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The Bull Monty? Nope, but male dancers sought
Published September 1, 2003
The Chicago Bulls, clearly hoping to beef up the fun factor at the United Center, are taking a weight-and-see approach with their fans next season.
The Bulls put out a call last week for fans who could round out a team of 12 to 15 "Big Bulls fans." The ideal fan, according to the team, not only wants a chance to be on the court during a game and is open to "sacrificing a little pride for big laughs," but also carries a nickname of Tubby, Moose or Lumpy.
The Bulls took the idea from the Dallas Mavericks, whose "Maniacs" group was a big hit with fans last season.
"We thought Chicago is a perfect market because we have fans like that," said Marianne Caponi, corporate communications manager, who is handling the group's application process. "We have the LuvaBulls [cheerleaders], and we have the IncrediBulls [athletic spirit squad], but this gives men a chance to show their spirit on the court."
Call them the EdiBulls?
"We don't have a name yet," Caponi said, "and we won't until we get the group assembled."
Big Bulls fan
|Among the items applicants can check, if applicable:|
|I have been accused at least once of having plumbers butt|
|I can do stunts with the rolls in my stomach|
|I have worn womens clothing in public|
|Homer Simpson is my idol|