FanDuel - WFBC

March 05, 2007

Suspected Knee Ligament Damage for Beckham: David Beckham, ... seemed to have twisted his right knee in the 69th minute, while attempting an on-the-run cross, and hobbled of the pitch clutching it.

posted by scottypup to soccer at 02:09 PM - 36 comments

Oh know what about the reality show? Seriously if this turns out to be serious it could derail the whole Galaxy deal.

posted by scottypup at 02:10 PM on March 05

Seriously if this turns out to be serious it could derail the whole Galaxy deal. I don't understand. He's signed the contract, hasn't he? What could go wrong?

posted by blarp at 02:39 PM on March 05

I could care less about the money part of the contract I planned on going to see him play. Besides, not having seen the contract, I'd not be surprised if there was an injury clause in it that might void the whole thing.

posted by scottypup at 02:44 PM on March 05

I'd be surprised if there were. But then it's all a bit moot as it's "internal lateral ligament of his right knee" and he's expected to miss four weeks. Hardly front page stuff.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:54 PM on March 05

It's COULDN'T CARE LESS! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH! To give some context, I'm a professional writer, and any editor worth their salt would smack you so fucking hard for that.

posted by Drood at 03:19 PM on March 05

It's moments like this that convince me we need a Throwdown feature too.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:23 PM on March 05

Drood it's a good thing I am not a writer then ain't it? (I figure that should really get a writers hackles up) However being an accountant give me a little while with your checkbook and finances and I bet i can find a couple of things to smack the piss out of you for. :)

posted by scottypup at 03:34 PM on March 05

It's moments like this that convince me we need a Throwdown feature too. Only if it's a live cage match. Fight! Fight! Fight!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:05 PM on March 05

It's COULDN'T CARE LESS! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH! My wife gets similarly upset if I reverse that statement. Way I see it, if I realize I could care less if I cared enough to give the effort not to care means I really do not give a shit.

posted by yerfatma at 04:20 PM on March 05

Damn it was really a slow day today when this gets the most posts all day long.

posted by scottypup at 04:28 PM on March 05

Common, Beckham is done, even if he comes back from the injury, he was never really a threat as a player, only as a free kick specialist. Sign him up for the replacements!

posted by sap_basis at 06:06 PM on March 05

It's COULDN'T CARE LESS! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH! To give some context, I'm a professional writer, and any editor worth their salt would smack you so fucking hard for that. Since the grammar and editorial police are on guard today- can't you find a better fucking adjective to use. And would your editor really smack you? Maybe he COULD care less. He probably cares less about your attack on his statement than he cares about the injury to Beckham. There you have it, he COULD CARE LESS.

posted by urall cloolis at 06:40 PM on March 05

I believe that the "couldn't care less" and "could care less" thing is a personal choice, not one of clear right and wrong. In fact, it's probably more of US (couldn't) vs England (could). Somebody find a wikipedia article or similarly pedantic article to back me up. I couldn't care less. Or maybe ... I could.

posted by worldcup2002 at 07:38 PM on March 05

Common sap basis, you obviously didn't see Beckham's performance against Bayern Munich 2 weeks ago.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:49 PM on March 05

This "could/couldn't care less" discussion seems to be inflammatory, or, flammatory, I'm not sure which. Oh, and I could care less, or I couldn't care less. I'm not sure which.

posted by tommytrump at 07:56 PM on March 05

Becks will not be any worse for wear when he arrives in MLS. He will have time to heal, a few games under his belt and then we can see him. I do not think it will effect his MLS contract or debut at all. It is just a hazard of the game. Injuries happen, players bounce back, somtimes stronger.

posted by urall cloolis at 08:38 PM on March 05

sap_basis, do you have any idea what you're talking about? Beckham has been playing well the past few weeks. And who the hell is "Common"?

posted by blarp at 06:38 AM on March 06

"Common" is how he began his post, as opposed to "come on" or even "c'mon." So for me, he is now officially "Common sap basis."

