Rules For Ben-Gals Cheerleaders: "No Panties," "No Slouching Breasts"

Looks like that Raiderettes lawsuit was just the beginning. Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Alexa Brenneman has filed her own class-action lawsuit against the team for allegedly violating federal employment laws. As with the Raiders and Ravens, the juiciest reading here is the list of rules handed down to cheerleaders,… » 2/13/14 5:21pm 2/13/14 5:21pm

NFL Cheerleading Is A Scam: A Former Ravens Cheerleader Tells All

As a glimpse into the dark side of NFL cheerleading, the recent Raiderettes lawsuit was revelatory, but it didn't quite capture the soup-to-nuts seediness of the enterprise. Thanks to a tipster—a former cheerleader—we've gotten our hands on a copy of the many rules and many regulations the 2009 Baltimore Ravens cheer… » 1/28/14 2:15pm 1/28/14 2:15pm

Here's Every Finable Offense For Raiders Cheerleaders

Lacy T., a Raiderette during the recently completed season, has sued the Oakland Raiders for a slew of shoddy business practices regarding cheerleader pay. The whole suit, which you can read at the bottom of the page, is a glimpse into the many indignities of being an NFL cheerleader (besides the many obvious ones).… » 1/23/14 7:02pm 1/23/14 7:02pm

This Guy Yells At Girls All Day, But It's Cool

In September 1965, LIFE magazine profiled a man named Bill Horan, a World War II vet who spent his days yelling at young women. That's not all he did, though. He also instilled the sort of character traits one might expect from a former paratrooper — tenacity, discipline, resilience — through cheerleading clinics he… » 11/13/13 9:36am 11/13/13 9:36am

Oregon's Cheerleaders Would Like To Haunt Your Dreams Now

Having run out of new color schemes and design tweaks to throw at their football uniforms, the Oregon Ducks have turned their attention toward the team's cheerleaders. The cheerleaders will be wearing custom contacts at this weekend's game against Washington, and oh man are they unsettling. Do not stare at the picture… » 10/11/13 12:46pm 10/11/13 12:46pm

I Got Paid To Cheer For Another NCAA Tournament Team, And Other…

Class is in session at my university this week, but I won't be there. I'll be a part of March Madness, but I'm not a basketball player. I'm a member of my school's band, which makes me a member of the "spirit squad"—the peppy umbrella term that also encompasses our school's cheerleaders and mascot. As such, I am taking… » 3/20/13 3:30pm 3/20/13 3:30pm

Cheerleader Makes Ridiculous Half-Court Stunt Shot

Time after time, a video of some unbelievable sports stunt goes viral only for us all to discover it was a hoax perpetuated by some marketer executing a viral ad campaign. That might be the case here, but we're pretty sure this is from halftime of tonight's William Carey game at home against Auburn-Montgomery. WCU is… » 2/21/13 11:19pm 2/21/13 11:19pm

Help! Get! This! Ravens! Cheerleader! To! The! Super! Bowl!

The first thing you'll notice about this petition is that it contains a great deal of exclamation points. Why are there so many exclamation points? Who knows. Maybe it's a rhetorical strategy that we aren't familiar with, or perhaps the cheerleader who presumably wrote the petition embodies her peppy persona so… » 1/28/13 4:50pm 1/28/13 4:50pm

Here's UCF's Best Dance Teamer, Who Just So Happens To Be An…

It was so brief, we weren't sure we had seen it correctly, but reader Todd sent in the video: UCF's dance team seems to be organized around, if not led by, an extremely tall, enthusiastic and graceful male dance teamer. We like his style. We like his passion. We like his pom-poms, and the fact that he isn't afraid to… » 12/22/12 10:30am 12/22/12 10:30am