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Spending it

January 20, 2007

It is interesting that the Galaxy and MLS would want to spend $250 million for a player who is overrated, declining, didn't know how to dribble in his best of years and was a complete failure in the last World Cup along with the rest of the English team. Beckham says he is not coming to America for the money. If that is indeed the case, why didn't the Galaxy sign him for the annual $100,000 or less they pay for most of their players? That would make good economic sense, not the alchemist economic formula Mr. Leiweke is subscribing to.

HORST HOTZY

Buena Park

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In light of the criticism emanating from many radio talk show hosts (you know who you are) over the significance of David Beckham's signing with the Galaxy, I offer you this.

People who do appreciate the perfection of a dry martini should never attempt to make one. Likewise, people who do not understand the world's most popular sport should never offer an opinion on the subject. Go back to screaming at each other about the Lakers. Good night now.

DAN JENSEN

San Clemente

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Now it all makes sense. Under the ownership of AEG and the "leadership" of Tim Leiweke, the Los Angeles Kings franchise has spiraled downward to become a laughingstock of the NHL, and the team now has the same relevance to the average Southern Californian as the price of a snow blower.

We now know why. AEG was squirreling away its money to throw $250 million at David Beckham, roughly six times the annual Kings payroll. Congratulations, Galaxy and the MLS, you will now become elevated to the 18th most popular sport in the USA, right behind fishing and lawn bowling. But as a loyal Kings fan who feels totally betrayed, I would like to know, Mr. Lies-Weekly, why should I ever buy another ticket to a Kings game? Why don't I just mail a check to Mr. Beckham?

RONALD J. PETERS

Thousand Oaks

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I cannot wait to see Mr. Posh Spice lace them up for the Galaxy. This is the shot in the arm that soccer has needed. From here on out, the sky is the limit. Once the games start, the stands are going to be rocking! Imagine the noise that 9,500 people can make. Soccer is ready to take off. Mark my words: In a year from now, there will be 9,501 fans at the Galaxy games.

CRAIG P. FAGAN

San Diego

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