Cheerleaders exist because guys need something to stare at during timeouts or between plays and athletes, from high school to the pros, need to identify the jersey chasers are and women need a stepping stone to an acting/modeling career. Guy cheerleaders exist because Lucifer exists. I don't care how many times you get laid, it's never acceptable to be a male cheerleader. (The sex has to be the only reason they do it.)
I like hot cheerleaders as much as the next guy but under no circumstance should cheerleading be a sport. I apologize if I offended anybody besides cheerleaders or male cheerleaders. My rant is over, here's your slideshow hyenas.
Alexa Flutie will be part of the New England Patriots cheerleading squad. I'm sure Bostonians will love her. Flutie Flakes revival? (Flutie Flakes? Doug Flutie? It's Doug Flutie's daughter.)
The daughter of St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa is now a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. I'm sure LaRussa is very comfortable with his daughter working around pro athletes after all his time in a locker room.
Christy Oglevee is married to Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley. When the team learned the two were dating Oglevee was fired but I'm sure she doesn't care.
Photo via Maxim.
Bambi Woods played Debbie in "Debbie Does Dallas". She certainly wasn't the last porn star to play a cheerleader but she is the most famous.
If you watch Pac-10 football then you know how talented the USC cheerleaders are. Southern California knows how to put together a cheerleading squad.
Stacy Keibler was a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader before she became a manager/wrestler in the WCW and WWE.
I'm not sure if going from cheerleader to wrestler is a move up. It's more of a lateral move.
She was a cheerleader before she went to Hollywood and flamed out. "Clueless" was her biggest movie and she also played Batgirl in "Batman and Robin".
Jamie Lee Curtis was a high school cheerleader before hitting big in the classic horror movie, "Halloween". Young people probably know Curtis more for her fiber-filled yogurt commercials.
Another famous cheerleader in a movie, "Bring In On", is dating RIck Fox. She also starred in on of my favorite movies, "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back".
Kirsten Dunst played a cheerleader in "Bring It On". Regrettably, I've seen "Bring It On" and since tried to purge it from my brain. Another movie I tried to purge from my mind, "Spider-Man 3".
Carmen Electra played a cheerleader in the remake of Starsky and Hutch. I don't care about her acting prowess, just get her in more movies. (Not the parody "Date Movie" types though. They should be straight to DVD.)
The Desperate Housewives star was a 49ers cheerleader before she made it big. I've never seen an episode of Desperate Housewives but I have seen "Tomorrow Never Dies". Kudos to any actress in a Bond movie.
Amy Smart played a cheerleader in "Starsky and Hutch" which led to her making out with Carmen Electra. "Starsky and Hutch" is an underrated Ben Stiller movie.
Before becoming a Hollywood punchline, she was a high school cheerleader. I'm sure that surprises no one. I don't understand how she gets movie roles.
The Emmy award winning anchor of NBC's Today Show was a high school cheerleader. I've never seen the Today Show and even if I was up early enough to watch it, I wouldn't.
Paula Abdul was a cheerleader before making it as a pop star and an American Idol judge. However, she wasn't good enough to make it as a Laker Girl.
Dwyane Wade's girlfriend starred in Bring It On and has since made a name for herself in movies, most notably Bad Boys II. She's also form Omaha, NE which is cool for people from Omaha, NE.
Yet another high school cheerleader who made it big in Hollywood. She also dates Alex Rodriguez and that technically makes her a cheerleader.
The second Desperate Housewives actress of the countdown was also a high school cheerleader. Longoria was also an unofficial cheerleader for the San Antonio Spurs until her split with Tony Parker.
Sandra Bullock was a high school cheerleader. I really enjoyed Bullock in Speed. Keanu Reeves made her look like an Oscar Winner, which she eventually became for her role in The Blind SIde.
Another high school cheerelader turned Oscar winning actress. She won her Oscar for her role in Monster's Ball. She is the second Oscar winner on the countdown.
The Lakers are the main attraction in Los Angeles, and that requires the most attractive, most famous cheerleaders in the NBA. I could see how one could get distracted at the Staples Center.
I know she was never a real cheerleader, but she did get famous playing one Friday Night Lights. In an ironic turn, she is engaged to Derek Jeter, an athlete who plays a sport without cheerleaders.
Madonna was a cheerleader at the University of Washington before becoming a global icon. She is without question the most famous former cheerleader.
I said cheerleader, not cheerleaders. Obvious pick.
The fame of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is unrivaled. No other cheerleaders are known as well as them. It's one thing Jerry Jones does right. That makes it the second thing he does right after making money.