Knowing next to nothing about soccer and little more about England has not prevented me from becoming fascinated with the David Beckham phenomenon. The closest analogue I can come up with in the US is Michael Jordan, and they’re not even really that close. David Beckham is a good soccer player — Michael Jordan is the best basketball player ever. And while Michael Jordan’s clothing line and, more importantly, namesake shoes, have been ridiculously successful, nobody obsessively pays attention to what Michael Jordan wears (or ever did). I guess they are both known for hairstyles, but Beckham’s revolving door of haircuts hardly stands up to Michael Jordan’s inspiring an entire generation of men confronting male pattern baldness to simply shave their heads.