No cheering at Super Bowl XLV


No cheering at Super Bowl XLV

By Justin Aucoin

So, were not sure what the odds are (somewhere between unlikely and an absolute travesty), but there wont be cheerleaders at Super Bowl XLV.

We know that the NFL is supposed to stand for the No Fun League but this is cruel and unusual. Hell, its practically un-American.

Alas, we cant blame league officials for this one. Apparently the Packers and the Steelers dont have cheerleaders.

There are only six teams without cheer squads and two of them just happened to land in this years Super Bowl (OK, only partially true despite what some might say Green Bay actually borrows college cheerleaders).

We can understand why Green Bay doesnt have official cheerleaders. Its usually -100 to -200 F during most of the season. The poor cheer-gals would either be so covered up thered be no point, or they'd be turned black from frostbite in a matter of seconds.

And yet...

Still, theres a better chance of the Packers having a squad of this guy shaking pom-poms.

And by pom-poms we mean his moobs.

As for the Steelers, well insert generic Ben Roethlisberger joke.

Too soon?

Side note: You find a lot of interesting photos just by Google-image searching for Steelers fans. Some not exactly safe for work, FYI.

Were also amused that sports sites arent allowed to write an article about this story without showing you a photo of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.

Could be because the Super Bowl is in Dallas this year. Could be the outfits. Were not saying either way.

What we do know is that most of us probably never actually read the article. In fact, we have no evidence that shows that there is a body of text to go along with these headlines and photos. We will say that.

This all begs the question: Who the hell is FOX going to point their cameras at to keep our attention while rattling off hundreds of sponsors we dont care about?

And it brings up other important issues: Whos going to teach us to spell Packers and Steelers? Whos going to tell us when to chant D-fense!? Whos going to get us in trouble with our significant others while we drool over ourselves like toddlers?

Who knows?

The Super Bowl is a time when heroes are born. A time for people to step it up, take charge and show leadership.

We expect nothing less to come out of the Great Cheerleader Shortage of 2011.

Make sure to check out more fun with Photoshop from Justin and his team

HEISMAN: Lousiville's Lamar Jackson wins College Football's highest award


HEISMAN: Lousiville's Lamar Jackson wins College Football's highest award

NEW YORK -- Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him.

The sensational sophomore quarterback became the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, beating out preseason favorite Deshaun Watson of Clemson despite some late-season struggles.

Baker Mayfield finished third and Oklahoma teammate and fellow finalist Dede Westbrook was fourth. Michigan's Jabrill Peppers was fifth.

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Bruins lose third straight with 4-1 loss to Leafs


Bruins lose third straight with 4-1 loss to Leafs

BOSTON -- The Bruins’ season has gone in extreme swings both up and down thus far through the first couple of months, and that was the case as they lost their third game in a row to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

The Bruins couldn’t only scratch for one goal despite outshooting the Maple Leafs by a 32-20 margin, and fell by a disappointing 4-1 score to the young and talented Toronto club at TD Garden.

The Bruins never enjoyed a lead in the game against the Leafs, and were flirting with danger after failing to score in the first period despite out-shooting Toronto by an 11-2 margin in the game’s opening 20 minutes. Instead it was a David Pastrnak neutral zone turnover in the second period that was picked off by William Nylander, and ended with Auston Matthews firing a rocket over Tuukka Rask for his 12th goal of the season.

Toronto extended the lead with five minutes to go in the period when Zach Hyman tipped a wobbly Jake Gardiner point shot past Rask, and made it three games in a row that the Bruins have dug themselves a considerable hole. Brad Marchand got one goal back at the end of the second period on a nice hustle play as he sealed off Frederik Anderson’s clearing attempt and then stuffed the puck past the Leafs goalie on a second chance bid.

That’s the way the score remained until the third period when the Bruins couldn’t convert on a couple of offensive chances -- included a bang-bang shorthanded bid for Austin Czarnik in front of the net -- and then James van Riemsdyk scored in front as a Toronto power play expired. That was the backbreaker for a Black and Gold bunch that continues to scrap for goals, and has now scored two goals or less in 20 of their 20 games this season.

Connor Brown added an empty netter in the final two minutes of the game to truly put it out of reach for the Bruins.