Being an NFL player must be the greatest job in the world. I mean, that’s how it seems to me. Why else would players subject themselves to severe physical injury in their 20s and early to mid 30s, retire, and then want to come back? Is it the camaraderie with teammates, the thrill of defeating the competition, the satisfaction of breaking records, the monetary compensation?
It’s probably the money.
Of course, I would say this, as I am not an NFL athlete. Still, it’s the only reason I can come up with for Randy Moss’s announcement, via a live Ustream chat, that he wants to play again in 2012. Moss, who turned 35 on February 13, said in the video, “I wanna play football. Your boy is going to come back here and play some football, so I’m really excited. I had some things I had to adjust in my life.”