Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Other Sports


David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Other Sports


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2007, 07:04 PM   #16
MVP
 
dmek25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: lancaster,pa
Age: 52
Posts: 10,515
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

i hate soccer, but would go just to see his wife
__________________
"It's better to be quiet and thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt."
courtesy of 53fan
dmek25 is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 01-11-2007, 07:05 PM   #17
The Starter
 
Riggo44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Clemente CA
Age: 40
Posts: 2,389
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

I played soccer as a kid and think its more fun to play then watch. But I do like watching the U.S in the world cup. Just on the odd chance they might actually make us proud. But I really havenít cared about MLS up to this point. But now that the Galaxy has Beckom Iíll probaly start to glance there way every now and then while reading the sports page and maybe go to a game our two. I defiantly think itís a good move for the league.
__________________
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin
Riggo44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 09:32 PM   #18
Special Teams
 
charlielyons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 394
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

as a huge fan of soccer, i would say this move is truely to put butts in the seats. beckahm is a good player but not great. he is one of the most noticed athletes in the world and kids love him , it will draw alot of attention and fan base.
charlielyons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 08:45 AM   #19
The Starter
 
jbcjr14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 44
Posts: 2,013
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Soccer? What is that?
__________________
"Work Harder: millions on welfare are counting on you" - Obama 2009 address to Congress.
jbcjr14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 08:48 AM   #20
Playmaker
 
GhettoDogAllStars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Denver
Age: 32
Posts: 2,761
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlielyons View Post
as a huge fan of soccer, i would say this move is truely to put butts in the seats. beckahm is a good player but not great. he is one of the most noticed athletes in the world and kids love him , it will draw alot of attention and fan base.
Yep. Beckham is definitely on the downside of his career. It's a total publicity move -- a good one though.
__________________
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
GhettoDogAllStars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 11:40 AM   #21
Playmaker
 
BDBohnzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Frederick, MD
Age: 35
Posts: 4,463
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWsleep View Post
I am very leary of this move--it reminds me of how the old NASL did things, and they folded.

They need home grown talent, soccer-only stadiums, and proper loca promotion and support. The dumbest thing is the way the league ignores inner city folk, particularly recent and past immigrants from Latin America. They seem to mainly be aiming at the soccer mom crowd in the NYC area--that's one market, but there are tons of other fans the league is missing.
Here in DC, the league totally caters to the Immigrant population...On any given night, I'm willing to bet that over 1/2 the crowd is of Latin descent. It also helps that they play at RFK, which is very Metro friendly. And once the new ownership (hence how Beckham got his contract, the guy who owns the Galaxy, just sold the United to a bunch of Dukies) gets a stadium deal, it'll be a soccer only stadium that will totally rock.

The league has been around 10+ years, and has been successful. It's time to broaden the horizon, and signing Beckham will not only give the league global exposure, it'll bring more money into the league, to be able to develop homegrown talent.
__________________
Bad Things man, I mean bad things...

ďWE TOOK HIM IN THE SIXTH ROUND SO WE'RE NOT SMART EITHER.Ē - Shanny on what the Skins saw in Alfred Morris
BDBohnzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 12:17 PM   #22
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlielyons View Post
as a huge fan of soccer, i would say this move is truely to put butts in the seats. beckahm is a good player but not great. he is one of the most noticed athletes in the world and kids love him , it will draw alot of attention and fan base.
I don't think it will...at least long term.

Professional soccer is just boring to Americans. We have the NFL and many other sports we'd prefer to watch. If bringing Pele to New York in the 70s didn't put soccer on the map, nothing will.

This may excite people who are already soccer fans, but it won't gain many if any new fans.

Beckham may become a celebrity in America because of his looks and his wife, much like an American Idol winner or actor...but he won't do anything for the sport.


They try and try, but soccer will never catch on big in this country.

I even gave it a chance when we had the World Cup in what, '94? We had an exciting (fun) team with Alexi Lalas, Coby Jones, Tony Meola and some others, but the games just bored me. The field is SO huge and most of the game was like watching a punt-fest in REAL football...just one team kicking the ball way down the field only to have the other team do it. Then, after a 90-minute scoreless tie, we go to a "overtime" where the clock runs backwards and may never end. Then, the announcer wakes you up with "GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!" and you see guys running around like their shorts are on fire. Later on the news, you hear about the drunken riots and the fires set in the streets in England and Germany because the USA won a game.

