Sunday, March 14, 2010
Soccer Stupidity in L.A. David Beckham, the highest-paid soccer player on Earth, sustained an injury during a period when he was on loan to a European team. That injury will very adversely impáct the Los Angeles Galaxy (team of Major League Soccer), from which he gets a preposterous amount of money for a player in a minor sport.
LA Galaxy is paying Beckham $32.5 million over five years. He is expected to make about $200 million more in endorsements and merchandise fees.How stupid is the management of the L.A. Galaxy, to permit their biggest star to play for another team and get injured so badly in doing so that he can't play for the Galaxy?
"Major League Soccer" is of course no such thing in the United States.* Soccer is a foreign sport that has been pushed by government and media for two generations, without ever becoming a major sport in the United States. I don't know why the U.S. and the various state and local governments in this country keep pushing the U.S. to become a soccer nation. I suppose media want another major sporting event with which to build ratings and charge high fees for advertising to men. But why would governments push soccer? This insistence on imposing soccer upon people who want no part of it bespeaks a hatred for the culture of the United States by our ruling elite, but where did their contempt for American culture come from, and how did it so thoroughly saturate government at all levels that almost every town and college campus has soccer fields today?
Soccer is perhaps the stupidest game in the world, in not allowing players to use the things that made the human being human, capable of mastering the environment: hands.
Soccer is intimately connected with massive violence and mass death all around the world.
But still people who hate this country keep pushing soccer at us, year after year after decade. All for naught. Children are pressured into soccer teams, and stupid, anti-American people insist on calling housewives "soccer moms". But when all those kids who were intimidated into playing that supremely stupid, supremely foreign game grow up, they abandon soccer forever. They never attend a game of pro soccer or any school soccer that their kid is not playing in. They never watch soccer on television. They become Americans in their adulthood, after a childhood being brainwashed by our alien governments into becoming little pseudo-foreigners.
I hope the L.A. Galaxy loses every cent of Beckham's remaining contract — and goes out of business — because Beckham has been rendered incapable of playing that stupid game on our shores. He's not happy here, anyway, because he's not a superstar here, because soccer is nothing here. He wants to go back to Europe. Let him buy an airplane ticket — he's certainly got the money for it — and good riddance to European rubbish. Now, if we could only load the entire leadership of MLS and the game of soccer itself onto that plane, we would be well rid of them all.
* My area, Newark, NJ, will see the opening of the "New York" Red Bulls' new arena just across the Passaic River from Downtown Newark (in NJ, despite the NY in the team's name, just as both "New York" football teams, the Giants and Jets, actually play in NJ). The audience to fill (or is it only fractionally fill?) this beautiful new structure (see fotos on my Newark fotoblog at June 9, 2009 and February 13, 2010) will likely come mainly from immigrants in North Jersey (including Newark's very large Portuguese and Brazilian community) and NYC, not from people born in the United States.
(The current U.S. military death toll in Iraq, according to the website "Iraq Coalition Casualties", is 4,383 — for Israel.)
Links to this post: