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Breaking news: Bob Boozer Jinx girl Meghan back for another Energee! season

Meghan This news was quite a relief. You may recall the exhaustive worldwide search that led to Meghan’s selection as the unofficially official (or was it officially unofficial?) Bob Boozer Jinx girl. I was not relishing the thought of once again packing my bags for Bangkok, Baton Rouge and Borneo; with stops this time planned in Friesland and Fresno, too.

To complicate matters, the editorial board was giving me all kinds of grief about running overbudget on the first exhaustive worldwide search for the girl. And to be perfectly honest, Meghan was doing a superlative job in her first few months and I just didn’t want to go through all of that so soon. Now I don’t have to. Looks like she’ll be back for another season.

Meghan was prominently featured in the “black poly leather empty seats” photo that truly defined not only last season but the situation that the Bucks organization has found itself in. An estranged fan base, Energee! dancing for no one, a losing team and a new arena needed within the next decade … or sooner? (It’s a good idea to hit the link, but here’s a smaller version …)

Black poly-leather & empty seats in April

 

 

 

 

Says it all. Energee! has been the constant in the Bucks marketing scheme this summer, probably the one part of the plan that has made sense. Richard Jefferson has yet to be featured in a ticket promo.

As it turned out, being named the unofficially official Bob Boozer Jinx girl has not been the only prestigious honor achieved by Meghan. It was soon learned that Meghan was Miss New Berlin, Miss Wisconsin and a participant in the Miss USA pageant. Who knew? (Sportsbubbler.com’s Jim Ganzer, for one.) Prior to Ganzer setting the record straight, all the BBJ editorial board knew was that her favorite Buck is Andrew Bogut and her favorite breakfast cereal is Honey Nut Cheerios. Good stuff. Oh, and she used to be blonde.

The confusion of the last couple of weeks arose when she was nowhere to be found in the Day 1 or Day 2 photos from the first round of Energee! tryouts in late July, then was not pictured among the finalists from those tryouts. I checked again yesterday, not there, and with dutiful resignation began thinking about a replacement girl …

New dancer Bishara? …. 

Team captain Tiffany (the BBJ editorial board is rather, uhh, big on leadership) …

Tiffany - Energee! Bucks.com 

Decisions, decisions …

Then, suddenly and for no apparent reason at all, I refreshed the finalists’ page. Lo and behold, our BBJ girl’s photo had in that very moment been uploaded onto the Energee! finalists site, and there it was … right next to the pic of another dancer named Megan, tho’ without the really cool, gaelic “h”…

Obviously, ’twas a sign from the basketball gods that I dared not ignore (lucky you Meghan). This Bucks blog just wouldn’t be the same without its original unofficially official Bob Boozer Jinx girl. …

Meghan - glad to be back, obviously

… and one.

Redd speaks! Says nothing… But meet Meghan, the Bob Boozer Jinx girl

MeghanRamon Sessions, rookie point guard, has been the face of the Bucks of late. Sessions was at the season ticket holders’ tailgate at Miller Park Tuesday. A couple of weeks ago he was representing at a lottery night event with coaches Scott Skiles and Jim Boylan. Yes, Skiles reminded Sessions that the NBA record for assists in a game is not 24, it’s 30, held by one Scott Skiles. 

Michael Redd, the so-called face of the franchise? He’s been hiding under a rock ever since his former coach, Larry Krystkowiak, fingered Redd as the guy who undermined what the team was trying to do last season. The weekend Krystkowiak made those comments to JS writer Tom Enlund, the Bucks were in the process of hiring Krystkowiak’s pal Skiles, so it’s safe to assume the coaches had begun working on the transition to the Skiles era.

Redd came out from under his rock this week to hype his summer basketball camp, and did an interview yesterday with ESPN Radio’s Steve “the Homer” True. Homer asked Redd about Krystkowiak’s comments and Redd didn’t have much to say. In fact, he denied that he had any problem at all with Krystkowiak, at least not one he was aware of.

At this point, my intelligence has been insulted enough by Michael Redd (I have never seen a dumber basketball player in a Bucks uniform, and people, Alton Lister and Tim Thomas were not smart guys) that I’m just going to say that Michael Redd is as good as gone and move on to more important things.

As for those more important things, this blog, like James Bond, has required a girl for some time. The search for this girl has taken me from Bangkok to Baton Rouge to the jungles of Borneo, but at last I’ve found our girl. By unanimous vote, the officially unofficial Bob Boozer Jinx girl is Energee! dancer Meghan. (Lucky you, Meghan). Why Meghan? Do you have to ask?

During our exhaustive search for the Bob Boozer Jinx girl, however, it was brought to my attention by Sportsbubbler’s esteemed editor, Dan Walsh, that, lo and behold and much to my surprise, Meghan has not always been a brunette. blonde meghan

I now pose to the Bob Boozer Jinx faithful the obvious, if not ultimate question. Brunette Meghan? Or blonde Meghan?

