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Figuring they haven't sissified the product enough, now the NFL, or certain teams, is going to feature male dancers alongside the female cheerleaders.

Between all the wife-beating felons, pissing on the flag, the concussion-induced suicides, and the slow and steady SJW-creep, remind me again why you guys watch this shit? 

https://fox6now.com/2018/08/07/nfls-first-male-dancers-will-hit-the-sidelines-this-season/

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I don't even know what to say to this except how long will it be before some fag camera operator zooms in on some dancers boner as an 80 yard pass and run play happens on the field in the dying seconds of an 82- 81 game where a pass interference penalty was called on every single play of the game including punts FG's and running plays.

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This will last until a cheerleader guy throws a cheerleader girl in the air and misses catching her and she ends up with a broken neck and sues the NFL for millions.

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The Timberwolves have a mixed gender hip hop dance crew and I'm fairly certain some other NBA teams do as well. This is hardly revolutionary within major pro sports and certainly nothing for any purist to get upset about.

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Superstar wrote: This will last until a cheerleader guy throws a cheerleader girl in the air and misses catching her and she ends up with a broken neck and sues the NFL for millions.
This has been a staple of cheerleading for like 100 years and I can never remember that happening, especially with a huge lawsuit against anyone.  If high school girls can be thrown around with impunity, I think professional cheerleaders can too.

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srossi wrote: Superstar wrote: This will last until a cheerleader guy throws a cheerleader girl in the air and misses catching her and she ends up with a broken neck and sues the NFL for millions.
This has been a staple of cheerleading for like 100 years and I can never remember that happening, especially with a huge lawsuit against anyone.  If high school girls can be thrown around with impunity, I think professional cheerleaders can too.

I fully agree 100% with what you are saying.  But do you have any doubts that if there is a first for all of this it would happen on National TV and probably while the performers are on screen?  You say it's never happened, I say it's due.  Because knowing the NFL, they'll make these performers go in all kinds of weather and that will create either slippery or overall wet conditions.

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"There's a REVOLUTION going on in men's cheerleading!"

The Baltimore Ravens had male cheerleaders as far back as 2002. I don't keep tabs on cheerleading squads, so not sure if they kept it going. Yes, that's the NFL and the crew that brought us the amazingness of Stacy Keibler.

It's a more common thing in college football, too. For instance, Texas always loved to rag Texas A&M for having male cheerleaders.

Other sports have had "dance teams" or "spirit teams" featuring guys. The Marlins famously had the "Manatees"-- a buncha' fat guys who would get jiggy with it.


As for "why you watch this shit". I was a huge football fan, growing up, but in my adult life have become a casual bandwagoner. Due to "life things", but I also got sick of the growing obsession with fantasy football.I used to live and die with my Local NFL Team, but my interest was greatly strained in the 2008 season.

I like watching college games, because the offenses are so varied... but my alma mater doesn't have a football team, so I feel like the solo weirdo watching people at the public pool.

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Erick Von Erich wrote: It's a more common thing in college football, too. For instance, Texas always loved to rag Texas A&M for having male cheerleaders.


Wasn't George W. Bush a male (presumably) cheerleader at whatever Texas college he was snorting coke at instead of going to classes?

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George W. Bush went to Yale. Regarding the whole Texas vs. Texas A&M thing, those schools students alums, and sports fans would argue over what day it was. As for the male cheerleader thing, I think every school has them in some capacity, certainly in major college sports. The deal with Texas A&M, which has conventional female cheerleaders and danceline members, is that it for a long time it only had male cadets in this capacity (it began as a military school and still is to a great extent even though it now has non cadet students). These cadets are technically called "Yell Leaders" and actually direct the fans in a series of cheers and chants that the fans partake in to a nearly unanimous extent in a manner quite unlike what is seen at most schools. Longhorns fans had a field day ripping on the "ugly cheerleaders" and the Aggies fans reacted with their typical lack of a sense of humor.

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The Los Angeles Rams released the first publicity picture of their male cheerleaders today. I think they're on to something.

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tamalie wrote: George W. Bush went to Yale. Regarding the whole Texas vs. Texas A&M thing, those schools students alums, and sports fans would argue over what day it was. As for the male cheerleader thing, I think every school has them in some capacity, certainly in major college sports. The deal with Texas A&M, which has conventional female cheerleaders and danceline members, is that it for a long time it only had male cadets in this capacity (it began as a military school and still is to a great extent even though it now has non cadet students). These cadets are technically called "Yell Leaders" and actually direct the fans in a series of cheers and chants that the fans partake in to a nearly unanimous extent in a manner quite unlike what is seen at most schools. Longhorns fans had a field day ripping on the "ugly cheerleaders" and the Aggies fans reacted with their typical lack of a sense of humor.
The Aggie Yells sound like animals being tortured.

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WongLee wrote: The Los Angeles Rams released the first publicity picture of their male cheerleaders today. I think they're on to something.


Still can't believe that Nicky is the Semen Squad member that made it big, because Kenny was better than any of the young wrestlers they brought up in the couple of classes after Batista/Cena/Lesnar/Orton. 

