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America doesn't care about Beckham

El Legenda
07-13-2007, 08:19 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPollResultsState?sportIndex=frontpage&pollId=46729

:)

Johnny Groove
07-13-2007, 08:27 PM
Are you surprised? :lol:

Even so, its about 5 times as excited as people get when Ljubo plays American events :lol:

El Legenda
07-13-2007, 08:35 PM
Are you surprised? :lol:

Even so, its about 5 times as excited as people get when Ljubo plays American events :lol:

there is a lot of Croats in Frorida and New York, its a party when he is there :rocker: ;)

Johnny Groove
07-13-2007, 08:37 PM
there is a lot of Croats in Frorida and New York, its a party when he is there :rocker: ;)

I dunno about NYC, but down here, we couldnt give even one shit about Ljubo :lol: do you know how outnumbered the Croats are to the Latinos and Caribbeans? :lol:

El Legenda
07-13-2007, 08:38 PM
I dunno about NYC, but we couldnt give even one shit about Ljubo :lol: do you know how outnumbered the Croats are to the Latinos and Caribbeans? :lol:

well South florida has rich white people and Latinos. ;)

Johnny Groove
07-13-2007, 08:43 PM
well South florida has rich white people and Latinos. ;)

True, but much more latinos than rich white people ;)

Maybe Ljubo, as the president of the players "joke of" council should request an ATP event in STL :lol:

El Legenda
07-13-2007, 08:59 PM
True, but much more latinos than rich white people ;)

Maybe Ljubo, as the president of the players council should request an ATP event in STL :lol:

Vamos! we have a hardcourt tennis center with 3000k seat CC and bunch of outside courts :)

Chloe le Bopper
07-13-2007, 09:03 PM
The percentage of people who voted that they were either excited or intrigued is probably greater than the percentage whom are even remotely interested in soccer generally, no? In which case, Beckham coming has been a successful marketting tool for the MLS. Which was the point, no?

LoveFifteen
07-13-2007, 09:04 PM
Yes, yes, 60% of ESPN.com readers who bothered to vote "America" doesn't care about Beckham. :unsure:

Soccer isn't that popular in the USA, but I'm sure that most people that purchase tickets to MLS games are either excited or intrigued. The games here in Washington, DC regularly sell out. :shrug:

Mistaflava
07-13-2007, 09:27 PM
I honeslty cant wait until August 5th when he comes to Toronto...

LoveFifteen
07-13-2007, 10:23 PM
I honeslty cant wait until August 5th when he comes to Toronto...

Just don't get caught masturbating in the stands as you watch your big gay crush playing on the pitch.

Mistaflava
07-13-2007, 10:30 PM
Just don't get caught masturbating in the stands as you watch your big gay crush playing on the pitch.



funny coming from a white trash piece of shit like you...how's the trailor park treating you? :haha: Need $10 for the sewage bill? Idiot

adee-gee
07-13-2007, 11:18 PM
Actually from the pictures I've seen I'd say America cares a hell of a lot about Beckham :shrug:

stealthisnick
07-13-2007, 11:23 PM
I remember when he was a football player...

LoveFifteen
07-14-2007, 01:48 AM
funny coming from a white trash piece of shit like you...how's the trailor park treating you? :haha: Need $10 for the sewage bill? Idiot

I don't have a sewage bill. I just have an outhouse. :sad:

Marine
07-14-2007, 02:07 AM
People should don't care about his wife. She is "useless", she doesn't have anything to give: no job, no smile, no taste (she's ugly, she looks like E.T), no culture. Nothing. But she's famous. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Marek.
07-14-2007, 05:04 AM
Actually from the pictures I've seen I'd say America cares a hell of a lot about Beckham :shrug:

Most of those people were probably there to see his wife anyway. That, or they were just fangirls who think he's hot. I doubt that most of them even care about soccer.

Chloe le Bopper
07-14-2007, 07:38 AM
Most of those people were probably there to see his wife anyway. That, or they were just fangirls who think he's hot. I doubt that most of them even care about soccer.
All that will matter is if he can sell tickets. Why he sells tickets is largely irrelevant.

