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dude1394
12-20-2009, 04:17 PM
Funny stuff..Read to the bottom.


Bogut digs deep so Bucks get more bang from the fans

FRED BIERMAN AND BENJAMIN HOFFMAN

December 20, 2009
AUSTRALIA is a sports-mad country that is home to some of the world's rowdiest fans. Whether it's cricket, tennis, rugby or basketball, if Australia are playing you can bet there will be an inordinate amount of noise coming from Australian fans. So when Andrew Bogut, the Bucks' Australian-born basketball centre, looked around the Bradley Centre in Milwaukee last season and saw the anaemic crowd participation, you could imagine his disappointment.
''We know we're a small market,'' Bogut said in a telephone interview, ''and with the way the economy is, it's sometimes hard for us to get 15,000 fans on a Wednesday night. A lot of times it was very, very quiet.''
This season, Bogut decided to do something about it. He bought 100 lower-level seats for every home game and gave them to fans who he was certain would raise the decibel level at the Bradley Centre. The result was Squad 6, a wild cluster of standing and screaming fans decked out in wigs and sombreros, and even a man brandishing a wrestling-style championship belt.
''I thought it would be better just to get an atmosphere created in there,'' Bogut said. ''It's only 100 people, but the noise they make sounds like 1000. It gives us some energy to feed off.''
The Bucks' staff and Bogut, who wears No. 6, held three rounds of auditions for fans wanting to join the section. The first two were in October before the start of the season and the third was held outdoors in the cold earlier this month.
Some of the highlights included two young men in matching Christmas sweaters pounding on pots and pans, a woman screaming that she was ''over'' Charlie Villanueva (who left the Bucks for the Pistons in the off-season), numerous ''Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi'' chants, and some of the worst rapping ever. All those acts were apparently accepted into Section 6 (video of the tryouts can be found at nba.com/bucks).
The Bucks' record suggests that Squad 6 is having an effect. Milwaukee are 2-8 on the road but 9-4 at home.
The owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, said this about Squad 6 on Twitter: ''Those fans were the most fun fans I have seen on the road EVER. It made the atmosphere 100x better. More PBR for them.''
It's not all fun and games in Squad 6, however. Each fan agrees to stand and cheer basically from tip-off to the final buzzer and attendance is mandatory - miss too many games and you will lose your free seat. So far no one has been removed.
Asked if the cheers coming from Squad 6 ever made him laugh on the court, Bogut laughed and said, ''All the time.''
[b]His personal favourite? ''When Joakim Noah was at the free-throw line and they were all singing Dude Looks Like a Lady,'' Bogut said.

Robillion
12-20-2009, 05:05 PM
.. and I thought you were admitting you like to dress up like a lady.

Underdog
12-20-2009, 05:25 PM
.. and I thought you were admitting you like to dress up like a lady.

this.

EricaLubarsky
12-20-2009, 05:57 PM
I thought it was about Bogut cross dressing. The guy looks like he could be a freak behind closed doors.

Robillion
12-20-2009, 06:00 PM
You seriously imagined Bogut behind closed doors?.. gross