BECKHAM IS COMING TO AMERICA! IT’S LIKE THE BEATLES ALL OVER AGAIN!
Then again maybe not.
ANYWAYS, what’s amazing is the amount of money Becks will be making. A cool, A-Rodisque, 250 million bucks over five years. That’s right, 50 million a year! Then again, that’s peanuts compared to shitty Home Depot CEO’s.
I can’t figure out where LA is going to make the money to pay Beckham that much money. They do aiight at the gate (25,000 a game in 2005), but this is the MLS not the NBA, ticket prices are pretty cheap. And this will be the first year that the MLS will be receiving money for the games being on TV… so it’s not like they’ve got an NFL type TV deal here. I guess MLS figures they’ll be able to sell a few hundred million LA Galaxy Beckham 7 shirts in Asia. Considering how big Becks is in Asia, maybe they will. But 50 million dollars worth of shirts?
I can’t believe he’s going to be making A-Rod money for half the time. This is just mind boggling… this is the biggest sports contract ever. (BTW, the ten biggest sport contracts are all American contracts… insane; also check out how weak the dollar is right now!).
No matter, Beckham coming to the MLS is pretty cool even if he is 31 and can’t run fast. He’ll be one of the better players in the MLS (and I’ll say this about Becks, he always gives his all, don’t expect him to be counting his money in LA). It will be fun. The MLS will be the talk of US sports come the Dog Days (perfect timing if you ask me since August is to the summer as February is to the winter).
But I’ll do the dirty work for everyone and link just about everything and anything. This isn’t sexy, but hey, what’s sexier than David and Victoria?
Guardian blog - Check's out the impact this will have on the MLS
Guardian story - Blah
That's On Point
ESPN - Blah
ESPN story that’s old and we already linked back in November, but ESPN is lazy and posted this story again.
After, all this was Beckham’s only real (no pun intended) choice unless he found the suburbs of Manchester lovely, then again considering how much money he’s getting, this was his only choice.
WHY ISN’T ANYONE IN AMERICA TALKING ABOUT THE MONEY? This contract is crazy.
I guess this makes Beckham the biggest sports star in LA after Kobe right? I mean who cares about hockey (God Bless Teemu though), the Dodgers don't have a big star (NOMAR isn't the same outside of Boston, trust me, I suffered though him in Chicago), there's no NFL, and Leinart's too busy chasing after Brittney (so 1999 btw, Matt) in 'Zona. So that sort of makes Beckham bigger than Odom right?
Finally, I can’t wait to see Landon Donovan crap the bed every time Beckham sends him a perfect pass. Then again, maybe Landon will learn a little something called determination and passion from Beckham. Lord knows Landon, and US soccer, needs it.