By Rick Pearcey
As a member of a mighty indoor soccer team based in Northern Virginia, I hereby officially welcome star footballer David Beckham to the Colonies, even though he now is a mere benchwarmer at Real Madrid.
"He is not going to play any more. He will practice, but he is not going to play," said Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello at a news conference, as reported by All Headline News.
Deep sources embedded at Real tell Pro-Existence that the coach's remarks may have something to do with Becks' (soccer lingo for "Beckham") $250 million decision to occupy environs in the western regions of the Milky Way Soccer Galaxy.
Despite the footballer's momentary sitdown, we remain encouraged that Becks is crossing The Pond. More important is the good news that Beckham's focus will be on the "Los Angeles pitch, not the Hollywood glitz." This may fall into the "easier said than done" file, however.
Meanwhile, speaking of Hollywood, Pro-Existence is pleased to have found a spot in "Rocky's" neighborhood, as part of the lineup at "Rocky News," a website dedicated to Sylvester Stallone's latest effort, Rocky Balboa.
Someone out there must have liked "Stallone on Faith: Down, Out, Up," which was posted here Dec. 12, 2006.
By the way, as the Aussie Sunday Mail reports, Brazilian superstar Ronaldo could be the next benchwarmer.
P.S. -- Regarding sports and entertainment, Steve Turner's comments on Olympian Eric Liddell may be of interest. See Christian TV vs. Christian Thinking. Turner is author of The Gospel According to the Beatles.
Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report.