Because, face it, Broward County would make a swell home for Beckham's team. We have 1.815 million people, afterall. If you figure about half are women, that should mean something in the range of 907,500 season tickets. Heh-heh. I'm kidding of course. We have many many soccer fans spread around Greater Fort Lauderdale to buy those tickets, both male and female. Some of these are serious fans. Some, like me, are remotely serious fans. But lots of us will spring for tickets.
Then there's the old location, location, location thing. We are smack in the middle of a region with nearly six million residents. Interstate 95 and Interstate 75 cut through us from both the south and north, easy avenues for all those Miami-Dade and Palm Beach fanatics to join in the cheers of Broward supporters. And Beckham is planning a stadium that holds only 20,000? Beckham better build bigger if he comes to Broward, bro ... True, I admit there's the small issue of exactly where to construct this new sports venue but we can work all that out. Minor details. If his people phone our people and take a meeting or two, the deal's as good as done. Well, I'm pretty sure it could get done anyway - if Mr. Beckham wants it done. These are the advantages that come with being Mr. David Beckham. He's viewed as one of the sexiest men on Planet Earth who's married to an almost equally attractive woman who designs stylish clothes and who was a pop singing star. Oh yeah, and Beckham played some soccer too. Whatever. This is 2014 afterall and it's all about the buzz. Does any of this mean Beckham really will bring his team to Broward? To find out, you can listen carefully to the buzz - or flip a coin. Your odds of coming up with the correct answer would be about the same. As for me, I'll just try to stay remotely serious about the whole thing for now.