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Male Cheerleaders: The NFL Whiffs Again At Earning Back Fans

The National Football League lost millions of viewers last year. Its response to national anthem protests has earned ire from the left and right alike — and, given that NFL fans are found across the political spectrum, is an invitation to disaster.

One might think the NFL would get back to earning fans’ support by playing football. You know, the reason people turn on the TV each Sunday.

You would be wrong. Instead, two teams are allowing male cheerleaders for the first time:

History will be created in the NFL this season, with male cheerleaders on the sidelines for the first time.

While there has never been a rule against male dancers, no teams have ever employed any on their squad.

But the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints have both named men in their squads for the 2018 season.

This may not be intended as a distraction from the disaster that has been the league’s response to political agitation and racial divisiveness on the field. We do think this is tone-deaf, akin to San Francisco putting cafeteria bans ahead of its drug and street feces problems. Males making up most of the NFL’s fan base, and teams making politically correct decisions like hiring two gay men as cheerleaders is unlikely to draw fans back.

Like all sports fans, we’d love to turn on the TV and kick back for some great 11-on-11, American-made competition. But as long as the NFL continues to put political correctness ahead of playing football, we’ll be joining millions of other patriotic Americans in doing anything else when the games are on.

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  • obamaisacorn

    With black players disrespecting everyone who stands for America, is this a push to get the 1.2% of the population who choose to be a homosexual to be football fan too? Good luck.

  • Charlie Hawk

    Sure. Flaming male cheerleaders will do it….NOT

    • Darren35

      Even if the NFL were to dig into WCW’s old archieves and play music, it wouldn’t work either. WCW is World Championship Wrestling that’s now gone.

  • John Unitas

    Is Roger Goodell one of them?

  • PVC

    Naked hot female only cheerleaders will get me watching again.

  • #walkaway

    i love having my sunday’s free now…..i have so much time to do much more productive and fun things…

    • Cheryl Detar

      I now work on Sundays, EARNING money, instead of spending it.

      • Darren35

        Good for you my friends. I wish I could work Sunday, but my job wants people to go home and all that.

        • Cheryl Detar

          I am actually retired and 70. However, I only work on Fri., Sat. and Sunday, to continue to contribute to society and not be completely bored.

          • Darren35

            That’s good and I hope it affects the NFL when they see people working on a Sunday and not watching their product.

  • Tin Man 2

    The NFL is that unaware of who their audience is? They think that guys who like football, but have abandoned the NFL for their cowardice, are going to come back if they have a few gay men prancing about?

    • Darren35

      NFL must think that they can get an audience out of the gay people or something. The number of people that are gay doesn’t match up with the audience, same with people that are maybe illegal. NFL has to face it, it’s like California burning and they’ll never recover long as they don’t take a stance and tell the players enough is enough.

  • Harry Baggins

    The NFL is a total joke now, so why not have queer cheerleaders? And the women need to wear BURKAS, and they can have Antifa day, where fans can wear black and facemasks and beat up on the players with sticks,

  • Aeffesstoo

    This may turn on the players but not so much the fan base.

  • drattastic

    I’ll never go back…Come on XFL ,it’ll probably be more entertaining anyway and without the SJW horseshit.

    • Dem-Smasher

      The SJW will attack it also and it will cave to the commies as well.

  • Sonia

    Even I, as a woman, don’t want to watch male cheerleaders. It may be pc but it’s UN-American. Then again, everything pc is UN-American

    • Darren35

      NFL must have monkeys that think these things out. Another excuse to not watch football. Better off with a game console of the NFL. They must want people to throw up in the air sick bags that airlines will be giving out to football stadiums.

      • Sonia

        I need a bag just seeing pics of them kneeling

        • Darren35

          I don’t even want to see them bending over. THat’s the part that scares me and will scar me for life.

