Beckham Down on Knives

18 08 2008

According to the BBC, Beckham an other British “footballers” have launched a campaign to decrease knife-related crimes in the UK called It Doesn’t Have to Happen.  Guns have been outlawed; now strides are being made against knives.  I like it.



All-Star Post-Game Thoughts

25 07 2008


Blanco and the English Blanco

Blanco and the English Blanco (Photo: mlsnet)

The All-Star game was a lot of fun, and yes, MLS won again!  Blanco was named MVP of the game, and it was our own De Rosario that won the game winning goal!  But I have to mention something one of the commentators said.  It went something like, “Beckham is wonderful.  He has really raised the level of play/publicity of MLS in the United States and the World.  The DP rule is great.  Look at how well Blanco is playing.  He is the MEXICAN BECKHAM.”  Why should Blanco be the Mexican Beckham?  Don’t get me wrong, I agree with the first part of the commentary, but isn’t Blanco a decent player in his own right?  Therefore, at least for this one post and possibly more, David Beckham is the English Blanco.