It's one of the oldest love clichés in the book. If someone is mean to you, they probably like you.
This takes us to Odell Beckham Jr. and the kicking net. In Week 3, Beckham took out his anger during the Giants' 29-27 loss to the Redskins by punching the net. The net came back to strike him in the head. Two weeks later, Beckham made up with the net, hugging it, after a late touchdown in a 23-16 loss to the Packers.
On Friday, Beckham ended all speculation about how serious he is with the net. After a 75-yard touchdown reception, Beckham lied under the net. Then, after a 66-yard touchdown catch, that proved to be the winning score in a 27-23 victory over the Ravens, Beckham proposed to the net.
Odell Beckham Jr just proposed to the net after another long TD, and it said yes pic.twitter.com/FXjfCc8VnK
— Brennan Cassidy (@brennandcassidy) October 16, 2016
— NFL (@NFL) October 16, 2016
The four stages of the Odell Beckham/kicking net relationship. pic.twitter.com/CviSTaFmT4
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 16, 2016
Odell Beckham Jr. ended his huge game by proposing to the kicking net. pic.twitter.com/ajtqhm5FnZ
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) October 16, 2016
— Jeffrey Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) October 16, 2016
Man’s best friend pic.twitter.com/wYf29hxwGX
— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) October 16, 2016
A Nettie Beckham Jr. Twitter account is now active.
— Nettie Beckham Jr. (@NettieBeckhamJr) October 16, 2016
In other news, Beckham finished the game with eight receptions, 222 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. Beckham's previous career receiving yards-high was 185 yards. He is the first player since the Browns' Eric Metcalf in 1992 to score two second half touchodwns of 60+ yards.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 16, 2016
Beckham also did a spectacular Cristiano Ronaldo-meets-triple jump touchdown celebration.
— ThePostGame.com (@ThePostGame) October 16, 2016
After a bit of a slump to start the season -- Beckham entered Sunday with only 359 receiving yards in five games -- Beckham appears satisfied with his NFL life on the field and on the sidelines.
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