Beckham signs 5 year $250 Million contract


MLS is without a doubt the "fifth" major sports league in the United States right now behind the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.  How in the hell can the Galaxy afford this?

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 1/11/2007 13:41  |    11


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brod'tam (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 1/13/2007 16:46
Rich people like that sometimes are kind of forced to give some of their money to humanitarian
foundations for a cause or another...but how much !?! And when medias tells out the amounts, at what degree can we be certain of what they're saying !?! I hope Beckham is going to help on something generously...but does Beckham is much concerned and informed  about  how and where all this money has to be dispached intelligently. I think the Big Bosses of this world  doesn't know either...Things like that just should not happen. Our era's god is FAME...                           - Sick of it all-

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 1/12/2007 16:39

AS far as I remember, Gretzky never had the baggage David has.. I mean the negative part of his hype (Posh Spice, integrity, inconsistency, you name it).. Gretzky had more like a living legend still playing his sport kind of image :D

Besides.. Wayne was less than halfway into his career and rolling as a true impact player. Which Becks is not by any means.

And I heard it's so bad for soccer in the US, that if there are any actual soccer fans, they mostly root for euro/worldwide teams (understandably).

All I can say is good luck to the Galaxy :). Will be interesting to see how it all turns out.

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 1/12/2007 16:33
In a sense the MLS is a lower league compared to the rest of world's pro leagues LOL!

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 1/12/2007 09:31

When the Los Angeles Kings acquired Wayne Gretzky it certainly boosted the NHL in the USA... maybe the Galaxy think it will do the same.  It seems awfully risky... soccer has never really caught on in the US as a spectator sport though millions of kids play AYSO.

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 1/12/2007 09:31
I'm told it's for a lower leauge club... congrats to him!

vanSchmidt (Level 1 Intern) @ 1/12/2007 08:26

I heard about this in the news... he probs wants to do this now, so that hes not too old to play that people think he's doing it for the money...... pffft, who gives a damn about you Beckham! I certainly don't

Mykola (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 1/12/2007 08:08

LOLL it's just funny that of ALL players in the world, Beckham who's over thirty, absolutely plays like shit and lost almost all his intergity for at least the past 5 years gets this deal :D

Besides the fact that the Galaxy will get TONS of press for this and probably sell some tickets, this is just crazy. I hope their expected profits from the hype justifiy spending quarter billion bucks on Beckham in his worst years.

ALSO, I wonder if he'll continue rocking number 23, ahem. Of course he's not imitating MJ to impress the american public or anything.

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 1/12/2007 06:25
Hahahahahaha, USA got football now.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 1/11/2007 21:57
In 1993 the Cubs signed Ryne Sandberg to a contract that would pay him close to $6 million a year, in what was then the most lucrative deal in the history of baseball.

How the fuck did we go from $6 million to $50 million in 13 years.  They play games for a living! 

veemobil (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/11/2007 18:50
Get commander Keen onto it.

Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/11/2007 18:41
i hate this crap...  they play a game, and they get millions and millions...  i work my ass off and make 12k a year

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