It’s that time of year, when New Yorkers find ways to embarrass themselves previously not thought to be possible.
Let’s start with the Giants, who had their fools gold of a season melted and poured through a gaping hole in the wall when they got abused by the vastly superior Packers, 38-13. Odell Beckham is the actual goat. Baaaaaaaaaaa! From MMQB:
Reese met privately with Beckham on Monday. In essence, the GM told his star player to stop acting like a hothead and be more accountable for his actions. “He heard the truth today,” Reese told reporters.
How Beckham spends his days off should be of little concern to the Giants. How he seems to routinely lash out under pressure should give them great pause. For a man who makes his living with his multi-million-dollar hands, why would you ever punch anything and risk an injury? And to bang his head on a door? That goes far beyond the normal manifestations of “passion” and “competitive fire.”
Beautiful! How about the Knicks?
Derrick Rose went AWOL before Monday’s 110-96 loss to the Pelicans, with his mysterious absence causing concern from his teammates and overshadowing another dreadful Knicks effort. Joakim Noah was the only player who said he spoke with Rose and offered, “He’s okay,” without further detail about their conversation.
The Knicks, according to a source, were able to determine Rose wasn’t in any danger while scrambling to get their stories straight Monday. Publicly, they classified him as “not with the team,” and attempts from the Daily News to unearth his whereabouts went unanswered by Rose’s camp.
Rose may have gone home to Chicago because he misses his son. I can certainly understand that, but that seems like a convenient excuse for a sports superstar just leaving his team. The best part? The Knicks are playing the Sixers tomorrow night, and Rose was spotted boarding a flight to Philly and may have already arrived. He’ll likely be suspended for at least one game, but it should be an absolute circus whenever he goes in front of the media.
Now we just need the Mets to get caught up in a money-laundering scandal to complete the trifecta!