Is Beckham Worth It?

_42442365_becks_203 In a move that stunned the sports universe, David Beckham has signed to play with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.  Leaving Real Madrid–one of soccer’s most famous clubs–Beckham talks about his desire to help grow soccer in the United States.  While his desire and passion for a new challenge is noble, we think the $250,000,000 he’s scheduled to be paid in the next five years may have something to do with his decision as well.

Our critical question for today revolves around Beckham’s astronomical salary.  We’re wondering if any athlete or entertainer ever deserves to be paid a ridiculous amount of money for their talent.  Is it fair that one man can make more in a minute than some people make in a year?

Here’s what we think:

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So what do you think?  Does it make sense to pay entertainers and athletes millions of dollars?  Leave us a comment to share your thinking and join us again soon on The Blurb.


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3 Responses to Is Beckham Worth It?

  1. the blurbers says:

    Wen been heard aroud the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    dont ask

  2. Dominick Hasek says:

    I just got hooked onto your site… good stuff. Both side of the commentary make excellent points.
    In my opinion Mr . Beckham is definately worth his salary and a few comments to support my opinion.
    1.) 27,000 people can come to watch him work every game in LA. Looks like an average of 18,000 people/game attended the LA Galaxy games in 2006.
    2.) Much of this salsry will be coming from endorsement deals. No way LA could afford that salary with their current ticket prices and t shirt sales. The increase in business to his sponsers will be worth millions!
    3.) Noone thought NASCAR was going to take off either; look at it today. I believe LA Galaxy and the sponsers (Adidas, etc..) are taking a shot at the US market and trying to turn the sport into what it is in Europe. If the gamble pays off…his salary will look like peanuts in 5-7 years.
    4. He’s not all bad- There will be an Youth academy to teach young kids the sport of soccer.
    Is soccer such a bad thing to try and build? NFL and MLB has steroid issues; NBA has criminals and monthly fistfights on the courts.
    Yes, Mr. Beckham may be dangerously close to the end of his career but I say pay him and watch the sport explode in the USA.

  3. peoples says:

    I think it’s fair. After all we’re really paying the $ watching him play

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