It has become a tradition for young children to yearn the roar of the crowd and the smell of the field.
While there are many memories that we carry with us throughout our lives, those moments in sports seem to have the most significant place in our hearts.
As we get older, however, another facet of the game is presented to us and it's hard to focus elsewhere.
Not that we want to.
As cheerleaders gallivant and flaunt their zealous loyalty around the stadium, fans' eyes begin to meander and hone in on the real stars.
Whether we like it or not, cheerleaders are an unavoidable factor in fan pleasure and continue to display their zest for supporting the home team.
From sexy to comical and unique, here are the 100 best cheerleader pics ever.
If only that was her real hairdo.
While the Buccaneers had a stellar year last season at 10-6 with great play from signal called Josh Freeman and running back Legarrette Blount, the cheerleaders really got the job done on the sidelines.
The fans were ecstatic and there were ubiquitous smiles throughout the season.
Keep it up girls.
This may not seem like the sexiest cheerleader pic, but what's better than a girl who can dunk.
The Orlando Magic have been rumored to be close to losing Dwight Howard, but the athletic freak will have a tough decision to make.
These girls don't come around every day.
No wonder Alex Smith wanted to stay in the bay area.
Speaking of loyalty, this girl seemingly has an undying love for her team.
Mike Singletary should still attend games for this reason.
There's a reason Carson Palmer threatened to retire from the Bengals.
Used to constant excitement when he was at USC, Palmer is getting bored and is tired of the lack of fervor with his current club.
Maybe he'll be the first quarterback ever to go back to play for his alma mater after reaching the pros.
This Redskins cheerleader may be having the time of her life, but she can't really see much.
This might be a good thing considering the team went 6-10 last season.
It's all instincts, sight is superfluous.
She should be concerned about potential hairballs in the future though.
This UCLA cheer girl looks to be in a euphoric state at this moment.
She must get immense pleasure from cheering on her team.
People wonder how Donovan McNabb could continue smiling amidst all the controversy surrounding last season's debacle in Washington.
It's hard not to be happy when these girls prance around the field every week.
Hiring this girl was the first good decision of Daniel Snyder's life.
It may seem like this Titans cheerleader is in immense pain, but she is far from it.
This is the grueling effort that cheerleaders must exert every day in their tough line of work.
Ever inch counts, keep fighting.
This is also the routine expression on the face of Tennessee fans.
About that lack of excitement in Cincinnati, it's bogus.
Carson Palmer is simply out of his mind.
Either way, they don't need him.
Second-round pick Andy Dalton, who will get the pleasure of throwing to fellow rookie and fourth overall pick A.J. Green, will gladly take the reigns.
There's really not much to say about this pose.
The only question is whether she was taught this or she implemented it on her own.
Either way, well done, the Chargers should be proud.
This cheerleader somehow typifies exactly what the Heat represent.
Flaunting herself around in a pretentious manner and laughing in everyone's face results in omnipresent irritation from haters.
A truly comical pose by a unique cheerleader.
Not only is she playing hard to get, but she is trying hard to hold back her enjoyment.
The first Eagle cheerleader not to let it all out at once, well done.
You're better than that.
There is a reason cricket is gaining popularity more quickly with every match.
It would be hard to pitch when this woman is up to the bat.
Anyone on the field would melt instantly.
This cheerleader can't remember if she tied her shoes.
She seems to be trying to check but her view is obstructed.
Fans definitely don't mind.
This cricket cheerleader hasn't even left the airport terminal and she's already dancing.
When is cricket going to reach the United States?
The Greece basketball cheerleaders are clearly talented, but these games feature much more on the hardwood than dribbling and shooting.
These cheerleaders have been known to pick fans out of the crowd and give them lap dances.
Call this product placement.
These Latvian cheerleaders can convince anyone to buy Nestea.
Most people consider Arizona better, but whatever these girls say has to be accepted.
Call this the Jesus.
These Russian cheerleaders sure are flexible.
They are also vigorous and determined.
These South African cheerleaders know what it takes to succeed.
They may seem to be doing a chicken dance, but it's really in hopes that the rain comes.
Either way, we applaud them.
This Oregon cheerleader knows how to shake it.
She also seems to be happy doing it.
Why not, everyone else is.
This brunette was clearly nice enough to lean over so her friend could take a breather and have a snack.
