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VOTE NOW FOR THE FANATICS’ CLASSIC OLD SCHOOL DANCE-SPIRIT TEAM

O.K. friends, “Knicks Spirit Week” a/k/a “Happy Week” is in full swing and effect. Now it’s time to rock the vote.  It’s time to select the twelve icons you believe will do the best job of keeping our spirits up during the 2009-2010 campaign.
 
Choose your top 12 and let’s see which ladies we get to see most of the season. The vote will remain open until Sunday, although this post may not be the lead one for too long.  We’re expecting Nate to be signed today and Lee to be signed or traded within a few days, but each new post will have a vote reminder.
 
Tough choices, but someone has to review it and do it.  Oh, before I forget, most of the pics have an interesting surprise link for your edification or entertainment – the links range from the funny to the bizarre; like the beauty tips and gossip about Marilyn Monroe’s friendship with Dorothy Dandridge (see Monroe portfolio) to the fun fansite with French soundtrack linked to the Bridget Bardot portfolio to Jane Russell’s appearance on “What’s My Line.”
 
Have fun. Glad you enjoyed the diversionary thread. LOL (If you have a little time, make sure you check out the previous thread and the comment section – an Instant Fanatics Classic).
 
 
 

 
 
3Sophia Loren copy

 

1Pam Grier Entry copy

 

1Raquel Welch

1Rita Moreno copy 

1Dorothy Dandridge

1Marilyn Monroe copy

 

1Elizabeth Taylor 

1Gina Lollobridgida copy

1Lena Horne

2Linda Harrison

 

2Veronica Lake

 

1Rita Hayworth  

2Josephine Baker

 

2Mae West copy

 

2hedy Lamarr

 

2Yme Sumac

 

2Tina Turner  

2Mansfield

 

2Jane Russell

 

2Brigette Bardot

 

2Jayne Kennedy

 

2Ann Margaret copy    

3Lola Falana

 

2Linda Darnell

 

2Sherry Britton

 Basketball Space Filler copy copy

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September 24, 2009 Posted by | Live Blogging Events, New York Knicks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

FANATICS OLD SCHOOL CLASSICS DANCE-SPIRIT TEAM COMPETITION, Group 1

At Knicks Fanatics, we don’t play.  This is “Knicks Spirit Week” and we are going to start it off with a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 

Forget about the Miami Heat’s heart stopping championship Dance Team.  Sure the most popular dance team in the NBA is the perennial best, but they root for the D-Wade posse not the D’Antoni disciples.  We like the Knicks dance team too.  Despite their more respectably family friendly attire (they don’t dress like they live on the beach often enough), we can imagine them in a shirts and skins water-basketball game.

But we can’t spend the entire season sleeping with the enemy’s cheerleaders on our minds.  That’s not in keeping with the spirit of Knicks Spirit.  And MSG doesn’t give us enough of the Knicks women to get us through a season of even minimal stress and distress. So, in order to keep our spirits up during the upcoming season, I’m proposing we get our own cheerleaders.

What would our cheerleaders do? Cheer us up silly. Lift our sprits. Our cheerleaders would pop up at the most appropriate (and inappropriate) times on this blog and in our Live Blogging (LBEs) coverage of games.  They will help keep us engaged, if not to our girlfriends, at least in our efforts to love our Knicks through thick and thin, better or worse (worse will never happen – Knicks Spirit Week, remember?).

I’m thinking that for this year’s cheerleading job, we need to choose amongst the best Spirit Movers in history.  I’m thinking, on this blog, we are fans of the classics, we are fans of the best.  We need Mega-cheerleaders and what better place to get them than back at the Old School – believe me when I say the creator has always been a fantastic architect of human form.  I’d put my old school team up against today’s best anytime.  Move over Beyonce, you’re a Nets fan anyway, aren’t you?

So this is the deal.  We have received about 24 portfolios from some of the most talented (most of them can really dance) and beautiful women in not-too-long ago popular culture.  It is our task to check them out, look them over, evaluate their talent for our purposes and then choose the final 12 who will lead us into the 2009-2010 season.  The portfolios are divided into two groups.  Group 1 will be introduced in a couple of seconds.  Group 2 will be introduced on Tuesday.  They all will return on Thursday when you will be asked to vote and the 12 with the most votes will become our Knicks idols for the year.

And finally, thanks to the Fanatic Connoisseurs of Fine Spirits for the recommendations to the team.  Good work folks.  (Warning: if your boss catches you lingering over this post, tell her you’re looking for a new secretary; if your girlfriend catches you, tell her how disgusted you are at the blogger who did this to one of your favorite blogs. If that doesn’t work, I can’t help you. )

So without further ado, I present to you the ladies who look to join the Fabulous Fanatics Dance-Spirit Team.  LGK.

