Category Archives: I suppose I have to have a separate Beckham category

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Miami Scheiß

So, when did we stop storming over to uspto.gov every time someone suggested a team name?  Because, and don’t shoot the messenger here, but someone already thought of using “Miami Vice” to sell products. Word Mark MIAMI VICE Goods and Services IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: CLOTHING– …

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Miami Twice

Anyone who has gazed upon the empty seats at the Carson Cathedral the past couple of years might come to two conclusions.  One, Chivas USA is one player away from on-field and box office success, and that player is Bofo Bautista.  Two, David Beckham solidified the Galaxy fan base and …

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MLS Cup 2012 – Meet the new boss, same as the old boss; or, 2 Legit To…oh, never mind, it looks like you’re quitting

You’re probably asking yourself – how can it be a Hollywood ending if the bad guys win?  This is why it’s always important to know who the protagonist is, and what kind of story you’re in.  Yes, Luke was the good guy in Star Wars…but so was Uncle Owen. Since …

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Let’s talk about Becks

You want to judge Beckham’s legacy?  Great – watch a week from Saturday.  Then we’ll find out. Not because we are single-mindedly obsessed with championships.  Not because we confuse moral goodness with success.  Although we are and we do.  It’s actually because we do that his legacy now becomes so …

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The Great Zaganza strikes again

What did Garber mean? What do you mean, what did he mean? He didn’t mean anything! Okay, this is probably because Major League Soccer Soccer’s archives are kept alongside the Ark of the Covenant, but still, it’s not totally impossible to find out what Garber actually said. And what he …

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Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote

Wow, I’m getting called out by name a lot these days. Okay, fine – David Beckham came back in time to play against Dallas. I thought he wouldn’t, and he did. Thanks. Now, if you take that in a vacuum, Beckham did a Good Thing. However, the only reason he …

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Two comebacks

Grahame Jones takes his share of stick from We the People, but he killed it over the weekend. Nice article on Charlie Davies and his comeback, and a nice shot at David Beckham. They’re both up at the LA Times soccer front page, and they’re both worth reading. Let’s get …

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Will Beckham give LA the royal shaft?

You’re an MLS coach. There’s this player that’s been in and out of the lineup for a few years now, and he’s in the last year of your contract. Even though every rational observer has called him a big disappointment, he’s been making a lot of noise about how he’s …

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The Stars Decline

Why does everyone hate the Galaxy? Okay, wrong question. Right now they’re the Kings, and they want to be the Lakers. This not being basketball territory, I won’t bore you with the many ways the Lakers represent Nearly Everything Wrong With Sports (the Clippers representing the remainder), but the Lakers …

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Defense mechanism

One of the cliches you hear a lot is that great players don’t make great coaches. The names “Diego Maradona” and “Ruud Gullit” probably come storming to mind, along with several others. There’s a lot of truth to the stereotype. Doing and teaching, as the joke goes, are very different …