What a team player.
This is the camaraderie needed to win championships.
This is what they do for fun in Australia.
We need to bring this kind of enthusiasm across the ocean.
Cheerleading, Australian for fun.
Kudos to these Chinese cheerleaders for pleasing a country with over one million people in it.
Time to start attending beach volleyball matches.
Keep it up girls.
This cute Broncos cheerleader is just doing her thing, no questions asked.
If Tebow doesn't have a big year, that smile could turn into a frown quickly.
He might have a difficult time focusing on his receivers.
Cricket is starting to garner plenty of fame, and for obvious reasons.
The Indian Premier league, with only eight teams, features some of the sexiest cheer girls the world has to offer.
Apparently the players come out on floats and have berries thrown at them by women kneeling in admiration.
Melissa Rycroft leads a stellar squad of Cowboy cheerleaders.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including every loss the Cowboys pile up.
But it's a new year.
These dancers exemplify creativity and drive.
They are not only working hard now, but kept fans in the seats during tough times in the past.
No wonder Iman Shumpert is thrilled to be here.
These cheerleaders are just another reason why Chris Paul is a franchise player, as if we needed any more proof.
Staying focused while these girls run around the court is hard to do.
We're not complaining though.
Larisa and Marisa are two Houston cheerleaders that deserve plenty of recognition.
Their enthusiasm and potent 1-2 punch is irreplaceable.
They keep Matt Shaub and company happy through tough times.
These cheerleaders from Lisbon in the Maritimo Madeira league don't hold back.
Their form is impeccable.
Footballers might be the luckiest athletes.
The Southend Bluebelles soccer cheer squad shows us why soccer is the most popular sport in the world.
Either way, most people are convinced.
We need to bring this quality overseas.
This UConn cheerleader is just looking for some love.
While Connecticut might not be the mecca of sexy cheer girls, this one is quickly changing peoples' minds.
She doesn't seem to be too pleased with the score.
This TCU cheerleader is far from traditional.
She seemingly wants a hug, which any fan should be willing to give her.
LaDainian Tomlinson misses his days at Texas Christian.
She may support the Hokies with her vigorous cheer, but this girl has a soft side.
It's safe to assume that this Virginia Tech cheerleader spends her free time in this outfit.
These Oregon Ducks do more than just roam around the pond.
They could seemingly stay in this position for hours.
They're forming one mega-cheerleader.
The Eagles sure know how to pick a cheer squad.
Vick needed to have a breakout year in order to impress the sideline women.
He'll look to back that up with a stellar second year in Philly.
This may seem like a strip club, but these cheerleaders are just trying to mix it up.
They have succeeded with flying colors.
The fans are ecstatic.
As sexy as these cheerleaders are, this picture just makes fans miss Tony Parker's former WAG even more.
Nothing can top Longoria.
Tim Duncan has lost a lot of focus after years of watching these girls.
This is the reason Rockets' games are always televised on ESPN.
Yao Ming may be injury-prone, but at least he gets to watch these beauties from the sideline.
He also has no problem seeing over other peoples' heads.
Sure the "big three" have been the fuel behind this team for years, but the cheerleaders are the ones who really excite the crowd.
While the three stars have declined, these cheerleaders continue to improve.
This cheerleader has what it takes to be the best.
The Mediterranean look is what really gets fans going.
We might as well call her Jasmine.
While the Lakers may be the most popular team in Los Angeles, the Clippers are quickly making noise around the league with Blake Griffin breaking rims and their cheerleaders exciting the camera.
Time to start watching the Clippers.
Free agent DeAndre Jordan will have tough decisions to make this offseason.
While we don't know the specifics of this sexy outfit, this night was surely a fiesta.
Fans were rowdy, players ecstatic.
Hopefully they could still focus on the game.
The only thing better than a girl who can dunk is one who can dunk two balls at once.
Well done, very creative.
The Rockets come through again.
It's clear that plenty of basketball players would love to dunk this girl in the hoop.
Although she doesn't really need anyone else as she can obviously dunk herself.
It's not easy to understand what is happening here.
A lot of wild things is about the simplest way to put it.
This is the remake of Where The Wild Things Are.
This is the real essence of gang green.
Jenn Sterger may have flooded Jets headlines since Brett Favre left, but the current cheerleaders are doing fine on their own.
First-round pick Muhammad Wilkerson is thrilled to be part of this squad.
Just like the team they cheer for, the Ravens cheer squad is aggressive and vicious.
They go hard on every play and keep their fans salivating.
Play like a Raven.
These Buccaneers continue to make appearances on this list.
With poses like this, it's easy to see why.
They definitely don't hold back.
It's about time to move to Florida.
These cheerleaders are just doing it their way and having a great time.
The team continues to feed off their support.
The second overall pick from this year's draft, Von Miller, is naturally excited to be wearing blue and orange.
Whether they have a successful season or not, look for their cheerleaders to continue to impress fans.
Things can only get better.
They are not only beautiful, but they perform in unison.
In rhythm, these sexy cheerleaders feed off each other.
This one is priceless.
The kid to our right is ecstatic about what is occurring in front of him.
His friend, however, might be focusing on the game, as he is too young for girls.
There is really nothing not to love in California.
Most notably the cheerleaders.
San Diego, through all their struggles, continues to feature a beautiful cheer squad.
The 2007 NBA Playoffs may have been awhile ago, but we can still look back on the beautiful aspects of it.
Clearly she believes, but it's time for us to believe.
Fans bought into it.
These Cowboys cheerleaders continue to surprise and impress.
Don't stop doing what you're doing because you're keeping fans in the seats.
With Tony Romo back, the team is excited for a redemption year.
The sexy cheerleaders have been a constant for years.
With David West a free agent, these girls are doing everything they can to keep him in New Orleans.
It's safe to assume that he'll end up staying.
These cheerleaders will continue dancing until he signs the contract.
We learned earlier that these Knicks dancers are talented.
What we didn't know was that they are athletic freaks.
Rather than going to free agency for a center this offseason, perhaps it's time to give these girls a try.
It doesn't get much better than this.
You can hate the Cowboys all you want, but it's hard to not love their cheerleaders.
No wonder Wade Phillips couldn't concentrate.
The Marlins may be having problems winning games, but their cheerleaders always please the crowd.
Hanley Ramirez's antics are just in an effort to impress this girl.
It's not working very well.
God broke the mold when he made this one.
When Desean Jackson ran for a touchdown against the Giants in that epic game last season, the G-Men were too focused on this cheerleader rather than the ball carrier.
You have to love the attitude.
They came to cheer and nobody can stop them.
Soccer is amazing in every aspect.
This Patriots cheerleader is clearly prepared and confident in her ability.
With a winning smile, she takes care of business.
Giselle isn't as thrilled as the rest of us.
There's really not much to say here.
Only one word can truly depict our feelings.
She must really be enjoying the feel of the ball.
But it seems like it's time for a rest.
Take a load off, you've worked hard.
This Mexican cheerleader is promoting Home Depot.
Fans are realizing that the real way into a woman's heart is through physical labor.
Or being good at soccer.
These Redskins cheerleaders don't even have to dance or throw their pom poms in the air to garner attention.
Call this girl the Boobie Miles of cheerleading.
Something about the holidays brings out the sexiness in a woman.
This cheerleader has plenty of Christmas spirit in her cheer.
While this picture was most likely taken in October, fans can't tell the difference.
Raheem Morris looked to make some serious noise when he was hired as coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Not only did he bring back a winning attitude, but he had the help of these beautiful cheerleaders.
Even their losses are exciting.
This smile may be fake because she is disgusted with the look of the scoreboard at this current moment.
However, she is a professional and won't let this affect her performance.
The Chargers are lucky to have her.
This Broncos cheerleader is beyond excited that Tim Tebow could be running this team next year.
He is surely pumped to have her cheer him on, as she clearly has swagger.
If only her name was Surely.
She is clearly displeased that Vince Young continued to get replaced by Kerry Collins, and this cheerleader is having trouble hiding her anger.
Smile for the crowd, but we know your true feelings.
Put your hands in the air and say yeah.
These Redskin cheerleaders really know how to get the crowd going, despite the team being unable to get a first down.
Putting in Rex Grossman probably doesn't help the situation.
This cheerleader may not be promoting her team in this picture, but we can make an exception.
She is stretching her smile for the game.
Don't want to cramp up.
What an epic performance.
She doesn't seem to be flustered by the rain at all, making her dance even better.
