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Friday, January 12, 2007

Class with a Capital K

British soccer star David Beckham, accompanied by his lovely wife "Posh," is coming to America! He'll be plying his trade to the tune of $50 million a year, the idea being this will really, really, REALLY get Americans interested in Soccer--this time for sure. Uh, huh.

From the New York Post :

"Folks were less enthusiastic in London.

'He's rubbish,' said Steve Didcott, who mulled the Beckham deal from his barstool.' And if you're rubbish, you go to the States.' "

How true, how true. But don't you just love the double crucifixes?

UPDATE: As the smell of brewing coffee wafted into the bedroom this morning I was dreaming Mr. Beckham had been revealed to be a poet of the first rank! I was bashing out a posting announcing the thrilling news, and that critics had compared his work with Ezra Pound's, when I sadly awoke.

Alas, 'twas only a dream but the coffee was delicious.


Christopher+ said...

I thought it was $250 Million.

The Bovina Bloviator said...

You're right, Father. He signed a five-year contract for $250 million. I only posted his $50 million yearly salary because I didn't want people to get the notion his pay was excessive!