Considering how the NFL has been trending, does this news REALLY surprise anybody?
After all, it’s 2018!
And gender is just a social construct of the patriarchy. (Which is made by men. Uh… wait a minute. How does this work again?)
Don’t worry, they don’t seem to know either.
We’ll be seeing some changes in the lineups for some teams.
Not the player roster. Does anyone even still follow who’s playing where?
Nah. We’re seeing changes to the cheerleader roster.
Now featuring … DUDES?
Oops. Sorry. They’re wanting to be called ‘male dancers’. (Male Dancers? Seriously???)
NFL fans will see history made this season, and it has nothing to do with what goes on between the goalposts.
The Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will have male cheerleaders dancing on their squads for the first time.
Let’s hope that doesn’t mean they’ll be shirtless with a bowtie.
Here’s what we’re all used to seeing on the sidelines.
Watch what you’ll be seeing at Rams games:
Whoops! Sorry, wrong clip.
Here it is:
Maybe we’re being too hard on them?
Here’s what the Baltimore Sun said about it.
Fans won’t find evidence of the men in the Raven’s cheerleader calendar. They won’t spot them at most official appearances. And, have no doubt, the men have heard all of the male cheerleader jokes. “Male cheerleaders,” Galdieri says diplomatically, “sometimes aren’t always accepted.” Odd, considering that the very first cheerleaders, back in the late 1800s, were men — women were added later. And some very virile characters have cheerleading on their resume — including George W. Bush, Ronald Regan, Jimmy Stewart and, believe it or not, Samuel L. Jackson. Whatever people say, male cheerleaders have to be strong and willing to suffer countless bangs and bruises in the name of spirit. (It’s certainly not for the $100-a-game stipend.)
Reagan? Samuel L Jackson? Are you buying their pitch?
Or, maybe the guys are just smarter than all the rest of us, and it’s a clever ploy to meet some pretty girls.
What do you think about male Cheerleaders in the NFL?
by Doug Giles
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A shirt that aptly describes the NFL — No Fans Left.
NFL’s TV ratings are plummeting as more players refuse to stand for the national anthem. It’s hard to believe that a nation that has given these players the opportunity to achieve so much is so easily disrespected. Even worse, consider the men and women who have laid down their lives so that these athletes could live in a relatively safe country and enjoy their fame and fortune.