After careers that largely paralleled each other, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens will both enter the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend, but under entirely different circumstances.
Moss and Owens are largely considered the top two receivers of their generation, and both had over 15,000 yards receiving, both had over 150 TD’s, both also played for 5 teams. They alsoboth had discipline issues and caught bad press at various times during their career and had reputations as malcontents.
Despite their similar career tracks, Colin thinks how they handle this weekend will leave different lasting images for both. Moss has humbly embraced the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and shown a respect for joining the elite club, and will look big because of it. Owens, on the other hand, is skipping the ceremony to hold his own event at his alma mater, and will look small and petty.
This weekend, Randy Moss will make us forget about all the negative stuff with his induction, while T.O. will only cement the narratives that have followed him throughout his entire career. America loves to forgive, but you have to show you care first.
“As Randy Moss steps to the podium and speaks this weekend, he will look bigger than ever… And we’ll think about T.O. and his pettiness and he will never look smaller.” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/3sGCdk7qTN
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 3, 2018