The Detroit Lions Are Getting Cheerleaders!
Cheerleaders. It’s one thing we can all agree on, regardless of our allegiances.
The Detroit Lions, the junior varsity franchise of the NFC North, announced they’re adding cheerleaders for the 2016 season, on Monday. Or more accurately, the Lions are adding official cheerleaders.
The Lions previously had the Detroit Pride cheerleaders, but they were not technically Detroit Lions cheerleaders. What’s the difference?
The organization’s involvement.
Much like the Green Bay Packers don’t have cheerleaders, except that they do. The Packers’ cheerleaders are girls from UWGB and St. Norbert College, but since they’re not technically part of the organization, they’re not technically Packers cheerleaders.
With the arrival of the Lions’ cheerleaders, two of the four teams in the North will now have “official” cheerleaders.
The Packers and their unofficial cheerleaders are still sitting there with the Chicago Bears, who have no cheerleaders of any kind.
The two rivals are in a group of six NFL teams without official cheerleaders. The other four teams are the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
At one time, the Packers did have a professional/official cheerleading squad. It was disbanded in 1988 because, you know… the Packers can’t have anything that might make anyone think an unwholesome thought.