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Odell Beckham Jr. lets his cleats do the talking

ZogZerg : 6/14/2017 7:53 am
In case you missed this.

Check out Odell's Cleats.

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Odell Beckham Jr. let his cleats do the talking Tuesday at his first Giants practice since he skipped OTAs, giving a nod to several media outlets — including ESPN, TMZ& #8203;, the Wall Street Journal& #8203; and The Post — with a pair of new Nikes that featured their logos & #8203;with “SHHHHH!!!”& #8203; superimposed.& #8203;


If someone could link the picture that would be good.



Odell Beckham Jr. lets his cleats do the talking - ( New Window )
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Beezer : 6/14/2017 7:54 am : link
Typical NY Post BS in that article  
mfsd : 6/14/2017 7:56 am : link
OBJ was spotted "hanging out with the likes of Johnny Manzel"

Manzeil is attempting a comeback and worked out with the same trainer and group of players as OBJ for a little while

According to some in the media (and some of our dumber posters here) OBJ should have walked off the field and stopped training the moment Manziel arrived, in order to avoid any appearance of impropriety
He  
SoZKillA : 6/14/2017 7:57 am : link
Should've got one with Fat Boy Francesa's face on it
Thanks Beezer!  
ZogZerg : 6/14/2017 7:57 am : link
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RE: He  
Klaatu : 6/14/2017 11:03 am : link
In comment 13499313 SoZKillA said:
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Should've got one with Fat Boy Francesa's face on it


His feet are too small.
I fuess I'd be classified as a Beckham defender  
j_rud : 6/14/2017 11:12 am : link
but this is clearly someone who didn't go to the Eli Manning School of Dealing with the Media
RE: I fuess I'd be classified as a Beckham defender  
UConn4523 : 6/14/2017 11:18 am : link
In comment 13499567 j_rud said:
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but this is clearly someone who didn't go to the Eli Manning School of Dealing with the Media


Its stuff like this that got him the Nike deal. I don't think Beckham is shooting from the hip, its calculated. He's set for life due to his social media presence, not just his performance.
how about letting  
gmenatlarge : 6/14/2017 11:23 am : link
your behavior silence the critics instead of a stupid pair of cleats. He does a lot of talking about maturing but it doesn't seem to be happening. That being said I am not advocating anything stupid like trading him, he's our diva (and a great player) and we are stuck with him. But he's got some ground to make up with giant fans after the disappointing end to last season. Cue the attack dogs...
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j_rud : 6/14/2017 11:27 am : link
In comment 13499571 UConn4523 said:
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In comment 13499567 j_rud said:


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but this is clearly someone who didn't go to the Eli Manning School of Dealing with the Media



Its stuff like this that got him the Nike deal. I don't think Beckham is shooting from the hip, its calculated. He's set for life due to his social media presence, not just his performance.


I'm not saying it's wrong or bad, just pointing out the wildly contrasting media presence of two guys whose careers, at least for the moment are connected and somewhat dependent on each other. I just find it interesting. I also readily admit that I'm far, far out of touch with social media and its intersection with modern celebrity. That I find incredibly uninteresting and pretty annoying. What can I say, I'm gonna make a great middle aged white guy in a few years.
I agree  
UConn4523 : 6/14/2017 11:56 am : link
social media is simply not my thing. That said i'm living in it from a professional standpoint so I see the money to be made for influencers which is insane.
It's more about Beckham (his team) realizing there's no such  
Devon : 6/14/2017 12:12 pm : link
thing as bad attention (few exceptions) in this era than just catering to social media -- it's catering to anything that keeps the spotlight on him, all avenues. Good or bad, fairly or unfairly, if they're writing or speaking on him, he wins and his star and brand grows.

He doesn't want the outlets on these cleats to actually shhhhh!; he wants to stir them up into covering him even more.
This debate is pointless.  
LI NHB : 6/14/2017 1:55 pm : link
Old crotchety BBI doesn't understand the social media and digital branding piece.

Sure everyone appreciates the shut up and work "lunch pail" type of player. But just because Odell likes the shine doesn't mean he's a problem child.

