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The latest Randy Moss controversy could be the weirdest yet

Randy Moss has proven in the past that it’s not in his nature to pipe down when he’s stirred up.  But in a season in which he has been fired not once but twice by NFL teams due in part to running his mouth and with free agency looming, Moss hasn’t said much during his time in Tennessee, since he knows that anything he says can and will be used against him.

Some think that Moss blew off some steam on Wednesday by assuming a different name (“Woody”) and calling a Nashville radio station to complain about Titans coach Jeff Fisher.

Clay Travis of serves as a host of the show to which “Woody” called.  Travis seems to think that Woody was Moss.

The Titans have said that there’s “no way” that “Woody” is Randy Moss, a response that seems to fall in the “doth protest too much” category.  We can’t say it’s definitely Moss, but the Titans can’t say it definitely isn’t.

Given that Moss knows he can’t say anything about Fisher, is it all that ludicrous to think he placed the call?

In this craziest of NFL seasons, we think it’s not that ludicrous at all.  In fact, after listening to the audio multiple times, we think Moss is Woody.

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76 Responses to “The latest Randy Moss controversy could be the weirdest yet”
  1. PFTiswhatitis says: Dec 17, 2010 5:06 PM

    yep that’s Moss.

  2. daveyjones1 says: Dec 17, 2010 5:07 PM

    I can’t get the audio to work on my computer, but to be fair, a lot of people who live in Tennessee sound like Randy Moss.

  3. budchase666 says: Dec 17, 2010 5:08 PM

    Not the first time something of this nature has happened :

  4. mike83ri says: Dec 17, 2010 5:10 PM

    I don’t think it sounds a whole lot like Moss. They have southern accents, a lot of people do. Randy grew up in West Virginia, not that far from Tennessee.

  5. redbird80 says: Dec 17, 2010 5:12 PM

    Nope, does not sound like him. This person has a deeper voice.

  6. mainevent7567 says: Dec 17, 2010 5:12 PM


  7. roniii says: Dec 17, 2010 5:13 PM

    When they played them back to back it sure sounded like Moss.

  8. cusoman says: Dec 17, 2010 5:13 PM

    Not a doubt in my mind, that’s Moss.

  9. mybuttsayspft says: Dec 17, 2010 5:13 PM

    Sorry, it’s not him.

  10. gigity says: Dec 17, 2010 5:14 PM

    Stay classy and cowardly, Randy.

  11. artiesliver says: Dec 17, 2010 5:14 PM

    Jeff Fisher is overrated.
    17 years and no titles.

  12. twindaddy44 says: Dec 17, 2010 5:14 PM

    The sure sounds a lot like Moss.

  13. nohammernosickle says: Dec 17, 2010 5:17 PM

    When Brett Favre calls into a radio show, he actually uses the pseudonym Softie.

  14. tripnasty says: Dec 17, 2010 5:18 PM

    Sorry but nope… “Woody” has a little too much of a southern drawl and Randy wouldn’t start the conversation off by asking a Vols question.

  15. puddinpouch says: Dec 17, 2010 5:19 PM

    So he’s bringing up Fisher’s “man-to-man” assertion over firing Chow by phone under an assumed name, on a radio show.

    You show ’em, Randy.

  16. sainteny says: Dec 17, 2010 5:20 PM

    Guys, c’mon. It’s not even a slow news day.

  17. deelron says: Dec 17, 2010 5:21 PM

    “We can’t say it’s definitely Moss, but the Titans can’t say it definitely isn’t.”

    Sure they could, if say he was with a credible team employee at the time, or at the team facility given the time of the call.

  18. mystictate says: Dec 17, 2010 5:26 PM

    OMG that is SOOOOO MOSS!!! You can tell he is trying to hide is real voice and talk quick and short. 100% Moss 100% something Moss would do!!!!!! Case Closed!!

  19. artvandelay187 says: Dec 17, 2010 5:28 PM

    That’s Moss.

  20. joetoronto says: Dec 17, 2010 5:28 PM

    Something smells fishy.

  21. all4patriots says: Dec 17, 2010 5:34 PM

    Other than the was he says “Fisher’s” those two voices don’t sound very much alike to me.

  22. nationalmediacansuckit says: Dec 17, 2010 5:35 PM

    That’s Randy. Players listen to local sports talk faithfully regardless of what they say.

