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?!