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Beckham gets royal reception in LA.

Seems just a bit ridiculous.

The mayor welcomed him, huge media presence, blah, blah...



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Re: Beckham gets royal reception in LA.

This event seems so incredibly fake to me. I have to wonder if some of those people were recruited and paid to be there (which they do all the time in LA for new shows that no one has ever heard of, I did it a few years ago when the Ellen DeGeneres sitcom was new).

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Re: Beckham gets royal reception in LA.

I don't see why it is ridiculous that there should be a huge media presence. Beckham is an international superstar, you would expect a huge media presence.

The actual Galaxy parade itself was a load of over the top bullshit, but they are never going to sign a player of this kind of standing again, so it's unsurprising that they should try and milk it for all its worth.

Those of us who know about football though, football that actually matters, won't be paying any attention to what Beckham is doing in MLS.
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Re: Beckham gets royal reception in LA.

Very well deserved reception for Beckham. His arrival in MLS may change the league forever...who's next is the only question I have.

Im going to his firstever MLS game on August 5 against my TFC here in Toronto.
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Re: Beckham gets royal reception in LA.

those are all old Spice Girls fans, they were their to see his wife, not him

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Re: Beckham gets royal reception in LA.

Beckham shouldn't be playing in this mug league. He still has a lot to offer in one of Europe's top leagues.

He should have waited until he was 35/36 and then moved there.
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Re: Beckham gets royal reception in LA.

The coverage of this gets more ridiculous, but at least BBC America's news show actually showed that most of the stadium was empty, all of the 'fans' were just in one section of seats for this 'event'.

Kudos to Beckham for knowing where the money and the attention are. His wife seems to enjoy every minute of it, and it looks like she did more posing than he did.

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Beckham shouldn't be playing in this mug league. He still has a lot to offer in one of Europe's top leagues.

He should have waited until he was 35/36 and then moved there.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv....salaries.html

only 1 player in MLS makes over 1 million a year...Beckham, 10million, he will be targeted on the field, i would be suprised if he doesnt get hurt and misses a whole bunch of the season.

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only 1 player in MLS makes over 1 million a year...Beckham, 10million, he will be targeted on the field, i would be suprised if he doesnt get hurt and misses a whole bunch of the season.
Ahhh, I think he got $250 mil for 5 seasons, that's more than 10 mil a season.....

If you think about it, it's not a bad deal for the Galaxy, he made Real Madrid 465 mil Euro in 4 years from Beckham merchandise

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Ahhh, I think he got $250 mil for 5 seasons, that's more than 10 mil a season.....

If you think about it, it's not a bad deal for the Galaxy, he made Real Madrid 465 mil Euro in 4 years from Beckham merchandise
they said 250M to make it a big deal, 200m comes from sponoros and other stuff, MLS teams have like 12-15million/year budget.

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Ahhh, I think he got $250 mil for 5 seasons, that's more than 10 mil a season.....

If you think about it, it's not a bad deal for the Galaxy, he made Real Madrid 465 mil Euro in 4 years from Beckham merchandise
they said 250M to make it a big deal, 200m comes from sponoros and other stuff, MLS teams have like 12-15million/year budget.

also i think alot Top teams in Europe lose money every year.

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I was able to watch a CNN program where they featured how Beckham's presence in U.S. will change the fate of football.

They were showing a photo of Beckham and asking people in the streets if who he was--most people did not know his name but others answered that he was kevin ferderline, "becker", and the husband of victoria.
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Re: Beckham gets royal reception in LA.

I've been thinking about it. If Beckham knocks Hilton, Spears and Lohan out of the news, it's worth whatever he's earning.
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This event seems so incredibly fake to me. I have to wonder if some of those people were recruited and paid to be there (which they do all the time in LA for new shows that no one has ever heard of, I did it a few years ago when the Ellen DeGeneres sitcom was new).
Well it is LA, so it woulden't suprise me if it were fake.

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