  23. barneyrumble says: Dec 17, 2010 5:38 PM

    It’s Woody Harrelson imitating Robert Downey Jr imitating a black man from Tropic Thunder.

  24. dannymac17 says: Dec 17, 2010 5:43 PM

    hell yea thats moss

    they shoulda asked woody how he liked to be paid from his job

    no doubt “straight cash homie” would ensue.

    Moss is a foo

  25. shiv1623 says: Dec 17, 2010 5:44 PM

    nawww not him… he’d be whining its not him

  26. nupurpleheart says: Dec 17, 2010 5:44 PM

    Come on Mike you are above this stuff. Moss is no saint, however you are looking to create something that is not there. There’s a lot of speculation here and nothing proven. We can do this all day long Mike we can accuse you of trying to create a controversy! Which i am sure you will claim you are above!

    Stick with what you can prove! It could be millions of people that could be “Woody”!

  27. gambleonsports says: Dec 17, 2010 5:57 PM

    What are the odds that Moss is able to get through and actually be on-air, calling in as an alias?

    I don’t live in a place with nearly as many people as Tennessee, and it’s pretty tough here to get through to the host live.

  28. hobartbaker says: Dec 17, 2010 5:57 PM

    I don’t think it’s Moss, but my fat belly is already smaller.

  29. charleswoodson says: Dec 17, 2010 6:00 PM

    That’s Moss!

  30. tjacks7 says: Dec 17, 2010 6:03 PM

    Man you guys like to beat a dead horse. How many times can you rewrite the same articles?

  31. stanjam says: Dec 17, 2010 6:03 PM

    I am face blind. As a result I have developed a keen ear for voices. I am convinced that this is Moss.

  32. mystictate says: Dec 17, 2010 6:05 PM

    hey purpleheart did you notice the articles are under the tab of latest news and rumors? i think this is funny and want to see stories like this if you dont you are prob looking at the wrong website!!!!

  33. woodymoss says: Dec 17, 2010 6:07 PM

    It was actually me….

  34. patpatriotagain says: Dec 17, 2010 6:09 PM

    I think the voice in the saturday night live spoof of Favre sounds more like moss than that.

  35. thegreatwhitemidget says: Dec 17, 2010 6:14 PM

    He needs to stop doing this crap

  36. realitypolice says: Dec 17, 2010 6:16 PM

    The Titans have said that there’s “no way” that “Woody” is Randy Moss, a response that seems to fall in the “doth protest too much” category. We can’t say it’s definitely Moss, but the Titans can’t say it definitely isn’t.

    I always love this argument.

    If you ask someone a question and they say “no comment”, you say that means whatever theory you’re pushing is true.

    If they deny it, you trot out the “protest too much” nonsense. They can’t win- you will spin whatever they say to match whatever truth serves you best.

    And people wonder why no one wants to talk to the media.

  37. realitypolice says: Dec 17, 2010 6:19 PM

    mystictate says:
    Dec 17, 2010 5:26 PM
    OMG that is SOOOOO MOSS!!! You can tell he is trying to hide is real voice and talk quick and short. 100% Moss 100% something Moss would do!!!!!! Case Closed!!

    Have you ever heard Randy Moss’s voice through a telephone line before? Because people sound different on the phone than they do on TV or in person.

    There is absolutely no way to prove this is Moss.

    And you say this is 100% something he would do. Randy Moss has been in the league a long time, with sports radio stations everywhere he’s been. Has he ever done this before?

  38. jaggedmark says: Dec 17, 2010 6:20 PM

    Can’t wait for you to tweet this story, so everyone can have a listen.

    I’m undecided.

  39. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 17, 2010 6:21 PM

    Doesn’t someone have some sort of voice analysis equipment? With all the users PFT has one would think maybe someone would have the technology to crack the case. Sure sounds like him to me, but it sure be cool/good for PFT to be able to say for sure via a nice contribution from a reader with some cool technology.

  40. commandercornpone says: Dec 17, 2010 6:26 PM

    it’s the mossman

  41. frankvzappa says: Dec 17, 2010 6:37 PM

    that is definitely Moss…it sounds like he tried to disguise it a bit, but its him…

  42. cowboys4life says: Dec 17, 2010 6:38 PM

    The reason Jeff Fisher doesn’t have any titles is because he has put up with one of the worst owners in football….yes worse than my owner, Jerry Jones. Fisher will move on from this and probably win superbowls with whichever team he chooses to go….hopefully Dallas, but I doubt it. And yes, that sounded like Randy Moss to a Tee, and he would do something like that too.

