Ben McAdoo reacts to Chris Christie haircut rip with Beyonce reference
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo decided to use a self-deprecating humor to react to New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s unflattering criticism of his hairstyle.
And to make it even better, McAdoo utilized a well-executed Beyoncé reference to add a little pop culture flavor and give the response some zing.
It all started when Christie was serving as guest host on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show earlier this week. The governor, an avowed, die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, couldn’t help but jokingly rip McAdoo for his hairstyle. Or in Christie’s eyes, the lack thereof.
“Do you think Ben McAdoo will get a real haircut if they make the playoffs?” Christie pondered.
To add insult to injury, when Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis’ “unique” hairstyle was brought up for comparison purposes, Christie wouldn’t budge on his assessment.
“That bar is really low,” he quipped. “At least you don’t have to see Mark Davis every week on the sideline every week. That McAdoo haircut and cheesy mustache …”
Cold-blooded, to say the least.
McAdoo was peppered with questions about Christie’s slam when meeting with the media on Wednesday. The Giants coach opted to take the high road, sidestepping every inquiry by keeping his comments focused on the Giants’ upcoming opponent, the Detroit Lions.
Behind closed doors, though, McAdoo did address the much-publicized hairstyle mockery. But he did so with a great sense of humor and the aforementioned Beyoncé reference.
The New York Post reports a Giants player revealed how McAdoo tackled the taunt.
“He just walked in with a shirt that said, ‘Benny With The Good Hair.’ It had a picture of his face on it with good hair,” the unidentified Giants player said.
The “good hair” presumably is in reference to the “Becky with the good hair” line in Beyoncé’s song, “Sorry.”
McAdoo then apparently informed his players about Christie bad-mouthing his hairstyle and “cheesy mustache.”
“If you guys watched the news, you probably heard this thing,” McAdoo reportedly told them. “This is what I think of it.”
Well played, Coach McAdoo. Well played, indeed.