Yesterday, the Boston Celtics were the last team in the NBA to not give into the temptation of trotting out some scantily-clad booty as part of their gameday entertainment. Today, they are just the latest NBA franchise to employ a "dance team."
"Dance Team," of course, is code for "Ass To Stare At." Now, I'm not opposed to the idea of dance teams. I've long ago accepted that there are fans out there who need the t-shirt toss, need the guys who dunk off trampolines at halftime, need the kiss-cam. But the Celtics are supposed to be different, aren't they? They're old school, they represent tradition. They're supposed to be above this. Not every team has to be old school, of course, but it would be nice if there were at least a couple. Oh well.
The picture above, by the way, isn't an actual Celtics dance team member. That's the Boston Herald's representation of what a dance team member might look like, and... well, she kinda cushions the blow of the loss of tradition and simplicity.
Celtics dance into the 21st century [BostonHerald.com]