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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 08 April 2018 at 1:05pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Quite a milestone, right?

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Brian Floyd
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Probably about time. But there are a few teams I never see that happening with. 

If the Cowboys ever added male cheerleaders, there'd probably be riot. I don't see Jerry Jones allowing it, though. 


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The Lions, who had never had pro cheerleaders until a couple of years ago, should have included males in their inaugural season. Missed opportunity.

I do find it hard to believe there were no male cheerleaders in the thirties. Female cheerleaders didn't become prominent until the forties.
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Tim Cousar
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Professional football wasn't highly thought of in the 1930s. The NFL didn't have cheerleaders until the mid-1950s.
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Ah, that would explain that. Thanks Tim.
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Well, if NFL teams are going to start adding male cheerleaders to their squads, they'll need to start changing some names.  (i.e Buffalo Jills, Cincinnati Ben-Gals)
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Interestingly enough, America football and Thanksgiving kind of midwived each other, and all due to the Industrial Revolution.

See, the Industrial Revolution made it possible for even low income families to own dining tables with matching chairs, as well as matching silverware. This encouraged more "family dinners," and really bolstered the popularity of Thanksgiving. Then, Football, back in those days when sports were actually seasonal, latched onto T'Day as "their" holiday -- go see a local game, then have a big dinner (or vice versa).

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Karl Wiebe
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Guy cheerleaders are pretty popular (or at least they exist) at the college level, and the top-tier college teams are comparable to the NFL (in attendance at least).  It will probably seem weird for two years and then everyone will move on to the next thing.  

I just find it so weird that the U.S. Touts freedom of expression like crazy but then someone takes a knee or a dude shows up to cheerlead and people get outraged (not here, but some meathead will).  I don't get it.  Freedom to do whatever you want unless it disagrees with them!  (not directed at anyone here, just many macho sports fans in general).
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The Baltimore Ravens have had male cheerleaders for about 2 decades. 


Edited by James Johnson on 07 July 2018 at 1:32pm
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