I stumbled across this piece in the Detroit News earlier today that will have many regular readers here pumped - Cheerleaders. Not official ones. Not yet. But one step closer as some professional young ladies have taken it upon themselves to create a professional toupe called “Detroit Pride” The Flag guys are okay, and I personally am of two minds about cheerleaders at sporting events (especially being the father of three daughters). Theoretically, they can help get the crowd fired up and keep the home-field intensity up as well as bringing out the voices of fans on the road. On the other hand, nothing will fire up the crowd more than playing at a high level and winning games.
I give props to these young women for getting the ball rolling and taking the initiative. This move also highlights the budding optimism that is taking root in Detroit. I’m not sure if the Lions will go for it, but I will throw my support in behind these entrepreneurs. They have a facebook page that is linked in the article referenced earlier.