A report stated NFL cheerleaders are subjected to strict rules including weight goals and what to wear. NFL cheerleaders must maintain "an ideal body weight," engage in the "proper use of tampons" and refrain from wearing sweatpants in public, according to a new report detailing the strict rules imposed on cheerleaders around the league. Everything is up for grabs, according to the report, including the women's personal hygiene, dating life and wardrobe. Cheerleaders for the Baltimore Ravens were told to weigh-in regularly in order to maintain a specific weight. The Bengals told The New York Times the team changed their guidelines and no longer have weight requirements. The Ravens and the NFL declined to comment. Pay is also a problem for the cheerleaders.
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The concept of cheerleading is a pretty amazing one. They are like a cold beer on a Sunday afternoon for NFL football. Similarly, they are like a beer on a Saturday night while watching a UFC event. I guess what I'm trying to say is that much like the icing on the proverbial cake, cheerleaders take a sporting event and make it so much more via the addition of gorgeous, fit, gyrating women. With all that said however, they aren't a necessity in the NFL for example. The game can function without them, but they absolutely add something pretty wonderful.
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You may have seen me on Monday Night Football last fall, cheering and waving pom-poms. The camera only caught me for a few seconds at a time, but grabbing even that sliver of the spotlight took a hell of a lot of ambition on my part—not to mention blood, sweat, and tears. Growing up, I'd taught myself how to dance in my bedroom, and I eventually shimmied my way into teach- ing a hip-hop class at a gym. One day, a student who was a cheerleader for the local NFL team told me I should audition for the squad.
They shout some catchy cheers, bust a few dance moves during the TV commercial break and wave their pom-poms around in unison with nary a care in the world. In fact, some of these saucy little minxes are nothing but trouble and have gotten themselves caught up in some seriously sinister situations. Crime, treachery, infidelity — you name it. Cheerleaders are nothing if not susceptible to the inevitable tomfoolery that tends to arise when you throw a bunch of young, attractive and typically highly immature athletes together under one roof in the chaotic world of organized sports.