The Raiderettes Will Finally Be Paid Minimum Wage

In January, some members of the Raiderettes sued the Oakland Raiders, alleging that they were paid less than $5 an hour, denied overtime, expected to practice several times a week for free and subjected to bizarre fines by the team. They also had to abide by this ridiculous fucking etiquette guide, which instructs one… » 7/02/14 6:45pm 7/02/14 6:45pm

Being an NFL Cheerleader Really Sucks

By now, it's been established several times over that NFL cheerleaders are treated terribly: on Monday, a former cheerleader from the Tampa Buccaneers filed a sued the team, claiming that she was paid less than two dollars an hour. This makes the Buccaneers the fifth NFL team to face a similar suit this year. Hooray… » 5/23/14 2:50pm 5/23/14 2:50pm

Another NFL Cheerleader Sues Team Over Pathetic Pay

A former NFL cheerleader has filed suit against the New York Jets, alleging that the team paid her and her fellow cheerleaders a criminally low amount of money. As it stands, cheerleaders from four NFL teams — the Jets, the Bengals, the Raiders, and the Bills — have filed suit against their respective teams, each… » 5/06/14 5:15pm 5/06/14 5:15pm

Feel Old With Our "How Many Pro Athletes Are Younger Than You?" Tool

An important milestone on your inexorable march toward bleak death is the sudden realization that most professional athletes are younger than you are. To help this along, the tool below calculates the percentage of players in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB who are already younger than you are at this very moment. » 4/30/14 2:39pm 4/30/14 2:39pm

Dipshit Writes Law Barring Gays From Playing In The NFL

Earlier this year, University of Missouri football standout and NFL prospect Michael Sam announced that he is gay, putting football-enthusiast homophobes in a tough spot. Now, suddenly, like a gay thief in the glittery night, a very real possibility existed that in the near future, one or more of them would be forced… » 2/25/14 4:00pm 2/25/14 4:00pm

Calling Darren Sharper 'Too Sexy' to Rape Is Goddamn Ridiculous

Earlier this week, Tempe, Arizona police released documents that detail even more rape allegations against former NFL star Darren Sharper, who today will appear in court to face rape charges stemming from separate incidents in Los Angeles. In total, Sharper's alleged to have drugged 11 people and raped 7 women across… » 2/20/14 1:45pm 2/20/14 1:45pm

Rules For Ben-Gals Cheerleaders: "No Panties," "No Slouching Breasts"

Looks like that Raiderettes lawsuit was just the beginning. Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Alexa Brenneman has filed her own class-action lawsuit against the team for allegedly violating federal employment laws. As with the Raiders and Ravens, the juiciest reading here is the list of rules handed down to cheerleaders,… » 2/13/14 6:27pm 2/13/14 6:27pm

This Etiquette Guide for the Oakland Raiderettes Is Ridiculous

News recently broke that the Oakland Raiders are allegedly paying their cheerleaders (the Raiderettes) wages as criminally low as $5 per hour and now, as more facts about the team are revealed, it's turning out that not only do they pay the Raiderettes next to nothing — they also treat them like they're social fucking… » 1/28/14 4:30pm 1/28/14 4:30pm

NFL Cheerleading Is A Scam: A Former Ravens Cheerleader Tells All

As a glimpse into the dark side of NFL cheerleading, the recent Raiderettes lawsuit was revelatory, but it didn't quite capture the soup-to-nuts seediness of the enterprise. Thanks to a tipster—a former cheerleader—we've gotten our hands on a copy of the many rules and many regulations the 2009 Baltimore Ravens cheer… » 1/28/14 3:21pm 1/28/14 3:21pm

Here's Every Finable Offense For Raiders Cheerleaders

Lacy T., a Raiderette during the recently completed season, has sued the Oakland Raiders for a slew of shoddy business practices regarding cheerleader pay. The whole suit, which you can read at the bottom of the page, is a glimpse into the many indignities of being an NFL cheerleader (besides the many obvious ones).… » 1/24/14 3:59pm 1/24/14 3:59pm

Your Evening Inspiration: Disabled Veterans Kicking All Sorts of Ass

The Wounded Warrior Amputee football team is made up of veterans who have lost limbs while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. In November, the team faced off with another group of veterans for a no-holds-barred game. The catch? The other team was made up of non-disabled NFL veterans, not those who had served in the… » 12/10/13 8:30pm 12/10/13 8:30pm

Here’s a Ridiculous Heel Purse You Can’t Bring to an NFL Game

This is an official NFL heel purse (designed, presumably, by Kate Spade's insane, evil twin exclusively for lady serial killers who also want to show off their football fanhood) that you ironically can't, even if you went temporarily insane and purchased it for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS, bring to an NFL game. » 12/08/13 4:00pm 12/08/13 4:00pm

The NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Is Still a Sham

With all this shutdown hulabaloo, I almost forgot that October marks the annual pink barf tornado otherwise known as Breast Cancer Awareness month, a special time when corporations exploit our feelings of helplessness in the face of life's senseless brutality by directing people to Fight Cancer through the purchase… » 10/04/13 1:50pm 10/04/13 1:50pm

M.I.A. is at War with the NFL for That Super Bowl Middle Finger Moment

In February of 2012, a musical artist who once made the mistake of ending a relationship with Diplo and preventing the world from receiving the bounty that would be the world's most rhythmic children did something inappropriate during a small sports show hosted by the National Football League. The National Football… » 9/19/13 4:50pm 9/19/13 4:50pm