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Thursday, January 11, 2007

I hate to break it to you Alexi Lalas...

Remember this guy when he was young? no, me either...After the announcement that David Beckham would be joining the L.A. Galaxy next season, Alexi Lalas was filled to the brim with pride for his club:

"The Los Angeles Galaxy are looked upon as the jewel of Major League Soccer."

You notice he didn't say, by whom they are looked upon as the 'Jewel in the Crown'. Perhaps by Alexi himself. And their fans of-course, all two of them.

"We play in the best stadium, we have had incredible success over the history of the league, we have had great individual players and great teams. There's a tradition of excellence."

His cup overfloweth.

"All of this leads to this race to become the first MLS super club, if you will."

Alright thats enough, sit down and shut up Ginger Beard. Beckham is making the leap across the pond for one reason and one reason only. It's the same one that has enticed all the other useless, past it, old timers that can't cut it in the Europen Leagues; One Big Fat Pay Day!

By making this move not only will he be payed well, but his phone will be ringing off the hook with endorsement deals AND he'll actually be a good player again! He may even score a few goals and get to hear people shout his name out in joy rather then to attract his attention to the bird they are flipping him .

Come on, admit it Alexi, the MLS doesn't attract huge players with its prestige, it does it with the promise of dollar bills and a slightly longer career in a league where they won't be jeered.



At 8:23 pm, Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

I don't think this was a smart investment at all. $250 mil? I think people will care for about a game or two and then the whole Beckham thing will start to wear off. I am not sure if this was a smart move at all but it should be interesting to see how it plays out. Nice blog btw.

At 9:27 pm, Anonymous Sanchez said...


Yeah I agree, one or two games worth of media hype and then, when the fans realise that he's just another ageing star, they'll soon lose interest.

Oh, and for being the first to comment on my shiny new blog, you are officially 'Shot To Nothing's Man of the Month'. (That is assuming you are a man.)

At 6:48 am, Anonymous WBRS Sports Blog said...

Wow! What an honor. I am a man indeed. I actually run the WBRS Sports Blog. I saw you posted on Insomniac's blog and I decided to check out your blog. Your blog is nice...and shiny too!


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