If you're like me (and I know that you are), you probably spend just as much time at games checking out the action on the sidelines as the action happening on the field.
Cheerleaders exist, in theory, to help guide us fans into cheering on the team. In reality, they are for our visual pleasure alone.
Because of that, their uniform design is very important. Which sports have perfected the art of dressing down their cheerleaders for maximum viewer pleasure?
Here are the five hottest cheerleader uniforms in all of sports.
Did you even realize that soccer had cheerleaders? I didn't before putting my finely tuned detective skills (Google Images) to work.
Soccer seems to have gone with the full-bodied, Mystique-esque kind of look.
It definitely gets points for being form-fitting, but it's hard to be sexy when you look like a giant Smurf.
Here it seems like these soccer cheerleaders have traded in their blue body suits for a more comfortable two-piece. I'm sure that outfit breathes a little bit easier.
While we appreciate the tops, the sweatpants approach doesn't go over real well with me. Let's see some legs, ladies!
Also, soccer cheerleaders have apparently decided against pom-poms and have opted for the less traditional picket signs. I'm guessing this isn't the first time these ladies have worked with a pole.
That's better. Finally they have embraced the short shorts.
The look is a little too "Hooters" for my taste, with the white tops and orange shorts. Not that Hooters is a bad thing, but if I can get my fill of that look in person and with a side of wings, you're going to have to do better to get my attention on TV.
While still an improvement, I would have to say that soccer's "body" of work doesn't quite get them any higher than the five spot.
Hockey cheerleaders aren't as popular as other sports, but they can whip a crowd up into a frenzy with the best of them.
This outfit may not seem like anything special, but when you remember that they are wearing a skirt over some ice, you should have a bigger appreciation for their dedication to being hot.
Hockey is good for lots of things: Fast-paced play, exciting goals, and big hits.
But it's especially good for uniforms with cleavage such as this. I can't tell you how many "Is it cold in here or are you just excited to see me?" jokes this girl has heard.
Normally, shoveling snow is the man's job, and it's not one we normally love.
So when we see the woman taking care of it, we're happy campers. When we see a woman shoveling snow while dressed like this? We're practically catatonic!
I'm glad she has those leg warmers to keep her warm...
The short shorts were like the forward pass of cheerleading; they just completely changed the game.
Many NFL cheerleaders have gone with the "sexy cowgirl" look.
There is the short leather jacket and tassels that perfectly complement the bare midriff and the short shorts that show off legs that go for approximately 473 miles.
If you have ever seen The Replacements, you'll know the scene where the opposing team goes offsides because they are too busy watching the cheerleaders is probably the most realistic part of the movie.
The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders are the most recognizable cheerleaders in the world. They set the bar for sexy cheerleaders everywhere.
I'm not sure why sleeves are so popular with NFL cheerleaders, but honestly, that's the last thing I'm looking at when I'm checking out this spirit squad.
The knot in their shirt is just a brilliant move in design.
Oh, college cheerleaders. It's the height of competitive cheerleading, where you actually have a purpose and compete.
Once you move up to the pros, the goal is basically to catch the eye of a multimillion-dollar star and live the life of a trophy wife.
But here, they go all out, rocking those pom-poms and miniskirts. We're grateful for it.
If you ever wondered why guys' No. 1 fantasy is having their girlfriend dress up like a cheerleader...I think you have your answer.
If you are a star athlete in high school, and you have your pick of any college in the country, and you choose somewhere other than the West Coast, you need to have your head examined.
No cheerleaders are as hot or dress as hot as the ones in the sunny part of the world. Seriously, it's sunny in southern California like 95 percent of the time. Is it any wonder that the uniforms look like this?
They are basically dancing in a glorified apron. That's it. I love college sports.
Heat is right.
The NBA tops this list because they have a monopoly on skin when it comes to their cheerleaders' uniforms.
Just wearing those uniforms is impressive enough, but they have also figured out how to dance around in them for us. And we are glad they did.
The Laker girl is the Dallas Cowboy cheerleader of the NBA. They have been around for years and are still at the very top when it comes to sexiness.
Although they have a little more material than your average NBA cheerleader, I think we can all agree that they pull it off.
Still wondering why everyone in the NBA wants to come play for the Lakers? Hint: It's not because of Kobe or Phil.
When the Boston Celtics finally got cheerleaders, some people said that Red Auerbach would be rolling over in his grave.
If that's true, it would be so he could get a good look at these women.
Television has some of the hottest women in the land, yet they insist on dressing their cheerleaders like they did back in the '50s.
Shame on you, TV.