Let’s give a warm Philadelphia welcome to Kyle Tanguay, who is the Birds’ newest cheerleader. He’s the first dude to make the squad, ever.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have a male cheerleader at home games this upcoming season.
Kyle Tanguay was one of the talented dancers chosen during Tuesday night’s final tryouts for the 2019 Eagles Cheerleading Squad.
Tanguay is from Rochester, New Hampshire.
According to his website, he started dancing at the age of 10. He is currently a student at the University of the Arts.
Quinton Peron and Napolean Jinnies were the first male cheerleaders in the NFL when they joined the Los Angeles Ram squad in 2018. They also became the first to perform at the Super Bowl.
Yeah, cool. Welcome aboard.
Men make for good cheerleaders because they are natural “bases” and “spotters.” At least I think that’s the case. My mom has been a cheerleading coach for decades, and I think that’s what you call the people who lift the 5 foot, 95 pound girls into the air, where they do a triple back flip or some other crazy stunt.
Of course the social media comments on this story are all over the place. People still have an issue with male cheerleaders in 2019, for whatever reason, but as long as Kyle is a hard-working, blue collar, lunch pail carrying Philly guy, he’s good in my book.