The Good Old Boys of the NFL

Good ol' boys belly bump at midfield

You don’t like this gig? You can always flip burgers!

The National Football League has come under great scrutiny after several pro football players made headlines for committing violent acts against women and children. One guy knocked his wife out cold in an elevator. Another guy whipped his 4-year-old son leaving bloody welts. And there also may have been a killing or two – or something like that. But we digress. Many professions harbor practitioners who have committed the same acts, or worse. Some are cops, some are lawyers, some are preachers, some are South African blade runners … the list goes on and on. There is no room for all of them. So, we’ve put The Good Old Boys of the NFL here because they are insufferable cheapskates when it comes to compensating their cheerleaders. Most of these hard-cheering, hard-working, hard-bodied women are paid less than minimum wage. National Public Radio’s Emily Green reports current and former cheerleaders for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders are suing their respective teams for better pay. An attorney for the company managing cheerleaders for the Bills claims the women are compensated with Gym memberships and clothing allowances (which can’t be very high based on the amount of skin covered by the clothing). Despite the fact The Good Old Boys of the NFL could pay all the cheerleaders more than minimum wage with just the beer receipts from the first twenty fans to enter a stadium, the boys ironically give the same excuse for poor cheerleader pay as they do for poor treatment of women in general – “WOMEN –they just don’t GET IT.”


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