Cowboys settle cheerleader pay dispute, entire squad gets pay boost

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  1. Jipper

    Jipper Well-Known Member

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    They make a ton more in events and endorsements than they do at the games
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  2. DanTanna

    DanTanna Original Zone Member

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    Jerry should just make it an un paid intern position. BOOM! Problem solved. Cheer leading isn't a job that you get to raise a family on. It is a springboard for better things. Like working at Taco Cabana is not a destination job.
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  3. CowboysRule

    CowboysRule Well-Known Member

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    They could get rid of the cheerleaders for all I care. They are rarely on the TV anyway and that's not why I watch football. If I want to see a pretty girl in skimpy clothing it's not exactly hard in this day and age.
  4. Ron12

    Ron12 Active Member

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    No NFL team has eliminated cheerleaders some teams have never had them in fact the Jets brought them back its a money maker !
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  5. Ron12

    Ron12 Active Member

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    That is BS the teams make the money !
  6. OmerV

    OmerV Well-Known Member

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    I don't dispute that the cheerleaders were underpaid, but spare me the talk about them being female athletes and earning less than their male counterparts. First, they aren't paid competitors, they are show people, and second, who the hell are their male counterparts?
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  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  8. CowboysWillRise

    CowboysWillRise Well-Known Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen.
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  9. Hawkeye0202

    Hawkeye0202 Well-Known Member

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    Teams without cheerleaders[edit]
    The Packers collegiate squad in 2009
    As of 2019, six teams do not have cheerleading squads: Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers do, however, use a collegiate squad to cheer at home games.[21] Super Bowl XLV between the Steelers and the Packers in February 2011 was the first time a Super Bowl featured no cheerleaders. The Browns and the Giants are the only NFL teams that have never had cheerleaders, while the other aforementioned teams have had cheer squads in the past. However, there are reports that the Browns did have cheerleaders in 1971, but no records exist.[22]

    The Buffalo Bills endorsed the officially independent Buffalo Jills from 1966 to 2013; when several cheerleaders sued both the Bills and the Bills organizations, the Jills suspended operations.[23]

    Teams of "unofficial" cheerleaders began emerging in 2010 for NFL teams that don't have their own dance squad. These unofficial cheerleaders aren't sanctioned by the NFL or any franchise in the NFL and therefore are not allowed to perform at games, represent the football team at any outside functions, or use any of the team's branding or trademarked colors on their uniforms. The teams are sponsored by local businesses, and the cheerleaders perform prior to the game, at tailgate parties, and other local events. Some also attend the local NFL games in uniform, and sit together in their block of season ticket seats. Their audition process, costuming, and choreography are very similar to official NFL cheer teams. Some also produce an annual swimsuit calendar, just like the legitimate cheerleaders. All of the independent teams hope at some point to be embraced by the NFL as "official" cheerleaders of their local teams.

    • The Detroit Pride Cheerleaders were the first independent professional team, put together in August 2010 to support the Lions.[24] However, as the squad was not officially recognized by the Lions, it could not use the Lions' logos nor colors.[25] In 2016, the Lions started an official cheerleading squad.
    • The Gotham City Cheerleaders were organized in August 2011 to support all New York sports, but are most closely associated with the Giants. The team has also been known as the New York Unofficials, the Unofficial Dancers of the New York Giants, and the Gotham’s Team Blue Army Dancers.[26]
    • The Cleveland Spirit Cheerleaders were created in September 2012 to support the Browns as a test team to attract fan interest.[25] This cheer team was created by the same people responsible for the Detroit Pride.[27]
  10. Reverend Conehead

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    The cheerleaders are the ONLY reason I watch the game. I usually don't even know what down or quarter it is, or what the score is, 'cause I'm so busy checking out the cheerleaders. The game just isn't worth watching unless you can gawk at ................ ha ha ha ha, just kidding. I had you going.
  11. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    As Deion would say, "Pay da woman!"
  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    That is hilarious.
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  13. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    He's belittling the profession as if they should just be grateful to be a cheerleader. It's obvious that they don't HAVE to be cheerleaders, saying that statement doesn't advance the conversation at all. Its the same as every other job in the country. You don't HAVE to do it. But if you do, then you deserve to ask for what you think you are worth.
  14. superonyx

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    I agree it may not be. However when a person is performing any job they are making money for the person hiring them. The organization is making money from the cheerleaders so they are entitled to a fair and reasonable percent of the revenue they are generating.

    Just like the players salary is based on league revenue. This principle should apply to any job regardless of your own personal feelings about the long term outlook and viability of the job. They are entertainers. In the case of the Cowboys they are world famous entertainers. I see nothing wrong with paying them a fair salary.
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  15. JohnBoy

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    And the rest of society is free to pay you what you are worth. That's how a free economy works.
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  16. superonyx

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    So does Dak Prescott buy he still deserves a raise.

    I am curious about this. How much more do they make at events and endorsements? Are they allowed to use the Star to endorse anything without the Cowboys signing that deal? I am not sure this is accurate. I could be wrong.
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  17. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    True, but he chose to attack the women, not society.
  18. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    Why do you care exactly? Why are people so quick to count other's pockets? Just because you don't see the value in it, doesn't mean there is no value.
  19. OmerV

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    I think his comment was that he doesn't care. lol. I also think his comment indicated he was speaking for himself (".. for all I care …", "... that's not why I watch football …").
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
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  20. superonyx

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