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They cheer 8 times a year and you want to give them $20k?
Why do they deserve money because the NFL and players around them make so much? That is completely unrelated.
Did you know many people that are good at something don't mind doing it for free?
I believe they deserve to get paid, but let's not be ridiculous, they don't deserve $20k a year. $5k would be more reasonable.
Its more than the 8 games. They make numerous appearances on behalf of the team as well as practice several times a week.
It's no skin off anyone's back to pay these girls. I really don't see what the argument is.
Its no skin for them to agree to the job either.
Interns work for free for major corporations. Maybe they should be paid too.
They should be. That's another lawsuit going on. Hell, everyone should work for free. I don't think CEOs make enough money. Poor bastards.
I tried to hire a free intern last year and the colleges we contacted wouldn't give us any unless we paid them minimum wage.
That's because you are in Chicago. It's a mindset.
Many people intern for free for something to add to their resume. More and more people coming out of colleges know NOTHING about their future field. It's pretty sad actually.
I have a friend that graduated top of her class in college. 6 years worth. Working at a mom and pop insurance agency now. Has NOTHING to do with her degree at all.
But, complain all you want about CEO's making money, they don't deserve to feed their family for future generations. They don't deserve to keep more money out of the hands of thugs and people that have no will to work.
It's just lame how people blame others for having too much money.
we went from talking about tits and ass to rich old people, I don't want to live in this world anymore.
The CEO of Costco makes $500,000 a year so that his employees can make a living wage. They make more than minimum wage and have great benefits.
Warren Buffet has pledged 99% of his fortune to charity when he dies. His kids get nothing. All of them meanwhile are very successful on their own. Gates and Zuckerberg have also pledged 99% of their fortunes to charity.
Larry Ellison made $75 million last year. Meanwhile Java is a terrible piece of shit that I have to reinstall at work almost twice a month. I know those aren't related but his company sucks.
I was a film major in college, had an unpaid internship at a PBS station and now work in IT. I don't know anyone who graduated from college and are still in that same profession. I took the internship of my resume years ago.
Now for Aftermath's point where is Beef when you need him. I know his post will at least provide the T&A.
There is more to these peoples wealth than their wage.
And I'd like to see it happen when any of these people die that 99% goto charity. Yea right. It just sounds good is all. I highly doubt Zuckerberg will only keep $1million dollars out of everything. That's just not gonna happen.
Do you really want
to come in here and yell and scream about how liberal you are again?
Hi, you liberal swine.
Damn.. I had no idea
Teams without cheerleaders
The Packers collegiate squad in 2009
As of 2014, seven teams do not have cheerleading squads: Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The February 2011 meeting of the Packers and Steelers at Super Bowl XLV was the first time a Super Bowl featured no cheerleaders. The Packers do however use a collegiate squad from time to time in a limited role to cheer at home games.
The Buffalo Bills endorsed the officially independent Buffalo Jills from 1966 to 2013; when several cheerleaders sued both the Jills and the Bills organizations, the Jills suspended operations.
Teams of "unofficial" cheerleaders began emerging in 2010 for NFL teams that don't have their own dance squad. These unofficial cheerleaders aren't sanctioned by the NFL or any franchise in the NFL and therefore are not allowed to perform at games, represent the football team at any outside functions, or use any of the team's branding or trademarked colors on their uniforms. The teams are sponsored by local businesses, and the cheerleaders perform prior to the game, at tailgate parties, and other local events. Some also attend the local NFL games in uniform, and sit together in their block of season ticket seats. Their audition process, costuming, and choreography are very simiar to official NFL cheer teams. Some also produce an annual swimsuit calendar, just like the legitimate cheerleaders. All of the independent teams hope at some point to be embraced by the NFL as "official" cheerleaders of their local teams.
The Detroit Pride Cheerleaders were the first independent professional team, put together in August 2010 to support the Lions. However, as the squad is not officially recognized by the Lions, it cannot use the Lions logos nor colors.
The Gotham City Cheerleaders were organized in August 2011 to support all New York sports, but are most closely associated with the Giants. The team has also been known as the New York Unofficials, the Unofficial Dancers of the New York Giants, and the Gotham’s Team Blue Army Dancers.
The Cleveland Spirit Cheerleaders were created in September 2012 to support the Browns as a test team to attract fan interest. This cheer team was created by the same people responsible for the Detroit Pride.
Brooke Griffin, (2005–2009), personal trainer, author, and fitness model.
Laura Vikmanis, (2009–present),
currently the oldest cheerleader in the NFL at 45
Laura Lynette Vikmanis (previously Robb;born September 10, 1968) is a professional cheerleader for the Cincinnati Ben–Gals, the cheerleading squad of the Cincinnati Bengals. She is the oldest cheerleader in National Football League history, at 40 years of age when she joined in 2009. She is also a co-author of the book It’s Not About the Pom-Poms.
And there you go, they aren't important.
They'd be important if they do cool stuff like what they do at competitions, but I don't even remember ever seeing girls even in the air during games or halftime shows.
Well that doesn't stop the lawsuit or prove they aren't important. It just means the Bills would rather not deal with it. Classy move Buffalo.
The future will probably be either a cheerleaders union, outside organizations who create squads and the rent them to the teams or abolishment of all cheerleading. I don't think the third option will happen and Goodell doesn't want to wrestle with another union.
Thanks beef I always knew I could count on ya!
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