CHOSEN APPLES reports that soccer player David Beckham, fresh off his 100th cap for Team England, was rewarded with a gold iPod.
(How’s it possible that my iPod have more gigs than his?)
The shiny portable music device is reported to be worth almost $1,200, about twice as much as the garden variety iPod, and $300 more than he tips at bars.
Also, if you’re curious about what’s on Becks’ iPod? Why, it’s liquid smug.
Although Beckham is the fifth England footballer to play 100 games for the national team, he’s certainly the first to do so in the iPod generation. A look back at some other gifts English soccer players were bestowed on reaching their milestone:
• Peter Shilton, June 15, 1988: Silver-plated contents of Al Capone’s tomb
• Bobby Moore, February 14, 1973: Diamond-encrusted Watergate tapes
• Bobby Charlton, April 21, 1970: Moon rocks
• Billy Wright, April 11, 1959: Buddy Holly’s glasses