Jets lineman Brandon Moore's rear end is front and center on the cover of this week's "Patriots Football Weekly" magazine. His butt has also be the focus of much media attention, as Mark Sanchez collided with it before fumbling the ball in perhaps the most embarrassing moment of the Patriots' Thanksgiving thrashing of the Jets. And according to ESPN New York, Moore is tired of being the butt of all the jokes.
Moore addressed the media on Monday instead of Mark Sanchez (who only speaks on Wednesdays and Sundays). He wasn't surprised that "the littlest things nowadays turn into Internet sensations" and this particular sensation is "not something you want to be part of." And he let it be known that he was unhappy with the way the media has depicted the fumble, specifically calling out NBC's Cris Collinswoth:
Moore objected to Cris Collinsworth's depiction of the play. On the NBC telecast, Collinsworth credited Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, saying Wilfork "just threw Brandon Moore into Mark Sanchez ... This is what Reggie White used to do to people, just fork-lift them."
Moore is a prideful competitor, and no offensive lineman wants to be talked about that way on national TV.
"The Collinsworth guy, I've never really been a big fan of his," Moore said. "To portray it that way and to see it on TV ... when somebody slides into the back of you, you're going to fall. That happens a lot in general.
"You don't know what's going on (behind you). I didn't know what was going on until after the game. During the game, I didn't know. It's a good thing."
While Moore will be bothered for the rest of the season about the infamous butt fumble, it has brought much delight to us Patriots fans who enjoy seeing the Jets crash and burn.
Video of the butt fumble: