It’s a sporting event. Players get injured. Just cuz you bought a ticket, doesn’t mean that player won’t get injured. Don’t you think Yallop would have preferred to have Beckham’s experience and poise on the pitch last night? They sure could have used it.
Of course, I’ve been saying for years that the league should be promoting teams rather than players. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, I’m sure you’ve heard it before. But the bottom line is, players come and go…but the team (unless they are in Florida or No Cal) are there forever. We as fans cheer for the team colors (whatever they are this month) and not the players.
Think of it this way. If Dallas hadn’t made such a big deal about this match being Beckham’s one ‘appearance’ in Dallas this year, they wouldn’t have had to make the special offer to appease unhappy fans.
Remember, pimp the player match ups seems to be the credo of MLS marketing. Anyone remember how silly that was during the WC last summer?
But what do I know? I’m just a fan who wants to see things run right. After all, it’s not my money on the line…just my entertainment…for which I do spend my hard earned money on.
Oh, and speaking of idiots, it seem the Brit media doesn’t know the difference between LA and Dallas fans. If the guy is wearing a Dallas jersey, why would the print that he’s an LA fan? Jeez, when I lived in England, the education system was pretty good. Guess things have gone downhill the last 20 years.