In a recent comment to this blog, The Red Cherry Report (see link to the right) suggested that cheerleaders are, as a group, the most spankable athletes. We agreed that this subject needs a post!
I can think of several questions right off the top of my head. For a start: are cheerleaders athletes? If the answer is "yes", then all types of dancer and other physical performers (e.g circus acts) in general are also athletes. Are ice skaters athletes?
This is a live-and-let-live blog, so lets agree that all these people are athletes.
So, the second question is which groups can rival cheerleaders for spankability? How about swimmers? Hunt Jockeys have got to be competitive, given their tight jodhpurs and the fact that they're already carrying crops around ;) How about gymnasts? Don't the beach volleyball crowd get a look in? Tennis players? Ice dancers? Speed skaters? Skiers?
There are lots of groups out there - lets have you comments and we'll see who people prefer!
The third question is about individual athletes. There are way too many to mention here and, for me, of course, I'm only thinking about the girls. So, for a few examples, how about Yelena Isinbayeva (already comes with her own pole!)? Or Anna Bendherover - sorry - Kournikova? One of certainly many gymnasts who have already been spanked is Daniela Silivs (see http://www.geocities.com/gimnastica/articles02/silivashof.html).
Here is a tough one: Stacy Keibler? A "professional" wrestler? That's no sport, but Stacy has got to be high up on any spankos list ;) And she has been spanked on live TV...
My last question is whether actors / actresses portraying athletes count - What do you think? As example, consider Kirsten Dunst (always worth doing). Ms Dunst is bound to score with cheerleading fans for her role in "Bring it on" and she scores a second time for "Wimbledon"..
Come on, lets have your nominations!