  43. f00sballfan says: Dec 17, 2010 6:40 PM

    For anybody who wants to directly download the MP3, to here

    The link is down to the right side.

  44. pastabelly says: Dec 17, 2010 6:43 PM

    The Jets are claiming that it was Belichick doing a Moss impression.

  45. kirkds says: Dec 17, 2010 6:43 PM

    Being an avid Vikes fan, I’ve heard many Moss interviews…official and candid stuff. I’m also a Tennessee native whose lived in MN for over a decade. No doubt in my mind that’s Moss.

  46. stixzidinia says: Dec 17, 2010 6:54 PM

    That is Moss.

  47. superbengalfan says: Dec 17, 2010 7:05 PM

    You have to be a pretty big Randy Moss homer to not think this was Randy Moss. The guy talks like Randy Moss and his only purpose was to quickly make two negative points about Jeff Fischer, as soon as he made his points and the host replied it might be Fischer’s last game he hung up. The host said they weren’t talking about Fischer when he called. Moss just can’t help himself, I’m sure a psychologist would have a field day labeling him because he literally can’t control himself. I would simply label him as having a case of “thinskinitis”.

  48. laxer37 says: Dec 17, 2010 7:21 PM

    If you heard the whole call he says the Titans should buy out Fisher’s contract with “straight cash homie”

    If you don’t think that’s Moss your smoking something.

  49. raiderapologist says: Dec 17, 2010 7:22 PM

    In this craziest of NFL seasons, we think it’s not that ludicrous at all. In fact, after listening to the audio multiple times, we think Moss is Woody.

    You have time for that? I thought you were busy.

  50. z0inks says: Dec 17, 2010 7:42 PM

    Apparently this caller called in to the radio station while Moss was doing media interviews in the Titans locker room ….so there are several reporters in the Nashville area can say unequivocally that the caller in question is not Randy Moss.

    Another perfectly good story ruined by facts and reality.

  51. cup1981 says: Dec 17, 2010 7:42 PM

    He, when I worked on sports radio, you ALWAYS had players calling under assumed names. Typically to complain, but sometimes just to talk. I would not put that past Moss…

  52. realfootballfan says: Dec 17, 2010 7:44 PM

    I doubt it. If he wanted to call in to vent, there are programs all over the place that will disguise your voice over a cell phone line.

    Furthermore, Fisher’s gone out of his way to kiss Randy’s butt, which makes his personal grudge against Young playing out publicly so absurd.

  53. 8man says: Dec 17, 2010 7:47 PM

    I don’t know.

    I mean it sounds like him, but hell, there are 6.9 billion people on this mudball…could be two or three thousand of them sound exactly alike.

    Show me a cell phone or POTS record with his name on it or friend of his name on it.

    It’ll be interesting to see if this story has legs and how long Randy stays silent as it does.

  54. Mandy Ross says: Dec 17, 2010 7:59 PM

    Y’all don’t know nothing. No man great as The Rand gonna go changin’ his name just to let y’all know how dumb Jeff Fisher is and how miss-used the greatest receiver of all time is. Ain’t happenin.

    Damn. Got to go get me a smoothie. Peace.

  55. madisonfw says: Dec 17, 2010 8:12 PM

    pastabelly – Thanks for the best laugh I’ve had all day!!

    Who knows if this was Randy Moss or not. But the fact that anyone is taking this remotely seriously as a possibility is telling.

  56. bbb82 says: Dec 17, 2010 8:15 PM

    I really don’t think that is Moss.

  57. didiwags says: Dec 17, 2010 8:24 PM

    Idk, being a Minnesotan and have listened to him for many years, I could not say that it is for sure Moss! Sort of sounds like him but it kind of lacks his attitude and his general way of talking! Like another person mentioned, I doubt Moss would start out by asking the question he did!
    Moss would not try to hide his opinions anyways…. he lets everyone know what he thinks when he wants them to know!

  58. hobartbaker says: Dec 17, 2010 8:29 PM

    Actually “Woody” is a 53 year old white guy who works in the produce department. He never married but has a nice apartment.

