January 14th, 2007

beck talk: LA

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Since David Beckham officially told the world his plans to move to California and play for $1 million a week whilst basking in the attention of sun-tanned beach bunnies eager to fawn over his accent and thighs of thunder, we’ve been feeling a sense of ennui. A bittersweet feeling we can’t quite put our finger on.

We love that David will grace the American tabloids and the A-list party scene with his golden balls. We know the Americans won’t be able to resist his sizeable pocket money, his celebrity status and his looks.

Oh yeah, and the football.

We also think the Americans will welcome David and Victoria’s lifestyle with open arms and we won’t hear as much about his “brand Beckham” exploits as we do in the UK. Just the thought of seeing all those pap shots of Victoria shopping on Rodeo Drive and/or David always in shorts due to the climate has us in a tizy.

Yet something just doesn’t sit entirely right with us. Six months ago Becks was captaining his country in the World Cup and now he’s going to play for the LA Galaxy? Pardon? Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello has said David will not play again for the team, so we won’t even be seeing him on the pitch for several months.

Even though he’s got a big pay day and will bring a lot of attention to the sport in the US and Canada, it still seems like Mr. B is going out mediocre, not on top. And as you all know, dear Kickettes, we always prefer David on top.

*nudge nudge wink wink*

For now, we’ll have to settle for watching/rewinding this video 8 million times to the bit where he says, “that’s what excites me…“

Link: A Look At Beckham’s Career
Link: Real Madrid Leave Beckham Out In The Cold
Link: Beckham’s Escape to LA: The First Reaction

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