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(The New York Times)   If you're a college athlete and want to make big bucks... become a cheerleader   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-11-30 9:10:58 AM  
I can't read tfa because I won't give the NYT my email address but is it that they aren't barred from getting paid for cheerleading through endorsements.

It's not a lucrative career path though.  NFL cheerleaders are hired on as "contracters" and can make as little as minimum wage.
 
2020-11-30 9:19:53 AM  
If you're a college athlete and want to make big bucks...be attractive.

Don't be unattractive.
 
2020-11-30 9:23:55 AM  
I thought the answer would be "sell handies behind the truck stop".
 
2020-11-30 9:28:15 AM  
Watch The NCAA will 'fix the glitch' in the next couple of years.
Professional cheerleaders on the opposite side of the coin. They make nearly nothing and team executives have no qualms in using them as escorts. See the recent scandal with the Washington Football Team.
 
2020-11-30 9:28:47 AM  
I'm not Subby, but I'm interested in the two people who downvoted the link. I'm genuinely curious because it seems like a bizarre thing to do. Why? Help me out with this one.
 
2020-11-30 9:42:39 AM  
If you are a college kid who wants to make big bucks, pull up your bootstraps and be born to rich parents.
 
2020-11-30 9:45:47 AM  
When will these kids wise up and just do pron?
 
2020-11-30 9:57:48 AM  
Got an old highschool girlfriend who was a pro football cheerleader.
Man is she still in shape.
And has great stories to tell.
And a ton of hot friends, and I need to send her a holiday card.
Later.
 
2020-11-30 9:58:20 AM  

WoodyHayes: I'm not Subby, but I'm interested in the two people who downvoted the link. I'm genuinely curious because it seems like a bizarre thing to do. Why? Help me out with this one.


They can't figure out how to hop a paywall that's the technological equivalent of knee high.
 
2020-11-30 9:59:57 AM  

Trocadero: WoodyHayes: I'm not Subby, but I'm interested in the two people who downvoted the link. I'm genuinely curious because it seems like a bizarre thing to do. Why? Help me out with this one.

They can't figure out how to hop a paywall that's the technological equivalent of knee high.


It's not that we can't, we just don't want to bother and enjoy complaining about it
 
2020-11-30 10:00:40 AM  

FarkingSmurf: I can't read tfa because I won't give the NYT my email address but is it that they aren't barred from getting paid for cheerleading through endorsements.

It's not a lucrative career path though.  NFL cheerleaders are hired on as "contracters" and can make as little as minimum wage.


Actually, several of the NFL teams (particularly the Cowboys), lost big in court on that one.   The girls are told when to be there, how to dress, what to do, with no independency.   Wasn't any pretense of them being independent contractors.   The Cowboys were forced to treat them as employees, pay them for all worked hours, overtime, etc...
 
2020-11-30 10:14:53 AM  
Wooooooo !!!!

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2020-11-30 10:21:00 AM  

rnatalie: FarkingSmurf: I can't read tfa because I won't give the NYT my email address but is it that they aren't barred from getting paid for cheerleading through endorsements.

It's not a lucrative career path though.  NFL cheerleaders are hired on as "contracters" and can make as little as minimum wage.

Actually, several of the NFL teams (particularly the Cowboys), lost big in court on that one.   The girls are told when to be there, how to dress, what to do, with no independency.   Wasn't any pretense of them being independent contractors.   The Cowboys were forced to treat them as employees, pay them for all worked hours, overtime, etc...


Thank God California passed Prop 22, so we can treat them like gig(gity) workers w/o health insurance, unemployment, worker's comp, etc.
 
2020-11-30 10:29:45 AM  
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She can "influence" me as much as she wants.

/yeah yeah username checks out blah blah blah...
 
2020-11-30 11:12:22 AM  
Sell pictures and panties online?
 
2020-11-30 11:26:22 AM  

Trocadero: WoodyHayes: I'm not Subby, but I'm interested in the two people who downvoted the link. I'm genuinely curious because it seems like a bizarre thing to do. Why? Help me out with this one.

They can't figure out how to hop a paywall that's the technological equivalent of knee high.


