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David Beckham Booed in Kansas City

If Vince Young thinks he has it bad, maybe he needs to take a look at David Beckham. The international soccer star who was recently benched on the English national team, came home to the U.S. to a similar tune in the Galaxy’s 2-0 loss to the Wizards:

Beckham, who arrived in Kansas City on Friday, missed a free kick badly – leading to boos from the crowd – and did not have much of an impact on the outcome. “Obviously, it’s tough because I’m trying to get back into the time zone and didn’t sleep well last night, which didn’t help,” said Beckham, who played the entire game. “It’s something that I’ve got used to. It’s tough at times, especially when I don’t have many games before I play again.”

Becks apparently traveled through nine different time zones, hitting up four different cities in three days. Thing is, that’s the lifestyle he’s created for himself — he shouldn’t let it damage his play. Reality seems to be (not that I’m much of a soccer fan) that his skill has fallen off and that Beckham is nowhere near the player he was several years ago. Still, being booed is a common thing here so he shouldn’t be surprised. On the bright side, at least he’s not Carl Pavano.

David Beckham’s Kiss Makes Girl Faint

You can pretty much rely on me to keep this area Grammy-free. You and I both know why we all come here — and it’s not for my CD reviews. Even still, I couldn’t help but not pass this story up. For anyone who’s seen groupies in action, this might not be much of a surprise, but it was for me, and it’s kind of humorous regardless. From People, talking about Becks at a pre-Grammy party:

While Beckham played it cool with the party’s hosts, it’s safe to say he was heating things up among the women at the party. In fact, when one young female fan approached the soccer star and got a quick kiss on the cheek, she literally went weak in the knees – and fainted!

Beckham’s reaction: “He looked like it was an ordinary everyday thing,” an observer tells PEOPLE. “He just said ‘Get her some water. She’ll be ok.’”

Oh yeah, shrug, it happens all the time. Gotta be nice to have that sort of power where your kiss makes women faint. Wonder what the touch of his hands does to their clothes. I think I might have to add this to the list of desirable Superpowers.

Beckham Teaches Snoops Kids Soccer

Usually I like to stay Beckham-free around here, specifically when talking about the plastic puppet they call Posh, but this news is cause for our attention. We all have heard about stars providing lessons for other celebrities, usually at a large cost. Fitting right in as Ben Maller points out, Snoop asked his homie David Beckham to teach his kids how to play soccer. Said Snoop,

“David and I go back years. I asked him to come over and do me this favour as he is the one who has made everyone wake up and pay attention to soccer over here.

“He is terrific with my kids and they had a great time as he taught them how to shoot and score the perfect goal. That’s a partnership you never thought you would see – Snoop and Beckham.” And Snoop – real name Calvin Broadus – is so grateful to Beckham for teaching his kids Corde, Cordell, and Cori the basics of soccer, he has offered to return the favour and give young Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz lessons in lyricism.

You know, I thought I had seen some odd couples in my time, but this one might top the list. The surprising thing is that Beckham’s presence in the U.S. has actually impacted someone’s life here. Who knew?

I Don’t Want to be David Beckham

Sure, he’s popular, world-renowned, had a movie named after him, makes tons of cash, and bangs Posh Spice (which isn’t even something to brag about these days), but there is one thing about David Beckham that doesn’t appeal to me.  I just couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be him — and I mean that in a negative way.  Check out this video of a film crew following Posh around for her new reality show courtesy of Just Jared via Our Book of Scrap:

Yeah, that’s just not something I can get down with. That’s just far too much for me.