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Old 6th March 2008, 17:51   #16
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Well guess the political rally waala funda is applying here too. Remember paying 150 bucks and 1 bottle of brandy for meetings in our place. In bangalore people were paid more with lunch also being provided
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More hype... more fans... more money! I heard these 19 year old's would be up for IPL as well! Argh!!!!
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OK so what exactly were they trying to achieve. Were the trying to cheer up the U-19 player or create a false sense of hysteria to promote the sport.

I thought cricket was one sport that did not need any external impetus as far as promotion.
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I read on today's Hindu newspaper, the MetroPlus suppliment which carried an article on Armaan Ebrahim.

In the article it was quoted that he had returned to India after completing limited practice in GP2 asia series because he could not raise enough money through sponsors for a full fledged testing. It also said he was planning to move into the GP2 european series which will cost much more. He watched the IPL auction gala and this U19 prize money thing on TV and was shocked to find that they were playing with so much money and he could hardly raise money to compete leave alone save hefty sums like those cricketers. So he wrote a letter to the newspaper expressing his feelings... and you know what, they published it in the last page of the suppliment instead of printing on the sports page!!!

IMO other sports in India badly deservers attention, while this cricket gets tooooo much of attention. What really puts me off is that the so called 'Fans' will party and celebrate when India wins (occasionally) and will praise everyone like anything. But when they lose, they turn bad and start throwing stones at players home and burn efiigies. Sick people.
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People are taken on hire to weep at funerals so this is not very surprising.
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People are taken on hire to weep at funerals so this is not very surprising.
The movie Rudali is about that.

Actually I am not against the practice of hiring cheer people, but I was laughing at the comments of the hired-cheer people.

What are they complaining about? The object of their cheer was not cute enough? Boys are not getting as much as girls? That they got to cheer unknown U-19 kids?

I tell ya, really un-professional behavior from these amateur cheer-people!
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When you watch comedy sitcoms like Seinfeld or Friends the laughs you hear are from hired people. Its almost like telling you when to laugh.
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Normally there is a concern that women get paid less than men for the same job. But this is the first time I've heard of women getting paid 5 times as men. Cheers!
that's probably because it's very difficult to get girls cheer up (for anybody).

Ok, that was a poor joke. But in india, it's really difficult to get a girl next door to do something like this, compared to boys who can be hired dozen for a dime.

and an all-boys cheerleader team won't look that good.
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Is there anyone else that needs cheering? I could use the money.
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When you watch comedy sitcoms like Seinfeld or Friends the laughs you hear are from hired people. Its almost like telling you when to laugh.
Yeah. I guess it's recorded once and they used whenever required

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Is there anyone else that needs cheering? I could use the money.
mee too!!
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Ok, that was a poor joke. But in india, it's really difficult to get a girl next door to do something like this, compared to boys who can be hired dozen for a dime.
Maybe the girl next door to you but have seen most of teenagers wanting to do any of this stuff just for their 2 seconds of fame, the money is secondary. Take pics of such cheerleading and paste them on their online profiles and gain some, well in their eyes bragging rights.
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Girls paid higher bcoz of the added training expenses incurred towards educating them on why 11 guys fight like crazy for one ball for the whole day and that the silly point is not an absurd statement but a fielding position and that the gully is not equal to a mohalla and sweep has nothing to do with broomsticks and ofcourse that monkeys dont play cricket..its just that symonds happens to be closely related to them.
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OK so what exactly were they trying to achieve. Were the trying to cheer up the U-19 player or create a false sense of hysteria to promote the sport..
The Later, the event management firm is already or will soon be associated with a sport management firm. Why if it were not for the media I would never know someone called Virat Kholi existed.

You think journos are not cajoled, convinced and/or corrupted (often indirectly) to write articles in the papers?

In 1960 the American Music industy was racked by the Payola scandal. DJs and Radio stations were accused and prosecuted for taking money to play certain musicians (ASCAP vs BMI). Dick Clark (of American Bandstand fame) almost lost all he had but escaped by selling his record company and cooperating with the authorities. The most notable victim was a DJ called Alan (Rock Around the Clock) Freed. The guy, I believe, who got away easiest was Murray Kaufman (WINS - NY).

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When you watch comedy sitcoms like Seinfeld or Friends the laughs you hear are from hired people. Its almost like telling you when to laugh.
There are APPLAUSE signs that light up telling the people when to laugh. Also if you happen to be a Jay Leno/David Letterman/Conan O"Brien taping and do not comply you will notice that you will be escorted (midway) out of the show.
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If you ponder a bit whats the problem in having such an arrangement?

The kids make money, the team thinks they are heroes, the marketing team makes money, there is fodder for the news channels and we have some topic to discuss on the forum.
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This goes on for the events that will be stage managed and the organizers when they feel that no public will attend this kind of things. Moreover, it was a working day and everybody will be busy in their schedules / duties.
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