Not content with the number of viewers they have lost already, the Los Angeles Rams have decided to be the first to fall on the NFL’s newest sword:
The sidelines are going to look a little different this year once the NFL season begins.
The Los Angeles Rams have broken a glass ceiling of sorts and have hired the first male cheerleaders in NFL history.
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be the men who will be performing alongside the rest of the LA Rams cheerleaders and they’ll be doing the same routine as their female teammates, USA Today reported.
No word yet on whether the male cheerleaders will be wearing the same uniforms as their female counterparts, but this is Los Angeles, if you know what I mean.
The folks running our various popular culture institutions have not come to grips with the fact that people are just watching less television than they used to watch. Instead of doing things to grow the core audience, they’ve decided to try appealing to a narrow subset of millennials who were never that into football (or comics, or video games, or name your poison,) which turns off the core audience in the process.
I chalk it up more to laziness than treachery, but the results will be the same.