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As If Our Country Could Be Less Hopeful, Maria Sharapova Is Off the Market

Oct 1, 2008 – 2:48 PM
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You know, for Internet geeks and men with eyeballs all around the world, Maria Sharapova is sports' Marilyn Monroe. Tall, blond, beautiful, successful, athletic and -- just for added excitement -- the daughter of a dad who's 53 cards short of a full deck.

Well, get prepared to bash your unrealistic imagination, because Sharapova now has a boyfriend. The object of my undying jealousy lucky guy is none other than 25-year-old Charlie Ebersol who -- what do you know! -- is the son of NBC Sports Chairman and President Dick Ebersol.

On a more serious note, though, while Charlie was a senior at Notre Dame he survived a plane crash and saved his father's life.
Notre Dame senior Charlie Ebersol and his father, NBC Sports Chairman and President Dick Ebersol, survived a charter plane crash that killed at least two people in Montrose, Colo. Sunday.

Both men were seriously injured when the private jet crashed on takeoff at Montrose Regional Airport, hitting a fence and bursting into flames, according to the Associated Press. The crash occurred at approximately 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time and happened 185 miles southwest of Denver, near the Telluride Ski Area, according to the Bloomberg News Service.

Charlie Ebersol helped pull his father out through the front of the plane, which had been ripped apart from its cockpit, eyewitness Chuck Distel told the Associated Press.
Honestly, good for this guy. Even though he went to Notre Dame, which loses you a few points, he saved his own father and has the game and juice to pull Sharapova from a bevy of aggressive males just waiting to be cast as the male role in her next Canon commercial.

I just hope he can handle the Russian blond in a relationship. Who knows what to make of a girl that screams as loud as she does on the tennis court?

[Pound Daulerio at Deadspin, go Phils]

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