8.01.2007

Still Laughing At This


Photo from the Morning News - a fan of FC Dallas shows his disgust for David Beckham not playing in Frisco last night.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not Sexy Beck's fault he didn't play!

Anonymous said...

The man was injured and people are whining because they didn't get to just look at him. He is not a hollywood actor, he is here to play soccer.

Anonymous said...

This is true 11:06 but they also knew he'd be a huge draw for the crowd when they hired him.

Anonymous said...

I really don't pay to much attention to soccer and I wouldn't know this beck guy if he limped into my office. BUT in any pro sport your fans should be everything.and it doesn't matter if your a jock a singer or actor your going to get press. its up to you weather its positive or negative. what ever they write about you everyone else belives.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but what's even funnier, or ironic, or hypocritical depending on how a person views it, is that it's the guy holding the sign who's paying the salary. Sign should say "Welcome to America, where fans by the millions are too stupid to realize that if they stopped paying for overpriced tickets, stadiums, hot dogs and beer that they wouldn't have to hold up signs complaining about athletes who make millions for doing nothing."

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why soccer will never make it in the US. In other sports, players are expected to play hurt, not only by the fans, but by their own teammates. This adds to the "macho factor" attached to professional athletes.

In soccer, you see a player go down "injured" and roll around on the turf like he just had his left testes relocated to his right arm pit. Then the replay is shown on TV....and you see....clearly....that he was never touched, much less physically harmed.

And what about the big show when the 2 "medical personel" trot out onto the "pitch" with the stretcher in tow. They load up the player and start off the field, only to stop suddenly, as miraculously, the player is healed, and back at full speed in a matter of seconds.

Americans compare that behavoir to NFL players, playing with knees held together by braces, dislocated fingers and damaged shoulders(IE, Emmitt Smith vs. NY Giants, NFC championship game). Major League baseball players hitting home runs when they can barely walk(IE, Kirk Gibson in the World Series) NBA players playing hurt or ill(IE, Willis Reed playing in the NBA Finals when he could barely walk). NHL players doing whatever it takes to get on and stay on the ice, playing games with "a lower body injury"(Hockey fans will understand that). And being from Wise county, how could I leave out our PBR friends, who sit atop huge beasts, with HORNS on them, for crying out loud.(IE, Tuff Hedeman, et al)

The bottomline is soccer players, compared to the above, come across as a bunch of rich wussies faking injury and that is why the game will never make it big in the US.

Which, is extremely sad, because the kind of endurance, skill and creativity it takes to be among the truly elite players in the world is all lost on Americans as soon as they see a lame-a$$ dive taken on the "pitch" by a player trying to get a foul called against the other team to earn a free kick.

They need to play like MEN...manly MEN...playing a manly sport...in a manly way...then, and only then, will the game have a chance of making it big in the US.

OK...I'm done now....where's my beer.

DE, Jr.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why soccer will never make it in the US. In other sports, players are expected to play hurt, not only by the fans, but by their own teammates. This adds to the "macho factor" attached to professional athletes.

In soccer, you see a player go down "injured" and roll around on the turf like he just had his left testes relocated to his right arm pit. Then the replay is shown on TV....and you see....clearly....that he was never touched, much less physically harmed.

And what about the big show when the 2 "medical personel" trot out onto the "pitch" with the stretcher in tow. They load up the player and start off the field, only to stop suddenly, as miraculously, the player is healed, and back at full speed in a matter of seconds.

Americans compare that behavoir to NFL players, playing with knees held together by braces, dislocated fingers and damaged shoulders(IE, Emmitt Smith vs. NY Giants, NFC championship game). Major League baseball players hitting home runs when they can barely walk(IE, Kirk Gibson in the World Series) NBA players playing hurt or ill(IE, Willis Reed playing in the NBA Finals when he could barely walk). NHL players doing whatever it takes to get on and stay on the ice, playing games with "a lower body injury"(Hockey fans will understand that). And being from Wise county, how could I leave out our PBR friends, who sit atop huge beasts, with HORNS on them, for crying out loud.(IE, Tuff Hedeman, et al)

The bottomline is soccer players, compared to the above, come across as a bunch of rich wussies faking injury and that is why the game will never make it big in the US.

Which, is extremely sad, because the kind of endurance, skill and creativity it takes to be among the truly elite players in the world is all lost on Americans as soon as they see a lame-a$$ dive taken on the "pitch" by a player trying to get a foul called against the other team to earn a free kick.

They need to play like MEN...manly MEN...playing a manly sport...in a manly way...then, and only then, will the game have a chance of making it big in the US.

OK...I'm done now....where's my beer.

DE, Jr.

AnObiter said...

Made me laugh over @ Drudge too. But that disgruntled fan aside, soccer is so gonna rise in popularity now that Becks is stateside. I've got my "pennant."

Anonymous said...

12:21 you are some kind of word God. I've read that over and over and I just cried from the truth that you so perfectly and pointedly pronounced to us all in a way that even the most hardened altheletic supporter would want to hang up his jock strap for good.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, those big, bad NFL players that get hit while padded to the hilt. They sure are tough!

Its easier to play injured when you're drugged up, too.

Anonymous said...

Amen to 12:21!