David Beckham tries out blind football with Paralympic GB hopefuls

A blindfolded Beckham is put through his paces by Dave Clarke, the ParalympicsGB captain at Beijing 2008, in a training session.

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-13 1. thejackel commented 11 years ago

they should try American football next >:)
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-5 2. fvgouveia commented 11 years ago

I would love to see they doing this with paintball... :D
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-7 3. ZaMpTi commented 11 years ago

i bet he picked his girl blind too :p no offense she was looking good, years ago haha
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+25 4. p00nie commented 11 years ago

He seems to be more worried about his hair than the game.
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+10 5. gringo commented 11 years ago

Never mind Beckham, These blind people are extraordinary! How the hell do they do that? Like this "blind painter" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3AgO6H0H98
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+22 6. gouranga4ever commented 11 years ago

I don't know why you're being harsh on him. He's probably not being paid for it and he's bringing attention to a minority sport?
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+8 7. huldu commented 11 years ago

If you lack one sense the body automatically heightens the remaining ones. Creatures on this planet are quite extraordinary in that regard. Blind people have this sense that we with eye sight can never understand. You'd have to be blind to understand it. It has a lot to do with being born blind or something you attract during your life. I would rather be born blind than become blind at a later part in life.

Just as we life today with blind people all around us imagine that there are also blind creatures that have lived longer than us humans.

The smallest wind, sound, smell and such things that we wouldn't even register thanks to our eyes, blind catch on to those in a scary way.
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-2 8. ThiDubstepLover commented 11 years ago

Now they gonna try in each sports playing with their eyes closed :)
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+4 9. Sramos commented 11 years ago

wow, i would never think they can be so good...1:03 that action is fantastic, i'm amazed.
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+3 10. loadrunner commented 11 years ago

It would be no different for the referee. they never see anything in a soccer match
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+2 11. ZaMpTi commented 11 years ago

uhh posh spice lovers arround :D anyway hes not that d-bag he is on other media so i like it
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-2 12. Sebastien commented 11 years ago

#7 is 100% bullshit. People who become blind after learning to read have it much easier than people born blind. They have the opportunity to acquire knowledge much more easily, they can understand color concepts, they have memories of sighted perception.

And people born blind do not have super powers, they have a hard time.

The brain is plastic alright, but people born blind are still playing catch-up with a terrible disadvantage. And they don't need to be patronized with crap like "heightened other senses".
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0 13. davor1387 commented 11 years ago

Who ever said humans cannot have a 6th sense.
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-1 14. vitek commented 11 years ago

must be a lot of bruises from this sport :)