He'll always be him and some will appreciate it and some will roll their eyes. I, for one, don't give a flying rats ass whether he talks or not, as long as he catches footballs and scores touchdowns.

And when your son or daughter is dancing around the yard wearing his jersey, it's because the Giants allow him to play this game because he's earned the right to do so....And he happens to be one of the best at it.

The rest is just noise.
not pictured:  
annexOPR : 6/14/2017 1:56 pm : link
"JOEY IN VA" on the bottom of the shoes
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Joey in VA : 6/14/2017 2:41 pm : link
In comment 13499931 annexOPR said:
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"JOEY IN VA" on the bottom of the shoes
Atta boy, call me out when I'm not participating. Gutless idiot.
One thing that is indisputable,  
Go Terps : 6/14/2017 2:49 pm : link
Beckham sure loves attention.
RE: One thing that is indisputable,  
UConn4523 : 6/14/2017 3:15 pm : link
In comment 13500036 Go Terps said:
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Beckham sure loves attention.


Tons of athletes do. Again, he's getting paid for all of this, something that's usually glossed over by detractors.
He got the most lucrative shoe deal in football  
David in LA : 6/14/2017 3:28 pm : link
why would he draw attention to his sneakers? I swear, OBJ brings out the dumbest reactions from some decent posters.
RE: He got the most lucrative shoe deal in football  
Go Terps : 6/14/2017 3:35 pm : link
In comment 13500108 David in LA said:
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why would he draw attention to his sneakers? I swear, OBJ brings out the dumbest reactions from some decent posters.


He certainly does.
RE: how about letting  
Mark C : 6/14/2017 3:41 pm : link
In comment 13499580 gmenatlarge said:
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your behavior silence the critics instead of a stupid pair of cleats. He does a lot of talking about maturing but it doesn't seem to be happening. That being said I am not advocating anything stupid like trading him, he's our diva (and a great player) and we are stuck with him. But he's got some ground to make up with giant fans after the disappointing end to last season. Cue the attack dogs...


Does the Giants' elite defense have some ground to make up after giving up 38 points during that disappointing end to last season, or just the immature guy who dropped a pass? Just checking... (Looked for that thread but couldn't find it. Maybe you should start one.)
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BlueHurricane : 6/14/2017 4:00 pm : link
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chopperhatch : 6/14/2017 4:04 pm : link
In comment 13500020 Joey in VA said:
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In comment 13499931 annexOPR said:


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"JOEY IN VA" on the bottom of the shoes

Atta boy, call me out when I'm not participating. Gutless idiot.


Oh come on it was kinda funny Joey.
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David in LA : 6/14/2017 4:42 pm : link
In comment 13500120 Go Terps said:
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In comment 13500108 David in LA said:


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why would he draw attention to his sneakers? I swear, OBJ brings out the dumbest reactions from some decent posters.



He certainly does.


Yep, you're the poster boy.
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Go Terps : 6/14/2017 4:56 pm : link
Better to at least try to hold an objective view than to be a sycophant.
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Mad Mike : 6/14/2017 4:58 pm : link
In comment 13500190 Go Terps said:
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Better to at least try to hold an objective view than to be a sycophant.

Very true, though hardly on point.
Maybe you should follow your own advice?  
David in LA : 6/14/2017 4:58 pm : link
I never made any assertion that he's above criticism.
I think most people agree that  
UConn4523 : 6/14/2017 5:03 pm : link
Beckham does deserve some of the heat he gets. But I'm of the opinion that sports isn't just sports anymore, and he's taking full advantage of that.
and that doesn't mean he isn't working hard  
UConn4523 : 6/14/2017 5:07 pm : link
or is a bad teammate which is the common go to for people that hate when athlete's do anything other than live their sport 24/7. Its a pretty ridiculous ask in all honesty.
He gets in ZERO  
Nick in LA : 6/15/2017 3:48 am : link
trouble off the field. People need to fucking relax about him. Everyone always has their torches and pitch forks ready for any little thing he says or does.
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