Things will be just as great at Super Bowl LIII as they were years ago: The Patriots will make a heavy move, the Halftime Show will flicker, and confetti will fly when the clock strikes zero. But on the sidelines, two men will cheer on the Los Angeles Rams, the first male cheerleaders ever to perform in a Super Bowl. For a league that is allergic to progress, this is a refreshing change.
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies formed the Rams cheerleading squad in March and became the first male cheerleaders to break into the NFL, CNN reports. (Other NFL teams have used stuntmen, but never male dancers.) The third man's success, Jesse Hernandez, prompted the New Orleans Saints squad, and the NFL received a total of three male cheerleaders for the 201
America is used to seeing male cheerleaders. They regularly cheer on high school teams – George W. Bush was then a cheerleader of his school – and college teams. We've all seen Bring It On . That does not mean that all of America is satisfied with it. Daily Caller Writer Spit Out: "Do you know where boys belong during football matches, either in the field, when training on the sidelines or in the bleachers that drink beer, they just do not belong to the cheerleaders"  That's the kind of thinker Peron, Jinnies and Hernandez think.
As it happened, cheerleading became a predominantly male endeavor until the Second World War, when men signed up for the fight and women took part in sporting events. The NFL's first official female cheerleaders were unpaid Baltimore Colts. They bought their own dresses and built their own pom-poms in 1954. Since then, the tradition of NFL rejoicing has developed into a separate industry. Cheerleaders can be booked for private events. They sign autographs and take pictures before playing games. The Dallas Cowboys Squad has its own contest show on CMT (it's like the Next Top Model of America but with bigger hair and cowgirl boots).
And while taking on male cheerleaders is a big deal, the NFL still has a lot to do with their female cheerleaders, the issues of gender discrimination, and the restrictive (and often sexist) rules they must follow, have addressed. and sexual harassment that is expected to be carried out by fans and even their own organizations.
NFL cheerleaders are overwhelmed by their share of fair treatment and equal opportunities.
After setting up the Rams squad, Peron explained what was in his brain to try it out, "I was at a Lakers game, and I watched the Laker Girls," he said Good Morning America Last summer "and I asked myself," Why can not I be down there? "I choreographed for girls dancing in pro teams, I danced with girls in different pro teams, I just thought, 'Why not me?'
There's no good answer to that question, but thanks People like Peron, Jinnies, and Hernandez could soon be one we forgot we ever had to ask.