So, in my group of friends, they know I'm a football fanatic (ESP by American Standards). This morning I recieved calls and text after text about David Beckham signing a $250 Million deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy. For sometime we ("insiders") knew this was going to happen, just not when. Around 2003 there was a study stating that David Beckham was the #2 most recognized person in the world. #1 was the Pope John Paul II, and in 2005 he passed away, so I believe that makes Becks #1! (Although "W" the turd may be moving up that list quickly as he is hated worldwide!) David Beckham (Becks for short) already has a firm plant in Los Angeles with his "David Beckham Academy" that teaches young'ns how to play the beautiful game. Becks is hollywood, he drinks bubbly with P Diddy, he is what Paris Hilton is to US Weekly in Spain and previously England. He is married to a Spice Girl for fuck sake! His kids are named Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz!?!?!
Here Is What To Expect:
///To quote Spaceballs "MERCHANDISING, MERCHANDISING, MERCHANDISING!" Galaxy has held off on a Jersey sponsor for 2007 so far, Smartest move of their existence. Put Becks on a plastic visor and it will sell for $20
///Becks face plastered EVERYWHERE for advertising!
///Sold out games to see the man wallop a free kick
///Posh Spice going out with Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. Us Weekly ATTACKING the family every chance they get in LA.
///And I'm calling it here...Posh goes Scientology (supposively Katie Holmes and Crazy Cruise are "really close" with the Beckhams) But becks has crosses all over her, he is a good catholic boy.
///David Beckham will never play for the England National Team again, he was captain this time last year, and got dropped from the squad once they hired a new coach. Recently people thought he would be coming back, but that is now not the case.
BUT, let me state right here and now, DAVID BECKHAM CAN BE THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR US SOCCER.
More on that tomorrow....
Beckham Wiki Glith (hilarious)