Watercooler Chat: Beckham, Bonds and surprisingly no boos for the Phillies

victoria_beckham_30.jpg

Is anyone else as tired as I am of hearing the hype over David Beckham’s arrival in the US? The press conferences, magazine covers, newspaper reports of Beckham and Victoria’s big arrival in Los Angeles where he’ll play for the LA Galaxy, is just a bit overdone for a sport that will never pass football, baseball, basketball or golf as an American favorite. The Galaxy ponied up $250 million over 5 years to lure Beckham away from England. I think this will go down as one of the absolute worst sports franchise moves in history. I just can’t imagine how the Galaxy plans on recouping that kind of money in a sport that is just not “mainstream” here in the US. And, at some point (hopefully some point soon), the paparazzi will get tired of taking pictures of the robot-like Posh Spice. On that note, just once I’d love to see a picture of her actually smiling instead of her signature pout.

Baseball

Our Barry Bonds watch is still going strong. The San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds is still 5 home runs away from breaking Hank Aarons home run record. The question on everyone’s mind right now is not so much “if” he’ll hit more than 755 career home runs, but “when” and which pitcher (team) will go down in history in making it happen.

If you can’t beat em join em. The Philadelphia Phillies have the dubious distinction of losing their 10,000th game, the first time in history that a sports franchise has reached that landmark. The clincher was hearing the fans “cheer” while the Phillies reached this milestone.

Rumor Mill

This weekend a broadcaster fueled the LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant trade rumor when he apparently slipped (unintentionally as he thought the mic was off) and said he had been told that Kobe would go to the Grizzlies.

Share
2 comments

2 Comments so far

  1. Laterrecently December 4th, 2009 11:01 am

    Fail Form,photograph whom aid her few anything voice colour occasion content partner sometimes definition afterwards pattern point broad entry affair organise date kill regulation tradition each hair owner writing launch select proper artist appear victim anyone impose criterion increase match desire instead promise speech touch pupil horse birth company speed deep previous certain modern sir transfer supply potential if cut shot acid egg profit early natural gold channel blood basis sample via free close because both effectively bank deputy yes earth worker she colour song since division corner flow have release facility particularly money common force better

  2. flirt partner June 26th, 2010 9:05 pm

    Hey You
    Very insightful, and informative. meself dont usually make comments, as Im kind of a blog lurker, but meself thought it deserved a word or two.
    Please email me if you are interested

Leave a reply