Moss may not appreciate Tinucci's chicken and ribs, but he clearly finds the idea of Bill Belichick's Pats holding down the top spot to be utterly delectable. That was obvious after the Patriots' 28-18 victory over the Vikings on Sunday when Moss, in the question-free monologue he delivered to reporters, heaped praise upon the franchise that had traded him to Minnesota less than a month earlier.
"I actually salute Coach Belichick and his team for the success that they have had before me, during me and after me," Moss said, taking the personal pronoun to a strange and uncharted place. "So I am actually stuck for words, just because there are a lot of memories here. … You know, I can't say enough about this team and this organization. … I don't know how many more times I am going to be up here in New England, but I am going to leave the New England Patriots and Coach Belichick with a salute: I love you guys. I miss you. I'm out."
Count me in – the Pats are the best team in football right now, and the decision to get rid of Moss played a significant role in helping them get there. I'm not sure how long their reign will last, as New England faces the Steelers and Colts in consecutive weeks during November, but the Patriots should keep improving, and they definitely have my attention.
While I have yours, let's dust off our favorite punctuation mark and work our way down a food chain that even Moss wouldn't dare berate:
3. Pittsburgh Steelers: The next time the Steelers prepare for a road game in a dome, why do I get the feeling Mike Tomlin will be making as much noise on the practice field as 70,000 Saints fans did Sunday night?