Antonio Brown scored a touchdown on Monday Night Football earlier this season. He then celebrated by twerking. That celebration not only drew a flag for excessive celebration, but the ire of Phil Mushnick as well. Nearly two weeks later. From the New York Post:
Naturally, ESPN hired Brown to star in a “SportsCenter” promo. Then, in ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” opener, Brown likely felt obligated to top himself, performing a vulgar groin-thrusting TD dance that mimed copulation.
Please, nobody tell Mushnick about the Air Sex Championships. He might break his pearls.
He was penalized 15 yards — as if he cared — while not even the replay of his repugnant act produced a discouraging word from Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden in the booth.
Mushnick must have been swollen with pride this week when McDonough dismissively noted the Bears players who did something in protest while “everybody else here at Solider Field seemed to be appreciating a wonderful rendition of our National Anthem.” (Yes, Mushnick had a column’s worth of problems with Anthem protests.)
Later in the column he complained about ESPN’s hiring of Randy Moss, one of the best football players turned studio analyst in recent memory.
ESPN this season hired Randy Moss, late of FOX. Moss, once an enormously talented NFL receiver, nonetheless was so selfish and petulant that he was regularly expendable as insufferable. Over seven consecutive years, he played for six teams.
That’s likely what FOX and now ESPN found irresistible, his ESPN studio appearances accompanied by a clip of him “mooning” a crowd in Green Bay. That says more about ESPN than Moss!
Moss “mooning” the Green Bay fans is one of the most overblown “incidents” in NFL history. I actually think people would have been less offended if Moss had actually pulled down his pants. What is it that made these people so scared of mimes?