The San Francisco 49ers and receiver Randy Moss have agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
Moss worked out for the 49ers on Monday, with coach Jim Harbaugh throwing him passes.
We could certainly put forth here that a team built on unity, signing a receiver who has many of the same side effects as cancer is a terrible idea.
Harbaugh brought pieces that couldn’t do squat under former coach Mike Singletary together to get the the NFC Championship game.
Moss, meanwhile, sat out last season after “retiring” in a pout fit because no team wanted him.
But sports commentary isn’t (directly) what this blog is about.
However, we talked about Moss a while back when the receiver announced his retirement.
In that post, we kind of blasted Moss for ducking his fans and shying away from Social Media.
During his retirement, he apparently took notice, diving head first into Twitter under the priceless handle @DaRealOtisMoss.
And, while he hasn’t Tweeted since the announcement, Moss is one of the most active athletes on Twitter and a most follow for sports fans.
He often gets in long back-and-forths with his followers, like this one, over seemingly nothing.
@DaRealOtisMoss Being a dad is the greatest feeling in the world!
— Mayor Miller (@mayortfmiller) March 12, 2012
Moss, who worked out last Tuesday with the New Orleans Saints, played for New England, Minnesota and Tennessee in a rocky 2010 season. He could help fill a big void after 49ers receivers managed just one catch for three yards in a 20-17 overtime loss in the NFC Championship Game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
Here is another gem, in which Moss responds to a heckler. He handles it beautifully.
@mikerome21 was running hard enough to block u from my Twitter
— Randy Moss (@DaRealOtisMoss) February 23, 2012
We may not want him on our football team, but we’ll take him on our Social Media team any time.
So, we’d like to announce our 180-degree stance sweet on Moss, which is the true power of social media. It’s about letting people in and being real.
By doing this, Moss’ antics can be forgiven, maybe even enjoyed, as they give us a chuckle because now we can see it’s Moss just being Moss.