did i read or see in local media something about the futbol team in Los Angeles being in negociacións for him to be a member?
I just wish that all the celebrities that we oggle would just whip out their hard cocks so that we can get all this nonsense over with...Wondering how hung certain celebs are....Give in to the evil male celebs....
doesnt look that big to me
he's still very cute though..|
with his wife they make a damn sexy couple... I'ld watch sex tape!
God that thing would snap Victoria in half.
Nice, Wish I could she without the shorts
Right, Beckham's now gonna be contracted to LA Galaxy for £128 million, reportedly.
52 weeks in a year, 5 years, so that's 260 weeks. Right?
128/260 = 0.49
So, he's on nearly half a million pounds per week...
Isn't that something like four times the wages of vastly superior footballs, eg Thierry Henry and Ronaldinho? I though those two were certainly under 200k a week.
Footballing wages are ludicrous.
What's the odds when he retires he comes back to England and takes over a premiership club? One of the few footballers who could afford it.
The most expensive show pony in the world.
They've brought him to raise their profile and boost their shirt sales.
but NOBODY on earth should be paid that much. I also cant see him playing till he's 36 either.
Well the move to LA gets them close to Tom & Katie and Hollywood, and will also give the Beckham brand a massive push in the states.
I agree that he probably won't still be playing at 36, but then with them poised to become even bigger players in the Hollywood glitterati, who needs a football career?
Clearly LA Galaxy have more money than sense.
The rich keep getting richer and the poor well they just barely get by.... Sad but true!
Nice little earner for him........mind they'll need to money the to keep posh in the manner she's accustomed to. After all she's talentless so she's never going to have another hit single, ever! Unless she teams up with the other Spice Girls, god I hope that never happens. The Take That reunion is bad enough, lol.
He's also not the best player in the UK, cute but apart from his crossing and free kicks what else does he have? And with all the starving people living in poverty around the world, a million dollars a week is obscene.
Btw, how long do we think it will take Tom and Katie to convert them to Scientology?
LOL most prfessional athletes in America bet paid the big bucks and he should be know less esspecially with the publicity he will be giving the MLS. Lets face it soccer is not a huge sport in a AMerica on a proffesional level I would think that people would be cheering them on as they are trying to bring soccer to the fore front in America so that the country can become a competitive nation in the realm of soccer.
Also the whole story anout all the starving people in the world is ludacrious. Yes there are lots of people who need help but oyu don't really exepect LA Galaxy to give that much money to Charity nor should you yes they giving money to charity would be good but poor children in the world should not stop them from trying to further there own objective if they can afford it.
The Bottom line is stop focusing on the moeny that they are giving him because that is normal in American scales and focus on what he could do for MLS as a whole.
i saw a special on VH1 about the beckhams. They said Posh makes a couple of million a year herself from modeling and various other endorsements. I agree with gaz, they hired beckham to raise not only the galaxy profile, but the profile of mls. while he might not be the best player, he is easily the most recognizeable, especially in the US.
His salary for playing soccer/football for MLS will only be $50 million. The other $200 million will be potential earnings as it relates to merchandising, endorsements, etc.
Remember that Michael Jordan made a decent wage but the bulk of his money came from endorsements, appearances, etc. That's the lure for pro athletes these days - not the love of the game, but how much money they can extort from anyone who is willing to shake a fistful of cash at them.
It's outrageous, but that's the world we live in, and that's the World Game! It's got to be worth it to the MLS - just the kind of interest and attention he draws.
"I'm not doing it for the money" I heard him say! Sheesh!
Something in that big amount of money stinks...
I wish Soccer would give it up.. nobody in America cares.
and they never will.
soccer the the game that was played by the kids you beat up in highschool.
That is too much money being used for a contract. Put it somewhere else that would be useful!
You mean the nelly, gay kids? Broaden your horizons a little. Soccer's one of the most popular and exciting games in the world.
As for Beckham, welcome to capitalism and what the market will pay.
Still cute as a button:
You can't get away from him in the UK press and I suspect the same thing will happen in the States at least for a little while if not longer.
