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Thursday, May 28: Santana Moss's Birthday Q&A

Posted by Matt Terl on May 28, 2009 – 1:52 pm

I’ve had some pretty exciting birthday parties in my life. They’ve run the gamut from fancy meals to audioanimatronic mice to terrifying, mind-scarring Disney films. The usual, pretty much. But never at any of my birthday celebrations, nor at any birthday celebration I’ve even attended, has the guest of honor felt compelled to take questions from the audience. And even if I had ever heard such a Q&A, I can’t imagine that I would’ve felt compelled to transcribe it for other people.

That all changed last night, after Part I of The Santana Moss Birthday Spectacular. Moss, flanked by Chris Horton, Rocky McIntosh, Kareem Moore, and rookie linebacker Robert Henson, threw the floor open to questions of any sort from the audience.

Well, almost any sort. “Nothing personal,” Moss said. The folks in attendance found plenty to ask about anyhow, including who Moss wanted to have lined up in the other WR slot and how he felt about his quarterback. But he started by discussing his Foundation, which received all the proceeds from last night’s event.

“You hear a lot about different foundations that raise money for this cause and that cause,” he said. “We didn’t try to go after anyone specific for money, we just said ‘Hey, whatever we want to do, we will raise ourselves.’ From Day One, I’ve been pulling anything out of my pocket to give towards certain events for kids in order to show them that someone from their own community, someone that grew up the same way they did, should be able to have a dream. A lot of these kids don’t dream anymore; they feel that whatever they see, they have to be. And I was one of those kids that’d seen it all, been through it all, and had a taste of some of the hardships of life. I want to show these kids that there are a lot of people that grew up in this area and have made it. Whether through football or something else, people from this area have become successful. “

With that out of the way, though, the football questions started up.

On how Jason Campbell’s tumultuous offseason impacted Moss: Read more »

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