David Beckham takes a shot at the Canadiens before game in Montreal (Video)

With the L.A. Galaxy in Montreal this weekend to take on the Impact, it was only natural that a reporter ask the Galaxy’s biggest star something about hockey. As we all know, soccer is not the most popular sport north of the border. When David Beckham was asked what it was like to travel to a hockey town for a soccer match, he had a brilliantly witty answer waiting in the holster. As you can see from the video above, Beckham took a shot at the Canadiens while paying a compliment to the Kings, who have shocked the hockey world by advancing to the semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs as a No. 8 seed.

“I think we’re the hockey town at the moment,” Beckham said with a grin before adding that he doesn’t want to offend anyone.

As we know, the Canadiens missed the playoffs altogether this year after a disappointing season. Beckham’s comment was very well-timed and light-hearted, but I’m sure the joke didn’t earn him any fans in the Montreal area. Moments like this one would seem to indicate that those people take their hockey fairly seriously.

David Beckham will be first male to appear solo on cover of ‘Elle Magazine’

Once again, David Beckham is set to make history. He won’t be doing so by becoming the first soccer player to ink a second $250 million deal with an MLS team, however. This time, Beckham is making magazine history. According to the Daily Mail, Beckham is set to become the first ever male to appear by himself on the cover of Elle Magazine.

For those who are unfamiliar with the publication, Elle is a women’s magazine based in the United Kingdom that focuses on women’s fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. Men have appeared on the cover on rare occasions when accompanied by a female, but never has a man gone solo on the cover of Elle. Since the magazine caters to a female audience and females love looking at Becks, it makes sense that he would be the first.

Unlike the picture of Beckham that caused a controversy when it was distributed to thousands of schools and community centers across the U.K., he’s probably free to show as much as he wants on the cover of Elle. I doubt the magazine’s regular readers will complain.

Photo credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

David Beckham’s tattoo of Posh Spice causes school-poster controversy

David Beckham‘s provocative tattoo of his wife Victoria has created a stir in the UK after the ink was seen in promotional posters by supermarket chain Sainsbury’s reportedly sent to 47,000 schools and community centers across the country.

The tattoo in question, which features a scantily clad Posh Spice posing seductively on Beckham’s left forearm, is displayed in ads featuring the L.A. Galaxy midfielder encouraging preschool-age kids to adopt an active lifestyle.

“I can see it’s not really appropriate to have on show in front of children,” one teacher told The Sun.

“We are going to keep the material in the preschool but make sure it’s too high up for the children to see.”

At least she’s not being wasteful. Sainsbury’s has apologized for its lapse in judgement and said it will “take this feedback on board when designing our Active Kids material going forward.” Translation: Long-sleeve shirts.

Meanwhile, Sarah Jones doesn’t see what the big deal is.

H/T Dirty Tackle
Photo credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

David Beckham to Please the Ladies with Underwear Ad During Super Bowl

Those of you who are Giants, Patriots, Ravens, or Niners fans could end up focusing on one thing and one thing only come Sunday, Feb. 5. The rest of us will be enjoying the best day of the year and — per usual — the best commercials of the calendar year. Good news for the portion of the population that has always wanted to see David Beckham in his underwear during the big game: you’ll get your wish during the second quarter this year.

According to the Mirror, the H&M clothing company has put up an estimated $1 million to have Beckham appear in a 30-second commercial wearing nothing but his skivvies. Of course, Beckham will be showcasing H&M’s “David Beckham Bodywear” collection.

“Over the past year, I’ve been developing my Bodywear range with my team and I’m extremely positive about what we have designed and produced,” Beckham said. “The final piece in the jigsaw was a retail partner who has the vision and capability to distribute these products globally. In H&M we have found the perfect partner to collaborate with going forward.”

As the Mirror pointed out, the largest audience Beckham was ever seen by came during the 2002 World Cup, when roughly 1.6 billion people watched a match between England and Brazil. To my knowledge, Beckham was not alone and in his underwear during that broadcast. An estimated two billion people will see him in that state during the Super Bowl. If anyone has the confidence to pull it off, it’s Becks.

David Beckham Gets in Opposing Coach’s Face After Galaxy Win (Video)

David Beckham got into it with the Real Salt Lake coach following the Galaxy’s 2-1 win on Saturday. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Becks was upset that Real coach Jason Kreis had yelled at the referee. The ref handed out six yellow cards, four of which went against Salt Lake.

“Apparently [Beckham] thinks he’s the only one who can yell at referees,” Kreis said. “He wanted to continue [the discussion] after the game.”

Here is a video of the incident:

I honestly didn’t know Beckham had that in him. That’s not something I expected to see from the Easter bunny.

Chest bump to Sports Grid for the story.

David Beckham Throwing Son Birthday Party at the Harry Potter Castle?

Birthday party ideas can be tough to come by for a parent. Do you take your son to a ballgame? Do you bring he and his friends to the batting catches and let them have all the ice cream they can eat? Maybe a water park is in store? If you have more money than you know what to do with, planning can be made a bit easier.

According to the Daily Star, Victoria and David Beckham are planning the sickest 13th birthday party ever for their son Brooklyn.  Forget the petting zoo, the Beckhams are planning to rent out the Harry Potter castle and give Brooklyn and his friends free reign of the place for a day.  We learned from Beckham’s tattoo that he loves his kids, but this is what I call a birthday bash.

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David Beckham and Craig Ferguson Talk About Tattooing Their Packages

David Beckham joined Craig Ferguson for an interview on his CBS program this week. The two of them began talking tattoos, comparing ones that they have (sadly there was no mention of Beckham’s Jesus tattoo). At one point Ferguson asked Beckham if he had considered getting a tattoo on his package. His answer might surprise you (jump to the 4:30 mark):

If you do plan on getting a member tat, I think Craig’s “Hello my name is Craig nice to meet you have a good day” is a good choice. The only problem is they may run out of …….. ink.

Thanks (I guess?) to Digital Spy