Ugh, why is David Beckham in my top plays?

Sports News - January 29, 2009
Dear David, you're a sack of crap and the reason I don't respect soccer.

Sorry, can't do it.

I understand that it's the world's game and there is a passion for "futbol" or "football" or whatever you want to call it. It unites nations, builds rivalries that go beyond teams into cities, countries, continents, etc.

Stateside, I understand that middle-upperclass parents use soccer as a babysitting tool for their unathletic kid because, you know, because everyone's a winner and we don't want to hurt the fragile psyche of the future middle-managment types of the world.

Don't even get me started on your acceptance of sister-kissing, also known as ties. Even Donovan McNabb doesn't get it.

But you come to America, more-ballyhooed than the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Spice Girls combined and make millions of dollars to put forth a below average effort as you "battle injuries" and adjust to the American-style of the game. Then you go back-and-forth between the LA Galaxy and whatever Euro-star team you're playing for out there, teasing a dwindling fandom in the U.S. of A. that actually cares about you.

And now it looks as if you're gonna stay there for good and apparently decide that you're going to stay there and resume your spot as one of the game's best international players.

Thanks David for making me waste 20 minutes writing this post calling you and your game out.

2 comments:

Marcus said...

Un-athletic? Wow Lu, i loss a lot of respect for you journalistic skills on that one. You try running for 90 min, take charges, kicks to the ankle, shins, legs, head and ever other part of the body, while being paid know where near the amount as someone who sits on first base and catches a ball. Oh and dont forget that if you choke, you might get shot or stabbed by a fan. Sport Science ran test and Soccer, or Futbol, its real name, and it has been PROVEN to be the most athletic and equal to some of the hits and injuries available in Football. So yea, you may not get it but Rugby and Soccer started it all, brief history fact. So at least give respect where respect is due. Baseball in my opinion is the least athletic in stance of actual activity per person, granted, and I already know what you are going to say, the do play games day to day, double headers, and travel constantly so yes that plays into it but as far a one game on par with every other sport's one game, sorry kido.

Luis M said...

"Stateside, I understand that middle-upperclass parents use soccer as a babysitting tool for their unathletic kid because, you know, because everyone's a winner and we don't want to hurt the fragile psyche of the future middle-managment types of the world."

I didn't say soccer stars like Beckham were "un-athletic." Instead, I simply stated how some parents use soccer as a baby sitter and a personal trainer when maybe they should be spending more time with their kids.

I'm the same guy who says the same things about parents who allow their kids to be educated and parented by a television. Using sports to train your kid is a cop out in my world.