“The United States has gone gaga for Becks and Posh this past
year. Stadiums have been filled to capacity to see the once great
player bring ‘football’ to a country that still persists in
believing that a game played with one’s hands is the real football.
Mostly they’ve just seen news reports of the Beckhams, as David
Beckham has spent most of his time on the bench, injured.
“It’s just as well, since he hasn’t been much good for several
years. What is interesting to me, however, is how much Beckham
reflects the worst in open-source hype…”