Monday, March 2, 2009

What a joke

I thought MLS learned from the past, that the league had grown to the point where clubs and the league itself didn't rely on one player.

I was so wrong.

Now, Becks gets to stay away with Milan for the duration of the season and, as an added bonus to Galaxy fans, he won't be able to play until mid-July.

By the way, this will be the theme of my Wednesday PE column so I will gather my thoughts on the matter and let everyone know how childish and absurd this whole deal is. It's too bad I won't be able to call it what it really is: complete bullshit.


Anonymous said...

don't mean to insult anyone, but the mls comes out looking like a bush league... it's sort of what it is in the end....

Jason D said...

It's only a reflection on MLS because of the contract-ownership situation; if only this was just on the Galaxy as an organization, I would feel just a little bit better about it.

Nathanhj said...

I have to say I don't think it's that big of a deal. Becks was going to leave at the end of the year anyway.

This way the team gets salary cap room (until July 15 when he comes back) and lots of moola from the transaction (which, let's face it, is the reason these teams exist in the first place - to make money). Galaxy fans get 11-13 more games from Mr. Becks and we get a little midfield stability by learning to play as a unit without him, which they would have to do anyway soon enough.

Becks isn't that great to watch when everyone around him is so far below his level anyway. He can play right wing very well. He can't really pick up a team and drag it along. And anyway, the real heart of the team is Landon Donovan, who I actually hoped would have done better in Germany. If Landon comes back motivated, then missing Becks won't be that big a deal, what with Eddie Lewis and Mike Magee on the field as well.

I don't think this reflects poorly on MLS. It's just AEG being all money grubbing and getting s great ROI.

Frankly, I was over Becks and looking forward to some kind of chemistry on the field for a change. This way I get to seem him a few more times before he goes back to AC Milan. I can live with that. People who think this is bush league don't bother me. You guys don't like MLS anyway and just want to bitch about a league that's less than 15 years old. Whatever.

In the meantime, lets talk about what Mike Magee and Todd Dunivant might bring to the team. And what about having Hack-Master Supreme Kovalenko on the field? Anyone? Bueller?

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Luis, this proves that Leiweke is nothing but a whore. He'll do anything to make money. Once AEG fires his sorry ass, he should get a pair of 3-inch heels, fishnet stockings and a leather mini skirt and sell his wares along Sunset Boulevard around 11 p.m.

Zac Lee Rigg said...

My roommate is a Galaxy fan. He used the word bullshit about 18 times in a two minute period.

I think it's an apt description.

Anonymous said...

"don't mean to insult anyone, but the mls comes out looking like a bush league... it's sort of what it is in the end...."

I agree.

just another one of you said...

thank you for taking an outspoken view, Luis. I was surprised that the articles written about the agreement paint it as beneficial for all sides. that is a huge load of bs

They should just forget about playing Beckham and have him walk throughout the stands during games. Like the mascot he is.

Evan said...

I shouldn't be surprised when the Galaxy makes themselves look like a joke, but somehow I still am.