What I am about to say isn’t a novel thought or the first time you probably have heard this (but that won’t stop me from dropping a couple hundred words). But by the time the third track, “I Am a God”,y came on it was more clear than when Kanye himself laid it out on “The College Dropout” ender “Last Call”.
——This is also not novel…Randy Moss broke football in 1998.
Kanye West is perpetually Randy Moss during his rookie 1998 NFL season.
You can only hope to have a year like ‘98 Moss. You can only hope to have a career like Kanye.
Moss was passed over by 20 teams before being taken by Minnesota at 21. The season that followed was one big fuck you to those 20 teams.
Chicago passes Moss over at 5, taking RB Curtis Enis instead. Over two games against Chicago, Moss catches 10 balls for 158 yards and four tocuhdowns. And that might have been Moss going easy.
Green Bay takes Vonnie Holliday at 19 leaving Moss hanging. Moss decides 13 catches for 343 yards and four touchdowns versus Green Bay is fair compensation for the Draft Day humiliation.
For whatever reason Moss reserved his worst punishment for the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas went with Greg Ellis (LB, UNC) at number nine abstaining from taking Moss despite being known as a team willing to take a chance a on talented player with character questions.
Moss repaid that favor in a single game against Dallas. Three catches, three touchdowns, 163 yards. You’ve made a huge mistake.
That was just five games for Moss.
And before everyone of those games Moss listened to “I Am a God”.