New Jersey Nets Senior Dance Team Debuts

THE AGE-OLD QUESTION: If it was a skit from “In Living Color,” maybe we could find some humor in it. But the fact that the New Jersey Nets went ahead and debuted their new senior citizens cheerleading team may have set white people back a few decades.


The NETSational Dancers hit the floor (not literally, we hope) during Wednesday’s game against Detroit. Their New Jersey jerseys featured their ages - 59, 61, 72, 81 and 83 - along with their nicknames, like “Fanny” and “Blond-e.” Also in on the fun was some old dog named “Joe,” the only male of the group.

They busted a few moves to the hip-hop tune “Snap Yo Fingers,” actually getting applause from the crowd. Or maybe they were just trying to clap off the house lights and end everyone’s misery.

Said 81-year-old Fanny Militar after her performance: “It was wonderful, I had the time of my life.”

A trend? Please say no. The NBA says at least five other teams are doing the senior circuit dancers. You’d think they’d have the common decency to just show “Cocoon” on the video message board instead.