Mistaflava
07-14-2007, 09:09 AM
People should don't care about his wife. She is "useless", she doesn't have anything to give: no job, no smile, no taste (she's ugly, she looks like E.T), no culture. Nothing. But she's famous. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:



you really need to get your head out of your ass

Kissing_Rain
07-14-2007, 09:31 AM
I'm not surprised,for Americans prefer American football to soccer.

adee-gee
07-14-2007, 01:31 PM
Most of those people were probably there to see his wife anyway. That, or they were just fangirls who think he's hot. I doubt that most of them even care about soccer.

They only allowed season ticket holders in, so I imagine most of them do care about "soccer".

Beckham gets so much unfair stick. I'm not a huge fan of his but I respect what he's done. He's not the most talented guy but he gives 110% every match, and he's a great ambassador for the game. He stood at the ground yesterday for about 8 hours doing interview after interview when he was probably jetlagged and shattered. Also, it's not his fault if they're willing to pay him so much, people shouldn't bash him for that.

LoveFifteen
07-14-2007, 10:36 PM
David Beckham is a wonderful guy. I think he's great. :hearts:

Marine
07-14-2007, 11:49 PM
you really need to get your head out of your ass

why ? don't agree ? ;)

rocketassist
07-14-2007, 11:51 PM
Well New York Red Bulls have sold out for their game with the Galaxy getting three times as many spectators as usual. That kinda says that Beckham is making an impact already. Question is how long will it last?

Lee
07-15-2007, 12:32 AM
From all the "entertainment" shows, the Beckhams are a big deal here although I have to admit they are more around Posh.

tangerine_dream
07-15-2007, 12:40 AM
I'm sure there will be a spike in interest due to the curious wanting to see what Britain's version of a Hollywood car crash looks like, but once the novelty wears off I doubt Beckham could convert most of the US into real soccer fans. No matter how many stars are on the team, soccer itself is just too boring a sport. :zzz:

http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/7020504
"If you think David Beckham will save soccer in America, keep holding your breath. In reality, that's not even why he's here."

*Viva Chile*
07-15-2007, 02:04 AM
Some things I will never understand in this world: 1. How americans (really NORTHamericans) find "soccer" (football really) boring. 2. How americans find baseball funny :zzz: and 3. How americans can call a sport where 90% of the time is playing with the ball on the hands, "football" :lol:

leoneo
07-15-2007, 03:22 AM
he is so hot~~~

Louche
07-15-2007, 03:28 AM
Some things I will never understand in this world

It is the same with Nascar and Indy for auto racing. Hundreds of times going in a circle. :confused:

adee-gee
07-15-2007, 12:06 PM
Some things I will never understand in this world: 1. How americans (really NORTHamericans) find "soccer" (football really) boring. 2. How americans find baseball funny :zzz: and 3. How americans can call a sport where 90% of the time is playing with the ball on the hands, "football" :lol:

:worship:

El Legenda
07-15-2007, 04:18 PM
It is the same with Nascar and Indy for auto racing. Hundreds of times going in a circle. :confused:

auto racing is a world sport, just different cars in different places. like Nascar, F1 .......

LoveFifteen
07-15-2007, 08:18 PM
Some things I will never understand in this world: 1. How americans (really NORTHamericans) find "soccer" (football really) boring. 2. How americans find baseball funny :zzz: and 3. How americans can call a sport where 90% of the time is playing with the ball on the hands, "football" :lol:

I already corrected you once with the meanings of "American" and "North American" in English, and I did it nicely.

American = someone from the USA

North American = someone from Canada, USA, Greenland, Mexico (and possibly the Caribbean though some consider them Central Americans)

Is this really so hard to understand? :shrug:

El Legenda
07-15-2007, 08:31 PM
North American =

Anguilla (UK)
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba (Netherlands)[8]
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda (UK)
British Virgin Islands (UK)
Canada
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Greenland (Denmark)
Grenada
Guadeloupe (France)
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique (France)
Mexico
Montserrat (UK)
Navassa Island (USA)
Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands)
Nicaragua
Panama[10]
Puerto Rico (USA)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (France)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands(UK)
United States of America
U.S. Virgin Islands

*Viva Chile*
07-15-2007, 08:32 PM
I already corrected you once with the meanings of "American" and "North American" in English, and I did it nicely.

