Thursday, May 22, 2008

Double-time

The Galaxy usually have Wednesday off, but that turned out especially well for David Beckham, as he mentioned to reporters last week.
"Of course," he said when Martin Rogers asked if he'd be watching the Champion's League final.
Yet Becks has also become a big Lakers fan, and they're starting the Western Conference finals as well.
No prob. Becks owns a swanky downtown pad, reportedly right across from the Staples Center, at the new Ritz condos. So, a good plan would be to watch the Champion's League Final there, then mosey across the street to Staples for the Lakers game.
Which he apparently did with Brooklyn, his eldest. I find it amusing the Daily Mail doesn't mention the Lakers are in a final series of their own. Also, considering the Lakers were behind most of the match before a big comeback, I'm not surprised Becks was "subdued". I'm sure he cheered up at the end.
The one who could be grumpy today is Ruud Gullit, ex-Chelsea coach. Galaxy guys might expect an extra-long practice.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

all i can say is every time i read an article from there the more disapointed i am by those morons...it was a 4 hour difference between the end of the champions league and the laker game

Anonymous said...

i don't mean to insult anyone, but , ac, sometimes your posts read like people magazine briefs. what gives?

A.C. said...

What gives? I post whatever I find interesting. I'm easily amused, actually. You don't have to read it.

Anonymous said...

how awesome would becks be if he was a clipper fan instead?

A.C. said...

Well, if he was a Clippers fan, he wouldn't be going to any games right now.

Phillip said...

Becks is a bandwagoner.

lol

Jon said...

I thought Gullit's parting with Chelsea was a little tense, wasn't it? So maybe he watched the CL final with a bit of schadenfreude.

Anonymous said...

great suggestion -- i'll stop reading your posts then.

A.C. said...

Actually, we asked Gullit about his CL pick - he was with Chelsea all the way, so I guess he got over any acrimony associated with the parting.

Anonymous said...

@phillip

he's not a bandwagoner, he's a hollywood mover/shaker. the front row isn't about going to the game, it's about being seen.

the section just behind is where all the producers, directors, agents, etc... sit. lots of deals go down there.

writers go to clippers games.

A.C. said...

Becks may be a bandwagoner, or maybe he started as a Lakers fan because Kobe, who loved and played soccer as a child, came to a Galaxy game - who knows what might have happened if Elton Brand had showed up first?

Craig said...

"How awesome would becks be if he was a clipper fan instead?"

Why? So he can watch an owner continually sabotage a franchise with extreme cheapness year in and year out? Maybe Donald T. will ask Beckham if he can tape the players ankles.

Why? So he can join the dwindling numbers of "Clippers Nation" as they're annually locked in lottery-land?

Why? So he can watch Tim Thomas mail in another season?

Why? So he can be annyoed by Clipper Daryl's two chants? Seriously, Daryl needs to mix in some creativity.

Come on!

Diane said...

a) This is a blog. We could just google Andrea and Luis's regularly published articles if we didn't want to read the big AND little things they notice that don't fit in those.

b) On the subject of which, have you ever noticed the number on Beckham's jersey? #7 was taken by Real Madrid's captain, so Beckham chose Michael Jordan's number. Surprisingly enough, people often lead whole lives before they arrive in the U.S. and suddenly become visible to Americans, and they come across all kinds of things, even basketball! Everyone in the UK knows that Beckham's always been a basketball fan -- and that he ran cross country and was a competitive swimmer at school. Lots of little things that say a great deal about how someone becomes the player they are.

I don't know much about MLS players and appreciate this blog because it provides information and anecdotes about them, both on and off the pitch, that help me understand the ups and downs of their games as well as what they might and might not be capable of.

Which is nice.

FC Uptown said...

AC, I was in LA this week and listening to the radio to Jim Rome and got to thinking - when do you think Becks is going to go on that show and when is Becks going to do Fox Football FoneIn? Not that those shows are so great, but those would be two types of opportunities with a good following of general sports fans that would be nice targets for MLS. It's kind of strange neither has happened and he's been here over a year. Becks has surely met people with awful attitudes before, so it wouldn't be that taxing. Thoughts?

A.C. said...

I don't work for either Rome or FFF, so it never occurred to me to ask Becks why he hasn't gone on those shows. Technically, he hasn't done a lot of interviews yet - I'm still waiting for my big exclusive sit-down. :)

FC Uptown said...

AC, I know you dont work for Becks...but since he is the "Face of MLS" and I thought you had a ton of access to him/his peeps/AEG brass I thought you might have some insight. Did not know you are waiting for your own exclusive interview.

In other news - here is a Shaka Hislop article for you to sharpen your knives on. Come on..I know you want to...LOL

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/may/22/newenglandrevolution.majorleaguesoccer

A.C. said...

Actually, AEG brass and I don't mix much at all. I pretty much get access to Becks at post-game pressers and at his once-a-week post-practice with media. If Rome, FFF, TJ Simers, et al, come to those, they can ask Becks stuff, too.
Incidentally, though, there will be no post-game Becks conference after the KC game this weekend. He has to leave right after the match to catch a flight to England. Galaxy media relations gave everyone the heads-up on that today.

Anonymous said...

Great to see this amuses you AC. No one in the US Media has covered the fact that Serioux gave an interview in 2007 saying he was out to get Beckham and then happened to make a reckless tackle on him this weekend but you think this is worthy of attention?

You guys can't even find the really intersting stories when they are staring you in the face. Why doesn't someone ask Serioux and/or FC Dallas management about the quotes from Serioux in February 2007? That would be journalism so I guess that's a bridge too far.

FC Uptown said...

Anonymous, nice point lifted directly from Bigsoccer.