Professor Beckham dons a New Orleans Saints UniformBy: Bob | June 25th, 2007
So it turns out that all the ridiculous stories about David Beckham and family we have read over the past six months were just a prelude to the main act: the advertising blitz. I bet you are shocked, I say SHOCKED, to hear that the (possibly) Botoxed face is going to be plastered everywhere with one of the early adverts featuring Becks and American football running back Reggie Bush swapping sports.
According to Adidas:
“During Beckham and Bush’s meeting in Madrid, Beckham strapped on a Saints helmet and uniform with his signature number 23 and performed running drills, ran pass routes with Bush defending him and kicked long-range field goals and punts. Bush, meanwhile, laced up his soccer boots and shin pads and defended short-range penalty kicks from Beckham playing goal keeper. Although each athlete looked momentarily uncomfortable in their new sports, they were able to quickly grasp the nuances, such as Beckham spiking the football after a touchdown catch and Bush playing a spirited game of keepy uppy with his knees and feet. Later, the two athletes exchanged jerseys and discussed what Beckham should expect after arriving in the U.S., from fan reaction to media attention.”
Learning how to spike a football after a touchdown is quite a difficult trick to pick up, but quick learning is what one can expect from a university lecturer. I always thought Becks would end up a teacher. I just assumed it would be in a cosmetology school.