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Tim McDonald

Randy Moss: "I am the Greatest!"

By January 30, 2013

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Sports fans - well, everybody actually - have sort of love/hate relationships with great Randy Mossathletes who aren't shy about blowing their own horn.

We loved it when Muhammad Ali said, "I am the greatest!"

There was always sort of a humorous glint in his eye when he crowed like that. Other athletes have tried it since, with varying degrees of acceptance and mockery.

Now, it's Randy Moss' turn.

"Now that I'm older, I do think I'm the greatest receiver ever to do it," Moss proclaimed at Super Bowl media day.

Moss has rung up some gaudy stats in his career: His 23 touchdown receptions in 2007 is the NFL record and he's second on the all-time regular season TD list with 156.

Jerry Rice fans will put up a not so subtle argument. Rice can almost certainly lay claim to being the greatest wide receiver over the long haul, but I will agree that Moss was, in his prime, probably the most dominant and feared receiver to play the game.

At times, he seemed unstoppable, and I would also consider him the greatest deep threat who ever played.

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