Could Pionir Arena become known not only as one of the Euroleague’s top venues, but also a top spot in Europe for single ladies to scope out lads?
Seriously. So declares one Ona Mona, penner of the “Sex i Grad” column for website Balkan Insight (a page you can bet BallinEurope has bookmarked). Ms. Mona has her finger on the, ahem, pulse of Belgrade’s singles scene in her writing engaging columns in Carrie Bradshaw fashion. Her latest target is none other than Pionir.
Having previously decided that Belgrade boys were generally buff ‘n’ bitchin’, Ona this week proclaims that “If you’re a gambling woman, trying your luck in love, then the sports arena is the place to be.”
“A smart predatorica,” writes Ona, “knows that these male oases actually offer the richest and highest quality in potential mate material.” In a display of cunning sports knowledge, Ms. Mona goes on to state that “Belgrade and Serbia have some of the best teams in Europe when it comes to major sports, i.e. water polo (think of those tight shorts and wet glistening bodies) and basketball (think broad-shouldered boys taking shots).”
Ona ultimately works herself up into a bit of a frenzy in talking about not only those studboys playing the game, but fans of the black-and-white as well:
“Just the potential for titillation is enough to make me a season ticket holder. Imagine being in Hala Pionir, among a minimum of 5,000 men hyped up for some action. If the home team wins, envisage the chaos, the euphoria. You have to be incurably shy or blind not to pick up at least one guy there. Even if you know nothing about sports, just feigning interest will make them excited…”
Yeah, we know what you mean, Ona.
So there you have it, single men in Belgrade. You’re hot, you’ve got an intriguing Euroleague squad, you’ve got Pionir, and you’ve got smart gorgeous women like Ona Mona on the hunt for you in your home court. I’d say an investment in a 2009-10 season ticket is an investment in your future, wouldn’t you?