American = someone from the USA

North American = someone from Canada, USA, Greenland, Mexico (and possibly the Caribbean though some consider them Central Americans)

Is this really so hard to understand? :shrug:

Since America is only one continent that is extended from the Glacial Artic Ocean in the north to the Cape Horn in the south most people outside of the US find the US meaning of "America" or "american" wrong, but the fact the US is totalitary major potential country of the world, we only have to accept that meaning as a canon, but you have to accept that is wrong in the beggining of the meaning.

We're raised to proclaim "americans" ourselves since we're kids, because Chile is part of America as we always learnt like that, so is annoying when you always have to heard from US citizens that "you are not american" because America is only the US :retard:

I think the problem of the different meanings is well exposed in this wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas#American

El Legenda
07-15-2007, 08:36 PM
Some things I will never understand in this world: 1. How americans (really NORTHamericans) find "soccer" (football really) boring. 2. How americans find baseball funny :zzz: and 3. How americans can call a sport where 90% of the time is playing with the ball on the hands, "football" :lol:

NLF Europe called it football :)

El Legenda
07-15-2007, 08:37 PM
Some might say, simply, "because they kick the football."

But the real story is deeper. The origin of American football is in the history of the world's most popular sport: soccer. When soccer -- more universaly known as "football" (which of course makes sense because soccer players use their feet) -- participants decided to change their centuries-old game with restrictions such as the no-use of hand rules, people who disliked this broke away to create rugby. In the states we have created our own version of the game under the same old name "football" with more of a rugby style, the whole time forgetting why we call it that.



Here are other answers:
American football is a derivative of rugby football, and while the feet are used more often in rugby than on the gridiron, much of the game is still played by handling the ball. Both variations are still considered football.

North America style football didn't used to allow the "forward pass" and much more of the play involved foot work, such as the "drop kick" and the running punt kick. In the first rules, only the " side pass" was allowed, as long as the two players were side by side, with no forward motion of the ball, similar to rugby rules. The Canadian Football League ( CFL ) still allows a drop kick to score a field goal, and also has a thing called a "rouge" when the kicker is able to kick the ball thru the end zone, so it lands out of play , it is worth 2 points. Both the NFL and the CFL still have the drop-kick available as a weapon - on the point-after-touchdown, or from the field for 3 points. The "rouge" is worth a single point here in Canada.

MusicMyst
07-15-2007, 11:31 PM
well South florida has rich white people and Latinos. ;)

And lots of Canadians! I'm in Florida and maybe a third of the people on my block are from Canada -- they're snowbirds who live here during the winter.

Chloe le Bopper
07-16-2007, 01:43 AM
Since America is only one continent that is extended from the Glacial Artic Ocean in the north to the Cape Horn in the south most people outside of the US find the US meaning of "America" or "american" wrong, but the fact the US is totalitary major potential country of the world, we only have to accept that meaning as a canon, but you have to accept that is wrong in the beggining of the meaning.



Funny. In Canada, nobody seems to care enough to find the meaning "wrong". We have more important things to concern ourselves with. Like hockey. And beavers.

*Viva Chile*
07-16-2007, 04:17 AM
Funny. In Canada, nobody seems to care enough to find the meaning "wrong". We have more important things to concern ourselves with. Like hockey. And beavers.

because they are form both english and french descent that colonize the country way after the spanish conqueer? :shrug:

Louche
07-16-2007, 05:00 AM
Americans (from the USA) are not very much loved in the world right now. I would rather say I was Chilean or Canadian.

liptea
07-16-2007, 05:44 AM
i think it's an oversimplification that americans find soccer/football boring or that it isn't popular; when i was growing up, EVERYONE was playing the sport, there are local leagues every six feet, i see people playing regularly, high school soccer matches are pretty popular where I am. i just don't understand why that doesn't translate into interest in the professional game.

