Hirshey's First Annual Becksiest Man Alive ContestS


David Hirshey writes regularly for Deadspin about soccer.

As we count down to this Friday's unveiling of the Man With the Golden Balls, all of us at Deadspin want to live the Posh life — which includes a five-year contract worth potentially $250 million, a Beverly Hills mansion a corner kick away from Tom and Katie, and, of course, helping to raise Eddie Murphy's love child. But first you have to look the part. You can't just be some shlub who sits in his underwear all day, blogging about, say, his beloved Cardinals and the ineffable joys of Mattoon, Illinois. Remember the whole world will now be taking their style cues from you.

In honor of this seismic moment in latent metrosexuality, Deadspin is pleased to announce its Becksiest Man Alive contest. All you have to do is send a photo of yourself looking as much like David Beckham as possible — and please no pictures showing how you " bend it. " As a throw-in, I've submitted my own. Alas, I'm not eligible to win the grand prize: two tickets to see the great man play in your part of the country, wherever that is.

Send photos to Leitch at will@deadspin.com by Friday. Go to it!