I has this convo a few weeks ago with someone about how it's very telling that Becks, the most recognizable sports face in the world, had his deal to come to America put together not by a sports agent but by Simon Fuller, creator of Pop Idol/American Idol. The jist being that this deal is an entertainment deal, not just a sports deal.
In said convo I mentioned that if their was a Brand Beckham reality show in the works I would be a little less than shocked. Well the rumor mill suggests just that. Fox makes sense with Fullers other TV creations living there, but I can't help but wonder how much better it would be for the perception of the game if this were done on ESPN. After all Fox is the network who once aired a "real" execution and the infamous alien autopsy video, so a reality show with them doesn't exactly scream of sporting legitimacy. But obviously little of this deal actually is about that.