Even in parting, Becks never bends toward boring

March 4, 2009
By Steve Davis, ESPNsoccernet
How horribly disappointing it would have been to see the David Beckham dalliance with MLS wind down quietly, settling softly with some boring, routine and principled conclusion.

Would a season of "24" wrap up as Jack Bauer noshes a peaceful sushi lunch while bad guys menace forth? Would "Top Chef" finish with a modest ham-on-whole-wheat challenge? Would a brilliant hedge-fund run be complete without salacious scandal?

Nope. The minute news of Beckham's impending arrival broke ...

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