You know this is so much, much better than Beasley or Rose, Rose or Beasley ….





















Black poly-leather zipper tops, sexy legs and empty seats

Energee and empty seats in AprilA wave of guilt descends as I write this post. Why? Not because I feel I should be doing something more important than sending typeface to walk across the white space between a photo of cheerleaders and the margin to the left, like waiting for my “economic stimulus” check (still not here) or wondering whether Rasheed Wallace is on the trading block rhyming Beasley-Rose, Rose-Beasley, Beasley-Rose. And no, I’m not even feeling guilty that the Bucks were kind enough to email me a link to a gallery of photos of the Energee! Dance Team cheerleaders two weeks ago and I’m just opening it now. No, no, none of those things.

The guilt stems from having a sea of luscious legs, black poly-leather zipper tops, nothing skirts and high heels on my computer screen only to have my eyes stray to the empty seats above all of that sexiness. It’s not my fault, I know. The eye goes to the empty spaces of a badly-cropped photo. That’s just the way it is. It’s a natural thing. Cinematographers are paid millions so that this sort of thing doesn’t happen even in bad films.

The link to the “Energee! in April” photo gallery was sent by Bucks marketing to the Bucks ticket-info email list as part of a “win lunch with GM John Hammond” draft lottery contest (which I didn’t win). The photo above is from one of the five home games in April, no note on which one. Whichever game it was, my sources tell me that very few people attended. Nobody goes there anymore; there are too many empty seats.

Journal Sentinel reported last week in an interview with NBA Commissioner David Stern that a new arena for the Bucks is not a converstaion that needs to happen now. Soon, but not now, according to Stern. A new arena, however, seems irrelevent when you look at the empty seats behind Energee!  Stern mentioned that point too, reminding that the best revenue enhancer is ticket sales.

Stern’s words should be taken as a warning. Look at those barely skirt skirts, all that skin and faux leather. Energee! was performing for no one. So were our Bucks, who, at the end of the 2007-08 season were a franchise on the brink of irrelevency, but for the dance squad.

Owner Herb Kohl has responded by hiring a shrewd basketball guy from the Detroit Pistons franchise, John Hammond, to set things on the right course. Hammond has hired an aggressive coach, Scott Skiles, known for defense, up-tempo ball movement and winning. Hammond and Skiles have played it close to the vest about further changes this summer but the above picture tells a thousand words. The changes will be significant.

Ticket-buying fans are already aware of this, being able to draw conclusions based on what the Bucks marketing offices have been sending. This summer’s come-ons are quite a bit different than those of the past few summers.

Let’s look at the rest of what was sent in that mid-May promo e-mail:

Skiles ticket promoCoach Scott Skiles, the new face of the franchise, is our incentive to buy tickets. I would have used a photo of Andrew Bogut in his nose guard mask to sell tickets, but then I’m a big fan of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and can write at length about how artistically UNPLEASING Rob Zombie’s “House of a Thousand Corpses” movies are. Skiles is the Bucks’ savior, the hope for a better tomorrow and a more interesting today, and I’m down with all that — but I can also tell you with unflagging certainty what his shooting percentage will be before the game starts. I also know that Skiles has never been able to dunk a basketball. The message, here, loud and clear, is that we can expect to see Skiles at the games next year, and that if things go well, he’ll be clapping just as he is in the photo. Don’t, however, expect to see too many of last season’s players on his team.

Energee chhers onWhy are these girls happy? This is a wholesome picture. The better stuff is in the gallery, but, this is a conscientious choice of photos by Bucks marketers, who seem to understand that a Bucks fan’s wife or girlfriend may at any moment peek over said fan’s shoulder while email is being checked/ogled. “Wholesome” is a word often used to decribe Energee! – and I imagine that bugs Energee! dancers to no end. “Wholesome but may get a little wild after a few drinks” is a description of the Bucks cheerleaders I read in the blogosphere not too long ago. That’s not a compliment.

Yi jersey promoNumber 9, Number 9, Number 9. Yi’s jersey at left is the Bucks featured promo in the merchandising department. At least we know Yi is going to be on the team. But we know more than that. The Bucks have two exhibition games scheduled September in China, where the Bucks commitment to making Yi an NBA star will be on display. It’s important to note who’s jersey is not featured: The Michael Redd era is over, Bucks fans, and there’s no harm in getting used to it now a few weeks before it’s official. 2008-09 will be the year of Yi, development in overdrive. RealGM’ers, stifle those trades for power forwards. Charlie V, start packing your bags if you’re still an all-star in your own mind. Yi Jianlian will be shooting 15-or-so times a game next season. If you’re one of those who still believes that Michael Redd will be around to thwart Yi’s development, scroll back up to the top of this post and take a long, long look, not at the lovesexxy lines of the the brunette’s legs ….

…. but at those empty, empty seats behind her.