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#1 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted October 02, 2008 - 12:09 AM


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?

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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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Posted October 02, 2008 - 12:28 AM

Did he get to :)

Edited by popo, October 02, 2008 - 12:29 AM.

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Posted October 06, 2008 - 12:24 PM

shoot i would too if i had that a crap load of money.


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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.

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Posted October 12, 2008 - 07:47 AM

LOL he got outbid for a date with his own girl. thats sad.

Edited by Lakersfan1211, October 12, 2008 - 07:47 AM.

#6 purple_and_gold_fever


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Posted October 14, 2008 - 04:15 PM

lmao at her bf...

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Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:45 AM

She's got some fantastic legs.

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Posted October 31, 2008 - 04:11 PM

i would pay 10k also depending on what i get to do with her
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Posted October 31, 2008 - 05:28 PM

And yet, he's not even going to get some action. What a waste of $10,000. He could've went to Vegas and got a crapload of girls.
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Posted November 05, 2008 - 09:35 PM

Maybe he's more of a fan of hers rather then taking that ridiculous date just because she's hot. I doubt that though, ahah

Edited by KuYa JL, November 05, 2008 - 09:36 PM.

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Posted November 11, 2008 - 03:39 PM

$10K is a load of disposable income... Frankly, I would have kept it. The good part is that it goes to charity.
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Posted November 14, 2008 - 08:34 AM

Soooo, he payed 10k to sit there and stare at Sharpova in person and maybe talk a bit over dinner? Just go to a tennis tournament. At least you get to watch her sweat and grunt a bit.

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Posted November 14, 2008 - 09:12 AM

Even if I had the dough I wouldn't pay 10k to go on a date with her. She's a pretty girl don't get me wrong, but nothing special. Not 10k special at least. But hey if the guy has the money, more power to him.

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Posted November 27, 2008 - 06:01 PM

Maria Sharapova is overrated.

Man there are so many more beautiful tennis players than Maria Sharapova.

Edited by Base, November 27, 2008 - 06:02 PM.

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Posted December 02, 2008 - 04:11 PM

^ But you'd still hit that, wouldn't you?

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Posted December 03, 2008 - 12:23 AM

No, Sharapova is my favorite players Rival, therefore she doesn't want to be within 100 yards of me.

Edited by Base, December 03, 2008 - 12:24 AM.

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Posted December 07, 2008 - 12:05 AM

What kind of ending do you get?????????

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