Looks like Odell Beckham Jr. was still in a Halloween mood when his New York Giants faced the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 14. After scoring a massive touchdown, OBJ pulled a MJ – Michael Jackson – by doing the ‘Thriller’ dance! Click to watch.
It doesn’t matter that the game took place two weeks after Halloween. For Odell, 24, it was the perfect time to bust out the Michael Jackson’s trademark spooky dance. OBJ snuck by two Cincinnati Bengals defenders (including Adam “Pacman” Jones, 33) in a double-take move he’s dubbed “The Whirlybird,” according to New York Daily News.
OBJ can call that move whatever he wants – it’s effective. The New York Giants’ wide receiver was completely open and all quarterback Eli Manning, 35, had to do was lobbed the ball to Odell. Thus, the Giants were over the Bengals, 14-10, be the end of the first half. Cue the King of Pop! Man, Odell even got the head-waggle down. Dude is on point.
Odell Beckham Jr. paying tribute to MJ doing the Thriller dance after the TD 🏈 pic.twitter.com/IztkgOaMeP
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The Giants would go on to win, 21-20, and the night was also huge for Odell for another reason. Along with showing off his dancing skills, OBJ became the fastest receiver in NFL history to reach 3,5000 career yards. No wonder he felt so “thrilled!” Hopefully, he won’t get fined the way Josh Norman, 28, was for his post-TD celebration.
“We’re really looking forward to Feb. 5 in Houston,” Odell said to ESPN’s Steve Young, indicating Super Bowl 51, per the New York Daily News. “That’s the goal obviously. I probably said that the past two or three years since I’ve been in the league. I feel real confident in this team. This defense is a Super Bowl defense. This is a playoff defense. The offense, we’re working to get better each and every day.”
If Odell and the Giants make it to the Super Bowl, who will OBJ bring to Houston as his date? He’s been romantically linked to Zendaya, 20, Khloe Kardashian, 32, and Demi Lovato, 24. Plus, you young NFL was spotted chatting up Karrueche Tran, 28, at a LA Hotspot. However, those two were “just friends,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com, which makes sense.
After all, Odell’s heart truly belongs…to the Giants Kicking Net! After Odell scored on the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 16, he got freaky with the inanimate object before getting down on one knee to propose! If Beckham takes his Giants to the big game, maybe the two will get married on the 50-yard line? Then Odell can lead the reception in a group dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” How sweet!
What do you think about Odell’s post-TD celebration, HollywoodLifers?