WFAN’s Sports Pope, Mike Francesa, hilariously roasts the New York Giants and king Odell Beckham Jr. after the “dirty hit down low.”
Ain’t it just the damn truth.
Wild and crazy OBJ backers aside (who worship is every self-serving social media and pre game move), most understand the realistic narrative that surrounds New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Sure, he says the right things most times. He’s smart enough to pull that off. After he made “The Catch,” what he said in the locker room following the loss to the Dallas Cowboys was that the phenomenal play didn’t matter because his team lost.
Fans ate it up in droves. So much so that they allow every other self-serving and annoying OBJ move to be cast aside.
Take his actions in Week 2 of the preseason for example. He was hit low by a Cleveland defender after catching a deep out from Eli Manning. The cameras ate up the fallout as OBJ tossed the ball aside (which could have cost his team 15 yards) and then fell down dramatically in the tunnel).
Oh, the humanity:
???ODELL BECKHAM JR. DOWN. CANCEL THE SEASON. I REPEAT, CANCEL THE SEASON ???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/UbT9ESGTqV
— Lester, The Writer (@TheLesterLee) August 22, 2017
And anybody who says, “If you do this in a preseason game, you should be suspended for the entire regular season” has never played football a day in his life.
If you do this in a pre-season game, you should be suspended for the ENTIRE REGULAR SEASON. pic.twitter.com/f67pxykqqB
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) August 22, 2017
After the game, OBJ hesitated when asked if the hit was “dirty.” He paused, thought about it and hinted to the media that it was, but he had to endure.
Suddenly, the entire football world was mad about the dirty low hit.
Thankfully, not everybody in today’s media is insane. Thankfully, there’s at least one guy who remembers how football is supposed to be played.
Check out WFAN’s Mike Francesa’s reaction to the fallout:
Must-listen: Mike Francesa on @OBJ_3. This is different from the clip I posted earlier, and much funnier. It's also 100% truth.#NYGiants pic.twitter.com/EmXyEGv0dg
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) August 23, 2017
What he said wasn’t just hilarious, it was spot on.
This Cleveland defender is looking to make an impression. The NFL fines these defensive backs a ridiculous sum of money for going anywhere near the head, yet can’t go low now, either.
“How dare he attempt to tackle the great Odell Beckham Jr.,” was Francesa’s overall theme.
Back in the day, I wrote something about OBJ’s status in the NFL as good, but not great. For him to be great, he must change his ways — stop acting like a petulant child in everything he does.
I literally received death threats.
A couple weeks later, the OBJ-Josh Norman feud on the field played out, proving, yet again, this kid simply doesn’t fully “get it.”
I then wrote how his organization, the New York Football Giants, are doing him a great disservice by not holding him accountable.
Now, years later, nothing has changed. It’s a shame because this kid should be the greatest.