Report Outlines NFL's Use Of Alternate 'Cheerleaders'

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Report Outlines NFL's Use Of Alternate 'Cheerleaders' 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu May 31, 2018 11:15 pm

NFL teams employ noncheering cheerleaders who serve as scantily clad hostesses and are frequently paid minimum wage to mingle with fans.

The women often dressed exactly the same as cheerleaders dancing on the field. 

“It’s a really big secret, and now you know about it,” said Jackie Chambers, 33, a model with more than a decade of experience who worked as a Houston Texans noncheering cheerleader last season. “But teams don’t want fans to know about it. All of the cheerleaders are supposed to blend in with each other.”

The Texans, Patriots, Saints and Washington are among the teams that use or have used this type of tactic.

While sports has generally moved away from the concept of women-as-accessories to events, the NFL has moved in the opposite direction.

In interviews with six former ambassadors of Washington, the women described the job as being more of a sexualized saleswoman than a cheerleader.

“You thought it was going to be so glamorous and glitzy, like what the Cowboys’ cheerleaders have, but then you realized that they wanted to put you in your place as an ambassador,” said one former ambassador.

One ambassador dreaded working at team-sponsored tailgate parties where intoxicated men would grab and hug them while also making inappropriate comments.

Via Juliet Macur/New York Times

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Post#2 » by Chi Dynasty12 » Fri Jun 1, 2018 8:05 am

If you apply to be any type of cheerleader you should probably have the sense to realize you’re going to be objectified; that’s inherent to cheerleading.
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Post#3 » by IWishIWasHarden » Fri Jun 1, 2018 9:34 am

We shouldn't be promoting women dancing around half naked for cash.

This is definitely something that belongs in centuries past.
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Post#4 » by Saints14 » Fri Jun 1, 2018 1:29 pm

Chi Dynasty12 wrote:If you apply to be any type of cheerleader you should probably have the sense to realize you’re going to be objectified; that’s inherent to cheerleading.


Yeah...not saying it's right but not sure what these women thought they were getting into
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Post#5 » by BruceBanner18 » Fri Jun 1, 2018 3:00 pm

IWishIWasHarden wrote:We shouldn't be promoting women dancing around half naked for cash.

This is definitely something that belongs in centuries past.


With that logic, watching men use and destroy their bodies and brains for our entertainment belongs in centuries past as well.
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Post#6 » by Otis Driftwood » Fri Jun 1, 2018 3:13 pm

IWishIWasHarden wrote:We shouldn't be promoting women dancing around half naked for cash.

This is definitely something that belongs in centuries past.


To be fair, it was last century when I took my ex Son-In-Law to a strip club for his bachelor party. But the women were certainly more than half naked too.
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