- Distracted by the photo above? You’re not alone — Ben Roethlisberger has mentioned that the First Ladies of Football used to stretch in the visitors’ tunnel, which apparently unsettles him. (Mike Sellers, for the record, shook his head when I asked him about this, and said, “They used to do that in a bunch of places to try and ‘distract’ you, but…” [almost-audible eye roll].)
- Brian Murphy has a few cheerleader Q&A’s over at Homer McFanboy. Yes, there are pictures also.
- Those of you who attend games at FedExField, sit in the upper deck, and have been upset that the cheerleaders have been tossing shirts to people in the lower bowl, you’re likely in luck — I’m told that shirts will be distributed up top as well this week.
- And one other game note, not cheerleader-related. I’ve gotten emails from something like a dozen different people on this, so I’m mentioning it in the hopes of preventing more. Here’s the deal: some fans are planning to bring burgundy towels to FedExField Monday Night, so that if any Steelers fans try to wave the (yellow-y gold) Terrible Towels, it’ll turn into a sea of burgundy and (yellow-y) gold waving towels. I’m not sure how strong a Steelers presence there’s likely to be, but if you’re going to the game and you’re worried about that, this is something that some people are trying to do.