Friday, January 12, 2007

Today's Cartoon: David Beckham to Play Soccer in America

David Beckham's decision to play professional soccer in the United States could earn him as much as $250 million over five years; and yet, he says (with a straight face) that it's not about the money, but rather to "inspire children". Well, if that's the case, then in a round-a-bout sort of way it IS about the cash because what parent is going allow their kid participate in a sport if there was absolutely no chance for them to eventually earn the same kind of money? So while Beckham says that he's not playing for the money, I'm pretty sure that the American children he's "inspiring" will be (through their folks).

Then again, perhaps by stating that he wishes to "inspire children" Beckham is merely hinting that he wants to be the "captain" of his new squad ;)

Still, if I were him, I would double check that American contract to make sure it reads "soccer" and not "football" because a quarter of a billion dollars over five years may not be that sweet of a deal, if that's the amount it’s going to take to peel him off of the astro-turf after the first down.

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