When Lamar Hunt brought the Texans to KC and renamed them the Chiefs, he made sure the Chiefs Cheerleaders were a part of the Arrowhead experience. Cheerleaders have been appearing on the sidelines during games without interruption.
Some of us may remember (thankfully I don’t) the original squad was co-ed, This gave way to the all-female Chiefettes, who would make their debut in the 70s.
The name was changed to the Chiefs Cheerleaders in the 80s, and to my horror, male cheerleaders were brought back for seven years. After that sad period , the co-ed program was scrapped, the squad once again became all female, the uniforms grew increasingly skimpier, and once again there was a reason for me to faithfully report to my beloved Arrowhead, even during the losing seasons.
As a regular attendee of the draft party at Arrowhead, I have found the Chiefs Cheerleaders to be friendly, beautiful, and intellectually stimulating . Many are students at local colleges and universities, and leave the squad upon graduation for bigger and brighter ambitions.
Many don’t think about it, but tough times for Chiefs fans mean even tougher times for the girls. It takes a lot of guts to get out on a field when you know the fans aren’t into the game.
Anyway, its Friday afternoon, you probably aren’t overly focused on your work duties, why not preview the 2010 Squad ?
NEXT WEEK….25 THINGS I WITNESSED, SMELLED, ATE, AND WOKE UP TO AT ARROWHEAD IN 2009!!!