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Beckham to stay in Milan?

David Beckham could be leaving the MLS

David Beckham could be leaving the MLS

The man who was once called the savior of the MLS has now been rumored to possibly leave the LA Galaxy. Beckham is on loan from the Galaxy to the Italian club AC Milan. Beckhams’s agents are expected to meet with AC Milan to see if they can get him out of the current 250 Million dollar contract he has with the LA Galaxy. Beckham has the freedom to opt out and leave LA in October.
“The player wants to stay with us but even he knows he must return to America.” The reason for Beckham’s Italian adventure was to enjoy the finest cannolis and pasta in the world and to pick up a brand new authentic Gucci bag for Posh. Well he actually wants to impress England coach Fabio Capello with his fitness that he may be considered for the English National team in 2010. Beckham looks in shape and has performed quite well for Milan having scored his first goal this past weekend vs. Bologna. AC Milan is willing to match any lost compensation in the deal and hope to retain Becks for good.

Well Victoria Beckham might have something to say about this stint in Italy. She does not want to uproot their three sons after their previous spell in a non-English speaking country with Real Madrid. Which makes sense but could also be a great experience for these young lads. If Beckham leaves the MLS, the league will officially lose credibility and any quality player will avoid venturing to the US to play. Now if he stays, the impact has the potential to bandwagon some more players from Italy and other countries who question the skill and athleticism of the MLS. In no way can the MLS compare to a an English Premier League or an Italian league but this development takes time. Soccer is a sport slightly considered by Americans but the MLS acquired Beckham to change that mentality. One man certainly cannot sway the American public from it’s infatuation with the 4 major sports in the US that are already well established in the states. The MLS needs something to spark it’s interest…how about bikini ball girls and an indoor soccer tour of the best players vs. one another. How about a Spice Girls reunion before every LA Galaxy game? If you wanna be my lovah! Marketing baby, I put that sh*t on everything!

Got that song in your head now didn’t I!
RaginRondo

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Weekend Wrap-up

Last weekend was a decent weekend for sports: Sugar Shane vs. Margarito, Arlovski vs. Fedor, Lebron’s buzzer beater, Celts vs. Mavs, Lakers vs. Spurs and NHL all-star weekend. Oh the plethora of sports was doused upon us.

So the weekend started with Lebron vs. Stephen Jackson, a battle that demonstrated “anything you can do I can do better.” 30 seconds remained and big shot after big shot led to the final seconds and Lebron with the ball. If you watch that clip, LBJ is a monster, man-child beast. We might as well call him a man beast. It was his first buzzer-beater in his NBA career, most likely not his last.

Sugar Shane worked Margarito

Sugar Shane worked Margarito

Onto Boxing, yes people are still pugilists! Now Sugar Shane Mosley fought welterweight champion Antonio Margarito at the Staples Center and the 37-year old Mosley took it to Margarito. He looked like the faster, smoother, stronger and far superior fighter on this night. What was more entertaining was Bernard Hopkins sitting and randomly standing in front of Mark Wahlberg, E from Entourage and a hammered Tobie Maguire in the stands. Wahlberg looked like he was stuck behind a Marge Simpson hairdo at the movies with Hopkins standing and barking at Mosley every round. You’d randomly see his head prop to the side, anyways Mosley KO’d Margarito in the 9th round.

World of MMA, Fedor knocked out Arlovski in the first round of their Affliction title fight. Arlovski was looking solid until he caught a right hook in the chin that face planted his ass into a comatose state. Arlovski went in with a flying knee to the corner and that’s where Fedor capitalized with the one punch sweet chin music. Arlovski’s known for his weak chin, hence the beard he wears to add some protection. On this night beard or no beard, he got knocked the F*** out!

Ovechkin wins on style points

Ovechkin wins on style points

NHL all-star weekend has really lost its luster. I know you’re probably saying “wait, this already happened?” and “What channel was this on?” Oh yes it happened and Versus proves to be the worst camera worked channel in my recent sports memory. Anyways, I remember going crazy when Ray Bourque would go 4 for 4 in the target competition and Al “I’m afraid of” Iafrate slap shot would kill somebody in the stands during the hardest shot competition. Now they’ve incorporated style breakaway shots that resemble a dunk contest minus the quality and excitement. Ovechkin just put on a Beach hat with Canada flags and glasses and skated with two sticks passing himself the puck. He eventually tossed one and scored but it sucked. He of course went on to win the competition. Chara had a 105 mph slap shot in his final attempt that won the contest.

As for the game itself, no one played defense but they did have their first penalty call in an all-star game. Game went into a shootout and was actually pretty entertaining. Ovechkin slotted home the game winner while the Habs Kovalev (hometown captain) took home MVP honors. Ladi freaking Da!

Oh and the Lakers wiped out the Spurs and the Celtics beat up the Mavericks to win their 8th straight, be afraid!

I sat and watched it all. (Well most of it)

RaginRondo

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment