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Coming soon to a theater near you: The NFL’s oldest cheerleader

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Laura Vikmanis is, at age 42, the NFL’s oldest cheerleader. And she’s about to become the most famous as well.

Vikmanis, one of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals, is having her life story turned into a movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

As a 39-year-old mom to two teenage daughters, Vikmanis got into cheerleading after her husband left her. Screenwriter Kathy Greenberg says it’s a story as inspirational as that of Ravens left tackle Michael Oher.

“It’s really a feel good populist story in the vein of Blind Side,” Greenberg said. “It’s got more comedy to be sure, but it’s an earnest story.”

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67 Responses to “Coming soon to a theater near you: The NFL’s oldest cheerleader”
  1. duanethomas says: Mar 26, 2011 3:21 PM

    Only the Bengals…no standards on the field, no standards on the sidelines. Good for the old mama though, should make for a great story.

  2. shaggytoodle says: Mar 26, 2011 3:24 PM

    If you put Marvin Lewis, Palmer, Ocho, and Laura together I bet the majority would say that she shows the best leadership in the organization.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 26, 2011 3:24 PM

    She’s pretty hot, so makes you wonder why her husband left her? Is she really as good of a person as Michael Oher apparently is, or are we going to find out that she has some terrible secrets before the movie comes out?

    As for the actress to play her, my money is on Christina Applegate who turns 40 this November.

  4. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 3:24 PM

    The team is known as the Bengals, but the dancers are the Gnarly Cougars.

  5. dawkinseffect says: Mar 26, 2011 3:25 PM

    so what you are telling me is that Hollywood has ran out of ideas…..great

  6. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 3:25 PM

    Laura graduated from MILF State about 5 years ago.

  7. raythestabber says: Mar 26, 2011 3:25 PM

    Go to any bar in Mount Adams, or better yet go to the Blind Lemon and you can find her in there. Just like I did, she was your typical sleezy cheerleader. Very cougar hot though

  8. jaybertx says: Mar 26, 2011 3:25 PM

    I bet she will be played by Stiffler’s mom.

  9. barklikeadog says: Mar 26, 2011 3:27 PM

    Does she have all her teeth? Now that would be a story in Cincinnati!

  10. skoobyfl says: Mar 26, 2011 3:32 PM

    I know the ending of this movie, which kills it for me.

  11. dietrich43 says: Mar 26, 2011 3:33 PM

    She’s hotter than Stiffler’s mom!

  12. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 3:33 PM

    Girl has been doing it so long she is on her third silicone implant change.

  13. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 3:35 PM

    The outfits are skimpy, but layers and layers of makeup keep her warm on the coldest day of winter.

  14. sdboltaction says: Mar 26, 2011 3:35 PM

    I’d hit it.

  15. siggy00 says: Mar 26, 2011 3:35 PM

    MILF

  16. backinblack67 says: Mar 26, 2011 3:38 PM

    Momma is hawt…

  17. joetoronto says: Mar 26, 2011 3:38 PM

    Bring on the milf!

  18. beastofeden says: Mar 26, 2011 3:41 PM

    Cincinnati Bengals
    Inspirational
    Choose one.

    Is this the cheerleader Ochostinko proposed to on the sideline after his TD?

    The Chris Cooley/Christy Oglevee cheerleader hook up story would be way better. Only the yokels in Cincituckty will find this interesting

  19. rajbais says: Mar 26, 2011 3:42 PM

    She’s the Robin Meade of cheerleading:

    42 and great to watch!!!

  20. 3octaveFart says: Mar 26, 2011 3:42 PM

    Geez, she’s as old as half the player’s moms.

  21. rajbais says: Mar 26, 2011 3:42 PM

    Who’s Stiffler???

  22. raider549 says: Mar 26, 2011 3:43 PM

    Stay near yor phone cuz Mr. Hugh Hefner will be calling soon!

  23. ek1320 says: Mar 26, 2011 3:44 PM

    There was a late 30 yr old/40 yr old mother of the three on the ravens a few years back. Nothing new here. Waste of a screenplay.

  24. mataug says: Mar 26, 2011 3:50 PM

    she completed high school the year I was born nuff said!

  25. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 3:51 PM

    Just goes to show you that 42 is the new 40.

  26. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 3:56 PM

    Movie will be double billed with Night Of The Living Dead III.

  27. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 4:01 PM

    In a twist on the standard horror film plot, a 40 something cheerleader stalks and rapes a series of depraved psycho killers. Rated R for Ridiculous.

  28. fran021 says: Mar 26, 2011 4:13 PM

    It’s a damn shame the Y chromosome is responsible for the death of so many brain cells.

  29. deanvernonwormer says: Mar 26, 2011 4:19 PM

    I saw her ad on Craig’s list.

  30. chunkyloverfiftythree says: Mar 26, 2011 4:24 PM

    House mom gets fat and dumpy looking after being married for a few years. Husband leaves her and she suddenly start putting effort into her physical appearance again. Cue montage of her buying make up and working out… Save yourself 10 bucks and an hour and a 1/2 of your life. They probably would have stayed married if she hadn’t stopped being a “woman” a became a “mom.”

  31. profootballwalk says: Mar 26, 2011 4:32 PM

    The Utah Jazz have three cheerleaders who are married to the same guy.

  32. plundergrunge says: Mar 26, 2011 4:43 PM

    A BenGal with BENGAY…nice.

  33. hedleykow says: Mar 26, 2011 4:58 PM

    She looks really fine through binoculars after chugging nine 12 dollar beers in a row.

  34. calminknowledge says: Mar 26, 2011 5:02 PM

    one mans trash is another mans pleasure
    this my friends is fools gold.

  35. boknowsvt says: Mar 26, 2011 5:02 PM

    Looks like someone blasted her in the face with Homer Simpson’s makeup shotgun.

  36. CKL says: Mar 26, 2011 5:15 PM

    chunkyloverfiftythree says: Mar 26, 2011 4:24 PM

    House mom gets fat and dumpy looking after being married for a few years. Husband leaves her and she suddenly start putting effort into her physical appearance again. Cue montage of her buying make up and working out… Save yourself 10 bucks and an hour and a 1/2 of your life. They probably would have stayed married if she hadn’t stopped being a “woman” a became a “mom.”
    ____________________________________
    Could have happened that way, true enough. Or possibly, he stopped LOOKING at her like she was a woman and stopped treating her like she was a woman he loves and started looking at her and treating her like she was “just” a mom. Maybe he started stepping out on her because she was too tired from raising their children with little help from him to care about being a glamor puss 24/7. There are many scenarios it could be.

    I think that women or men who stay home to raise children and actually do a good job are more important members of society than almost any other profession on earth and I’m not even a parent.

    I respect people of any age/background, etc. who go for their dreams despite naysayers. This is how quite a few people of high achievement start out, including NFL players.

  37. db3300 says: Mar 26, 2011 5:18 PM

    “Who’s Stiffler???”

    I don’t know if all those thumbs-down are for your question or for the fact that you don’t know how to use Google.

  38. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Mar 26, 2011 5:23 PM

    “…and coming soon to a theater near you: One woman’s fight, against all odds, to become the sideline skank she always believed she could be…”

  39. Fantasy Football says: Mar 26, 2011 5:26 PM

    The should get Cloris Leachman to play her in the movie.

  40. norfva says: Mar 26, 2011 5:27 PM

    I just hope my wife has a body still that intact at 42.

  41. johnnycash19 says: Mar 26, 2011 5:38 PM

    rajbais says: Mar 26, 2011 3:42 PM

    Who’s Stiffler???
    —————-
    Are you serious? I thought EVERYONE has seen those movies. What are you kids watching now-a-days?

  42. Kave Krew says: Mar 26, 2011 5:57 PM

    Why can’t wives stay skinny and hot when you are married to them….why do they wait until you leave them?

  43. murraysons says: Mar 26, 2011 6:01 PM

    Why do stories like these always say, “her husband left her”? Why do men always get portrayed as the bad guy? Do we know that it was his move? What if she left him? Oh wait, he’s paying her bills, so it must have been his fault.

  44. terrellblowens says: Mar 26, 2011 6:18 PM

    Enough hobartbaker! 7 corny jokes on one post… jeez get a life

  45. dbellina says: Mar 26, 2011 6:20 PM

    BRETT FAVRE!!

