David Beckham World Of Sports, Ian Poulter Bares All for Golf World Cover, Tony Romo Sings With Jessica Simpson, SuperBowl Tickets for Charity, Princess the Camel
BECKHAM’S WORLD OF SPORT
Yesterday, David Beckham and developer Torben Frantzen officially unveiled the new Cabo Sao Roque luxury resort in Brazil. The resort will contain the David Beckham World of Sport, a pro athlete-training center with eight soccer fields that was partly designed and planned by Beckham, and a scholarship program for Brazial kids. The resort will also include two motor sports attractions developed by F1 driver Rubens Barrichello.
“I am honored to be associated with this incredible project, which will build world class sporting facilities in Brazil, hopefully having a major impact at a local level and internationally,” Beckham said. “I am incredibly proud of the work my Academies do both in London and Los Angeles and I am happy Brazilian children will benefit from access to the top class facilities and coaching at this resort,” Becks said. Below is a great video of Golden Balls kicking it on the beach in Brazil, but I gotta warn you-its best viewed with the sound off.
While David Beckham has done an exceptional job at selling soccer in the US, Ian Poulter has just sealed the deal in terms of golf-hotties. From here on out, I propose a mandatory Tour media day in which all players pose with their bags ala Poulter.
The wacky beast has caused a stir on the eve of the Dubai Desert Classic, not by posing nude, but by saying he was the only player capable of challenging the supremacy of world number one Tiger Woods. “Don’t get me wrong, I really respect every professional golfer, but I know I haven’t played to my full potential and when that happens, it will be just me and Tiger.” Poulter is ranked 22nd in the world and has seven European Tour wins to his credit, all of which is fine and dandy, but I was much more interested in hearing that he spent his honeymoon reading a book which inspired his bare-all cover. “I read Muhammad Ali’s biography on honeymoon. It was the first book I have read cover to cover in my life. It was fascinating. I am not classing myself in any way on his level, but I found many similarities in the book with what I am trying to achieve in my life. His belief was unbelievable. There was nothing, in his mind, that he couldn’t do.” It’s one thing to carry a paperback to read on the plane, but Poulter decided to read ‘The Goat’, (‘greatest of all time’), an opus book on Ali weighs 59 pounds and has 3,000 photographs of the boxer including one of him boxing underwater. (dailymail.co.uk)
TONY ROMO SINGS WITH JESSIE?
According to Internet chit-chat, Tony Romo hit up the infamous Key Club in LA on Monday night, with Jessica Simpson. The love-birds enjoyed the ambiance of Metal Skool, a spandex and hairspray weekly show, before being enticed to join the band, also called Metal Skool, on stage. Romo grabbed the mic and rocked out to the Journey classic “Don’t Stop Believing” before embarrassing his woman by butchering Guns ‘N Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
SUPER BOWL TICKETS FOR CHARITY
You only have a few days left before the biggest event of the year. I, for one, will watch it from home, but for those of you scrambling to get last minute Super Bowl tickets and don’t mind paying the big bucks, you can fork out the cash with comfort because there’s a few available that benefit charity. News/Talk 92.3 KTAR will auction off a premium Super Bowl ticket package, donated by Arizona State Credit Union to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. The auction will kick off on Thursday, January 31st during the Darrell Ankarlo Show (8:30 am – Noon), continuing through the Mac Watson Show (3 pm – 7 pm) and the Gaydos After Dark Program (7 pm – 10 pm). The bidding action will begin again on Friday, February 1st and conclude on the Darrell Ankarlo Show in the morning. Listeners can call in their bids to News/Talk 92.3 KTAR at (602) 200-2671. Bid updates will be posted on www.ktar.com. The winning bidder will receive a premium package that includes two tickets on the lower level in the 20 to Goal area and entrance for two to a VIP Party before and after the game. The funds raised from the auction will support the 1 Darn Cool School program that continues the educational needs of Phoenix Children’s Hospital patients who are hospitalized.
PRINCESS THE CAMEL PICKS GIANTS
John Bergmann, general manager of Popcorn Park Zoo, and Princess the Camel use graham crackers to predict the outcome of SuperBowl. If you doubt the prowess of Princess, keep in mind that she went 11-6 during the regular season and is 8-out-of-10 in the playoffs in 2008. Princess predicts the Giants over the Patriots. For more stats and activity from Princess, please visit her website.