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Chris
12-01-2007, 11:59:45
:coolgrin: (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2003521341_beckham12.html) *






* Smiley is a link Drekkus

Fistandantilus
12-01-2007, 12:01:46
You guys seem pretty excited uh? :D

maroule
12-01-2007, 12:08:07
this is excellent news for football in the US, and hence for football as a global sport

Soon they'll realised how boring their american sports are and convert in masse to the One True Sport. Or we'll slaughter them. At least they have a choice.

Drekkus
12-01-2007, 12:11:34
Originally posted by Chris
:coolgrin: (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2003521341_beckham12.html) *






* Smiley is a link Drekkus :lol: Thanks, I would have missed it for real!

mr_G
12-01-2007, 12:50:21
:lol:

fp
12-01-2007, 13:30:38
I wonder if Madrid have any bridges the Yanks might want to buy? I'm sure Pepsi and Gilette have every reason to be excited by this move, but I'm not sure about MLS.

Venom
12-01-2007, 13:40:42
I think MLS is excited about everything except the shitload of money it's costing.

fp
12-01-2007, 13:45:18
I'm unconvinced that they'll get value for money. Whether the attention Beckham focuses on the league will really be sustained is open to question, and there's no guarantee that his presence will persuade more kids to continue playing soccer beyond their childhood. After all, the main demographic he appeals to is young women.

Venom
12-01-2007, 14:00:13
It's a risk. A pretty big one at that.

Fistandantilus
12-01-2007, 14:13:50
Ferengi rule nr. 62: The riskier the road, the greater the profit.

fp
12-01-2007, 14:16:15
Vulcan/Beckham rule nr. 7: Live in LA and prosper.

Koshko
14-01-2007, 00:07:28
It won't help much. Soccer (Read: football for countries that give their sports names that actually make sense) will never become a popular professional sport in the US ... at least not until the Mexicans take over.

Funko
15-01-2007, 09:14:35
The various games that are called "football" around the world were originally called "foot" because they were played on foot, ie. not on horse back.

MoSe
15-01-2007, 09:20:28
hmmmmm.... horseball....

Funko
15-01-2007, 09:24:44
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_(word)#Etymology

Ok apparently no conclusive evidence either way. Personally I like the "on foot" definition.