Giants fans, I have bad news for you: Odell Beckham Jr is a player who doesn’t ‘get it’ and never will ‘get it.’ Coming off some of the most scrutinized weeks of his career, Beckham had a chance to right some of his previous wrongs and get back into his flow against the Green Bay Packers. Instead, Beckham did was his always does: try to fix his on-field play with an off-field gimmick.
During an interview with ESPN’s Anita Marks last Tuesday, Beckham revealed that he wasn’t having fun playing football anymore. Here’s the full quote, via ESPN:
“Football is my sanctuary,” Beckham told Marks. “It’s where I go to escape. It’s where I’m most happy. I’m not having fun anymore.”
So what does Beckham do to try and turn the ship around? Stay late after practice? Disable his social media accounts? Sleep over Eli’s house? Nope. He threw on some Joker gloves to remind himself to ‘just smile.’
Let’s tackle the corniness of the issue first. Odell, you’re a professional athlete, not a Hot Topic teenager: stop quoting the Joker and trying to relate it to sports. You look ridiculous. I literally don’t think there is a bigger Batman & Joker fan on Earth than myself, and even I find this laughable.
The more important issue here is that these gloves show Beckham’s lack of maturity, as well as lack of a f*cking clue. OBJ, if you need corny, custom gloves to remind yourself to ENJOY PLAYING PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, you don’t deserve to be in the league. The reminder and motivation to have fun should come from within your soul, not through some superficial, attention-seeking pair of comic book themed gloves.
My point is, Giants fans, if your star receiver needs some gimmicky gloves to get himself in the zone, he may never figure out how to do it on his own.
And that’s not a good sign for his future in New York.
Odell Beckham Jr channeled his inner Joker last night, but the Packers had the last laugh.
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— ESPN (@espn) October 10, 2016