San Antonio Spurs disbanding all-female dance team in favor of co-ed hype team

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: San Antonio Spurs disbanding all-female dance team in favor of co-ed hype team

Why not just get rid of dancers all together? They don't really serve a purpose. A mascot hypes a team just as much.

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2018/05/21/spurs-disbanding-all-female-dance-team-in-favor-of-co-ed-hype-team/

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Is this the wave of the future?

Since then newly-minted owner Jerry Buss started the Laker Girls’ in 1979, all-female dance teams have become standard around the NBA. However, with how things are now viewed through the prism of the #metoo movement, and reports on how NFL cheerleaders were treated in places such as Washington and Miami, a lot of professional sports teams are re-thinking the concept of female dance teams.

The Spurs are apparently doing away with theirs, to be replaced by a 35-person co-ed “hype team.”

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The #Spurs Silver Dancers are no more. I am told the @SilverDancers were told tonight that the program was ending due to lack of fan interest & would be replaced with a larger co-ed team. The news does further explain the press release SS&E sent out today. #GoSpursGo

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The Spurs have not said officially that this is the end of the Silver Dancers. “Lack of interest” is an odd reason to give — is there suddenly less interest now than there was five years ago? A number of teams have both female dance teams and co-ed “spirit” or “hype” teams.


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The #Spurs Silver Dancers are no more. I am told the @SilverDancers were told tonight that the program was ending due to lack of fan interest & would be replaced with a larger co-ed team. The news does further explain the press release SS&E sent out today. #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/8dNeAwSMBl


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Lack of fan interest? Wonder where all these followers and YouTube views came from. Not to mention all the $ made for the organization bc of THOUSANDS of kids thru Jr. Silver Dancers Program, prep classes... Hundreds of hours of community service etc... 26 yr legacy, gone. pic.twitter.com/sLkPM7MXYt

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I am truly heartbroken and at a loss for words for an organization I held so dear to my heart. This year is one I will never forget. The legacy we left will live on forever. Love my girls🖤 #jeremiah29:11

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Far more likely, this is about perception in what is a conservative state and marketplace.

The question is will this become a trend, both around the NBA and professional sports. As the teams try to evolve and make more dynamic their in-arena experiences, are the dance teams going to fade from view?

Just something to keep and eye on going forward.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject:

More time for the Red Panda and the guy who stands on his head on a stack of chairs, also the guys who beat on empty plastic bucket yay!
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject:

The name "Lakers Girls" is sexist!

Lakers Co-ed Cheer Squad is something that needs to happen!

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Why not just get rid of dancers all together? They don't really serve a purpose.


I remember the California Angels of Anaheim of Los Angeles of California once experimented with cheerleaders doing routines on top of the dugouts. That was kinda short lived.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:47 pm    Post subject:

I didn't even know baseball teams had cheerleaders.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:32 am    Post subject:

If you're going to get rid of something that's lame, just get rid of it, don't replace it with something that's twice as lame.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:28 am    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject:

I'm so happy the Spurs era is finally over. This is the finishing touch.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:36 pm    Post subject:

Can we start a petition to hire some thicker Laker girls?
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