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Comment from: patricia [Visitor] Email
The biggest winner in this is definitely Vic. The aspiring celebutwat has has had major Hollywood Lust forever. She'll be in the clubs with Britney and Paris in no time... and we can start trolling the internet for a Posh vagflash. Yay.

You're right though it's not gonna make soccer wildly poplar in the US.
01/11/07 @ 11:53
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
I thought that with all of the immigrants coming to our shores that soccer would be very popular. Overseas, soccer is so wildly hot that much of Europe closes shop during the World Cup.

Perhaps if Americans had a team we could root for, the sport would take off. And with uber-spice girl Victoria by Beckham's side, the two should eventually be able to nab top Hollywood honors from Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
01/11/07 @ 14:24
Comment from: Trevor Stevens [Visitor] Email
No chance for Beckham and Victoria to get front page coverage. They are both past their prime.

Because of the lack of time out and interruption, soccer will never be popular in the US.

01/11/07 @ 16:57
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Trevor is correct.....oh, and up your's, Trevor!
01/11/07 @ 17:39
Comment from: tommy [Visitor] Email
why did abe mariano have to ruin my day?
01/11/07 @ 21:21
Comment from: Trevor Stevens [Visitor] Email

Top of the morning to you too...Or perhaps bottom of the morning instead given your breeding habits...

Have a good one....Mate.
01/12/07 @ 07:52
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]
People watch soccer because they enjoy it, not because they have a lack of options.

If soccer fails in the US, it probably won't be due the addition of David Beckham.

And if soccer fails, I doubt those fans will start watching golf. It's simply a matter of what they ejoy watching. If they enjoyed golf, they'd watch it.
01/12/07 @ 09:12
Comment from: bob [Visitor] Email
wut does this have to do with the pga?
01/12/07 @ 09:40
Comment from: Chad [Visitor] Email
This is amazing. The author of this article has absolutely no idea what he is talking about. MLS has survived for 11 years, through careful and well thought out planning, without David Beckham. And now that they pull off a major deal like this the league will suddenly start to die?

This isn't the NASL that you're talking about. That was a league that bit off more than it could chew and died as a result. This is not the case with MLS. I suggest you do a little more research and a little less wishful thinking Mr. Wolfrum.
01/12/07 @ 09:50
Comment from: William K. Wolfrum [Member] Email

I normally don't make too many replies to my own blogs, because I already gave the original comment ;)

However, with the Beckham signing, this has been in my head quite a bit. First of all, if I didn't get it through, I think this is a fascinating move.

And I don't believe per se, that Beckham's signing will kill the league, but I do believe that if this becomes a "Every team needs an expensive old dude" situation, it could spell doom.

For MLS, the much bigger news is Clint Dempsey going to Fulham. That's what the MLS needs, to work more of its players to Europe. Thus far, things have been working well. Maybe some day Donovan will grow a sac and go back there.

But soccer is a niche sport in the U.S., and the presence of one star in a game won't change that over time. Especially older ones, who get more injuries and miss more games. People just aren't going to continually go to games to see Beckham attempt a few free kicks.

As a player, I always liked Beckham and felt he got a bum rap and had bizarre expectations. He adds something to a team. But a lot of what he offered had to do with speed and hustle, and he has definitely lost a step.

Nonetheless, you know what, I applaud the move. What the hell, they pulled off a Massive deal. Beckham immediately becomes the second-biggest sports star in the U.S. after Tiger. He is a big, big star.

MLS just needs to show discipline for this all to work, and keep expectations from getting too terribly high. Honestly, I hope it works great for U.S. Soccer. I'm just very skeptical.


01/12/07 @ 10:33
Comment from: patricia [Visitor] Email
It's true that most Americans don't have any idea what a huge star Becks is in the rest of the world.
01/12/07 @ 12:24
Comment from: Trevor Stevens [Visitor] Email

Beckham was somebody 5 years ago. He might still be a star in some ex-colonial countries in Asia and Afirca. However, he is now yesterday's news in continental Europe.

For the US to pay him 50M per annum is grossly overpaying; it is almost crime against humanity.

Then again, the Germans love Hasselhof and the French loves Jerry Lee Lweis even after they faded in the US.

notes to Booger: pull your pecker out of your arse...
01/12/07 @ 13:50
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Must crush homoerotic fantasizing in the form of Trevor Stevens.
01/12/07 @ 14:05
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Yes they will, but they'll only be there to watch a brown mestizo risk a red
card hacking away at that very same white boy.
01/12/07 @ 18:24
Comment from: Casual Observer [Visitor] Email
Without these illegals working in the hotel and produce industries, we won't be paying the cheap rate when we travel, and we won't be paying the rate we pay for our fruits and vegetables.
01/15/07 @ 09:10
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
Yes, and for cheap travel and cheap produce we should throw civilization out
of the window....now that's a plan!
01/15/07 @ 10:35
Comment from: Casual Observer [Visitor] Email

That decision is made by the decision makers...a lot of them are elected by the people. And they are your fellow country men and women.

Additionally, for cheap goods, the country is kow-towing to the Chinese commie establishment.
01/15/07 @ 13:06
Comment from: Booger [Visitor] Email
"That decision is made by the decision makers...a lot of them are elected by the people. And they are your fellow country men and women."

So......you do stand-up comedy for a living?
01/15/07 @ 13:55
Comment from: Trevor Stevens [Visitor] Email

Are you going around harassing people?

Did you check with your parole officer before they let you out?
01/15/07 @ 16:55
Comment from: lil tricky [Visitor] Email
i believe beckham coming to the U.S is great.
and he's opening the door to other players and the MLS.
01/18/07 @ 13:46
Comment from: josfarha [Visitor] Email
Andy Murray may have bombed out of the Australian Open on Monday, but you have got to hand it to the Scot for defeating one particularly fearsome adversary in the opening week of the competition: flu. “I was sick the last two days,” Murray said on Saturday after defeating Jürgen Melzer in straight sets. “I had a sore throat, a sore head and just generally was not feeling great.” Murray's description of what sounded like a miraculous recovery led to more than a few disbelieving snorts from the assembled press corps in Melbourne over the weekend, but it will have come as no surprise to the medical community. The power of the mind in combating illness is one of the most well-established and perplexing facts of modern science.

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