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Is Becks more pop star than player?
Sun, March 9, 2008

Pele is not impressed with Becks. The legendary soccer superstar has blasted David Beckham as being "more pop star than player" in his belated season with the L.A. Galaxy, which is scheduled to play Toronto FC at BMO Field on Sunday.

Beckham is nursing a sore ankle and did not accompany the team to Dallas yesterday for a Superliga tournament game against FC Dallas. And he is not likely to play against Toronto.

Pele to Beckham: Grow up



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Soccer is certainly painful to watch people.I hear ya, but I think Pele is right. This guy (Beckham)has got to be the most over-hyped, over-rated, over-payed and over-pampered athlete in professional sports today. It's amazing how he and his equally untalented spice girl wife have become filthy rich and famous, despite the "style over substance" label. I'm sure Pele is questioning his heart(which most footballers lack) and desire,and weather this Los Angeles Galaxy experiment is just another cash cow for him. Anyhow, I have much better things to do than to watch soccer. Like, clean my garage maybee. Ahh the beautiful game.
Guy Champagne, 2008-03-10 15:57:26

David Beckham is an athlete?!? Is he any good?

All this time I thought he was just some 'himbo' who is famous for nothing, like Paris Hilton or Nicole Ritchie.
Steven, 2008-03-10 13:52:20

Simple games like hockey.

You must be kidding.

Try expalin hockey rules to a newbie.

"that's a penalty only when the are up one man in the fourth period and up by two goals, otherwise its OK. Got that. Next rule is....."
wayne, 2008-03-10 08:57:59

Up untill a few days ago I didn't even know we had soccer teams in Canada. As for this guy being more pop star than player? who cares? Its just soccer. That being said I'm going to go watch a hockey game.
Dwain, 2008-03-09 16:34:12

Untill they add Cheerleaders, no sport will get the attention, like baskettball, and football. Besides why do you think the bar cart girls on a golf course do not have a dress code ? Why put out money for half a player, when they just take it and run with no show ?
Terry Laliberte, 2008-03-09 15:24:40

Alfred

LMAO @ soccer being too complicated for north americans. The real truth is that soccer is too boring for north americans.

How can watching a 0-0 or a 1-0 game be exciting? It's not.

Soccer is nothing more than a bunch of divers that go down like they were shot if anyone comes close to them and bumps them.

Soccer is about as much fun as watching paint dry.
Jimmy, 2007-08-16 01:04:03

Beckham is more pop and a little bit Futballer.I am afraid to say but Futball will never be a national game here in North America. This wonderful game is much to complicated for the average North American to comprehend. Besides simplistic sports like Hockey, Baseball, and American Football are much easier for the north American fan to fathom.

Cheers!!
Alfred, 2007-08-10 08:13:20

Ted

LOL I agree 100 %
Jimmy, 2007-08-06 22:41:16

Beckham was an elite soccer player but that was a few years ago. He is in his twilight years now so I'm not sure how much he will do for pro soccer here in North America. If the pro league had started up when Beckham was in his prime and was playing here then I say it would have had a bigger impact. I think then the league could have attracted better players but like Lisa says there will be more women than men in attendance so its only a temporary situation until he retires. Then what will the league do ? I dont think pro soccer will get big here in North America. Soccer to me is boring watching 0 - 0 or 1 - 0 games, yawn. Its pretty funny watching a soccer player that just scored a goal run around acting like he just scored the winning goal in the championship LOL.

Hockey is just around the corner.

Go Leafs Go
Jimmy, 2007-08-06 09:47:53

All soccer players are soft. Most are divers, e.g. In a world cup game a few tournaments back, I don't want to name the team but it's player got kicked in the shins with the ball and immediately he covered his face as if he were shot and rolled on the field. In Beckham's case, soft or not this is a joke. Why come over here if your ankle is still sore and get many people's hopes up that want to see you play? Soccer will not make it in North America and the league will fold within 5 years anyway.
Joe, 2007-08-06 09:40:16

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