Seriously though. What memory have I repressed that leads me to just automatically side with Odell Beckham regardless of the situation? Was I at the club when Plaxico Burress Cheddar Bob’d himself in 2008?
And now I just feel bad for every good receiver we’ve had since?
Maybe I don’t want to know, because it must have been really bad.
If you’re unaware to what I’m referring too, a GQ interview with Odell Beckham was published yesterday. It covered everything from his music preferences, dance moves, to his time with the New York Giants. Below is a quote that’s been circulating among Giants fans.
People are justifably upset. Anyone would be when they have their hubris attacked. But as douchey and egocentric as this quote is, he just isn’t wrong.
Love him or hate him, Odell was the most talked about member of the Giants. On the field or off the field, Odell was the most talked about member of the Giants. He was, and clearly still is, a lightning rod and people want to watch him, be it to cheer him on or motherfuck him.
As someone who watched every sad attempt by the Giants’ offense to gain yards, I can tell you that Odell was the offense. I say that without exaggeration. And everyone knew it. Even his biggest haters had to admit that the offense revolved around him. When it comes to something like that, you’re gonna get a little cocky.
With football being a black and white world where performance is the bottom line, I think he’s allowed to be pissed at the way he was treated. As far as he was concerned, he was doing his job, maybe better than anyone, and that still wasn’t enough.
So yeah, he’s allowed to say these things. He’s right.
If you’re upset about it, it’s just because you got your feelings hurt.
Now, to be fair, this is now two weeks in a row where Giants fans having received shots from Cleveland. Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield had this to say last week:
The amount of bitching that came from this was a little absurd. People were legit pulling charts that compared straight seating numbers between the two stadiums, pertcentages of seats filled, all over the last few years.
I thought it was fitting that people glossed over the “support” part. Because I don’t think any fan that’s attended a game in the last few years can say they’ve actually cheered.
But here’s the tough spot we’re in. We, as Giants fans, have to hate Cleveland now. It’s totally fair too. They keep talking shit, so they’re on our shit list. But why does it have to be the team that EVERYONE loves right now? That’s such a shitty position for us to be in.
We are the turd in the punchbowl at the “I can’t wait for the Browns to be good” party, and people hate turds in punchbowls. It’s unsanitary.
So we either have to go to the party, and just have a shitty attitude, or not go at all.
The only chance this works out for us is if we make the playoffs. In other words, we start our OWN party that’s gonna be so much bigger and better and awesomer than theirs. That’ll show em.
So, with that said, what’s everyone’s deal this weekend? Are ya busy?