  • Adam

    For 10 years I had multiple fantasy leagues, and devoted All day Sunday, Monday night and Thursday night to Football. I haven’t watched in the last 2 years, and the 3rd coming up. I won’t be coming back until the “show” is about the game again. How many more years can the league support double digit declines in their audience? The only thing keeping this shit show afloat is the multi year tv paydays. When those come due and the audience is down 30% by then there will be a serious drop in player salaries. Then the morons will get it. Jerry Jones is probably thinking hmm, I am going to lose $300M in valuation if this continues. Jerry, sell the team, and use the proceeds to back a replacement league team which you can start for a song, in ten years it will be worth more than the cowboys and you can say “I told you so” and all the left wing owners can lose their shirts.

    • dav1650

      In 2019 the American Alliance of Football is planning to start. It may turn out to be the greatest idea at exactly the right time if they do not allow the same nonsense as the NFL.

      • Cheryl Detar

        Go, Vince.

        • Darren35

          I am happy that Kaepernick and Reid STILL got no job. They won’t be Hall of Fame either.

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  • HalleG

    Most men watch football to get away from their wives, not to have their wives join them. I have a gay son and he doesn’t watch football, and most of his gay friends don’t want football either. He’s never been into hyper-masculine sports or themes. I really think this is a stupid idea on all fronts. It’s obvious that 80yr old, white men that are out of touch are directing these calls. It’s laughable how out of touch with modern reality they are.

  • Historic! Could be first time in the history of business where the CEO is paid $40 million to ruin the company….

  • BlueRidgeBill

    Makes as much sense as male waitresses at Hooters. Defeats the purpose.

    • dav1650

      The thought of watching gay men wiggle on the sidelines just made me throw up a little. The AAF will be starting in 2019. Thank God.

  • Randal Agostini

    Make up you mind as to what you want – a sports competition or political rally – the second alternative should be free.
    Why not ban the National Anthem until the players decide it is worth respecting.

    • dav1650

      Banning the National Anthem would be the death toll for the NFL. Disrespecting the Flag and Anthem was bad enough. Gay men instead of cheerleaders is going to cause more men to stop watching. The AAF will be given a lot of help from the NFL. If they don’t have the same nonsense as the NFL a lot of ex-NFL fans will be eager to watch them.

  • The Fixer

    WELL NOW,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE NO BRAINER.

    FIRST THING IS TO FIRE THIS ASS WIPE ROGER GOODELL WHO IS ABOUT AS WORTHLESS AS A USED SLOPPY OLD DISH RAG FROM THE BACK OF A DINGY RESTAURANT. THIS GUY HAS NO BALLS, AND NO LEADERSHIP QUALITIES WHICH IS EVIDENT BY HIS NAMBY PAMBY WAY OF HANDLING THESE WAAAAAAYYYYYYY OVER PAID
    ( assholes ) THAT HAVE THE GOD DAMNED BALLS TO PROTEST AT A NATIONAL FOOTBALL GAME IN FRONT OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVE FANS AS WELL AS MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF TELEVISION VIEWERS…..

    YEAH BOYS, THATTA WAY TO SHOW YOUR PATRIOTISM, AND GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THE MILLIONS OF LITTLE KIDSS WHO LOOK UP TO YOU. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU THAT DOES THIS BULLSHIT OF GETTING ON ONE KNEE ???? YOU NEED THAT KNEE TAKEN OUT OF COMMISSION PERMANENTLY WITH A GOD DAMNED BAT.

    YOU SPOILED LITTLE PUSSIES. HOW DARE YOU PROTEST IN ANY FASHION OF GOVERNMENTAL POLITICS WHEN YOU GET PAID THE MONEY YOU DO. WE DON’T PAY YOU JERK OFFS TO GIVE US YOUR POLITICAL VIEWS. HALF OF YOU CAN BARELY SPEAK ENGLISH PROPERLY.

    WE PAY YOUR SORRY ASSES TO PLAY A GOD DAMNED GAME. i WOULD FIRE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU
    MOTHER F@#$%^ & immediately, and revoke your pensions.

    GOD DAMMIT,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, DO I HAVE TO SMACK THE SHIT OUT OF EVERYBODY WHO THINKS LIKE THIS ????