Okay, you're probably right so we'll go with that. It just seemed weird and while there were a few weird gripes somebody might have at least bordering on legitimate, I just wanted answers.

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She can "influence" me as much as she wants.

/yeah yeah username checks out blah blah blah...


It is like everybody else vs. UCLA under John Wooden. There are the ethereal Song Girls and then those who are competing for second place, it isn't a fair fight. They're just wonderful.
 
2020-11-30 11:41:18 AM  

Trocadero: rnatalie: FarkingSmurf: I can't read tfa because I won't give the NYT my email address but is it that they aren't barred from getting paid for cheerleading through endorsements.

It's not a lucrative career path though.  NFL cheerleaders are hired on as "contracters" and can make as little as minimum wage.

Actually, several of the NFL teams (particularly the Cowboys), lost big in court on that one.   The girls are told when to be there, how to dress, what to do, with no independency.   Wasn't any pretense of them being independent contractors.   The Cowboys were forced to treat them as employees, pay them for all worked hours, overtime, etc...

Thank God California passed Prop 22, so we can treat them like gig(gity) workers w/o health insurance, unemployment, worker's comp, etc.


Prop22 applies narrowly to transportation app drivers.   It won't change the giggity economy.
 
2020-11-30 11:58:09 AM  
LOL, low-cut top? Check. Well-lit boobs? Check. Leaning over into the camera? Check.

This girl has learned all she needs to know in college.

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2020-11-30 12:01:37 PM  
How many influencers can there possibly be
 
2020-11-30 12:09:14 PM  
I thought that most NFL cheerleaders were either looking for modeling and networking exposure or were looking to get in close proximity to a large group of wealthy men.
 
2020-11-30 1:25:23 PM  

WoodyHayes: Trocadero: WoodyHayes: I'm not Subby, but I'm interested in the two people who downvoted the link. I'm genuinely curious because it seems like a bizarre thing to do. Why? Help me out with this one.

They can't figure out how to hop a paywall that's the technological equivalent of knee high.

Okay, you're probably right so we'll go with that. It just seemed weird and while there were a few weird gripes somebody might have at least bordering on legitimate, I just wanted answers.

Dick Gozinya: [Fark user image 400x203] [View Full Size image _x_]

She can "influence" me as much as she wants.

/yeah yeah username checks out blah blah blah...

It is like everybody else vs. UCLA under John Wooden. There are the ethereal Song Girls and then those who are competing for second place, it isn't a fair fight. They're just wonderful.


CSB:  I was a contemporary of that .gif at USC so it always weirds me out when I see that because I knew most of the song girls fairly well.

/platonically
 
2020-11-30 1:33:46 PM  

vudukungfu: Got an old highschool girlfriend who was a pro football cheerleader.
Man is she still in shape.
And has great stories to tell.
And a ton of hot friends, and I need to send her a holiday card.
Later.


Is this a farking haiku or something?
 
2020-11-30 2:23:16 PM  
My school's kicker had to quit football in order to keep making his Youtube videos, but cheerleaders can have OnlyFans pages. How is that fair?
 
2020-11-30 2:28:06 PM  
If you want a life-changing injury, become a cheerleader.
 
2020-11-30 4:07:04 PM  

006andahalf: WoodyHayes: Trocadero: WoodyHayes: I'm not Subby, but I'm interested in the two people who downvoted the link. I'm genuinely curious because it seems like a bizarre thing to do. Why? Help me out with this one.

They can't figure out how to hop a paywall that's the technological equivalent of knee high.

Okay, you're probably right so we'll go with that. It just seemed weird and while there were a few weird gripes somebody might have at least bordering on legitimate, I just wanted answers.

Dick Gozinya: [Fark user image 400x203] [View Full Size image _x_]

She can "influence" me as much as she wants.

/yeah yeah username checks out blah blah blah...

It is like everybody else vs. UCLA under John Wooden. There are the ethereal Song Girls and then those who are competing for second place, it isn't a fair fight. They're just wonderful.

CSB:  I was a contemporary of that .gif at USC so it always weirds me out when I see that because I knew most of the song girls fairly well.

/platonically


That would be a bit odd to see somebody you knew or know like that.
 
2020-12-01 2:46:14 PM  
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