El Legenda
07-16-2007, 02:54 PM
i think it's an oversimplification that americans find soccer/football boring or that it isn't popular; when i was growing up, EVERYONE was playing the sport, there are local leagues every six feet, i see people playing regularly, high school soccer matches are pretty popular where I am. i just don't understand why that doesn't translate into interest in the professional game.

in St.Louis its popular on every level, grade school, high school, college,
St.Louis University has won 10 National championships and they are always top 10 in attendence in NCAA.

tangerine_dream
07-16-2007, 03:43 PM
:haha: I just got a neg rep by that ninny Dirk JMPower for daring to say that soccer is boring. What a http://www.artofwarsoldiers.com/forums/images/smilies/custom/loser.gif

Americans (from the USA) are not very much loved in the world right now. I would rather say I was Chilean or Canadian.
It's understandable when the rest of the world is still playing second fiddle to the Elvis Nation. ;)

LoveFifteen
07-16-2007, 05:49 PM
Since America is only one continent that is extended from the Glacial Artic Ocean in the north to the Cape Horn in the south most people outside of the US find the US meaning of "America" or "american" wrong, but the fact the US is totalitary major potential country of the world, we only have to accept that meaning as a canon, but you have to accept that is wrong in the beggining of the meaning.

We're raised to proclaim "americans" ourselves since we're kids, because Chile is part of America as we always learnt like that, so is annoying when you always have to heard from US citizens that "you are not american" because America is only the US :retard:

I think the problem of the different meanings is well exposed in this wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas#American

I don't know how many times I have to explain to you that the Spanish word americano and English word American DO NOT have the same meaning. It is the same in French, German, Russian, and Dutch, too. I don't know about other languages.

When speaking Spanish, it is perfectly acceptable to say "Soy americano" when you are from Chile, but when speaking English (German, etc.), you need to say, "I am from the Americas." Notice the final -s on the end of the word.

*Viva Chile*
07-16-2007, 06:18 PM
I don't know how many times I have to explain to you that the Spanish word americano and English word American DO NOT have the same meaning. It is the same in French, German, Russian, and Dutch, too. I don't know about other languages.

When speaking Spanish, it is perfectly acceptable to say "Soy americano" when you are from Chile, but when speaking English (German, etc.), you need to say, "I am from the Americas." Notice the final -s on the end of the word.

If you notice, I finally accept the different meanings considering what the wikipedia article say about it. But for other side, we had always criticized the english meaning here, especially in my history class when I was in school :p

rocketassist
07-16-2007, 08:22 PM
Funny. In Canada, nobody seems to care enough to find the meaning "wrong". We have more important things to concern ourselves with. Like hockey. And beavers.

It's aboot time people understood that.

LoveFifteen
07-16-2007, 09:31 PM
If you notice, I finally accept the different meanings considering what the wikipedia article say about it. But for other side, we had always criticized the english meaning here, especially in my history class when I was in school :p


Well, if it's any consolation, we call ourselves "American" because "United Statesian" sounds absolutely retarded, not because we think we're the only country in the Americas. :lol:

MusicMyst
07-16-2007, 11:13 PM
Well, if it's any consolation, we call ourselves "American" because "United Statesian" sounds absolutely retarded, not because we think we're the only country in the Americas. :lol:

United Statesian. That's :haha: :worship: :worship: :worship:

BTW, how many bad reps did you get for using the word "retarded"?

El Legenda
07-16-2007, 11:54 PM
United Statesian. That's :haha: :worship: :worship: :worship:

BTW, how many bad reps did you get for using the word "retarded"?

:retard:

NicoFan
07-17-2007, 12:01 AM
Well, if it's any consolation, we call ourselves "American" because "United Statesian" sounds absolutely retarded, not because we think we're the only country in the Americas. :lol:

I've tried to explain that to people in South and Central America and other parts of North America, but they don't seem to listen. :shrug: :lol: :lol:

The United States of America...hence Americans. I don't think it's such a difficult concept to understand. We don't think we are the only country that is part of the Americas.