  46. uncommon1 says: Mar 26, 2011 6:21 PM

    It’s about time someone documents the plight of the pretty white woman in America. Give me a break.
    I saw this the first time they made the movie. Except I think they called Erin Brockavich

  47. roscoepcoaltrain86 says: Mar 26, 2011 7:24 PM

    At least she got the big bucks before the league starts testing for HGH!!!

  48. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 7:37 PM

    With a busy lifestyle like that she barely has time to grab a few bites between forced regurgitations.

  49. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 7:44 PM

    Billed as “a feel good populist story in the varicose veins of Blind Side”.

  50. chunkyloverfiftythree says: Mar 26, 2011 7:55 PM

    CKL; Relax. Try not to take that comment too seriously or as an indictment of this Laura person. But if she had time to “work on her fitness” as a single mom, she probably had time when she was married. However, a movie with such a bland story would have to include no less than 3 extended montages of her working out. I mean what are we really celebrating here? That at age 42 people still want to have sex with her? How uplifting. Maybe someday I can achieve the goal of having sex at age 42 thanks to motivational stories like this. Great for Laura, but this movie is going straight to Lifetime.

    “boknowsvt says: Mar 26, 2011 5:02 PM Looks like someone blasted her in the face with Homer Simpson’s makeup shotgun.”

    Awesome…

  51. calminknowledge says: Mar 26, 2011 8:02 PM

    thank goodness the man ‘left’ her…
    otherwise she might not have realized her true potential/lifelong dream.
    so when all is said and done, ‘this is a mans world’

  52. dempsey63 says: Mar 26, 2011 8:14 PM

    Laura Vikmanis is an anagram for Vicki LaMotta.

  53. baxman89 says: Mar 26, 2011 8:23 PM

    Uh, it is spelt theatre right? C’mon man!

  54. nothimagain says: Mar 26, 2011 10:18 PM

    Further proof that no matter how hot a woman is someone somewhere is tired of her sh–, errr, crap.

  55. tinbender2000 says: Mar 26, 2011 10:23 PM

    A little young for me, but Damn she’s HOT!

  56. toe4 says: Mar 26, 2011 11:19 PM

    She and Brett Favre make a great match.

    Reminding us all that just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

    At 40+ I think its time to grow up.

  57. Burritto says: Mar 26, 2011 11:20 PM

    “baxman89 says:
    Mar 26, 2011 8:23 PM
    Uh, it is spelt theatre right? C’mon man!”

    “Theater” can be used any time. “Theatre” refers only to the art form itself.

    “C’mon, man!” yourself.

  58. toe4 says: Mar 26, 2011 11:22 PM

    terrellblowens,

    you counted them?

    hi kettle this is the pot calling… you’re black.

  59. bigtrav425 says: Mar 26, 2011 11:33 PM

    This broad def looks older then 39 and isnt that pretty.She also tans entirely to much her skin is orange and looks lil leathery

  60. ladystpaul says: Mar 27, 2011 1:36 AM

    Well I see one of the internet’s greatest hotbeds of testosterone and misogyny is alive and well.

    Carry on “gentlemen,” carry on.

  61. toe4 says: Mar 27, 2011 7:53 AM

    bigtrav425 says:
    Mar 26, 2011 11:33 PM
    This broad def looks older then 39 and isnt that pretty.She also tans entirely to much her skin is orange and looks lil leather
    *********************

    Okay either you are a chick or your gay, not that there is anything wrong with that.

  62. WingT says: Mar 27, 2011 8:35 AM

    How proud her parents must be

  63. emperor83 says: Mar 27, 2011 8:42 AM

    WingT says: Mar 27, 2011 8:35 AM

    How proud her parents must be
    *************************************

    They’re still alive?????

    Okay, serious now. Ben Gals > Cowgirls…

  64. emperor83 says: Mar 27, 2011 8:45 AM

    Fantasy Football says: Mar 26, 2011 5:26 PM

    The should get Cloris Leachman to play her in the movie.
    ********************************

    Really? I had Katey Sagal in mind…

  65. paul82461 says: Mar 27, 2011 9:46 AM

    She looks great for her age but it is really movie worthy? Is HOLLYWOOD that slow and out of ideas.

  66. Canyonero says: Mar 27, 2011 11:54 AM

    It was her dream to be a pro cheerleader, and she did it. That’s cool.

    Doubt very much I’d see the movie.

  67. gobills716 says: Mar 27, 2011 12:33 PM

    this could be the worst movie of the 21st century.

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