But he's gay friendly and easy on the eyes so it's not all bad:
$250 million US for the length of the 5 year contract, that is $50 million a year, not including endorsements. Endorsements are one of the things that has compelled him to move to the US. In Europe he is a "has been" along with his "posh" wife, in the US they have a chance of making more money because they are "fresher meat"
You Americans that were so happy about your minimum wage increase less than two weeks ago must be tickled pink, AND YOU CANADIANS THAT HAVE FLOODED THE TORONTO BOX OFFICE WITH CALLS FOR TICKETS TO GAMES IN TORONTO BECAUSE BECKHAM WILL BE PLAYING IN CANADA SHOULD HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME FOR SUPPORTING THIS NONSENSE.
he was say that he is really excited about this, because he will have the chance to influence younger kids, thus promoting the sport of soccer in the united states. I think that is awesome!
The money isn't too bad. He makes so much from endorsements that he really doesn't even need to get paid.
He is like Tiger Woods. He made about $90 Million dollars last year -- only $7 million of that came from tour winnings. The rest came from endorsements!
And they never will.
Soccer: the most popular sport on planet earth: played in EVERY country in the world, including the USA.
If kids who play soccer get/got "beat up" in USA highschools, no surprise the USA is not the most popular sporting country in the world.[-X
Good on him I say. He's been badly treated by Real and the English FA over the last 7 months or so.
So he's not the brightest or most articulate guy in the world... he's the one getting 50M a year...
And let's face it, he's not going to land any commentating, coaching or presenting jobs when his career comes to an end. He's gotta secure his future, that of his kids (I'm sure he'll have more now) and his wifey. I mean, she's gotta keep up with the Cruise's now hasn't she? They'll probably go Scientology or Kaballah if it means rubbing shoulders with Hollywood's elite.
I think the only sad part is that their already obscene lifestyle will become even more so now. Spending for the sake of spending. If Tom's got one, Posh will have to have one too etc etc etc
One of these days professional sports will smarten the f**k up and players' salaries will not be public knowledge. :cool:
Perhaps, when he becomes too old to play, Beckham will run for Governor of California.
Yes, Yes, I know.. the rest of the world loves soccer.
I don't care.
they don't in America.
Yes, soccer is the game of champions in the rest of the world, but in America it's the game of wussies.
For my whole life I've been told that "Soccer will be HUGE in a generation because the youth of today plays soccer."
They told me that when me and my brothers played soccer when I was 7. that was 31 years ago, and just about as many people care today. Very few.
Certainly not enough to fill a staduim and no amount of indignant Europeans will change the fact that America already has enough sports that nobody plays anywhere else (How many championship basketball games are there in France?).
Oh, and soccer isn't the most popular game in Canada, either.. that's Hockey.
Curling is big.
And soccer is big in cities.
But still not enough people to fill a stadium.
David Beckham is moving to the USA, he will be on the LA team or something and would be making 1million a week for 2 years. He is going to do soccor like the beatles did to music, his wife is trying to get an actting carrer and or singing career, like they said you aint famous unless your famous in the USA .
PS. sorry for no pic and getting your hopes up:D
Sorry, but God Himself could come down and still no one in the US would be interested in soccer. Americans are more interested in real sports, like real football.
They could pay Beckham a billion dollars...it doesn't matter. Nobody cares about soccer in the U.S. It is boring. Hey, the real football playoffs are on this week..
It's a big joke. He's soo OVER THE HILL when it comes to soccer. There's a reason he's already retired from World Cup competion and that's because even he know's he can't compete anymore on that stage of soccer. He's nothing anymore except for a name. Unfortunally it will take 30-50 years for soccer to ever catch on that well here in the US. If Pele couln't do it there's no way that Becks will.
LOL, at least Vicky can try her acting career now. She's been nowhere lately, her singing career after the Spice Girls was a disaster...
Becks is a moneymaker. I never thought he'd sign the Galaxy. I thought he'd choose to stay in Europe for less money. I guess he doesn't find pleasure in playing anymore, it's just his job. Cuz for the pleasure of the game u go Europe.
Like this guy: Donta Smith (cute cute guy imo) LOL, playing for Lukoil Academik
And Lamont Jones playing for the same team: