Drew Brees' Kid Rocking Odell Beckham's Gear At The Pro Bowl Is Proof There's No Right Way To Parent
This may come as huge surprise to everyone, but Drew Brees' is a far better person than I am. Go ahead, pick your jaws up off the floor. I have readily accepted that I'll never be half the man that New Orleans Quarterback/Citywide Ambassador is so you should too. That's why I'm just going to go ahead and say what the leader in the 'Father Of The Year' race would never dare utter - it's impossible to raise children the right way.
Think about it. Drew Brees is the consummate professional. If there ever were a true personification of the term "leader" it would be him. He's supremely talent, yet insanely hard working. He's rarely - if ever - received the help he deserves on the defensive side of ball, but when it comes to pointing fingers he only directs them at the mirror. If there's an athlete you would want as a role model for your child it would be Drew Brees...and Drew Brees' child is trying his damnedest to emulate the NFL's biggest infant.
I can just picture this kid in the backyard dropping half the passes that his future 'Hall Of Fame' father feeds him because he refuses to use two hands. I can almost hear him saying, "yeah dad, I know you have five 5,000 yard seasons, a Super Bowl trophy, and the respect of each and everyone of your peers, but you don't have a blonde mohawk and an up-and-down love affair with an inanimate object."
I promise you I'm not trying to paint Odell Beckham as some sort of egomaniacal monster that is setting a terrible example for the youth of tomorrow by being a narcissistic attention whore of a human being. I do, however, think he is the type of teammate that would make his biggest fan's dad consider giving up football to go full time at Jimmy John's. I just can't see someone as passionate as the Saints' quarterback standing around drooling out the side of his mouth like Eli Manning when the Giants star receiver goes from 'lightning in a bottle' to a 'shit storm in a field goal net'. Odell Beckham is, quite literally, the Anti-Drew Brees and not even the most loving, attentive, hard working, successful parent could help his son see that. There's no shortage of reasons I shouldn't be procreating, but the inability to let it slide when people close to me don't hate the same things I do has just been added to the list.