When I travel around the world (not that I've done that extensively :lol: ) , I'm amazed at what odd perceptions people have about America and Americans. :shrug: :lol:

LoveFifteen
07-17-2007, 12:12 AM
I've tried to explain that to people in South and Central America and other parts of North America, but they don't seem to listen. :shrug: :lol: :lol:

The United States of America...hence Americans. I don't think it's such a difficult concept to understand. We don't think we are the only country that is part of the Americas.

When I travel around the world (not that I've done that extensively :lol: ) , I'm amazed at what odd perceptions people have about America and Americans. :shrug: :lol:

Well, I do know that Americans are called "american" in German, Russian, Dutch, and French, too. I am sure that many other languages are the same, but I can't confirm it.

El Legenda
07-17-2007, 01:01 AM
Victoria Beckham reality TV shows starts right now on NBC :rolls:

NicoFan
07-17-2007, 01:18 AM
Victoria Beckham reality TV shows starts right now on NBC :rolls:

I'm watching. :lol:

(Should I be embarrassed to admit it??? :o :lol: )

Lee
07-17-2007, 02:05 AM
because they are form both english and french descent that colonize the country way after the spanish conqueer? :shrug:

Not exactly. Canadians are from many different countries from Europe and now, also Asia. Spain has little affect in Canada culture. There are more Spanish speaking Canadians these days but most are from Central America and Carribean.

e.g. Dancevic and Nestor in tennis. Wayne Gretzky in hockey. Their ancestries are neither British or French. ;)

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 10:13 AM
Funny. In Canada, nobody seems to care enough to find the meaning "wrong". We have more important things to concern ourselves with. Like hockey. And beavers.

:scared: do u have to take guns when you go shopping just in case you meet one? so many beaver related murders these days :rolleyes:




- football/soccer is a load of crap, with 'stars' that are over paid and (using David Beckham as an example) dumb! Good riddance to low I.Q rubbish - England doesn't want him or his self obsessed, plastic wife anymore :wavey:

LoveFifteen
07-17-2007, 06:28 PM
^^^

David is a sweet man and a good person. :sad:

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 06:40 PM
^^^

David is a sweet man and a good person. :sad:

:spit: at one point in Britain people were burning his effigy in the streets because he was that hated :lol: plus he cheated on his wife recently. I think there are nicer people who deserve this kind of attention ;)

rocketassist
07-17-2007, 06:42 PM
:spit: at one point in Britain people were burning his effigy in the streets because he was that hated :lol: plus he cheated on his wife recently. I think there are nicer people who deserve this kind of attention ;)

Proof? Some slapper who's now a celeb made that up to gain her fame.

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 06:43 PM
Proof? Some slapper who's now a celeb made that up to gain her fame.

he admitted it! :o

rocketassist
07-17-2007, 06:45 PM
he admitted it! :o

Find me an article that says so.

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 06:47 PM
Find me an article that says so.

i really cant be bothered to talk to someone like you at the moment :rolleyes: take the time find one yourself im sure there are plenty.

El Legenda
07-17-2007, 06:48 PM
United States of America = Americans

is there Canada of America
or Brazil of America

i think not

:rolls:

rocketassist
07-17-2007, 06:49 PM
i really cant be bothered to talk to someone like you at the moment :rolleyes: take the time find one yourself im sure there are plenty.

Because there aren't any, that's why.

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 06:51 PM
United States of America = Americans


:worship: well done on figuring that out - did teacher give you a big gold star at school today when you realised this? :D

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 06:52 PM
Because there aren't any, that's why.

cheating Beckham and his plastic wife are gone now - try and get over it :hug:

rocketassist
07-17-2007, 06:54 PM
cheating Beckham and his plastic wife are gone now - try and get over it :hug:

Have I said I'm a Beckham fan? I'm just correcting you, because he didn't cheat on his missus, whereas you might cheat on your boyfriend if he wasn't knobbing you hard enough.

