David Beckham coming to the Colonies

“Becks” is leaving a fútbol-crazy Old World for American shores. He is easily the most recognized fútbol player in the world and arguably the most popular athlete in the world. Why is Becks doing this? Well there are 250 million obvious reasons but I believe there is something else as well. 250 million bones over 5 years (take that A-Rod!)

I believe other than the outrageous sum of money, he craves the anonymity of being a fútbol player in the U.S. Quite frankly, people here are not obsessed with fútbol. Most people know nothing about Beckham (below) other than the movie “Bend it like Beckham”.

This Redshirt is coming! This Redshirt is coming!

Mr. Beckham will enjoy being just another person here in the States. He will enjoy not being mobbed by fans and photogs everywhere he goes. I’m not so sure about his wife though, who as “Posh Spice”, achieved more popularity here in the States than her world-famous husband. Sure, they will still be hounded by Old World paparazzi but probably not with the rabid fanaticism found in Europe.

Michael Jordan couldn’t pull this off if he moved across the pond. People all over the world know who Jordan is, I can’t say the same about Becks’ popularity here in the USA. Hockey is more popular than fútbol, that’s pathetic. I would venture to say that Arena Football is more popular than the beautiful sport.

Welcome Becks to this fair country, enjoy your new found anonymity and don’t spend your $250 mill all in one place!


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