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My Thoughts on NFL Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders, you either hate them or you love them. They are a staple of both high school and collegiate football teams but what about the N.F.L.? Out of the 32 N.F.L. teams only 8 teams choose not to have cheerleading squads. A few of the teams are the Steelers, Browns, Lions, Giants, and Packers. Now the Steelers did have Steelerettes from 1961 to 1969 when the Rooney family decided that they did not like the trend (sexual) that cheerleading was taking in the league and so they disbanded their squad.

So is this a good thing or a bad thing? At the high school and college level, cheerleading is still competitive and athletic, but somewhere between college and professional, cheerleading has become feminized and eroticized. This is where the controversy has a risen, does a team send out scantily clad women onto a football field to entertain a crowd during halftime. Some teams have chosen not to go down that pomp-pomp road while others, like the Cowboys, have. We all know that the N.F.L. has continuously used woman and sex (and beer) to sell their product. Now is that wrong, who knows? Football is a “man’s sport” and well men like woman, sex, and beer. If you are in the business of selling tickets and filling stands (a majority will be men). Why not have those things while a game is going? This was never a problem until last month when Ines Sainz, a reporter from TV Azteca in Mexico, walked into the Jets locker room were some very tight pants and revealing shirt. Guess what – men where men and they whistled and catcalled at her. Plus there is the whole drama with Favre and his scandalous text messages. So has having to much sex in football finally caught up with the league? I don’t know about that. I think it’s just men being men.

Personally I don’t see the point of the cheer squads they have. Nor do I get why they deserve trading cards. I don’t remember what product they were in, but I purchased 2 hobby boxes last year with them in.Heck during halftime, I’m going to the bathroom, filling up my chip bowl and getting a drink. So it’s not like I am actually watching them. But what I do have an issue with is women in the men’s locker room. Male reporters are not allowed in the women’s locker room. Why should women? Especially after a game when guys are super pumped up from a win. The guys should be allowed to whine down before reporters interview them. I’m not being sexist (there are some great female sport reporters) but I just think it’s says men’s locker room for a reason. Keep it that way. If it’s going to be an issue, then keep out all reporters and interview after the guys have showered. Back to cheerleaders – pretty girls who shake what the good lord gave them. I couldn’t care less if a team has them. I don’t ever watch them as I care more about the game.

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