Sometimes people are strange. NBA players are people after all.
So upon first hearing that Jahlil Okafor sometimes takes a train all the way to New York City to see a movie, you scratch your head and think it's a weird thing to do — and it kind of is! — but also sometimes people do strange things that make them happy. And that's okay.
And maybe he has a good reason for it. Or maybe he makes a day out of it.
As Deadspin's Dan McQuade, purveyor of all things Philadelphia, points out: center city Philly doesn't have the best movie theatre options. The Ritz jawns are nice with amply buttered popcorn but not if you're looking to watch a big budget movie like Star Wars on iMax. I've been known to personally drive out from center city to King of Prussia or over to Cherry Hill (not my fave) to watch an action flick, so Okafor taking it a couple of steps further up to NYC isn't as preposterous as it sounds at first.
And maybe he has a favorite dinner spot in NYC he likes to make a night of with a good movie in tow. Maybe he likes to grab a slice of vegan pizza that is only available in New York. Who knows?
Then there's Jah's reasoning for enjoying movies so much, which makes total sense.
“People want to know why I like going to the movies so much,” Okafor says. “If I was a psychologist and I had to evaluate myself, maybe I like how dark the room is and I'm able to sit there like a normal person and not be bothered and just enjoy watching a fantasy.”
I agree! There's something about a movie theatre, perhaps the no cell phone policy, that makes it a wonderful escape from all of the noise and tweets from the outside world.
So maybe Jahlil isn't as weird as you think. He just likes what he likes and he likes it where he likes it. That just so happens to be a couple of hour train ride away.
For better teams or worse. In bad seasons and good. In sickness and in Super Bowl champions.
That’s how that goes right? Maybe at least for this couple.
Ron and his new wife Megan truly found a way to put the icing on the sweet, sweet cake of the Eagles winning the Super Bowl.
They designed an amazing custom Super Bowl LII championship cake, complete with an entire layout of the "Philly Special."
Check out their incredible cake below, and congratulations to the happy couple.
We’re glad you guys have two things to celebrate this year. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and many more Super Bowl wins.
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Someone come help this man out.
In comments posted on NorthJersey.com, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. said some ridiculous things about which the internet is having a good laugh.
Here’s what he said Thursday:
I feel like there’s no way you can’t score a touchdown in every quarter, and one somewhere else. It just doesn’t seem unrealistic to me. I feel personally, I could score two touchdowns every game. I feel like Saquon (Barkley) could score two every game. There are other people on this team who could score every single game. That’s over 35 points. It’s just a matter of executing it and making it happen, really. But it doesn’t seem out of reach for me in my mind, I don’t want to win 24-21. I’m trying to win 52-18, whatever they score – zero. Nobody said it had to be close.
Is Beckham talking about the same Giants offense that has scored 28 total points in two games and the same team that hasn’t eclipsed the 30-point mark for 34 straight games?
The Giants have looked awful offensively this season and the internet is having a good laugh at these comments from the outspoken pass-catcher.
If the Giants continue to look like they did last week against Dallas, the Eagles' defense will be looking forward to the two meetings this season.
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