"There's this delusion that if it's English then it's great. But a whole world exists outside of England. ... You know, there's no accounting for bad taste. The fact that a segment of the world worships an inferior product in the Premiership is their business."
-- Los Angeles Galaxy president Alexi Lalas lashes out at Brits who say David Beckham is "going into semi-retirement" by coming to MLS. Lalas added that "the Premiership has become so skilled in presentation. They took a page out of American football and now have Saturday Showdowns and Super Sundays. I love it. This is high-caliber marketing: taking an inferior product and improving it through packaging." (The Guardian)