Skip to comments.India’s Game, U.S. Spice
Posted on 04/19/2008 6:31:23 AM PDT by samsonite
IN the blink of an eye, India has gone from faith, prudence and chastity to ... Brittany, Courtney and Tiffani. On Sunday, a team of Washington Redskins cheerleaders landed in Bangalore to help create Indias first cheerleading squad.
According to the Redskins Web site, the cheerleaders will conduct a national audition of Indian women. The aim of the exercise is to set up a squad of indigenous pompom wielders for the Bangalore Royal Challengers, one of eight teams that will play in the Indian Premier League, a rich new Indian cricket league.
Cheerleading is a unique American spirit and the fact that it is now a bridge into India and their national sport cricket, speaks to the world vision of the Washington Redskins, said an American spokesman involved with the effort. But it speaks to other things, too. It shows how brash India has become, and also how this brash new India has transformed cricket once the most staid of sports into a game that is perilously close to a circus.
Yet how paradoxical it is, and how delightful, that Bangalore, a city that has leapt to global prominence on the back of work outsourced by America, is now itself outsourcing from America outsourcing glamour, no less. How will India respond to cheerleading? An old language scholar I spoke to declared himself unsure of what a Hindi neologism for cheerleader might be. He offered utsaah-pradarshak naari a woman who displays enthusiasm as a candidate.
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Cricket cheerleaders have been known to cure a sticky wicket.
Zaftig also is nice.
If that fails, a broad spectrum antibiotic-works wonders.
Cheerleaders used to actually lead cheers; now they’re mostly athletic dance acts.
Nothin’ wrong with that; watching strong, fit young women perform is good for the aging soul.
No wonder the Muslims hate us.
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Check the one in red short on the left for a penis.
You can bet the yanks are behind setting up this league.
Check out the promo videos of the teams, they’re pretty cool http://iplt20.com/video.html?fileName=chennai%20superkings.swf
One envisions Bart Simpson as assistant instructor:
''OK, people, all together:
Don't have a cow, ump,
Don't have a cow!''