What is… this… a smart PR move from the Eagles?!
Imagine getting this letter in the mail:
Dear Football Fan,
Thanks for being a great fan. We went 8-8 last year and our coach is fat, but we appreciate your support. As a valued season ticket holder, we would like to invite you down to the NovaCare Complex so you can watch partially-cloaked dancers vie for your votes to become a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader.
SIGN ME UP.
That’s right, children, the Eagles allowed select season ticket holders to judge the semifinals of their 2012 cheerleading tryouts.
There’s a video posted over on the Eagles’ website of the event (WARNING: Dave Spadaro ad kicks things off). The segment is hosted by what appears to be Thomas Drayton’s offspring. The best part (besides, you know, the young coeds vying for attention by shaking their asses) comes at the 43 second mark, when this guy tried to put his good fortune into words. YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT?! WHERE’S THE RUB? OH… YEAH, THERE’S THE RUB. THAT FEELS NICE.
Here’s what he really said:
“She’s got to be good looking, obviously. And appealing to… people. And has to dance pretty well, I guess.”
Luckily, it doesn’t seem like the Dirty 30 was invited, because then we would probably be looking at 27 consecutive minutes of Mummers masturbating as frightened young dancers scramble to find pictures of Donovan McNabb.