Man tries out to be a Broncos cheerleader

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In college football, male cheerleaders are as common as marching bands and unethical coaches. But in the NFL, cheerleading has traditionally been women’s work. One man in Denver tried to change that this weekend.

That man, Sacha Heppell, wasn’t trying out to do the traditional male role of holding up the female cheerleaders. He was trying out to do exactly what the female cheerleaders usually do.

“I’m going to try out to be the first male Bronco cheerleader,” Heppel told KSDK.

The Broncos’ cheerleading department said anyone, male or female, is welcome to try out, and the decisions will be based purely on dancing ability. Women at the tryout said they thought it was great to see a man in the mix.

Unfortunately for Heppell, he didn’t make the cut. So, for now anyway, cheerleading in the NFL will remain an all-female activity.

44 responses to “Man tries out to be a Broncos cheerleader

  1. Where are the diversity police on this one? Isn’t there something wrong when 50% of the population is men and zero percent of the cheerleaders are men? Where are Gloria Steinem, Al Shaprton and the ACLU to fight this injustice?

  2. cuda1234 says:Apr 16, 2012 7:31 AM

    Where are the diversity police on this one? Isn’t there something wrong when 50% of the population is men and zero percent of the cheerleaders are men? Where are Gloria Steinem, Al Shaprton and the ACLU to fight this injustice?

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    What percentage of NFL players or coaches are women?

    Don’t stir the pot on this one…

  3. Unfortunately for Heppell, he didn’t make the cut. So, for now anyway, cheerleading in the NFL will remain an all-female activity.
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    For now, it appears profootballtalk is unaware that the Baltimore ravens have male cheerleaders and a matching band.

  4. cuda1234 says:
    Apr 16, 2012 7:31 AM
    Where are the diversity police on this one? Isn’t there something wrong when 50% of the population is men and zero percent of the cheerleaders are men? Where are Gloria Steinem, Al Shaprton and the ACLU to fight this injustice?

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    If I could give 1000 thumbs up I would. Political correctness is slowly killing this country. Try as we might,we can never be equal. Instead of forcing equality,we should accept diversity and embrace it.

    The above doesn’t mean we all shouldn’t have the same rights under the law though. As for Mr Heppell, more power to him!!!

  5. Why doesn’t the LGBT community call outrage here? It would encourage a bigger gay demographic to watch the NFL, it would encourage gay football players to come out and for the NFL community to be as politically correct as possible. Add a female point kicker and the NFL will be improved for future generations.

  6. cuda1234 says:Apr 16, 2012 7:31 AM

    What percentage of NFL players or coaches are women?

    Don’t stir the pot on this one…

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    Baseball used to be America’s pastime. Now it’s being offended.

  7. cheerleading in the NFL will remain an all-female activity

    Not really … there are teams with male cheer leaders.

  8. cuda1234 says:
    Apr 16, 2012 7:31 AM
    Where are the diversity police on this one? Isn’t there something wrong when 50% of the population is men and zero percent of the cheerleaders are men? Where are Gloria Steinem, Al Shaprton and the ACLU to fight this injustice?

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    first of all, no one stopped him from trying out…he just didn’t make…like so many other young women didn’t make it. You also have to consider that he is the only (known) man who wants to be an NFL cheerleader. Now if there were a lot of guys who tried out and none were selected…then you might have a point.

  9. If there was ever an story on this site that made me wish the comment police did not exist, this is it. Come on sheriff, just post them! I can only imagine the gold that we will never get to read.

  10. contract says: Apr 16, 2012 7:41 AM

    Ummm … the guy is going to need a boob job if he hopes to make a cheerleading squad.

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    Maybe that will be Greg Williams’s next gig…….no boob job required.

  11. As a Ravens fan, I unfortunately have to deal with these juiceheads on the sideline every Sunday. I think we’re the only team in the NFL with a band and male cheerleaders, I guess we’re keeping it real college life. I like the band, but despise the male cheerleaders.

  12. Denver should be open to this- they won Super Bowls with a rat as a head coach, a horse at QB, and a donkey at tight end.

  13. Why am I not surprised by this? Just one more reason to hate the Donkeys…like I really needed one.

  14. Funny how people want to challenge women for equality but I don’t see people walking into an NAACP meeting and screaming racism.

  15. Is he a male, or a female that became a male. Can’t show prejudice on these sex changes. Must be politically correct, now bleeding hearts

  16. Wait a minute…he gets to watch NFL games of his favorite team from the sidelines with a bunch of hot chicks AND get paid for it??? Sounds awesome to me! lol

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