 3Sophia Loren copy

 

1Pam Grier Entry copy

 1Raquel Welch

 

 1Rita Moreno copy

 2Dorothy Dandridge

 

1Marilyn Monroe copy

1Elizabeth Taylor

 

1Gina Lollobridgida copy

1Lena Horne

 

2Linda Harrison

2Veronica Lake

1Rita Hayworth

 

Basketball Space Filler copy copy

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September 20, 2009 Posted by | Live Blogging Events, Satire, | , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

A Little Something, Something From Other Blogs and Fanatics Old School Dance Team Prep:Updated

Good evening Gents. Not much new to report.  I’ve been doing a little blog hopping this evening and found a few things that might pique your interest.  At the website 7 seconds or mess, there is a podcast interview with a guy nicknamed KD and he says some things of interest about the Knicks. Gotcha Peaceman.  No it is not your KD, it’s a sportswriter named Kelly Dwyer for Yahoo Sports.  I love how 7som uses video and audio on its site.   Hey Peace, maybe you or another Fanatic would like to do a little Blog Radio show.   As I said a long time ago, my voice is only good for print and I don’t think fast enough to do a talk show.  But that would be a nice feature.  Check it out.

Then there are those hanging on LeBron’s every turd.  He says it and they will come, in more ways than one, Tman.  Now, he shoots down the loyalty argument as a reason for staying in Cleveland because his loyalty is to the city of Akron as a Native Son, not necessarily to the Cleveland franchise. So does that mean he’s coming to New York?  Well, he keeps keeping the door open for a move. Wade is keeping the door open too, but he is mentioning New Jersey as the attractive team with both cap space and players for a Championship run.  It’s business folks.  Are they using and punkin’ New York like Kidd and Hill?

I also see that IGM was playing the name game at Posting and Toasting where, to pass the time away, they asked readers to think of a new name for the Knicks.  Of course, most Fanatic fans are trying to be a lot more positive than me, so there were some nice names.  My most favorite and least appropriate was the New York Defenders.

I am not writing anything about Michael Beasley except to wish him luck in this part of his life’s journey.

Check out the new poll on the side bar.  RoCk tHe VoTe.

Update: Talk About Getting Into A Mess In 7seconds or Less — Poor Plax.

I must admit that I have not really paid attention to the Plaxico Burress situation.  I really couldn’t take listening to another athlete go over the edge of arrogant idiocy.  Last week, I heard his attorney say that his client was being sentenced as a celebrity for a mistake that no one else would go to jail for.  Yeah, right, I thought, lawyers will say anything.  But then I saw this E60 clip with Plaxico explaining the incident.   Twenty months to two years in jail for that?   That’s unbelievable, crazy and excessive.  Unbelievable.  They’re going to spend our taxpayer money to jail a fool instead of a criminal. Unbelievable.

And I couldn’t believe how self-righteous Cris Carter was in the next clip.  I like Cris Carter.  He has always been a class act; but he who throws stones better not be doing it from a glass house. He said that Burress was not remorseful.  Remorse?  How much more fu*king remorseful can you be when you are going to jail for a stupid accident that injured no one but himself? Two years for carrying a gun? Two years for shooting yourself in the leg? C’mon.  Where are those second amendment folks now?  And for the record, I am not definitely in favor of gun control, but this result is ridiculous.

With that said, I tried to find the “Burress Explanation Clip” to post directly onto this site; instead I found the following on YouTube and as disgusted and perplexed as I am at that plea deal, I couldn’t resist making you laugh one more time.


KNICKS FANATICS  OLD SCHOOL DANZE TEAM TRYOUTS COMING SOON!!

I’m thinking about posting a competition for our very own Fanatics Old School Dance Team.  We select ten old school honeys from a group of twenty.  So far invitations have been accepted by Sophia Loren, Pam Grier, Jane Mansfield, Rita Moreno, Tamara Dobson, Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Jane Russell, Raquel Welch, Angela Bassett, Josephine Baker, Marilyn Monroe, and  Diahann Carroll.  I need to send out more invitations.  Do you guys have any ideas? ( I’d put my ten old schoolers up against any ten Newbies in the world, including Miami’s Dance Champions. LOL!!!)

Diahann carroll

Diahann carroll

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Jane Russell

Jane Russell

Pam Grier
Pam Grier

Updated

`Post Up, those are great suggestions.  I will send out an invitation to each one.  Hedy Lamar is fine, but she is so old school that they didn’t see flesh as a virtue in those days.  I can’t find a good pic that will prove she would wear our skimpy dance costumes.  Still, she is special.`

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida

August 24, 2009 Posted by | Lebron James., New York Knicks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments