WNBA Star Cancels Spanking Wager With Radio Host

Sue Bird, 22 year old WNBA player, made a bet with radio host, Mitch Levy, that called for her to get spanked on air while yelling, "Harder, Daddy, harder" if her assist-to-turnover ration was higher than 2-1 by season end.

Well, she chickened out and cancelled her bet.

"She did it in fun and she did it with the best of intentions," said Bird's agent, Jimmy Gould. "She's terribly upset about it. She regrets it. She hopes people understand. She didn't stop to think about the impact she has on younger people and that she's expected to be more clear and thoughtful when making a statement like that, even though it was done in fun."

Seems everybody got all PC about the bet.

"It helps feed into the images of violence against women and stereotyping," Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle told Seattle Times sports columnist Steve Kelley. "I don't condemn her. I appreciate that she doesn't have the experience in life that other women have had. But this could be very hurtful. Not just to the WNBA, but to other women and girls."

So maybe spanking isn't good but this was a joke. It's humor. It's a stunt to get guys to go to WNBA games. Is that really so bad? And besides, she's hot.

by Steve Hall    Jul-29-03   Click to Comment   

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Your comment that 'spanking isn't good' does not ncessarily reflect the opinions of your readers. I happen to LIKE spanking, quite a bit, and I'll bet that most of your readers do as well. It can be very healthy...but on the other hand, if done by someone who doesn't know their arse from their elbow then yes, it CAN be hurtful.

Posted by: Brat on January 15, 2006 10:29 PM