So what do you think the title of this post refers to? The Bungs first intersquad scrimmage of the year? The continual negotiations between the team and Hamilton County? The committee debates at the Owners Meeting?
It's those amazing Ben-Gal cheerleaders in the news again. Oh what a week this has been for the Cincy she-cats. Peter King gives the senior squad member some love, sort-of, in his most recent Monday Morning Quarterback column.
<h4>Factoid of the Week That May Interest Only Me</h4> <p>A former cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals Ben-Gal squad, Laura Vikmanis, has written a memoir. It's called It's Not About the Pom-Poms: How a 40-Year-Old Mom Became the NFL's Oldest Cheerleader -- and Found Hope, Joy and Inspirations Along the Way
.</p> <p>(Some of you might say, The Factoid of the Week That May Interest Only Me should end right there. A cheerleader writing a memoir. But I will plow forward.)</p> <p>According to the Cincinnati Enquirer
, Vikmanis wrote that the Ben-Gals were not always one big, happy family. "The most prominent division on the Ben-Gals is not between the young girls and the older girls,'' the memoir-penning cheerleader wrote, "but between the Real Boobs and the Fake Boobs. This is despite the fact that at any given time, a third of the Real Boobs are considering implants.''</p> <p>If there were a Kardashian Best-Seller List, this War and Peace
of cheerleader memoirs would be No. 1. Or 36. I'm not sure.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/w ... ngs/2.html
Enquirer article -http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2012 ... /303160030
Sometimes you have to take solidarity where you can find it, I guess.
We now have a total of 12 respondents, so I'll provide the results as I promised. They surprise me. Only 10 of the 32 cheerleaders were judged to be in the Fake group.
Based on MBS consensus, here is the Fake group.
10 "Fake" votes -- <blockquote>28. Alyson S
20. Sarah K
10. Elizabeth J
9 "Fake" votes --
7 "Fake" votes
30. Elizabeth S
Here is the group for which our esteemed judges failed to find a consensus. Only one cheerleader here.
6 "Real" "and 6 Fake" votes -- <blockquote>29. Whitney
And finally, here is the grouped our esteemed judges, after close inspection and careful consideration, determined to be Real.
7 "Real" votes -- <blockquote>3. Sarah J
25. Elizabeth B
8 "Real" votes --
9 "Real" votes --
10 "Real" votes --
11 "Real" votes --
2. Sarah G
26. Alyson D
12 "Real" votes --
Also... there was one abstention for Dana (No. 32), who came out "Real" with 6 out of 11 votes.