Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sex and the Quarterback

I am a bit late in following up on my last post so I have to ask did anybody here actually have sex on Super Bowl Sunday?

And I thought I'd stay on a football-sex theme. The quarterback of the New York Jets is a 24-year-old named Mark Sanchez. So for the readers over the pond or non-football fans, he is a big celebrity in the country's largest city.

And according to, he hooked up with a 17-year-old high school senior on New Year's Eve and went out with her a few times and she even snapped a picture of his bedroom where he was apparently showing her his etchings.

Anyway, I was curious what our readers thought of a 24-year-old rich celebrity hooking up with a 17-year-old girl? I didn't think it showed good judgment by either of them but thought she might be star-struck. Although I had to wonder where are the girl's parents?

Let me know what you think.



  1. I totally agree that it showed poor judgement from both of them. The sad thing is that this kind of thing is a regular occurrance, especially with young celebrity sports stars. In England we see very young girls actively seeking relationships with football(soccer to those Stateside)players as a route to becoming a celebrity. In some cases this behavior is encouraged by the girls parents!

  2. I understand her actions, he's famous, good looking, manly, and interested in her... what 17 year old could be expected to resist. He must be extremely immature and insecure to have all that and be playing with children rather than a grown woman. Her parents are simply idiots! They probably lost control and influence years ago.


  3. I was allowed to indulge in some sexual activity AFTER the game was over.
    I don't know all the details of MS, I can see it from several points of view. I remember being 17 but looking like I was in my 20's (unpurpose). My friends and I tried to hook up with older men (and we didn't tell them our age). It's not always just a case of man taking advantage of a young girl. I also see it another way because I have a 19yr old daughter so I can understand the wrong of the situation.
    I also think that what you read in the paper may not always be the whole story and if I have learned anything in the last year...its who am I to judge.
    Happy Valentines Day!

  4. I agree with everyone's comments. If anyone has the least bit of doubt as to a potential partner's age, they should always err on the side of caution. This is particularly true in the case of celebrities who are easy "marks" for anyone looking to make an easy buck with a civil suit. Snapping pictures with your cell phone as "proof" also brings up the motives of the supposed victim in this case. Parenting, or the lack of such, plays a big role in this as well. It's unfortunate that anyone's 17 year old daughter could find themselves in such a situation.

  5. That's my question, where the heck are that girls parents? 24 y.o. young men are predatory enough by nature, but add wealth and fame on top? Not a good combination for either party.

  6. I think any famous 24 year old that feels he needs to take advantage of a 17 year old for sex... is a slime ball.

    No sex for me Super Bowl Sunday... *sigh*

  7. Yes, it shows poor judgment on both of their parts, especially considering the celebrity status.

    At the same time I understand thinking it really is not a huge age gap. I was sixteen dating a 20 year old, who had been a childhood play mate. We stopped dating when I was 18, he was 22. My mother didn't think anything of it, since she knew him and his family. She liked it as a matter of fact, it gave her a false sense of knowing what was really going on. He was the person I dated so that other fellas would leave me alone if I didn't want to be bothered. Yes, it was indeed a mistake as it went horribly bad in the end. A 22 year old's expectations can be vastly different from an 18 year old's expectations.

    I don't blame my mother as she was a teenage parent and her choices weren't necessarily the most informed. Luckily I escaped the bad choice without any additional consequences and managed to be almost 30 before entering parenthood with a totally different view on life. My daughters will be advised and encouraged differently that I was.