Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Keeping Up With The Jones'

Here are a few screencaps of the freshly inked David Beckham who appears alongside five other major soccer players (Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho, Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi and Frank Lampard) in a new international commercial for Pepsi cola. Since all six of the soccer stars have to share the 30-second screen time, each one is only featured briefly but Becks does get the most screen time overall -- his first appearance in the ad shows him rockin' the Indiana Jones look and he ends the ad wearing a sleeveless t-shirt on the beach:

It's unclear what the country of origin is for this TV commercial (tho, I suspect it's a Latin country if you go by the narrators' accents) but isn't it interesting that Becks can make that fedora look sexy? Additionally, Becks is refuting recent rumors going around that his family has grown tired of the US and that he is itching to leave the LA Galaxy. When asked about these rumors over the weekend, Becks replied:

"Nothing could be further from the truth. I've said from the moment I've arrived everything's been great and that everybody's treated us so well. Not just on the football side of things, but the family side. The children are happy in school and Victoria is happy living in LA. I'm not going anywhere."

And that settles that ... I'm glad to hear that Becksie poo ain't going nowhere ... now if he would just release more commercials in this country, we'd be all set. [Source]