Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Bucks Hire Actors to Cheer for Them

Milwaukee Bucks big-man Andrew Bogut will be purchasing 100 seats in the lower bowl for every home game this season for fans who are willing to make asses of themselves:

"I saw a couple of fans in Houston singing and stuff,'' Bogut said of why he decided to form Squad 6. "I wanted to do something for the atmosphere at the Bradley Center. So we had auditions. It was basically the crazier and louder you are, the more of a chance you had of getting free tickets. ... But, if you're in the squad and somebody sees you're not doing what you're supposed to be doing, you don't get tickets for the next game.''

I think Bogut is a genius for doing this because there's nothing better than a badass home crowd, with the exception of the Boston Celtics. It reminds me of the gang with cowbells in Sacramento in the early 2000's. On the other hand, it is pretty much the same as hiring actors to play the role of fans for your team. They held auditions, they have wardrobe requirements (Bucks-wear), and they have an agreement that if you don't do your part, you're replaced. I guess the fear of being kicked out of 'Squad 6' is what makes the fans so crazy. Apparently they would sing 'Dude Looks Like a Lady' every time Joakim Noah touched the ball last time the Bulls were in town. Kinda funny.

Good for you Milwaukee, you've pushed back the sale of your team by at least a year.

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