November 4th, 2010
02:34 PM ET

Randy Moss' new home, Knicks take on Bulls

Just hours after being released by the Minnesota Vikings, Randy Moss has found a new place to call home. The wide receiver was scooped up by the Tennessee Titans, which put a claim on Moss on Wednesday. Interestingly enough the Titans had passed over Moss in the 1998 but jumped at the chance to add Moss to their roster this time around.

So what gives? Why, despite all the questionable circumstances behind Moss’ departure from the Vikings, would the Titans be so willing to add the player to its ranks? SI.com’s Don Banks breaks down five reasons that Tennessee was willing to take a chance on Moss with just a few weeks remaining in the season.

Among the reasons: The Titans don’t have a wide receiver. OK, sure they have options, but with Kenny Britt down for the count after an injury in San Diego last weekend, Tennessee was in the market for a big-play impact player. Also, Jeff Fisher isn’t all that concerned with locker room nonsense. Given the maturity of his team and his experience as a coach, Fisher thinks that any Moss-related situation could be easily diffused.

Will the move pay off for the 5-3 Titans? That’s what Tennessee is banking on.

Up tonight we have some Top 25 college football and a match up between the Knicks and Bulls:

Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech (7:30 p.m., ET) – 6-2 Virginia Tech will face off against 5-3 Georgia Tech tonight in Blacksburg. How the weather will factor into the game time action remains a mystery, but look for the Hokies to try and make the most of their home turf advantage.
New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls (8:00 p.m. ET) – after some unplanned asbestos issues at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night, the Knicks will finally get back on the court in Chicago to take on the Bulls.

By The Numbers

20,000 – Number of career points scored by Paul Pierce. The Celtics forward score 28 points in team’s 105-102 win against the Bucks.

$50,000 – Fine handed down against Eagles’ linebacker Ernie Sims after his hit on the Titans’ Lavelle Hawkins. Sims has the distinction of being the first player to be penalized under the league’s stricter stance against hard hits.

$10 million – Amount of a year-long option that Adrian Beltre turned down with the Boston Red Sox to become a free agent. The third baseman received a $1 million buyout.

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  1. Bond James Bond

    he needs to shut up! just catch the ball and run stupid

    November 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pankaj Chawla

    the word that you actually mean is dushi... not douchy, although this is a common mistake by tourists who visit the island. It's definition is sweetheart, not sweets.

    November 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |