For the majority of my life, when I have imagined cheerleaders, I’ve envisioned happy, bouncing women who are excellent at backflips and say things like, “It’s a cheerocracy.” To be honest, I never thought much about how well they were paid or the fact that pro-sports cheerleaders are workers just like everybody else. Apparently, neither did the NFL. More
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just watching the game for an excuse to eat greasy food and drink cheap beer, here are some of our favorite players, for well, obvious reasons, ranked in no particular order. More
“I just would like people to know that we give up and sacrifice a lot to play this sport. I’d like people to also know that just because we are women, it doesn’t mean we are not capable of playing a “man’s” sport.” More
No matter how you observe the great holiday of Super Bowl Sunday, you’re absolutely guaranteed to encounter somebody aggravating. More
Are you getting stoked for the Super Bowl? I am and I don’t even really give a damn about sports. I just like spectacle, tradition and Americana. Oh, and beer and hot dudes running around in leggings. Those things are also great. More
If you can get over how weird it is that Selena Gomez performed at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving football game, your next task is to wrap your head around her outfit. More
In this age of Title IX and female empowerment, it’s hard to believe that any girl would be denied her right to engage in the same athletic activities as her male classmates. But for one pigskin-punting young girl in Georgia, that discrimination remains a reality. And the reason her Christian school gave for it was undeniably gross. More
Since when did coaching stop being about helping players achieve their highest potential as a team and, instead, about sexually threatening them? More
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Did you think you were done being outraged over various details associated with the Steubenville rape case just because it ended in a guilty verdict? Of course not, because you live in the real world, where grown ass men side with rapists because they want to win a game. More
If you are watching the Bowl today, I hope you very much enjoy it and that you have all the right kind of snacks. If you are not, I hope you find something equally pleasant with which to pass the time. I’m not anti-Bowls, you know? Let everyone enjoy whatever bowls they like, I’ve always said, having a very tolerant bowl enjoyment policy. I’m broad-minded.
That said, this kind of Event – the bring over your friends and gather round a cracklin’ television kind of Event – brings up a serious question that demands attention from Serious People. Is talking allowed during communal TV-watching? More
Little Girl Good At Boy Things, Captures Heart Of Nation. More
Tom Brady plays football but the fashion industry has decided he’s just too beautiful for all that pummeling and grunting, so they’ve bestowed upon him a nebulous career in being handsome. Thus, here is Tom Brady wearing a Givenchy suit on the cover of V, photographed by Mario Testino, styled by Carine Roitfeld and interviewed by Tom Ford himself (the full-court press). The New England Patriots’ quarterback and husband to Gisele Bundchen probably said some pleasant things in that interview, but it’s Ford who says all the interesting stuff. More
Fortunately it was all captured on video. More