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?
Man Pays $10K For Date With Maria Sharapova
Posted October 02, 2008 - 12:09 AM
Posted October 02, 2008 - 12:28 AM
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Posted October 06, 2008 - 12:24 PM
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Posted October 11, 2008 - 09:38 PM
shoot i would too if i had that a crap load of money.
I'm not gonna lie I would too, lol.
Lawl@bf getting outbid.
Posted October 12, 2008 - 07:47 AM
Edited by Lakersfan1211, October 12, 2008 - 07:47 AM.
Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:45 AM
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Edited by KuYa JL, November 05, 2008 - 09:36 PM.
Posted November 11, 2008 - 03:39 PM
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Posted November 27, 2008 - 06:01 PM
Man there are so many more beautiful tennis players than Maria Sharapova.
Edited by Base, November 27, 2008 - 06:02 PM.
Posted December 02, 2008 - 04:11 PM
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