Few look it: most are lithe and fit from a lifetime of exercise. Now they are buzzing around a banquet hall set up in a club-seating deck on the upper level of Nissan Stadium in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans. There are nearly former N. There are sparkles on dresses, sparkles on earrings, sparkles on stilettos. The ex-cheerleaders have been drawn here by their shared past—a collective nostalgia for their days on the sidelines, their moment in the spotlight. But despite their giddiness at being re-united, they know there is no escaping the present.
Carolina Panthers cheerleaders must show up for work five hours before kickoff.
Besides supporting the team at home games and working with various off-the-field charities, the cheerleaders also release an annual swimsuit calendar and maintain a website and blog. During games, they are supported by the Denver Broncos Stampede, a group of 16 precision drummers from the Denver area. The first cheerleaders for the Broncos organization were the Bronkettes, a dance team comprised of little girls. In , the all-adult Bronco Belles arrived on the scene — started by Dr. When two members of the Pony Express posed topless for Playboy, the group was disbanded in After a year absence, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders were resurrected in In the fall months, the girls are attired in leather chaps and jackets. In an average year, the girls of the squad will log more than 1, hours of community service and appear before nearly Colorado organizations. To boost morale, the squad has visited U. Designed for girls ages six to 14, the Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders program promotes self-esteem and discipline.
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NFL cheerleaders must adhere to a number of intense rules if they want to keep their jobs, according to a recent report from The New York Times. These directives don't just pertain to cheerleaders' workplace conduct, either. The mandates dictate how cheerleaders can behave when they're off the clock, too.