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Saturday, July 01, 2006

More Boston Celtics dance team and Alison Preston coverage

Unknown candidate for the Boston Celtics dance team

Well then, my unassuming little blog managed to get "Farked" a couple weeks ago which resulted in more than 63,000 clicks to the site over the course of two days. I had absolutely no idea how much interest and DEBATE the topic of Boston Celtics dance team auditions would generate. (Granted the debate was mostly about how hot the girls were or weren't and not about the tradition and legacy of the Boston Celtics.)

Boston Hearld staff photo illustration of what a Boston Celtics dancer might eventually look like While I have no intentions of turning this blog into a "hey, look at the boobies" blog, I'd like to return to this topic for one more post, if for no other reason than to thank the Fark.com audience for their attention with more pictures. However, that the Boston Celtics holding auditions for cheerleaders would generate so much traffic and more than 450 comments is enough motivation in and of itself as a clear indicator of how the public reacts to media and how media caters to the public. I'm speaking as much about myself as I am about Fark or any other internet media outlet.

Anyhow, on the surface, it would appear that dance team candidates #254 (Alison Preston) and #95 (unknown) have become something of web-micro-celebrities for a couple of days. It really is kind of amazing when you think about it. But looking through the Fark thread and doing a little independent research, I suppose it would be fair to say that Alison Preston was already somewhat known in the media, as evidenced by the following links:

Alison Preston aside (and to the right in a picture from Playboy), the Boston media is giving the whole Boston-Celtics-getting-a-dance-team thing a fair amount of attention even amidst all the 2006 NBA draft activity and trade rumors involving Allen Iverson. The Boston Globe even recently published an interview with hard hitting questions like "How about all that hoochie dancing?" But you really can't blame them for an article like that as it's a slow news day of holiday weekend.

In any event, for those of you interested in additional Celtics dance team coverage:

Point of this post? Well, I supposed it's something to do with how we'll latch on to the most trivial things and attempt to devour all that we can about any topic (including the Boston Celtics dance team and Alison Preston) and that by the amount of "nourishment" out there, it's clear that there are plenty of sources willing to cater to you (and me), err... including me.

Topics: Boston Celtics, dancers, dance team, cheerleaders, auditions, Alison Preston, Fark, Playboy, #254, #95, and NBA.

posted by silinx | 9:20:00 AM


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