December 01, 2002

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders: "Right now Iím injured. Iíve got a sprained big toeóyou know, turf toeóand some kind of a stress fracture or heel spur. Itís all in the same foot, too, so thatís pretty bad. I try not to talk about it because I donít want to be sidelined. Thatís one of the big differences between the players and us. If I were a player, Iíd have 10 doctors looking at it right now"

posted by owillis to football at 12:49 PM - 7 comments

I'll look at it! I'll look at it! Seriously though, that second one (the blonde) is smoking. Um..sports content...I wish Koy Detmer was back. Does that count?

posted by grum@work at 05:54 PM on December 01, 2002

I like the third one, where the head cheerleader mis-spells "Eagles" on live TV. They are quite fine, though.

posted by bcb2k2 at 06:21 PM on December 01, 2002

So, on the one hand, I do feel badly that she's basically used for her body and the team pays her virtually nothing and she gets no medical care. On the other hand... given said body, she could have 1/2 the male medical community of Philadelphia looking at the foot tomorrow with great care and glee. This is the double-edged sword of the complaints of all beautiful women- yes, it sucks to be evaluated mostly by your looks, but at the same time, you get a lot of slack and attention that the rest of us don't. Ah, well.

posted by tieguy at 10:12 PM on December 01, 2002

Since both the cheerleaders and players risk injury on behalf of the team, they should receive the same medical care from the team, especially considering that the players' salaries are probably many times those of the cheerleaders.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:31 PM on December 02, 2002

kirk: sure, except arguably the cheerleaders don't draw nearly the revenue the players do. (Not to mention the injury risk is vastly different, even if non-zero for the cheerleaders. They don't do stunts in the NFL, do they?)

posted by tieguy at 07:12 PM on December 02, 2002

No stunts really, unless you consider wearing a skirt during sub-zero temperatures a "stunt".

posted by grum@work at 07:55 PM on December 02, 2002

what's up with 2 out of 3 of them listing fullback Cecil Martin as their favorite player? * wanders off to fantasize about being named cecil *

posted by danostuporstar at 10:27 AM on December 03, 2002

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