posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 04:08 AM
OK, I know, I Know . . . there are more important things to talk about, but can someone explain to me why I am being David Beckham'd at by the
First, some backround. I am already 59 years old. I know I am "out of it." My demographic isn't worth diddly squat to anyone so they don't aim
anything at me. Fine. But I'm kind of hip for my age and I still take an interest in life. I'm an artist and I'm learning to play guitar, and
still think the hot chicks are hot. I like the modern pop music.
I like anything current. I'm not one of those old fogey's who thinks pop music started a nose dive at the end of the sixties. I like it all and I
still get excited by the new stuff when it's good,as it often is.
What I'm trying to say is, I don't think my problem with David Beckham is me. I'm not someone who resents other people's success or can't stand
the rise of a new personality. I just don't get him and Posh.
I am one of those people who doesn't really follow soccer/football except at world cup time. I think Beckham is vastly overrated as a player. He's
kind of like an outstanding place kicker in the NFL, but the analogy kind of breaks down because I don't think he wins as many games for his team as
a good place kicker would.
There are many outstanding players in professional soccer, but take one for example, the Brazilian Ronaldo (Ronaldo Luis Nazaria deLima). Ronaldo is
the kind of athlete who would be a star in whatever game he played. You just have to look at the highlight reels. He has tremendous energy and
tremendous tenacity. Add to that, oustanding ball handling skills and you've got a one man wrecking crew. Not to mention the fact that like most of
the world's great athletic stars on team sports, he does his job in heavy traffic. David Beckham doesn't approach the skill level of Ronaldo, or
numerous other players I could name.
Posh Spice . . . .? ? ? I'm sorry, I'm infatuated with Paris Hilton. I just can't get Posh Spice into my head. Jessica Simpson, yes. Lindsay
Lohan, yes. A dozen other little hotties, yes. But Posh Spice is like a creature from Mars by comparison.
I don't give a rat's ass if either one of them make's it in LA. Do I have a point here? Why am I so irritated by these two people?