El Legenda
07-17-2007, 06:55 PM
:worship: well done on figuring that out - did teacher give you a big gold star at school today when you realised this? :D

i got a big cookie :D

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 06:55 PM
Have I said I'm a Beckham fan? I'm just correcting you, because he didn't cheat on his missus, whereas you might cheat on your boyfriend if he wasn't knobbing you hard enough.

yes he did, several times - everyone knows it except you - you are clearly some kind of David Beckam stalker :D

liptea
07-17-2007, 06:55 PM
he admitted it! :o

ooh, i didn't know that.

i have a question: can ronaldinho and kaka still play international soccer for brazil, since they took spanish and italian citizenship?

rocketassist
07-17-2007, 06:57 PM
yes he did, several times - everyone knows it except you - you are clearly some kind of David Beckam stalker :D

The 'everyone knows it' line is always used when someone's getting owned in an argument. Poor form.

I suggest you go and find evidence he's cheating, seeing as your first post breaks libel laws.

rocketassist
07-17-2007, 06:59 PM
ooh, i didn't know that.

i have a question: can ronaldinho and kaka still play international soccer for brazil, since they took spanish and italian citizenship?

Yes and they can't play for Spain/Italy. Players can represent one country only during their career.

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 07:02 PM
The 'everyone knows it' line is always used when someone's getting owned in an argument. Poor form.

I suggest you go and find evidence he's cheating, seeing as your first post breaks libel laws.

Beckham Confesses to Wife Victoria


David Beckham has confessed to wife Victoria Beckham that reports of his extra- marital affair with Rebecca Loos are true, and has pleaded with her to give their marriage a second chance. Beckham has finally admitted to his wife that allegations made by his former personal assistant of a passionate affair are accurate, and friends claim Victoria is now considering splitting with the soccer ace on a trial basis, according to Britain's News Of The World tabloid. The Real Madrid star apparently confessed to his singer spouse in a phone call on April 8 that he had slept with Loos and sent her a series of highly sexual text messages. Close pals say the former Spice Girl is so hurt by her husband's revelations, she has scrapped plans to be interviewed by British TV legend Michael Parkinson, and has jetted back to England alone to celebrate her 30th birthday today.

http://www.imdb.com/news/wenn/2004-04-19#celeb2

Sofonda Cox
07-17-2007, 07:06 PM
I suggest you go and find evidence he's cheating, seeing as your first post breaks libel laws.

:yawn:

MusicMyst
07-17-2007, 07:09 PM
IMDB?

News of the World???

"Close pals"?????

My friend, this rumor would have more credibility if you had said your second cousin's in-law's hairdresser's dog walker was its source.

liptea
07-17-2007, 07:19 PM
Yes and they can't play for Spain/Italy. Players can represent one country only during their career.

i knew that they couldn't play for spain or italy. i just didn't know that they could still play for brazil. is it that you can always play for that one country that you initially represented?

rocketassist
07-17-2007, 11:18 PM
The News of the World can't be believed on anything.

Yes you can always play for that one country, though you must stick with it.

Fedex
07-18-2007, 10:20 AM
Also, it's not his fault if they're willing to pay him so much, people shouldn't bash him for that.
He isn't making that much, not here atleast. He'll get plenty in endorsements, but I think his salary is 'only' 6 mill per season. That's about how much the average baseball player makes these days, and that is dwarfed by the 27 million a year that Alex Rodriguez makes.

Fedex
07-18-2007, 10:27 AM
I'm sure there will be a spike in interest due to the curious wanting to see what Britain's version of a Hollywood car crash looks like, but once the novelty wears off I doubt Beckham could convert most of the US into real soccer fans. No matter how many stars are on the team, soccer itself is just too boring a sport. :zzz:

http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/7020504
"If you think David Beckham will save soccer in America, keep holding your breath. In reality, that's not even why he's here."

