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X Games Produced The Biggest (and Craziest) Sports Moment Over The Past Year

Put your helmet on when thinking about this one … What’s the biggest moment in L.A. sports over the last year? Some might say David Beckham’s arrival to play for the L.A. Galaxy, while others might point to the Stanley Cup won by the Anaheim Ducks. Fair arguments, but there was even a greater accomplishment that happened last year at the Staples Center during X Games 12.

For those not familiar with the annual event, X Games = Rally, Moto X, BMX and Skate + Maximum Adrenaline + Ambulances

Legends such as Tony Hawk, Dave Mirra and Jeremeth McGrath (“legend” meaning they have video games based on them); along with superstars such as Shaun White, Brian Deegan and Danny Way are just some of the guys who risk severe bodily injury to reach the pinnacle of their sport. Last year, someone reached it in LA.

A man named Travis Pastrana, now considered immortal among his fans and peers, accomplished the first double backflip ever in the X Games. This is the equivalent of breaking the single-season home run record or as others have noted, the four-minute mile barrier.

While Beckham’s 15 minutes on the field was a nice start to perhaps a new era in U.S. soccer, and the OC should be proud of the Ducks’ championship; there was no greater sports achievement over the last year in LA, than the double blackflip from Pastrana.

X Games 13 starts tonight at Staples Center and continues through Sunday at various venues, including the Home Depot Center, Huntington Beach Pier (surfing) and Long Beach Marine Stadium (wakeboarding). Tickets still available.

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Victoria’s Secret: I ‘Wannabe’ A TV Star

victoria-and-david.jpgAs soccer icon David Beckham prepares to lead the Galaxy, his wife Victoria Beckham is shooting to be the latest reality star in the TV universe.  American Idol creator and former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller is creating a reality show for NBC that will follow Mrs. Beckham as she moves to Los Angeles. 

“The series will give viewers a glimpse into what makes Victoria so popular and admired as one of the most glamorous women in the world,” said Kevin Reilly, the head of NBC entertainment publicity. 

This move shouldn’t be a suprise to fans of Victoria aka Posh Spice.  As one of the co-creators of Girl Power, Posh has defined success for the modern, literature-averse woman.   While she once admitted, “I haven’t read a book in my life,” she did join a beloved UK pop group that booked arenas and sold more than 50 million albums.  When asked where she wants to take the show in LA, Posh coyly responded, “I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I victoriabeckham2.jpgwanna really really really wanna zigazig ha.”

The first six episodes will debut this summer with the following titles (most likely to change):

Episode I: “Phantom or Maybach”

Episode II: “Attack of the Silicones”victoriabeckham.jpg

Episode III: “Revenge of Will Smith”

Episode IV: “A New Hope for U.S. Soccer”

Episode V: “The Emporium Strikes Back”

Episode VI: “Return of the Geri Halliwell”

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