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    David Beckham

    What's anyone think of the Galaxy signing David Beckham?
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    They said this morning that the galaxy sold 2,000 tickets since announcing his signing. Wow....that's really gonna make up for the $250 million they are paying him. Soccer just isn't America's sport. No offense to Beckham, but he won't make much difference in the grand scheme of things as it relates to soccer. Good luck to him though. He's a great player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17
    They said this morning that the galaxy sold 2,000 tickets since announcing his signing. Wow....that's really gonna make up for the $250 million they are paying him. Soccer just isn't America's sport. No offense to Beckham, but he won't make much difference in the grand scheme of things as it relates to soccer. Good luck to him though. He's a great player.

    If they sell those tickets for $125,000 each they'll make it back in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17
    They said this morning that the galaxy sold 2,000 tickets since announcing his signing. Wow....that's really gonna make up for the $250 million they are paying him. Soccer just isn't America's sport. No offense to Beckham, but he won't make much difference in the grand scheme of things as it relates to soccer. Good luck to him though. He's a great player.
    It may not be America's sport, but you can't really compare MLS to say, EPL or La Liga.

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    A fool and their money are soon parted.

    Football or soccer as it is know here is big everywhere in the world expect the USA.

    I think they have paid too much money for a player in the twillight period off is career.

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    Who is this David Beckham? And since when did the Milky Way start "signing" people?

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    An overated footballer (soccer player)

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    Can he still Bend it Like Beckham?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Can he still Bend it Like Beckham?
    That I will admit he is still the best at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    That I will admit he is still the best at.

    Gareth Bale is also pretty good and he's only 18!

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    Where did this 250 million come from? Rich owners or what? It certainly isn't tv money.
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    It was reported on Dallas sports radio that Adidas was going to pay half of the salary, if the Galaxy used Adidas kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17
    They said this morning that the galaxy sold 2,000 tickets since announcing his signing. Wow....that's really gonna make up for the $250 million they are paying him. Soccer just isn't America's sport. No offense to Beckham, but he won't make much difference in the grand scheme of things as it relates to soccer. Good luck to him though. He's a great player.
    I dunno, I think he might make a huge difference. Real Madrid played a friendly with Real Salt Lake last summer and the crowd was double what it usually is for the regular league games, mostly due to Beckham (well, and Ronaldo). But then, we just signed Freddy Adu, so maybe we're just a little giddy. It'll be interesting to watch.
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    No athlete is worth that kind of money! It amazes me where we put our values... pay a guy who can kick a ball around piles and piles of money, yet our teachers, police and firefighters get squat.

    Bah... the whole professional sports/entertainment thing is beyond me.
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    i guess with donavan as a teammate the galaxy can justly claim that they have the two most over-rated talents in MLS.

    that said, i hope it actually does work out (i.e. raises awreness of the game, helps to encourage/develop the game).

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    No athlete is worth that kind of money! It amazes me where we put our values... pay a guy who can kick a ball around piles and piles of money, yet our teachers, police and firefighters get squat.

    Bah... the whole professional sports/entertainment thing is beyond me.
    i think of it more as a business decision. almost like a corporation is buying another brand to keep the franchise afloat. but, yeah, i agree - the dollar amounts are just insane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse
    What's anyone think of the Galaxy signing David Beckham?
    Soccer player has mad skills , good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Can he still Bend it Like Beckham?
    With how pretty he is, I'm sure he can bend it pretty well.

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    The quarter billion figure apparently was invented by his agents / handlers / publicists. I heard the GM of the Galaxy on the radio say that Beckham's actual salary is nowhere remotely near that number.
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    If athletes aren't worth the money why is Oprah? Nobody besides a very few people have made a real enough difference in this world to be given such money for their efforts
    and those people refuse money. You give a firefighter 1 million bucks and that's cool
    Soon firefighting will become the next sport and no longer will it be about saving lives
    it will be about the biggest and strongest and fastest and
    People will begin saying it's entertainment
    Fires will be broadcast live
    Perversion

    Firefighters and teachers don't want to live in mansions
    they want to make a difference in lives
    Many athletes and performers do, too
    many people do
    You should never be paid for being a good person.

    Beckham isn't going to change USA soccer. Kids play soccer here and then leave it later on
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    one person will not revolutionize a team sport/public attitude towards it unless they are about the game

    I won't be holding my breath for this image of a man to become our soccer saviour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    With how pretty he is, I'm sure he can bend it pretty well.
    ................. just come out and get it over with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza
    ................. just come out and get it over with.
    I was actually insulting the guy. I hate david beckham.

    and I'm not gay as5hole.

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    Seeing as how hardly anyone could care less about soccer in the US, how the hell can the Galaxy pay him that much? I guess they're looking for a reason to file bankruptcy.

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