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Superstar wrote: WongLee wrote: The Los Angeles Rams released the first publicity picture of their male cheerleaders today. I think they're on to something.


Still can't believe that Nicky is the Semen Squad member that made it big, because Kenny was better than any of the young wrestlers they brought up in the couple of classes after Batista/Cena/Lesnar/Orton. 

Kenny was their #1 prospect and I remember everyone immediately recoiled when they saw he was put in the Squad.  It still wasn't the kiss of death though because every step of the way he was expected to get repackaged and be the break-out star.  I can't remember how many rumors I heard about this being the week that Kenny rejects the Squad and turns face and becomes a serious wrestler.  Then after his release he was supposed to do huge things in the indies.  None of that ever happened and from what I understand he never wanted to wrestle a full-time indy schedule and for a few years there rarely tried to get booked period.  He lost all his passion for wrestling.  In the past few years, he's made more frequent appearances but usually remains in his Squad gimmick wrestling comedy matches. 

Mikey Mondo, who I saw come up when he was very young as Livewire on the NY indy scene, actually hustled and got himself a decent indy run, including an impressive stint in ROH that ended with injury.  But now Mondo is back to doing the Squad gimmick with Kenny and wrestling sporadically too.  At least he had a little time doing his thing, Kenny never had it.

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Ken Doane was only 18 when they brought him into development and still only 19 when he came to the main roster in the Spirit Squad. He was very immature, as most people that age are in general, and being a TV wrestling star with his looks, physique, and getting some money in pocket had to have made things worse. He'd have been better off being left in OVW for a while, even if he was ready from a talent standpoint to come up to the main roster. Just staying Louisville to grow up a bit while working in front of crowds of 500 instead of 15,000 would have done him good. He was seen as a guy who could have evolved into a Randy Orton equivalent.

Speaking of Orton, after the Spirit Squad were buried and disbanded, Doane remained on the main roster as Kenny Dykstra (really). He got a minor push at first and there had been an effort in the last days of the Spirit Squad to set him apart from the others and treat him slightly more seriously. He was aligned on TV with Orton and Edge, was given a televised pinfall win over Ric Flair, and worked house show main events with Orton and Edge against Hunter, Shawn, and Flair. However, it ended fast due to the attitude and maturity issues and soon he was in the low midcard and eventually gone.

He's still only 32. He's less than a year older than Xavier Woods, Dean Ambrose, and Bray Wyatt and is older than Seth Rollins by about two months. He's younger than Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Daniel Bryan, Miz, Fin Balor, Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, AJ Styles, Cesaro, Sheamus, Big E, and Kofi Kingston. That he's never been given another real chance, as opposed to the brief comedy appearance, amazes me. He must have really made people mad the first time around to get completely left for dead considering how big of a prospect he was. He's the reason the WWE won't take anyone that young again barring exceptional circumstances.

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From a business stand point what is the purpose? Does anyone go to NFL games to watch male or female cheerleaders?

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Its all about being politically correct.



I hate it though. The sport's history is that of the Ice Bowl, the Monsters Of The Midway, the Purple People eaters, and the Steel Curtain. Male cheerleaders? They don't belong here.

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beejmi wrote: Its all about being politically correct.



I hate it though. The sport's history is that of the Ice Bowl, the Monsters Of The Midway, the Purple People eaters, and the Steel Curtain. Male cheerleaders? They don't belong here.

The NFL has been trotting out the likes of Justin Timberlake and The Bee Gees for the Super Bowl halftime Show for decades now.  They've long since given up on being manly.

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srossi wrote: beejmi wrote: Its all about being politically correct.



I hate it though. The sport's history is that of the Ice Bowl, the Monsters Of The Midway, the Purple People eaters, and the Steel Curtain. Male cheerleaders? They don't belong here.

The NFL has been trotting out the likes of Justin Timberlake and The Bee Gees for the Super Bowl halftime Show for decades now.  They've long since given up on being manly.
So true. Guys like Ray Nitschke and Dick Butkus would have fucked Justin Timberlake in the ass on the 50 yard line in front of close to a billion people watching on TV worldwide. They would have established their Alpha Male role through their penises. The players today hide their ass rape from the fans and this takes a lot away from the game. This all started under the Obama regime.

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Franchise wrote: From a business stand point what is the purpose? Does anyone go to NFL games to watch male or female cheerleaders?
It isn't so much that people go to games for cheerleaders and would stay away if teams didn't have any. There are a few teams that don't have them at all, the Steelers coming to mind. It's more a matter of teams presenting them as part of the overall entertainment package. The cheerleading squads are also monetized. The team can book them for appearances and sell related sponsorships.
 
Most NFL and NBA cheerleading/dance squads have an official salon, an official makeup company, and so on. If a team sets up a separate co-ed cheerleading team that does more of the athletic flips and tosses as opposed to the dance routines or if it has a hip hop dance crew that is aesthetically and artistically different than a regular cheerleading or dance team, it can sell a new set of sponsorships.



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