I think the only guy that was capable of making soccer relevent in the States was Pele when he came here for a few years in the mid 70's. He brought excitement and interest to the game that I doubt Beckham could ever bring.

adee-gee
07-18-2007, 10:35 AM
i knew that they couldn't play for spain or italy. i just didn't know that they could still play for brazil. is it that you can always play for that one country that you initially represented?

Yep that's right, once you have represented a country at international level you can't play for another national team.

You can play for the nationality of yourself, your mother and father, or your grandparents. So I could play for Scotland, Wales, Germany, or Poland :lol:

LoveFifteen
07-18-2007, 04:10 PM
IMDB takes its "celebrity news" from the shittiest tabloid sources. That garbage hardly constitutes Beckham admitting to cheating.

tangerine_dream
08-10-2007, 06:03 PM
:lol:

Beckham is a soccer snoozer
http://openmike.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/08/09/311921.aspx

JeffCandoi
08-10-2007, 06:13 PM
blahblahblah thread name :retard:
America is a continent, USA is only a country in this continent

maybe USA doesnt care about beckham :lol: it is football (not soccer)

Louche
08-10-2007, 06:51 PM
USA doesn't really care about (soccer) football but is in love with celebrities and gossip. Beckham and Posh are just a novelty now.

Many thousand of young kids play soccer here, but usually end up with other sports. It's the way it goes.

adee-gee
08-10-2007, 07:06 PM
:lol:

Beckham is a soccer snoozer
http://openmike.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/08/09/311921.aspx

Tangy, you're absolutely obsessed with him ;)

adee-gee
08-16-2007, 01:17 PM
Becks scores his first goal in America :yeah:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaHZQANCOKM

Nice free-kick :)

LeChuck
08-16-2007, 02:01 PM
it is football (not soccer)

Exactly :yeah:. In reality there is no such sport as soccer. In FIFA, the 2nd F stands for football, and there is no S for soccer. In American 'football', the foot hardly ever makes contact with the ball anyway.
Sorry rant over :)

LoveFifteen
08-16-2007, 04:20 PM
Exactly :yeah:. In reality there is no such sport as soccer. In FIFA, the 2nd F stands for football, and there is no S for soccer. In American 'football', the foot hardly ever makes contact with the ball anyway.
Sorry rant over :)

How silly to say that there is no such sport as soccer. It's merely a different vocabulary word to describe the same concept. It would be like saying, "There is no such thing as an elevator. It's a lift." :shrug:

I mean, some countries call (American) football 'gridiron'. How silly and xenophobic would I be to say that there were no such sport as gridiron?

As for why American football is called football despite rare contact with the foot, that's something you can easily find out by doing a bit a research instead of just ranting.

LeChuck
08-16-2007, 11:03 PM
How silly to say that there is no such sport as soccer. It's merely a different vocabulary word to describe the same concept. It would be like saying, "There is no such thing as an elevator. It's a lift." :shrug:

I mean, some countries call (American) football 'gridiron'. How silly and xenophobic would I be to say that there were no such sport as gridiron?

As for why American football is called football despite rare contact with the foot, that's something you can easily find out by doing a bit a research instead of just ranting.

Dude why don't you chill out and turn the sensitivity meter off :)

tangerine_dream
11-08-2007, 08:55 PM
:wavey:

Fans Mislead About Beckham
Pele finds it no surprise that David Beckham is a huge disappointment in the U.S.

http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news?slug=ap-pele-beckham&prov=ap&type=lgns

rocketassist
11-08-2007, 09:26 PM
Is anyone surprised? Beckham is a media image, not a football genius. He has the natural talent to score every 25-30 yard free kick he gets, but what else?

adee-gee
11-08-2007, 10:28 PM
What the hell is he supposed to do when he's been injured almost the entire time? :lol:

Sparko1030
11-09-2007, 03:46 AM
Yeah, "we" care about Beckham as a celebrity but not so much as a soccer player. He will be playing this weekend for a charity event in the Twin Cities and has been talked about alot but after he leaves, we will forget about soccer-again. Apparently when it comes to soccer in the US, resistance isn't futile....:lol: