Becks the Next Poker Superstar?
While at first I thought this article revealing Becks will take a game off from the MLS season to play in the 2008 World Series of Poker Europe was an April Fool’s joke, a detailed analysis of the idea has me scratching my head. I report it here simply because the rumours are continuing to fly (as even a joke will create them) and it’s best you be armed with a few links to decide for yourself until we know for sure.
All Dressed Up
David has made GQ’s “best dressed” list, alongside actors like Daniel Craig and Daniel Day-Lewis. This article discusses the list, and also the culture of men’s fashion it represents.
Greetings to Charity
David, Victoria, and many other celebrities have created greeting cards for charity benefiting sufferers of Epidermolysis Bullosa.
From Orlando Bloom’s pirate heart to Natalie Portman’s dog Charlie, this is a colorful way for some stars to connect the dots and come up with a cure.
Inspired by Oprah’s hit show The Big Give, celebrity hairstylist guru Ken Paves has partnered with eBay.com and his celebrity friends for a charity auction featuring 60 items donated by Ken’s superstar clients.
Celebrities include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Marcia Cross, Jewel, Christina Aguilera, Victoria and David Beckham, Bette Midler, the Eagles, Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson, Courteney Cox, Eva Longoria Parker, Carmen Electra.
Q&A with Alexi Lalas
Alexi Lalas put his unique spin on things in a recent Q&A with ESPN. Take what he says with a grain of salt, but it might interest you nonetheless. You can read the interview here.
ESPNsoccernet: On the field, David Beckham quieted many critics with solid play, even though he was plagued by injuries. What was you assessment of Beckham’s play in 2007 and where does he go this season?
AL: I think 2007 was a wash. To come in the middle of the season, unhealthy and with the team struggling was not ideal, to say the least. Any player new to the league needs time to adjust, on and off the field. When I look at David now, having been with us for the start of preseason, I see a much wiser and more confident player. Hopefully that will translate into a successful season for him and the team.
Fan Fest Recap
Here’s a video from the Galaxy with an official recap of the 2008 Fan Fest activities. David addresses the crowd towards the end of the video.