The average NFL game lasts about 3 hours and 12 minutes. In that span, there’s only approximately 11 minutes of actual in-game action. Therefore, there’s A LOT of filler and down-time in between plays. Sure, analysts are constantly keeping you entertained with facts, stats, and their network-approved opinions. Sure, you can flip channels between the dozen other games that are on. Or, you can make the smart decision: just stay put and wait for the cameraman to pan to the cheerleaders.
Ah, yes, the cheerleaders! Whoever came up with the idea to throw a squad of barely-dressed, dolled-up dancers on the sidelines of this brutal, barbaric sport was a pure genius. These ladies are a welcome and lovely distraction from the action (or lack thereof) on the field. It’s become commonplace for NFL teams to strut out the packs of stunning ladies to help pump up the crowd, get people engaged, and support their home squad. In fact, the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, and New York Giants are the only NFL teams without an official squad of cheerleaders. Here’s to the other 26 teams and their beautiful cheerleaders!