? I mean, com'on people. We all make mistakes in life but they're not dragged thru the media like all these athletes. If the media hawked us the way that they hawk celebrities, I believe we all would be in trouble.
posted by BornIcon at 09:41 AM on June 26
I thought the ass-wiping celebration was pretty damn funny, and Green Bay (the city, not the team) deserved every second of it. But this is about juice, which is good for you. Yum yum! Thanks, Randy Moss, for your sense of humor and your business acumen. I love the taste of juice, and cheese makes me sick!
posted by Hugh Janus at 10:28 AM on June 26
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