Bored by Beckham
But, for now, nothing else comes to mind. David Beckham shows up to join the Galaxy soccer team and meet the Los Angeles media tomorrow, and I have but one thought. Becks, baby, where have you been? Your final game for your Real Madrid team was nearly a month ago. Since then, the Galaxy has played four games, and won one. It will play another game before you actually take the field next weekend. Becks, for $32.5 million, couldn't you have caught an earlier flight?
Baffled by Beckham.
One of the most publicised sports stars in the world shows up tomorrow more than six months after he agreed to the contract, and excuse me if I can't find the chills. He is clearly showing up not as an athlete, but a celebrity.
Beckham is past his best years, and has the sort of subtle skills that rarely fuel revivals, particularly on lousy teams. The Galaxy has won three of 12 games; I predict he won't take them anywhere but to the bank. Did you know that LA's newest sports star has a cologne, called "Instinct?" Right now, my instinct is that it smells like a yawn.