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Man pays $10,000 for a date with Maria Sharapova

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by david_rocket, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. david_rocket

    david_rocket Member

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/post/Maria-Sharapova-could-be-yours-for-a-cool-10-00?urn=top,111671

    Maria Sharapova could be yours for a cool $10,000

    By Jay Busbee / Y! Sports Blogs

    This is one of those stories that makes you shake your head in disbelief -- first, that it happened, and second, that you didn't get in on it in time. Seems the lovely Wimbledon champ Maria Sharapova put herself -- well, a date with herself, anyway -- up for auction at a charity tennis tournament. The winning bid was $10,000, which seems a bit below market value. Lobbing up the awkwardness quotient is the fact that Ms. Sharapova's boyfriend apparently got outbid for the date. Think that was a comfortable ride home?

    Oh, and one other thing -- Ms. Sharapova took in $26 million last year, making her the world's best-paid female athlete. That means that for her, a $10,000 bid is the equivalent of getting taken out for a McDonald's Extra Value Meal. She's lovin' it!

    Now, in auctioning off the mealtime services of a beautiful athlete, some may see crass, thinly-veiled sexism. Me, I see opportunity. We've got ourselves a bit of a financial crisis in America these days, right? Well, if Ms. Sharapova is willing to let herself go for a mere ten large, how much do you think Tom Brady could fetch? Natalie Gulbis? Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Derek Jeter?

    Time to think outside the box here, people. We've given our athletes so much -- is it so wrong to ask them to start giving back in return?

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    So, would you pay 10k, to have a date with her?
    What do you think?
     
  2. bladeage

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    $10,000!! He isn't even gonna get any! What a dork. Of course its for charity so it isn't a complete waste of money.
     
  3. Asian Sensation

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    So did he hit?
     
  4. v3.0

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    For 10 grand I'd at least ask her to touch my tennis balls at some point during the date.
     
  5. Astro101

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    This guy has one shot at her. I say go for it...be the homewrecker.
     
  6. Dave2000

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    she looked amazingly hot in that Canon commercial

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  7. aussie rocket

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    I'd want a BJ for that kinda dough.

    And you just KNOW he's probably not even gonna get a smile from that
    cold b****.
     
  8. Christopher

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    For that much money I'd want her to do some really sick *****.....and let me tape it.

    I dont care how good looking a chick is, thats too much money to knock one out.

    And you know its not happening......
     
  9. aussie rocket

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    Ha.

    I thought it was awesome that you used the phrase "knock one out".

    Then I realised you were Australian, so it was slightly less awesome.
     
  10. theogcasey

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    haha cold b****? have you met her or something? she seems like she'd be pretty down to earth.
     
  11. univac hal

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    For $10000 I'd want a love game from her.. with a few good groundstrokes right on the sweetspot.. she won't be unseeded after her Grand Slam

    OK, I'm out :eek:
     
  12. aussie rocket

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    Nah, that's her 'on camera personality'.

    There is a reason all the other women on the WTA hate her guts, and it ain't all jealousy...
     
  13. percicles

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    Gov. Spitzer is laughing.
     
  14. The Real Shady

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    [​IMG]

    Sounds like a Ronald Miller scam.
     
  15. Lil Pun

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    Will he get the Hathaway treatment?
     
  16. dskillz

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    I know it is for charity, but she could put out or atleast make out with the dude for 10k.
     
  17. RocketMan Tex

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    I wouldn't pay 10K for a date with anyone
     
  18. yaoluv

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    Sounds like a good investment
     
  19. rage

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    You are so macho. :rolleyes:
    It's for charity dude.
     
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