Here are some headlines, all taken from today’s stuff.co.nz front page:
“Have You Met David Beckham? Click here to send in your pictures and stories.”
“Becks Delivers In Style”
“Full Beckhamwatch Coverage!”
“Bye Becks, It’s Been a Blast.”
“Bridget Sauders: David Beckham – At The Afterparty”
I just don’t get why we’re supposed to care. Do that many people in NZ follow english football? In fact, doesn’t this guy play football for a Los Angeles team now? Does anyone outside of LA follow LA football?
Are we that hard up for people to get excited about that we give a shit about someone just because he’s very famous in other countries?
I’d be more interested if Gurinder Chadha, the director of “Bend it like Beckham”, was in NZ. I’d be more interested if Posh Spice was in NZ. Okay, that’s not true. Hell, I’d definitely be more interested if Beck was in NZ. “Seriously” I would say, “Odelay was awesome.” Then I’d ask him if he minded this US soccer player stealing all his thunder.