In recent years, the NHL has introduced “Ice Crews” which are essentially hockey’s version of cheerleaders. And the Florida Marlins and Cincinnati Reds have brought scantily clad babes to baseball now too. What do you think of these developments? blaspheme? or long overdue?
We’ve accepted NFL Cheerleaders and NBA Dance Teams, but do hockey and baseball need them?
Do you we even need them in football and basketball for that matter?
I invite you to voice your opinions on these ideas below, just the TSB staff did.
PAUL M. BANKS:
We have professional cheerleaders in football and basketball, now do we really need them in baseball and hockey?
Here in Chicago there has been a recent growth of D list cheerleaders to accompany the explosion of third-tier pro sports franchises. What’s a bit troubling about that is what I call the “Princeton Rule” Anyone who applies to get into Princeton must conquer 14% acceptance rates. That’s understandable as Princeton breeds the elite ruling classes of t...