Thursday, February 03, 2011
The media has picked up on the story of this Cheerleader-less Super Bowl. I notice even the folks at Ultimate Cheerleaders are in mourning.
You know, I think it's good that some teams don't have cheerleaders. I have a lot of respect for teams that don't mess with traditions and which concentrate on the action on the field. That's what I like about the Steelers and the Packers. These are solid, community-minded franchises who eschew the flash and dash, and both have great organizations that have spanned the decades. The Steelers are the epitome of blue-collar football, playing in a blue-collar environment. In the Packers' case they play in creaky old Lambeau Field, where they have been forever. AND those fans wear cheese on their heads -- I can respect that.
I can respect two teams that direct all their focus to the game, both with passionate, loyal fans. A lot of media types like this matchup for those reasons and others.
It is odd, though, when you think of it, that these two old-line franchises would play their Super Bowl at, of all places, Cowboys Stadium -- the super-expensive House that Jerry Jones built. After all, the Dallas Cowboys, with the league's sexiest cheerleaders and all their flash and dash, are the complete opposite of the Steelers and Packers in the way they run things.