    WHY IS IT I GET THE FEELING THAT ALL THESE SINGLE KNEE BASTARDS IS A DEMOCRAT ????

    YOU LIBERAL SQUEEZE BAGS. WORTHLESS AS TITS ON A BULL.

    FIRE GOODELL IMMEDIATELY AS WELL AS ALL THESE CANDY ASS MOTHER F@#$%^&.

    AND IF YOU DON’T FIRE THEM RIGHT DOWN THE LINE AS WELL AS THE HEAD FISH, THEN THE N.F.L. DESERVES TO LOSE MORE MONEY THAN IT’S EVER MADE………….. GREEDY BASTARDS. AND SINCE I’M ON THE SUBJECT OF SCUMBAGS. WHY DOESN’T THE NFL WITH ALL ITS’ BILLIONS OF DOLLARS COUGH UP A GOD DAMNED DECENT PAYCHECK FOR THE CHEERLEADERS WHO ARE SEVERELY OVER WORKED, OVER
    ABUSED, TAKEN FOR GRANTED, AND GROSSLY UNDERPAID. YOU BASTARDS OUGHTA BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES.

    AND ONE MORE THING BEFORE I FORGET. THIS B U L L S H I T EACH YEAR ABOUT PEOPLE ON TV OR RADIO NOT BEING ALOUD TO USE THE WORD SUPERBOWL ??? ARE YOU SERIOUS ???????????

    YOU SHOULD BE KISSING OUR ASSES NATIONWIDE FOR GIVING YOUR PIECE OF SHIT GAME ANY ATTENTION AT ALL YOU LOSER SONS OF BITCHES. ” OH WE OWN THE WORD AND THE TRADEMARK OF SUPERBOWL ”

    KISS MY ASS YOU STUPID DIP SHIT. WHO REALLY GIVES A RAT’S ASS ????

    MARK MY WORDS YOU SORRY JERK OFFS AND THE ASS WIPE PLAYERS THAT DON’T KNOW WHAT PATRIOTISM IS ALL ABOUT.
    THE SUPERBOWL CAN VERY EASILY BECOME THE TOILETBOWL.

    THINK ABOUT THAT JERKOFFS.

  • Cheryl Detar

    One more reason, not to watch the NFL. I quit after beyonce’ did her, NFL approved, BLM 1/2 time show.

  • Darren35

    So if Trump was to be voted out in 2020, which I doubt it, the NFL thinks fans would then come back and NFL players drop this silly protest. Not going to happen. Once you ruin a product, NFL, read into the fires in California by Lake County and Mendocino. Look into Santa Rosa, where’s the come back there? Everything that got burned, hasn’t been rebuilt, nobody’s come back, populations still down. Doesn’t matter NFL, until you MAKE JED YORK sell the 49ers, MY FORMER TEAM, NEVER being a fan. I wouldn’t care if Crapolo led them to a Superbowl, never win it. I am proud to do my shopping at Raley during Football season.

  • Darren35

    I’m sure all this is because they hate Trump and think everybody else hates Trump. That’s why I call it FANTASY LAND!

  • Donna Parent

    The way the NFL can win back their viewers: 1-do their job, earn their money. 2-stand up & respect the flag & the anthem- their hands over their hearts…the freedoms we, Americans, have was bought/earned with sacrifices made…blood that was shed; those families left behind…& it still continues today. Our people coming back forever changed, families never the same, but proud. We all are Americans, & all created by our God. Please do continue to bring to light causes for people who need help/ justice…but in the appropriate forum. God bless America!!! ??

  • Ellie

    Will never watch another game, especially a Browns game. We now call it ‘protest ball’. And my retired police officer husband would like to

    remind all you Cleveland Browns fans that owner Haslam never fired Isaiah Crowell for his evil Instagram post:
    http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/nfl-star-posts-graphic-image-of-slitting-cops-throat/

  • Summit

    Once the NFL is killing its fan base even more…N ot F or L ong…