It's a great sport for kids to play and for other nations without the athletic talent and diversity that America has...but I'll stick with REAL football.
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 01:05 PM   #23
Most Interesting Man in the World
 
hooskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Age: 27
Posts: 8,606
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

^^Actually American football isn't real football, its American football.


And I agree most Americans wont catch on to soccer, which is a shame.
__________________
Vacancy
hooskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 01:05 PM   #24
Playmaker
 
GhettoDogAllStars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Denver
Age: 32
Posts: 2,761
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buster View Post
It's a great sport for kids to play and for other nations without the athletic talent and diversity that America has...but I'll stick with REAL football.
Come on, dude ... America is not the only country with talent and diversity. In fact, we don't dominate ANY sports internationally.
__________________
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
GhettoDogAllStars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 02:24 PM   #25
Propane and propane accessories
 
JWsleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 45
Posts: 4,587
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Quote:
Originally Posted by BDBohnzie View Post
Here in DC, the league totally caters to the Immigrant population...On any given night, I'm willing to bet that over 1/2 the crowd is of Latin descent. It also helps that they play at RFK, which is very Metro friendly. And once the new ownership (hence how Beckham got his contract, the guy who owns the Galaxy, just sold the United to a bunch of Dukies) gets a stadium deal, it'll be a soccer only stadium that will totally rock.

The league has been around 10+ years, and has been successful. It's time to broaden the horizon, and signing Beckham will not only give the league global exposure, it'll bring more money into the league, to be able to develop homegrown talent.
That's good to hear, BD. In NYC, it seems they went the other way with the "NY/NJ Metrostars". But now that they are the "Redbulls" perhaps they'll begin to tap into new markets. Plus, they are supposed to be building a soccer only stadium near Newark, in a pretty industrial area. It's very accessible by public transport, so hopefully, that will help.
__________________
Hail from Houston!
JWsleep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 02:33 PM   #26
Propane and propane accessories
 
JWsleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 45
Posts: 4,587
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Oh, yeah--Buster, can't say I agree with your "talent and diversity" comment. Other countries are already catching up in Basketball, which is very popular world wide; we didn't win the International baseball thing last year; we didn't get the gold medal in Hockey. And the odds of us EVER winning a soccer world cup are slim to none. So we're the best at American Football. And guess what? Australia is best at Aussie rules Football. And Ireland is best at Irish rules. Etc.

So you don't like soccer, fine. But to say the sport's popularity is somehow due to lack of talent and diversity is just wrong.
__________________
Hail from Houston!
JWsleep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 05:20 PM   #27
Special Teams
 
Frost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Burke, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 270
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

thats wrong dude...kinda funny talking about sticking with real football ,, well what some call soccer is actually the REAL FOOTball...its annoying how even though u seem to know nothing about football your quick to label it for kids and nations without athletic talent... i know nothing about u but i could just as easily call u a typical ignorant redneck...
__________________
"He can run like Jerry Rice and hit like Night Train Lane" 21
Frost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 05:56 PM   #28
Mr. Brightside
 
Big C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Age: 28
Posts: 4,439
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

almost pointless to try and discuss soccer here. everytime a soccer thread has come up someone goes on and bashes it for whatever reasons (wussy sport, only foreigners are good, whatever)
__________________
"I don't care what nobody say I'm a be me, stay hood stay real, cause I'm out here grindin'" -Joe Gibbs
Big C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 06:16 PM   #29
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,612
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big C View Post
almost pointless to try and discuss soccer here. everytime a soccer thread has come up someone goes on and bashes it for whatever reasons (wussy sport, only foreigners are good, whatever)
Exactly why I didn't post the story when it broke.
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 06:17 PM   #30
The Starter
 
steveo395's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,674
Re: David Beckham to play for L.A. Galaxy

If this guy wasn't overpaid, past his prime, and soccer didn't suck, i might actually care.
__________________

steveo395 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.28816 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25