  59. hobartbaker says: Dec 17, 2010 8:34 PM

    Maybe it was Drew Stanton.

  60. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 17, 2010 8:37 PM


  61. bigdogsolec says: Dec 17, 2010 8:41 PM

    IT’S MOSS , the accent at first blew me off , but he slipped up whe he said “I GOT THESE BROAD SHOULDERS, THAT CAN CARRY ALOT OF WEIGHT ”

    MOSS said that phrase a few times in his career” specially in MN

  62. xli2006 says: Dec 17, 2010 8:58 PM

    Why do these “Broken Records” even make news anymore.

    You know what you’re going to get with Moss, T.O., Chad Johnson, Haynesworth so why does this stuff surprise anyone?

  63. jebdamone says: Dec 17, 2010 8:59 PM

    having listened to moss for a long time, it sure does sound like his voice and pattern of speech. but, like a lot of other people have said, only an expert could wager a guess, randy if from west virginia, and a lot of people in the south have a very similar voice to moss. i would not be the least bit surprised if it WAS him though.

  64. romoscollarbone says: Dec 17, 2010 9:05 PM

    That sounded like Randy to me. And thats pretty cool. Makes you wonder how many times when you are listening to Sports talk radio and someone gets on and is just so opposite of the avg fans viewpoint on something if its actually the player.

  65. cmstrick says: Dec 17, 2010 9:06 PM

    Well, look at it this way, if it IS Randy, then this demonstrates significant personal growth. The old Randy wouldn’t have given enough of a crap to use a fake name…

  66. snarkygurl says: Dec 17, 2010 9:08 PM

    Listened to it…sounds like a cross between Santana Moss and Woody Johnson…

  67. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 17, 2010 9:20 PM

    “yes worse than my owner, Jerry Jones.” –

    Wow. I’m a diehard Falcons fan. I literally bleed black and red, and even I would never in my life refer to Arthur Blank as my owner. Ever. For any reason.

    You need rehab, son.

  68. raiders757 says: Dec 17, 2010 10:47 PM

    I have to disagree with those who think it’s him. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s not him.

  69. saveusterrelldavis says: Dec 17, 2010 10:48 PM

    And Dan Aykroyd sounds like Yogi Bear.

  70. kimcon22000 says: Dec 17, 2010 11:30 PM

    That’s Moss. He should have nowhere to go after this. Here’s hoping he gets mental health therapy and takes his Bipolar drugs. What a f-ing idiot.

  71. draftking says: Dec 17, 2010 11:54 PM

    I grew up in Nashville and worked in the TV biz in the Huntington/Charleston, WV market from 1999-2001. I know accents from both areas, and I assure you that Tennessee accents (central or eastern, and yes there is a difference) are quite different than West Virginia accents.

    That is not to say that it is definitively Moss on that call. But it sounds like him, particularly with his sometimes unusual sentence construction and incorrect grammar, and specifically it does NOT sound like the accent of anyone who grew up in Nashville or all of Tennessee for that matter. Or Alabama or Mississippi or Georgia.

    This does not mean that it was Moss, since Nashville draws people from all across America (and beyond), but the similarities are striking.

  72. macjacmccoy says: Dec 18, 2010 12:14 AM

    “The Titans have said that there’s “no way” that “Woody” is Randy Moss, a response that seems to fall in the “doth protest too much” category. We can’t say it’s definitely Moss, but the Titans can’t say it definitely isn’t.”

    Um yes they can. If Moss was with someone from the Titans when the call happened then they could certianly say that he wasnt the one making the call.

  73. steelbreeze676 says: Dec 18, 2010 8:19 AM

    If you can pin an anonymous radio commenter on him… then there’s nothing that ISN’T news.

  74. pftrocks says: Dec 18, 2010 10:34 AM

    If thats Moss, its childish to do & backstabbing because Fisher was the only one that went after him & hes been supportive of Randy in media.
    Man to man doesnt mean calling a radio station when frustrated when the coaches office is around the corne.

  75. vbking11 says: Dec 18, 2010 11:07 PM

    That was Randy Moss, no question about it, trying to slightly alter his West Virginia drawl, into a Chattanooga trailer park drawl..

  76. redbird80 says: Dec 18, 2010 11:28 PM

    I heard that this was a publicity stunt for the radio station.

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