Thursday, January 11, 2007

How's That Working For You....Being Clever?

The line of the night comes from NFL Adam over at The Hater Nation in his analysis of the LA Galaxy's decision to spend a quarter of a billion dollars to bring David Beckham stateside:

The owners of the Galaxy are banking ($250M to be exact) that Beckman will be to the Galaxy what Wayne Gretzky was to the Kings. But in the end, Beckman will probably be to the Galaxy what Emmitt Smith was to ballroom dancing.

As I mentioned over there, if owners are really serious about increasing the popularity of soccer in the United States, this isn't the person that will attract mainstream fans:




This is the English import you want to draw the eye of the casual viewer:



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By the way, Sports Illustrated reports that the $250 million number is mostly hype. MLS will likely be paying around 10 mil/year while the remaining $40 million per year will come from endorsements.

4 Comments:

At Fri Jan 12, 01:17:00 AM PST , Blogger Zach Landres-Schnur said...

what's beckham married for? he could put up Wilt Chamberlain numbers if he was a swingin' bachelor!

 
At Fri Jan 12, 01:27:00 AM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

Well, if he wants to become eligible for Chamberlain's numbers, he better get the divorce fast before he becomes a California resident entitling Posh Spice to half.

 
At Fri Jan 12, 09:54:00 AM PST , Anonymous Sanchez said...

Ahhhhh... Keeley Hazel... Is there anyone else that matters?

I can't believe Scarlet Johansson won FHM UK Worlds Sexiest Woman over her. Whats that all about?

 
At Fri Jan 12, 12:48:00 PM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

Yeah, I like Scarlett, but that was a travesty. That was like Karl Malone winning the MVP over Jordan in 1997. Only, um...with boobs.

 

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