The New England Patriots shocked the sports world Wednesday by shipping wide receiver and unwitting Russ Feingold campaign spot star Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings. Moss, arguably the greatest receiver in NFL history, played the first six years of his career in Minnesota, only to be shipped out after the 2005 season following a litany of off-the-field incidents. In a sport where big trades are rare and in-season trades even rarer, the move qualified as a seismic event. A sampling of reactions from Twitter.

What's bigger in Minnesota today, the likely re-acquisition of Randy Moss or the Twins' first playoff game? It's probably a coin flip.less than a minute ago via web

Has any player in the history of sports been both as transcendent AND as much of a dog as Randy Moss?less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

To avoid confusing him, the Vikes won't tell Favre they traded for Moss. They'll just say Rice is back, and he's got old man dyslexia.less than a minute ago via web

Bud Selig "I Love the NFL'' Note of the Day: McNabb traded on MLB's opening night. Moss traded to Minn on day of Twins' home playoff opener.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Moss trade, Vikes, Vikings all trending topics. and "Farve"less than a minute ago via web

Seems like the only question at this point is whether or not Brad Childress will pick Randy Moss up at the airport.less than a minute ago via web

Welp, With Randy Moss gone from New England I can go back to absolutely hating everything about the Patriots.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Patriots fans are miffed they're not getting Toby Gerhart in exchange for Randy Moss.less than a minute ago via web

Twins in the playoffs and Moss headed back to Vikings. Hope springs eternal.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter