George R.R. Martin, the author of the world-wide phenomenon novel series A Song of Fire and Ice, which HBO turned into the mega-hit Game of Thrones, took to his personal blog and captured his feelings on the trade in an entry entitled "Kill Me Now."
Martin apparently had the sick feeling in his stomach that a vast majority of HBO's Game of Thrones fans endured while watching the infamous Red Wedding scene in Season 3's "The Rains of Castamere" episode.
"Beckham was not only the best receiver on today's Giants, but he was the best receiver this storied NFL franchise has EVER had in their long history, and probably the best receiver they will ever have," Martin wrote in his blog entry. "They are certainly not going to replace him with the 17th overall pick in the forthcoming draft."
Meanwhile, it is not uncommon for the NFL and pop culture to mix.
From New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton using down time to catch up on Game of Thrones episodes to former Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks holding discussions to dissect episodes to Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy sharing thoughts on "bending the knee," the NFL has plenty of die-hard GoT fans.
This time around, though, the table of discussions is flipped with a famous author who started it all breaking down what his beloved team did.