Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Jazz Celebrity Fan List Grows

A few months ago, before the establishment of the greatest Jazz blog ever, local newspaper stories reported that rap artist, Lil' Jon, had performed at a birthday party for Ronnie Brewer and CJ Miles, then sported a Deron Williams jersey at a Jazz game. As captured by the video above, we can now count tween sensations Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron as the latest celebrity Jazz fans. Once thought of as the most un-hip NBA team, the Jazz have had a meteoric rise in popularity among those with serious celebrity status. No longer do Jazz fans need to hang their hats on the fame of crazed Jazz fan and Cocoon star, Wilford Brimley. Who will be next to show their Jazz allegiance? Alex Trebek? Drew Lachey?

Here are some tips and other observations regarding this video:

1) We know Zac and Vanessa are new to being Jazz fans, but if they are handing out T-shirts for everyone to wear during the game - wear the damn shirt! They need look no further than the woman behind them who is wearing nothing but the shirt. Now that's a Jazz fan!

2) My wife frequently tries to convince me that not everyone that is a BYU fan is a dork. Yet somehow, most of the fans from that school who I encounter, either in person or otherwise, contradict my wife's assessment. The guy next to Vanessa, complete with his Y hat (no, it doesn't stand for Yale) at a Jazz game, is Example A. What a tool!

3) To all who still say that the Jazz are uncool, I ask you this: What other team has played Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire!" for the last 25 years?

1 comment:

Orlando said...

I'll be real for a second: I'd rather count Zac Efron as a fan than Tobey McGuire.

F*&$ spiderman!