Who would it be? A camera panned up and down the field as the audience sat wondering who would receive the honor. She apparently did it quite well, or well enough that she was chosen to represent the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders in Honolulu. Too bad that the Redskins fans will never know who she really is. As the NFL labor wars move from the courtroom to press conference and back, all the talk centers on fairness:
Washington Redskins Cheerleaders: All work, (almost) no pay
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History[ edit ] The concept of American football games being played on Thanksgiving Day dates back to , shortly after the game had been invented, as it was a day that most people had off from work. In that year, the college football teams at Yale and Princeton began an annual tradition of playing each other on Thanksgiving Day. By the time football had become a professional event, playing on Thanksgiving had already become an institution. Records of pro football being played on Thanksgiving date back to as early as the s, with the first pro—am team, the Allegheny Athletic Association of Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania. In , the "National" Football League , a Major League Baseball -backed organization based entirely in Pennsylvania and unrelated to the current NFL, attempted to settle its championship over Thanksgiving weekend; after the game ended in a tie, eventually all three teams in the league claimed to have won the title.
NFL on Thanksgiving Day
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Historical Moments: Nearly a decade after the one year failure of the Dallas Texans. The Cowboys were to play as a "swing" team, playing every other team one time during the first season, although listed in the Western Division standings.
Next What it's really like to be a cheerleader Ever wonder what it takes to become a professional cheerleader in the NFL? Here are the most interesting facts and requirements to join a squad on an NFL franchise. Cheerleaders can be as young as for some teams—but the average reported age of an NFL cheerleader is Jamie Squire, Getty Images They maintain their own uniforms Equipment staff handles the uniforms for pro football players.