Odell Beckham goes on Twitter rant after Colin Cowherd mocks Browns wideout.
1. Memo to Odell Beckham and Baker Mayfield -- Stop playing the game.
I don't understand how, in 2019, publicists, managers, agents, etc., don't explain to their clients that there are people in the media who say things they don't even believe just to get attention and that the worst thing a player can do is play their game and give said people that attention they crave.
Case in point. New Browns receiver Odell Beckhman went on a tweet storm Thursday over some dumb TV bit that FS1's Colin Cowherd made at his expense. The only reason the bit was done was in hopes of getting a reaction out of Beckham and for some reason he obliged. He also exposed Cowherd for being a fraud who rips Beckham on TV, but sends him sweet nothings via text.
NOWWWW UVE GONE TOOOO FAR.... bro I understand nobody listens to ur show but stop using my name to get clout bro, I let u say and do whatever u want but uve gone to far now. So heres the attention U wanted and desperately needed i see. I had respect for u after talkin on the ph. https://t.co/410xdI8ua6— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) May 16, 2019
This is the shxt I be talkin bout wit the bold tv people who see u in person and have completely different convos 😂😂. Alllll of those moments got better ratings and attention than any of ur shows ever. And that’s not somethin im braggin about cause im not “proud” of those. https://t.co/410xdI8ua6 pic.twitter.com/2atNjBZOTI— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) May 16, 2019
But I honestly I really hate to even give u this spotlight. Just put some respect on my name as ur talkin bout me and my family to booost ur TV shows and ratings. If I was GREAT then u and others wouldn’t talk about me this much. I DONT hear much talk bout anybody else at All. https://t.co/410xdI8ua6— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) May 16, 2019
Beckham's teammate, Baker Mayfield, who has also gone through this with Cowherd, threw his two cents in on the matter.
Once again, you’re a clown.... now I know you’re just trying to get me fired up. “Most memorable moments”... he’s 26 and his greatest moments are ahead of him. You forget the kids and people he inspires. That goes much further than football...— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) May 16, 2019
You’re over double his age and you can’t even realize that it’s much bigger than just the game. Wisdom didn’t come with age for you did it?— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) May 16, 2019
Never said nobody likes you... just essentially said you were irrational. But there you go again twisting around words! You saying “I like him” doesn’t mean you’re showing love😂😂😂— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) May 17, 2019
Beckham and Mayfield think they are standing up to Cowherd, but all they are doing is giving Cowherd exactly what he wants -- attention. He throws out the bait and they take it. Nobody on social media or the Internet would've known about the lame bit if Beckham didn't fall hook, line and sinker for Cowherd's tactics.
Now every website and dopey writer like me is covering this whole thing. If Beckham and Mayfield ignored this nonsense, nobody writes about. They get in a "feud" with a TV personality, everybody writes about it because people will click on these stories. It's as simple as 1+1=2.
Cowherd is even laughing in Beckham and Mayfield's faces because they fell for his stunt.
Just woke up from a wonderful nap and two of my favorite guys @bakermayfield and @obj are throwing 💣 at me. Telling me nobody likes me and stuff. Hurtful. Especially after all the love I gave both. Sometimes it’s hard being the most beloved media icon in America. Whatevs. 🍿— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) May 16, 2019
This is all a game. Cowherd is bascially admitting that in those two tweets.
Athletes: STOP PLAYING THE GAME.
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Daenerys Targaryen Survives 3/1
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Tyrion Lannister 2/1
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