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5,380 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 19 years ago by dimension

Do you think that David Beckham is the most famous sportsman in the World?


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19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 12:37:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
No. I'm sure he's only popular to those that follow Soccer/footbal, or those that follow the Spice Girls
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 2:12:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's quite a lot of people. He is famous to people who follow "celebrity" culture, fashion and tabliod journalism too.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 2:13:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
That said maybe O.J. could give him a run for his money.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 2:13:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
His voice is just too funny, sounds like a twelve year old girl on helium.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 2:18:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
umm no. try this guy :p
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 2:21:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Too narrow and too out of date. Maradona is not as famous amongst the non sporting population of the world and is not the matsurbation fantasy of the entire tennage female population of Japan, for example.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 2:32:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
If he hadn't f*cked that snotty Spice Girl, I would have no idea who that man was.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 2:37:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Precisely.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 3:05:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Vinnie Jones is so much cooler
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 3:11:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Vinnie Jones is NOT cool. Vinnie Jones is a seriously distured individual, but more British males identify with a violent lunatic than a very shy boy that got pulled by a slapper.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 3:17:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Have you even seen Lock Stock? Can you imagine Beckham in the role
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 4:10:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
No way, soccer isn't that popular, I think there are a few people who would beat him out easily, Cassius Clay and Michel Jordan, for sure, probably Anna Kournikova, Tiger Woods and Mike Tyson as well, just in soccer I thik Pele is more well know than Beckham.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 4:14:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not about soccer and anyway there's a big world where "soccer" iIS that popular. Vampire: Can you imagine Vinny Jones in Cinderella? It's about as relevent a comment as yours.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 5:13:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
It is about soccer in that if not for soccer fans he would be about as famous as any one else with a little bit of media coverage, and my comment was in regard to the entire world, which was the venue of he question and in which I don't think soccer is popular enough overall to make him more famous than the other athletes I named.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 5:24:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
He is famous for more than soccer he is also famous for his relationship with his wife and for being a "cult celebrity" in that if he wears some stupid apparal his picture apears in magazines all over the world. O.J. Simpson is more famous worldwide for his trial for murder than he is for his sporting acheivements. I guess you have a parochial view of life otherwise you might be aware of that.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 5:30:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
That doesn't make any sense, perhaps my view is restricted by my lack of exposure to media from the rest of the world, but I have never seen any coverage of Beckham that didn't relate directly to his soccer career, I agree that OJ is probably more well known for the trial, but I don't think that either of them are as recognizable overall as the ones I listed.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 5:33:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
A lot of people are mentioning former sportsmen, i think the question should only incluse current sportsmen. And Americans saying things like "No way, soccer isn't that popular" - its the most popular sport in the World!!!!
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 5:41:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
depends on the standard of measurment but yes it does have the most fans world wide, that doesn't make up for difference in exposure created by, oh say, 30 years of being referred to as the greasts of all time. or of a few world wide movie releses. Anyway if you want to specify that now then most of my list doesn't aply but it wasn't part of the question. and I still think Anna would beat him out, more kids worldwide like to jerk off than watch soccer.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 5:45:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
but like bored said, beckham is the masturbation fantasy of the entire female population of Japan. he is like a male version of anna, only he is good at his sport too!
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 6:29:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Parochial means localised Dimen. Some of the people you named are sportsmen that don't compete in sports with Worldwide appeal. Micheal Jordan is not a household name amongst non Basketball fans outside America because he simply plays basketball. Likewise in countries where tennis is not televised the sight of Anna's sweaty panties are not sending boys into spasms of rigid rapture.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 6:44:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
To answer the question, know, because I don't know who he is.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 6:44:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Typo.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 7:22:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not unlikely. Although people like Muhammad Ali, Maradona, Mike Tyson, Tiger Woods etc may be more significant for their sports (or for sport in general), I would say a lot more people would know Beckham. This would be because they don't know who the others are, either because they're too young or because their sports aren't as popular and well-covered worldwide.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 10:35:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
fu*k no, because i don't know who he is and neighter do my friends.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/03 - 10:41:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would hope not. Although he is the pin-up boy in Japan etc, wouldn't Ronaldo, Maradona, Zico or Pele, Carl Lewis and Michael Jordan, and Cassius Clay give him a run for his money for the most famous?

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