Super Bowl XLV: No Cheerleaders on the Field for the Big Game?

John WoodContributor IFebruary 3, 2011

DENVER - NOVEMBER 14:  A member of the Denver Bronco cheerleaders performs during a break in the action against the Kansas City Chiefs at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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No cheerleaders for Super Bowl XLV? How disappointing...

MoonDog over at uncovered this bombshell this morning.

I guess it does make sense, though. Neither team actually has a cheerleading squad.

But cheerleaders are the intangibles. The bright spot you don't think about being there—until it's not.

If the game isn't going your way, or if the 40-pt lead for team gets boring, there was always the chance (the hope) that a beautiful blond, redhead, brunette, or raven-haired cheerleader would cross the screen and revive your sports enthusiasm.

Not this year.

The game is being played in Dallas, so maybe the Cowboy cheerleaders could come out and fill the void this year.

This is, for record keeping sake, the very first year in the history of the Super Bowl where neither team has a cheerleading squad. There are a total of six teams without them.

Green Bay eliminated their squad in 1988, and the Steelers pulled down the curtain on theirs in 1977.

Oh well, maybe they could dress up some kittens for the Puppy Bowl.

Or maybe at least ONE commercial with a pom pom.

A man can hope.