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Would Odell Beckham have thrived if Joe Judge were his Giants coach?

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The boat trip the weekend before the playoff game in Green Bay … the interview with Lil Wayne that infuriated Pat Shurmur … the video of partying in bed with a model in Paris.

And the first red flag: The brouhaha with Josh Norman.

Three New York Giants head coaches — from Tom Coughlin to Ben McAdoo to Shurmur — could not tame the beast inside the young lion who could not fulfill his ambition to be legendary in New York.

The shame of it all is Odell Beckham Jr. might have had a puncher’s chance had Joe Judge been his head coach from the beginning.

It could be that no one, not even Vince Lombardi or Bill Parcells, could have solved the riddle of the young Beckham, whose otherworldly one-handed catch brought him fame too early and fortune after that.

As the Giants engage in joint practices with the Browns, I pose this question:

Would Beckham still be a Giant had Judge been his head coach in 2014, or 2016, or 2018?

Coughlin was two seasons removed from Super Bowl XLVI when then-general manager Jerry Reese gifted him Beckham, the playmaker he and Eli Manning craved, with the 12th pick of the NFL draft … and no one at the time was second-guessing passing on Aaron Donald, the 13th pick. Manning, of course, was also two years removed from Super Bowl XLVI and was about to enter his 11th season.

The kinder, gentler Coughlin who earned high praise for developing relationships with Giants players was, like everyone else, infatuated with a talent he hoped could help take him and his aging quarterback to a third championship. Coughlin and Manning were three seasons removed from their second championship when Beckham went WWE with Norman.

Joe Judge and Odell Beckham Jr.
Joe Judge and Odell Beckham Jr.
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Beckham had already made his famous catch the previous November, and had become a bigger-than-life star. Coughlin opted not to remove Beckham from the Dec. 20, 2015, game against the Panthers in which the receiver and Norman tussled.

“I want him out there to win the football game,” Coughlin said.

He didn’t win the football game. And lost his chance to teach a discipline lesson to Beckham.

“He’s got to learn at some point how to deal with some things on the field,” Coughlin said. “He made some mistakes today, but I’m hoping he will recognize that and get over it.”

Parcells gave Lawrence Taylor more rope than anyone else, but there was a mutual respect there that was missing between the 69-year-old Coughlin and the 23-year-old Beckham.

Later, McAdoo was miffed at Beckham for not showing up for minicamp and Beckham was openly critical of Shurmur’s offense and of Manning.

The losing weighed on Beckham to the point at which he was more than ready to leave the bright New York stage that had illuminated his star.

From the day he was hired, it was clear Judge was the CEO that ownership had failed to land in the early years of the post-Coughlin Era.

He was not Bill Belichick II, but the Giants Way mimicked the Patriots Way in this regard: No one was above the team, and only winning mattered.

When I asked Judge on the day he was introduced as Giants head coach what it was that he would not tolerate, he said: “Anything that deters from the team’s ability to win.”

Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr.
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The Quest Diagnostics Training Center now houses a football factory, a place in which working on craft and getting better each and every day is the expectation. It’s a veritable football school with coaches hired because they can teach well enough to teach the players how to make the very best peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Judge’s Parcells-like knack for getting to know what makes each and every one of his players tick has helped foster trust.

He isn’t for everyone. But the level of buy-in he has gotten from his Giants has been eye-opening.

Golden Tate screaming, “Throw me the ball!” during a Monday night loss to the Buccaneers earned him discipline from Judge, and everyone understood why.

Would Beckham have abided by any zero tolerance policy?

Would he have bought in the way the Judge Giants have bought in to We Not Me?

That’s his $90 Million Question.

Belichick, of course, is not for everyone either, and while he had more pelts on his wall back then than Judge does now, the allure of winning —even inside a rigid football factory — was enough for the likes of Randy Moss and Corey Dillon (and playing with Tom Brady didn’t hurt, either). Judge has been about establishing that kind of culture.

Beckham’s recent injury woes have given Giants GM Dave Gettleman the current edge in the controversial trade that produced Dexter Lawrence, Jabrill Peppers and Oshane Ximines.

That would change if a healthy Beckham, now three months from 29, is instrumental in helping Baker Mayfield take the Browns to their first Super Bowl.

Would he be catching slants and taking them to the house for Daniel Jones if Judge were his Giants head coach?

We’ll never know.

You be the judge.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
New York DMV
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
New York DMV

The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
New York DMV

Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
New York DMV
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
New York DMV
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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