Forget Video-Gate, or whatever you want to call the little spat between New England head coach Bill Belichik (the cheater) and New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini (the snitch), this is BIG. Call it Booty-Gate!!
Last week, the Chicago-based blog, Four Balls, revealed the latest in the NFL’s continuing effort to live up to alias – The No Fun League – by citing an unconfirmed report that the most popular sport in America was trying to douse the latest by of coaching gamesmanship by banning NFL cheerleaders from doing their pre-game stretching outside the opposition locker-room or in from of the visiting team during warmups. Earlier this week, in dogged journalistic persue of the truth, I confirmed the report: No more money-makin’ shakin’ allowed!
Now tell me you don’t love this one.
As the wacky guys in the beer commercial say: Brilliant! I mean think of the strategy that was going into knowing when and where to deploy the troops. Think of the intelligence needed to know exactly which “weapons” to wage against the enemy. Think of the film sessions.
Oh well. Say bye-bye to perhaps the most devious and delicious tactic being waged every Sunday.
Hmm, maybe that’s what the Patriot coaches were taping not the Jets coaches’, uh, hand signals.
Check out the NFL Cheerleaders Blog: Here. (And don’t say I never did anything for you.)