While their team was getting mauled by the Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, the Heat cheerleaders were vigorously dancing on the sidelines, trying to boost morale.
They got stronger as the game went on and were their best in the fourth quarter.
That explains why LeBron didn't show up in the final quarters, he was too distracted.
Any girl that wears orange is sexy.
It may not make sense, but it's just a fact.
Black and orange is even better.
These dancers have a unique swagger about them.
It's one thing to be beautiful, but attitude can change perception.
We're officially impressed.
It's baffling why any of the Florida players leave early for the NFL when they have these cheerleaders on the sideline.
While offensive lineman Mike Pouncey is psyched to be on the Miami Dolphins, he will miss these cheerleaders.
The Dolphins' cheer squad can compete though.
The Heat may lack depth and help off the bench, but the dancers have plenty of backup.
The term average isn't in their vocabulary.
We may not like the tooth to gum ratio, but this girl can still make her fans smile wide.
She'll be smiling even more if Blaine Gabbert can establish himself as a star one day.
Only time will tell.
This cheerleader is showing David Garrard how to correctly put his helmet on.
That's right, straighten it out.
Luckily the team has her around.
Ole Miss may be known more for producing talents such as Patrick Willis, Michael Oher and Eli Manning, but it's their cheerleaders who keep the fans excited.
Time to take a trip down there to see how they run things.
We're already satisfied.
These cheerleaders are proud that they can keep a split for more than three hours.
Quite the accomplishment considering the game has to be played at some point.
How they avoid the players running across the field is remarkable.
Maybe they're just a figment of our imagination.
Jason Campbell clearly wants to stay in Oakland after seeing their amazing cheer squad flaunt themselves this past season.
It gets better and better.
Elite free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha may want to stay, despite being sought by every team in the world.
The best cheerleaders have pizazz and attitude, and aren't afraid to show it.
This is just another example.
The best of the best.
The Raiders continue to improve.
They have a simple gameplan though.
While these cheerleaders distract the opponent, Darren McFadden can run for a touchdown.
End of story.
She may have the biggest smile on her face, but Texas fans are smiling even wider.
It's hard to not be happy when looking at her.
Vince Young has always had the benefit of sexy cheerleaders at every stop.
Fans at this game must've had trouble remembering the score.
Such loyalty, such pride.
The Dolphins, however, are still searching for their next Dan Marino.
This pose must be called the pretzel.
The Redskin cheerleaders continue to impress and delight us with their unique flare.
Brian Orakpo has help getting to the quarterback with that extra moment of distraction.
Reggie Bush is naturally furious that he is slowly losing his spot on the Saints.
These girls have been through a lot in the past few years and should be recognized for their hard work.
Drew Brees must love it in New Orleans.
These girls are clearly ecstatic with their team's performance last season and the exciting future.
Look for more smiling this season as Jamaal Charles tries to eclipse the 1,500-yard mark.
He fell short by 33 yards last year, after just one moment of being distracted by these girls.
At the 2008 Beach Soccer World Cup, this woman flaunted her sexiness and showed the world why France has some of the most beautiful women.
Every country sent out their best beauties.
Now it makes sense why Vince Young stuck around for so long while Jeff Fisher replaced him again and again with average journeymen quarterbacks with no future.
He is backed by quite the cheer squad.
The Aladdin outfit is exceptional.
This slideshow could be just as entertaining if it was comprised only of Heat dancers.
Where do they find these girls?
No wonder LeBron chose the South Beach.
These girls bring their talents to the arena every day.
It seems impossible for other teams to concentrate when facing the Texans considering these girls are running around the sidelines.
They give Mario Williams that extra second to get to the quarterback.
Just a slight hesitation can change the outcome.
These international cheerleaders continue to excite fans and cause ubiquitous jaws to drop.
This picture is truly epic.
It might be time to start watching the Texans.
It can be assumed that Andre Johnson responded to Cortland Finnegan's antics because the classless cornerback insulted the Texans' cheerleaders.
That's why Johnson is the best receiver in the game.
Put these five women on the court and it's safe to assume that the other team would lose their focus.
Maybe that Heat series would have had a different outcome if Doug Collins had put them in.
We'll never know.
Arguably the sexiest dancer on the Heat, Natalie doesn't even seem real.
However, she is the main attraction on the sidelines and continues to please her fans.
Just another day at the office for this beautiful stunner.