Posted: Monday January 15, 2007 10:26AM; Updated: Monday January 15, 2007 10:26AM
Will Victoria and David Beckham make an easy transition to the U.S.?
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1. The sports world is still reacting to David Beckham's blockbuster signing with the MLS's Los Angeles Galaxy. Landing such a superstar will surely make soccer a major American pro sport. Personally, I can't wait 'til Beckham and the Galaxy come to New York to play the Cosmos.
2. Some think Becks is heading Stateside so he and his wife Victoria, the former Posh Spice, can live a splashy L.A. lifestyle. They should definitely feel at home. Indeed, in Hollywood, Posh is considered stylish rather than simply skeletal.
3. Becks' five-year deal is said to be worth up to $250 million. Wow, that's A-Rod money. How's that one working out again?
4. The Saints extended their feel-good story by beating the Eagles 27-24 to reach their first NFC Championship Game, one season after going 3-13. It just goes to show how fast you can rebuild without FEMA in the way.
5. The top-seeded Chargers lost their playoff opener on Sunday at home to the Patriots, 24-21, to leave coach Marty Schottenheimer with a 5-13 postseason record. Come on, where's Bill Belichick when a guy could really use a hug?
6. Some wags speculate that the Chargers will fire Schottenheimer despite their 14-2 season. That seems harsh. Couldn't they at least have done it before the Cardinals filled their annual coaching vacancy?
7. Now the Pats will once again meet the Colts in the AFC Championship Game after Indy beat the Ravens on five Adam Vinatieri field goals. In related news, Mike Vanderjagt was consistently wide right while laying sod in his backyard.
8. The Bears nipped the Seahawks on an overtime field goal, aided by a key late sack from Tank Johnson. The Bears seem well-armed for a playoff push. Oops, sorry, that's just Johnson's den.
9. The San Diego Union-Tribune put 10 tickets to Sunday's Chargers-Patriots game into Sunday papers sold at newsstands throughout the area. Confused young people hoping to win the tickets furiously googled "newsstand."
10. A Missouri lawmaker wants to rename a five-mile stretch of I-70 in St. Louis that was dubbed Mark McGwire Highway after the slugger's 70-homer season in 1998. Really, there must be some way to account for McGwire's suspected steroid use. Maybe they could put his name on I-35?