Posh and Beckham
magazine photos, how 'bout some football?
David Beckham is coming to LA
Galaxy, but the first stop of the footballer and his wife
Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) is not the stadium.
Beckham, one of the best football players in Europe, is coming
to America, a country where soccer does not rank among the
popular sports by a long shot. On a contract reportedly worth
over $250 million, Beckham will join LA Galaxy, a team second
from bottom in the MLS Western Standings.
It is no surprise that the arrival of
the Beckhams is enjoying publicity equal to the pope - $250
million is a very big number, and hard to justify, too. With
$250 million you can assemble 5-6 soccer teams full of great
players, and even if you fork out that much on a single team, it
would be money well spent. But a single player, no matter how
good, could hardly turn a struggling team around. And when David
Beckham gets paid over 500 times more than his teammates -
managing LA Galaxy will be a nightmare for the president Alexi
Of course LA Galaxy did not buy a
player, they bought a celebrity. Proof is the latest buzz around
Beckham - the pictures of him with his wife Victoria, aka Posh
Spice. You would hardly see any soccer related news about
Beckham, but pictures of him and Posh - you got it.
How will David Beckham "pay back" the money?
Beckham's jersey is expected to be the best selling this year in
the United States. ESPN will have an enormous coverage of
Beckham's debut game with Galaxy on the 21st of July. And
sponsors are already lining up.
Are we going to see some football? Not
likely. Maybe in the first couple of games Galaxy would do
anything to help David Beckham score a goal or two, but that
would be it. We will see a lot of Victoria Beckham, though.
About her new show, the couple adjusting to the American way of
living (read Hollywood way of living), maybe some rumours about
Beckham and Tom Cruise, something about scientology. A DUI would
also "Spice" things up. And pictures, a lot of pictures. Keep
your eyes open for David and Victoria in their underwear on the
Galaxy stadium and next to the Hollywood sign.
Good news for the bettors, though. We
will track the MLS odds on Galaxy, and if we find a sportsbook
naive enough to lower the odds on the L.A. team, just because David
Beckham is playing - we would let our readers know about it and
take advantage. A good bet against Galaxy is hard to come by.
Published on 07/12/2007