RANDY MOSS BITES his tongue and gets criticized for keeping his feelings inside.

Then he spills his guts and gets ripped for going public with his thoughts.

Which is it, people?

I, for one, give Moss a big thumbs-up for coming clean on his lack of interest in the current Raiders product. At least he has the guts to admit he's not trying.

I mean, is Al Davis trying? He has turned into Chris Cohan — a check-signing fan who'd just as soon someone else make the tough decisions.

Is Art Shell trying? Surely he's not trying to win, as evidenced by the mess he's made of the Jerry Porter and quarterback situations.

Is Tom Walsh trying? Heck, if he truly cared about the Raiders, he'd go back to Idaho and start e-mailing plays to Mike Shanahan.

Moss is no different than Terrell Owens and the Johnson boys — Chad and Keyshawn. He wants to win. More important, he wants to contribute to the winning.

But this team can't win without that kind of commitment from Mr. Davis, and that would require a full-body blood transfusion within the Raiders organization.

Steve Young and Brent Jones, as part-owners, could supply that blood. And a coach with a clue. And an offensive coordinator with a pulse.

And if they wanted to show Moss the door, at least they'd be smart enough to say: Thank you for taking one for the team.

DATELINE: Outside Cisco Field. I'm tired of hearing how the A's are being taken from Oakland. For crying out loud, if the MAC were one mile farther down the road, it would be in San Leandro.

There was never a connection between the A's and downtown Oakland, and both have suffered for that. And guess what? There likewise will be no connection between the A's and downtown Fremont. Or downtown San Jose, for that matter.

Other than the new revenue-spewing stadium, the main reason I applaud the move to the Santa Clara County border is the chance for the A's to create a unique sports-viewing experience for their fans.

From where I sit, the ultimate sports experience features more than just three hours of Bob Geren and Ron Washington playing dueling double-switches.

It includes some sort of postgame family entertainment walking distance from the stadium on a late Saturday afternoon in the spring. Or pregame festivities for old and young in the shadow of the foul pole on an early Monday evening in the spring.

With major league baseball moving farther away from most A's fans, it's important Lew Wolff create a reason to drive the extra mile. His "ballpark village" has that potential.

Here's hoping Wolff can create the truly unique experience he envisions. If not, San Jose can have the A's.

DATELINE: Headed south. Two "new" teams, one new name:

-The New York Giants and Jets play in New Jersey. There's no reason for the San Francisco 49ers to change names after their move to Santa Clara. San Francisco is a region, not just a city. This is, after all, the San Francisco Bay Area.

-On the other hand, the A's aren't just running from Oakland, they're running to San Jose. Or as close as it can get. The Giants might fight it, but San Jose has to be in the new team name. I'll say it again: The San Jose A's of Fremont. Please, not the Fremont A's. I can already hear the laughter at 13 other American League sites: Where's that? One Golden State Warriors embarrassment is enough.

DATELINE: On the pitch. Lastly, just wanted to say thanks to the fine people of the Los Angeles Olympic movement for tossing us a crumb: the Ukraine-Costa Rica (or equivalent) soccer match in the first round of the 2016 Games.

Gotta say, that's enough to get my vote.

What do you think about the name: San Jose A's of Fremont? E-mail your thoughts (with full name and hometown) to

dave@angnewspapers.com.