Two weeks ago, we were lucky enough to see the Broncos beat the Raiders 37 - 6!
It was an awesome game! And part of the game between TV timeouts are the NFL cheerleaders! I'm not sure what most people think about cheerleaders in the NFL, but I think I can tell you that most red-blooded male fans don't mind. Red-blooded female fans of the NFL may be another question! :-)
So, as I was saying, part of the NFL pageantry includes the cheerleaders. Most teams have them. The most famous are probably the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
. However, there are some NFL teams that don't have cheerleaders, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Greenbay Packers (boo!!) and my very own Detroit Lions. I don't think there's anything wrong with having professional cheerleaders, but there's also something kind of special about not having them. What I mean by that is technically the Lions don't have "Lions" cheerleaders per se, but they usually have local high school cheerleaders come out to support the team. That has a nice hometown feel to it, don't you think? So I guess the Lions really do have cheerleaders, but it's so much more innocent and special. On the other hand, I kind of wish they had regular cheerleaders, because in some weird way I think that that would make them more a part of the NFL and maybe they would get better. Yes, that doesn't make sense, especially when you look at the Pittsburgh Steelers - the team with the most NFL championships and yet still have no cheerleaders - along with the hated Packers with their storied history.
Well anyway, you have to admit, pro cheerleaders add a certain "glamor" to the teams as you can see here. The Broncos Cheerleaders
are certainly glamorous and can put on a show! I think I just got pretty lucky in the fact that I was able to catch them at the apex of one of their high-kicks! Can't beat it, can you?!