The Mullet is Coming! The Mullet is Coming!

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Business in the front, party in the back, Guv-nah!

OK, so this was really just an excuse for me to write another post about mullets.

Today it was announced that David “Bend it like” Beckham, aka Mr. Posh Spice, aka Becks, aka The Mullet Heard Round the World will be joining the Los Angeles Galaxy in August after his contract expires with Real Madrid, whose players, it should be noted, are coincidentally and collectively nicknamed Los Galácticos in Spain. But will Beckham be a star in LA?

Many people (including Mr. Beckham himself) are positioning this move as an opportunity to evangelize the world’s most popular sport in a country in which it’s often relegated to the “More +” dropdown menu on espn.com, something even the great Pelé couldn’t do successfully when he was brought to the New York Cosmos in 1971. But hey, for $250 million over 5 years, somebody’s gotta do it.

Let’s hope he just popularizes the sport, and not the hairstyle he imported to Madrid, and the rest of Spain and Western Europe: the dreaded mullet. After 8 months of staring at mullets, please God, no more mullets!

~ by Jeff on January 12, 2007.

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