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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby Brister
    you clearly miss the point of signing beckham. you can't name 8 "star" players, never mind 3 or 4, who will have even half of the impact Beckham will have in giving the league exposure.
    beckham is the most popular player in the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by dameangreenkillingmachine
    i just dont get how baseball is so good to watch. it takes 30 seconds to pitch the ball, on average 5 pitches until a ball is hit or hit fair. thats 2 minutes and 30 seconds of nothing. baseball is 5 minutes of action crammed into 2 and a half hours.
    yeah, and the hours worth of commercials, tv timeouts, and official's replays in an nfl game make football games THAT much more exciting!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dameangreenkillingmachine
    beckham is the most popular player in the world

    exactly!

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    You See His Contract!?!

    That contract is absolutely sick.

    He's getting $250 million over 5 years which is about 128 million pounds.

    That's freaking $50 million a year, the richest per year contract in NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS HISTORY!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby Brister
    yeah, and the hours worth of commercials, tv timeouts, and official's replays in an nfl game make football games THAT much more exciting!!!!!
    and you belong to a football board. tv makes the game seem so much longer. when your at the game and a team scores a td the other team seems like it kicks off 40 secs later after the pat. tv makes it seem like 2 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMC
    That contract is absolutely sick.

    He's getting $250 million over 5 years which is about 128 million pounds.

    That's freaking $50 million a year, the richest per year contract in NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS HISTORY!!!!!
    for who he is, and what they expect him to do in terms of exposure, its worth it, at least in theory...beckham isnt just the most popular athlete in the world, he's one of the most popular people in the world...its a shame he's down with scientology though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadringer
    for who he is, and what they expect him to do in terms of exposure, its worth it, at least in theory...beckham isnt just the most popular athlete in the world, he's one of the most popular people in the world...its a shame he's down with scientology though...

    lol, is he a scientologist? Stupid wanker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dameangreenkillingmachine
    and you belong to a football board. tv makes the game seem so much longer. when your at the game and a team scores a td the other team seems like it kicks off 40 secs later after the pat. tv makes it seem like 2 minutes.
    ritalin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    lol, is he a scientologist? Stupid wanker.
    maybe he is going to LA to preach with Tom Cruise on the streets of LA

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    lol, is he a scientologist? Stupid wanker.
    that's funny, especially when you consider that he was probably born christian and also has a tattoo on his arm written in hebrew.

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    Beckham, despite having the misfortune of being born English is still a very fine player, and an absolutely great person. He really is a great guy and will be an excellent ambassador for soccer in the US.

    He's not what he once was, but he's far from washed up. OK, so he was no longer a regular starter for Real Madrid. But that's REAL MADRID, people! Only the greatest collection of soccer talent on the planet.

    Beckham can still play at a very high level. He could have walked into 95% of Premiership sides, no problem at all. He is still a very, very good player. And his name recognition and off-the-charts marketing potential makes this an absolute slam-dunk for the Galaxy and for MLS.

    The only downside is that you will all also get landed with his zero talent, stick-insect of a wife and the endless hype as she attempts (and fails) to "crack" the US as a solo artist in the way she could never crack Europe...because she can't sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubby Brister
    that's funny, especially when you consider that he was probably born christian and also has a tattoo on his arm written in hebrew.

    I don't think funny is the word... perhaps "confused"

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    he is a hell of a kicker... here's a goal he scored from half the field away

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjxWhu3Od8M

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    I'll tell ya honestly, if he had signed with the Red Bulls I would buy a new Beckham jersey.

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    Beckham is old and washed up..like every other European superstar that comes here..what is the big deal??

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    The way you make a league better is by making the quality of soccer better and getting some names. I can name you 20 players who would be happy to make between 4 to 6 million a year and come over here and play.

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    To who is Beckham the biggest name in soccer to???
    Maybe to non soccer fans.

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    I saw it today on the ticker and was surprised, he is a little passed his prime but still one hell of a good player and at worse will bring a lot of attention to the MLS. I'm glad to see it even if he is an English player.

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    Beckham is not that far past his peak: when he first went to Madrid the fans there were amazed at his ability and his performances. He was the best player in a team of incredible talent. His season tailed off though after he injured himself halfway through the season.

    Beckham is one of the best crossers of the ball in the history of the game, and certainly one of the best dead-ball specialists.

    Do not expect him to dribble the ball like a Brazilian: he is best getting into wide areas and pinging the ball into the strikers from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec
    I'll tell ya honestly, if he had signed with the Red Bulls I would buy a new Beckham jersey.
    Red Bulls got 2 designated player spots which likely will bring Ronaldo and Reyna to New York. Reyna is basically a done deal.

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