~ I don't think Beckham thinks he is the savior of soccer in America. Although he is a good/great (?) player...and nobody else "bends it like Beckham", his best days are probably behind him. He was brought here by Simon Fuller to get people excited about soccer...hey only in America can people like Paris Hilton draw a bigger crowd than someone like Mother Theresa! Aren't we shallow!
Although the Beckham family is always in the spotlight...and they find ways to put themselves there with TV shows and magazine photo sessions...I think they are really pretty down to earth...in an odd way. Maybe they just need the money
My son is a huge volleyball fan. Being here on the California coast we have a lot of tournaments with the
. My son plays two person sand volleyball with another kid he went to college with. They have won 75% of their games this summer. They play in the "B" beach division....they win most of those games against other guys, both being 6' 4" helps! But their losses are usually against "GIRLS!"....the best girls are in that division
My son and his buddy both coach high school jumps...the triple, long and high. Some of the high school girls they coached also play volleyball...they have lost to them a few times
...of course these are girls that have full rides to major colleges so it isn't ALL bad!
I think the biggest reason volleyball isn't more popular is because you usually need at least 8 people (unless it is two man) and you just can't put up a net anywhere...kids can play baseball, basketball, football, soccer, street hockey just about anywhere....but that net thing ya know. Plus bumping flat sucks! Spiking rules!! and if you are short...well...game over!