The sixth installment of the “Game of Thrones” books hasn’t been released, but George R.R. Martin continues to add to his body count. The fantasy author felt more betrayed than Catelyn Stark at the Red Wedding after the New York Giants traded away Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday.
OK, maybe that’s hyperbole. Martin didn’t go so far as to [redacted] the [redacted] and also their [redacted] at [redacted], but he did write a strongly worded blog about his disappointment in the team.
On his personal website, Martin wrote an entry titled “Kill me now” which tore the Giants limb from limb for their decision to deal Beckham.
“And now they have traded OBJ. Their best wideout, and one of the very best in the NFL ... Beckham was not only the best receiver on today’s Giants, but he was the best receiver this storied NFL franchise has EVER had in their long history, and probably the best receiver they will ever have. They are certainly not going to replace him with the 17th overall pick in the forthcoming draft.”
Martin even dismissed the idea of the team using their two first-round picks to trade up and grab a quarterback at the top of the draft, saying “If they do, I feel sorry for that quarterback. He’ll be playing for an awful team.”
When Martin isn’t furiously trying to finish the “Game of Thrones” series, he’s cheering for both New York football teams. Martin is a passionate fan of both the Giants and the New York Jets, and has written many posts on his site about football.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Martin did not write a post about the Jets adding star running back Le’Veon Bell. Writing about tragedy has always been his strength.
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