OMG, no Odell Beckham, don't look straight at the eclipse!

Odell Beckham made a Instagram video in which he acted (?) like he was staring into the eclipse. (Instagram/@OBJ)

First the boat trip, now this.

How many times did you hear over the past week that you should not look directly at the solar eclipse if you didn’t have those fancy 1980s 3-D movie glasses? My daughter’s school sent like five emails about this. The only thing that was talked about more on social media than the eclipse was that you shouldn’t look at the eclipse (I’m pretty sure that wasn’t true; I stared at the eclipse and it felt no different than watching the New York Jets offense this preseason).

Well, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham didn’t get the memo.

“How long you ain’t supposed to look at it?” he says. The answer is not at all. Don’t look at the eclipse Odell, DO NOT STARE AT THE SUN!

Here’s the disclaimer: I know there’s like a 99 percent chance Beckham was not looking directly at the sun during the eclipse and making a video of it … right? RIGHT?!?! With EclipseMania going on, Beckham had a good time with it and made a funny video. It was pretty funny, too.

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But if Beckham lines up Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys and can’t seem to see the ball coming at him, at least we’ll know why.

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