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We take a look at CSN Bay Area's three-part video feature on Randy Moss
If you live in the Bay Area, make sure and tune into CSN Bay Area this coming Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. At 6:00 p.m. PT and 10:30 p.m. PT, they will be airing a three-part feature called "Hometown: Randy Moss". The video features Matt Maiocco sitting down with Randy Moss, and also traveling to Moss' hometown of Rand, West Virginia.
If you aren't able to view CSN Bay Area, it sounds like some portions of the video will appear on CSNBayArea.com. When that is posted I'll make sure and get posts up with the video embedded.
COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA PRESENTS "HOMETOWN: RANDY MOSS,"
SPECIAL THREE-PART SERIES ON SPORTSNET CENTRAL
BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
CSNBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco Visits Moss's Hometown of Rand, West Virginia,
Goes One-On-One with Future NFL Hall of Famer in Rare Sit-Down Interview
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 12, 2012) - Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of "Authentic Bay Area Sports," will air a special three-part series "Hometown: Randy Moss" on SportsNet Central beginning Wednesday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. CSNBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) traveled to Rand, W.V., the 49ers wide receiver's hometown, for a glimpse into Moss that few outside his inner circle get a chance to see.
"I think in order to get to know me, you got to come back to my hometown, where I'm from to really understand what drives and pushes me to be able to be the best," Moss said earlier this season.
"Hometown: Randy Moss" takes a personal, in-depth look at the private and misunderstood future Hall of Famer as he shares his pride for his Rand roots, a rural town outside of Charleston with all the problems typically associated with urban environments. Trusted friends talk about the Randy Moss they've known their entire lives, including the man who came back during his year away from football to coach a local middle-school football team. Additionally, Moss explains the origin of the mythical "Rand University" - the local 7-Eleven - and what the only store in his hometown has come to symbolize.
Excerpts from "Hometown: Randy Moss":
On his mother supporting the family: "My mom was no different than any other mom. She worked two or three jobs to support three children."
On growing up in Rand, WV: "The thing about Rand, West Virginia, is what you see is what you get. We don't look forward to anything. We live day to day. We don't look back, we don't really look forward. It's just waking up in the morning and going to bed at night."
On "Rand University": "Rand University is really for all the has-beens that hang out on the corner. Rand University is really 7-Eleven...We did a lot of gambling, there was a lot of drug activity, there was a lot of things going on at 7-Eleven. And if you come to Rand, West Virginia, that's really all we can really stand on, is a 7-Eleven."
On being a role model to the Rand youth: "When I grew up, I didn't really have nobody to really look up to. I didn't really have nobody to follow. And now I just want to be able to show these kids, the next generation coming up, that I was in that same classroom, I ran these same streets, did some of the same things, and if I made it, you can too."
On the love and support from his hometown: "For them to be able to see that I still care about my people, my hometown, that gives me something good inside. That my people still love me and I still got the same love for them."