As it turns out, the male cheerleader named Dixon Hernandez who tried out to become a Texans cheerleader over the weekend was not alone in his quest. He was indeed the only male out of roughly 1,000 hopefuls in Houston, but out in Denver a gentleman named Sacha Happell was trying to accomplish the same feat. Surrounded by more than 200 women, Happell attempted to fulfill his dream of becoming a Broncos cheerleader.
“When I dance, I lose myself,” Heppell said according to 9 News in Colorado. “I used to have a sign job where I would hold a sign on the street corner and I would do so many dance routines for people.”
Unfortunately, Heppell failed to make the cut. When his No. 156 was not called — signaling that he had not advanced to the next round of tryouts — he was disappointed but not discouraged.
“I’m a little disappointed,” he said. “I gave it all I’ve got, you know, and I just didn’t make the cut. I’m going to continue to practice. I’m going to practice, practice, practice throughout this year and I will be back next year.”
The good news is the people who drive by and see his sign on the street still get to watch him dance. We’re all thankful for that, but it’s a shame Heppell couldn’t become the first male cheerleader to make an NFL squad. That would have been fun to watch.
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Tonight (at 5 p.m. MT) the NFL will announce the complete 2012 regular season schedule on ESPN and NFL Network. The Denver Broncos‘ schedule is expected to be jam-packed with prime-time games.
Here’s a look at the team’s 2012 opponents:
DENVER BRONCOS 2012 SCHEDULE
Dates to be announced
Kansas City Chiefs (7-9)
Oakland Raiders (8-8)
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The top story today is reading that the NFL intends to crack down on unruly fans next season, which is bad news for the Oakland Raiders – they already have a tough enough time filling half their stadium, now the other half will likely end up banned for life. Tough luck.
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It’s a brave new world people. Go out and chase your dream. For Mo Isom, it was to become the first female placekicker for the Bayou Bengals and Les Miles at LSU. Sacha Heppell wanted to be a Denver Broncos cheerleader. So what that he’s a dude?
Alas, #156 was not called. History will continue to be chased.
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