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:20 AM on March 06

This is what is normally described as totally out of control. :)

posted by scottypup at 08:43 AM on March 06

Common

posted by yerfatma at 09:46 AM on March 06

Thanks, Texan. When I read it, I was actually thinking of Common, which yerfatma linked to.

posted by blarp at 10:12 AM on March 06

I guess I should get these Beatles and Dylan cd's out of my car. I'm so behind the times.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 12:44 PM on March 06

Modern Times?

posted by yerfatma at 01:45 PM on March 06

This all has me dazed and confused.

posted by TAZ29 at 09:28 PM on March 06

Common Errors in English Usage about which most people couldn't care less. It's not a personal choice (or an impersonal one). It's not an American vs English thing either, although I think the majority of Americans use it incorrectly. Then again, the majority of Americans wanted a chimp in the White House, so you clearly couldn't care less about most things. Be careful with that website - especially you, Drood - it could steal a large chunk of your day.

posted by JJ at 04:46 AM on March 07

Anyone else enjoying the irony of a post about Beckham inspiring a discussion about correct English usage? “I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet.” "My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.” “We've been asked to do 'Playboy' together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, but I'll never say never.”

posted by JJ at 04:55 AM on March 07

Oops.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:40 AM on March 07

I think the majority of Americans use it incorrectly. No determinist you, then?

posted by yerfatma at 05:42 AM on March 07

If all the things that had happened to me had happened to you, you'd be a determinist too... I did neglect to mention that in Ireland, traditionally, we pronounce the phrase slightly differently also - "couldn't give a fuck" is the most common.

posted by JJ at 06:17 AM on March 07

It's not a personal choice (or an impersonal one). It's not an American vs English thing either, although I think the majority of Americans use it incorrectly. Then again, the majority of Americans wanted a chimp in the White House, so you clearly couldn't care less about most things. I do think most Americans use it incorrectly, but at what point does it become an American vs. English thing? I think if it is widely used incorrectly, it pretty much becomes okay to say (maybe not to write). Most Americans did not want a chimp in the White House. If you figure only about 60% of American citizens vote in a Presidential election and slightly more than half voted for the President, then about 1/3 of Americans wanted a chimp in the White House.

posted by bperk at 09:00 AM on March 07

...then about 1/3 of Americans wanted a chimp in the White House... And in a surprising result, the latest Gallop Poll shows 73% of Americans want our fearless leader elected for animal testing.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:08 AM on March 07

Make that Gallup.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 10:11 AM on March 07

at what point does it become an American vs. English thing I've only heard it used wrongly by Americans on American TV shows (and seen it online as well I suppose). Rather than nation verses nation, I was driving more at it being an American English verses British English thing. To me, it is a signifier of someone who is either American or was educated there. I take your point entirely with regard to the chimp, bperk. I was informed the other night, whilst being subjected to American Idol on TV, that more people voted for their favourite act in the final of that show last time around than voted in the last presidential election. I haven't dared do any research to find out if that's true.

posted by JJ at 10:19 AM on March 07

....whilst being subjected to American Idol on TV, that more people voted for their favourite act in the final of that show last time around than voted in the last presidential election. I haven't dared do any research to find out if that's true. First of all, sorry you had to be subjected to American Idol for any period of time. Second, with out looking for the stats, I dare say you are correct that more votes were cast for the AI finales than the last presidentual election.

posted by Folkways at 11:01 AM on March 07

Anyone else enjoying the irony of a post about Beckham inspiring a discussion about correct English usage? Anyone else enjoying the irony of a passionate argument over the best way to express apathy? And in a soccer thread, no less.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 11:16 AM on March 07

Third of all, sorry for letting Simon Fuller export the whole Idol thing. In the language of the playground, I think we might have started it.

posted by JJ at 06:17 PM on March 07

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