Houston Texans Cheerleaders Pull A Showstopper
It seems like we get to be a fly on the wall of sorts at this Freestyle Friday locker room dance party. The Houston Texans Cheerleaders, known as HTC put on one heck of an impromptu show. All of them are easy on the eyes, and the way they move could have been described by some as, “the best thing ever”. Okay, so that is just my opinion, but I’m pretty sure you will agree.
Towards the end, Vanilla Ice himself makes an appearance. He is a lot shyer in person than he was in the 90s. Something about those one hit wonders, they are always a bit more reserved in public, than those who crank out album after album. Besides, he has his own home improvement show now. Plus, he still gets a royalty from his signature hit, so life is certainly not bad for Vanilla.
Notice the #GoNinjaGo, in the banner at the bottom of the screen. There are a couple of other presents as well. The middle one, #TooCold, yields nothing about the cheerleaders. I assume they put it in there as a reference to the song. However, I should invoice you for this information, mind you. If you search the #babesonparade, you will be treated with more HTC eye candy than you can consume in one sitting. In fact, it could very well be illegal to gaze upon that much goodness, check your local state laws before viewing!
Seeing all of those beautiful NFL cheerleaders dance with such gusto and passion makes you wonder what they have to go through to be a cheerleader. Fear not, fellow sports fans. I
Seeing all of those beautiful NFL cheerleaders dance with such gusto and passion makes you wonder what they have to go through to be a cheerleader. Fear not, fellow sports fans. I have that information. As it turns out, the 2015 requirements are very minimal. You must be a high school grad, or at least have a G.E.D., be at least 18 years old, be a part time student or hold a part time job, and be in good physical condition. One thing that is odd. The requirements state that there is no height or weight requirements. However, look at this and tell me there is not a bit of screening going on. Most of those girls have stomachs flatter than a football field and could roundhouse Chuck Norris if need be! Anyway, just an observation I had.
NFL Cheerleading is not all Fun and Games
Furthermore, the position is part time. There are 9 hours of practice. That increases to 16 hours during game weeks. Also, you have to make 50 public appearances each year. The kicker? The pay is barely above minimum wage. Now, before you fill your bourbon with tears, keep this in mind… these ladies know this going in. They do it for the experience, the love of the NFL, and as a bonus to add to their resume. They also get perks like free tanning, free manicures, health club memberships, etc. It still doesn’t come close to what the players make, but then again, the girls are not getting knocked around on the field. They are cheering with glitter and pom poms. They do a nice job of it, I must say. Plus, many of them fight to get on the squad. The competition can be a lot fiercer than it is for NFL players. It is recommended that they go to a dance clinic hosted by former Houstan Texans Cheerleaders. It is also recommended that they work out before hand. They are encouraged to work on choreography before they tryout and are also given tips on where to go to get their hair and makeup done before their audition. They could easily spend just as much as they will make in a year before they even show up to audition. Plus, there is no guarantee that they will make the squad! So think about all of this the next time you see a gorgeous cheerleader dancing her heart out from the sidelines. The only thing glitzy and glamorous about the job are the people on the squad. They have all the heart, all the talent, and give all the glory to the NFL teams they support. Kind of brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it? Well, it would if you could get that picture of Vanilla Ice in the locker room out of your head!