Monday, March 15, 2010
Oh say, did you see? Scantily clad Cowboys cheerleaders sung National Anthem
"Sexy" and "appropriate" are not antonyms.
ARLINGTON Professional boxing matches have a certain amount of sex appeal, but when three Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders got up to sing the national anthem in their uniform -- boobs and butts hanging out -- jaws dropped. Are they really about to sing our nation’s song on live television half naked?
A few drunken bar goers at the Pacquiao vs.Clottey fight party Saturday in Deep Ellum let loose a few hoots, but more than one person just stared or gave a snarky remark at what was unfolding on PayPer View. A singer from Ghana representing Clottey sang her nation’s anthem attired in traditional garb and Phillipine singing sensation Arnel Pineda, who is the lead singer of Journey and who recently appeared on Oprah, blew the crowd away with his inspiring vocals. And he dressed in slacks and a button up shirt. So why on Earth did Jerry Jones think it was appropriate to have three near-naked ladies sing our country’s national anthem -- besides being tacky on a night where “the event” was the bust of the evening. (Pacquiao took every round and Clottey held his hands up in front of his face all 12 rounds).
It was completely disrespectful, in my opinion. Lots of people sing the national anthem and some do wear dresses or tight clothing and maybe even show cleavage. But we all know what a Dallas Cowboys cheerleading uniform looks like. And for football game sidelines and the occasional calendar or marketing event, those tighty shorts and booby shirts are expected. It builds moral in troops overseas and grunting approval from football fans. I wouldn’t dare take the boots and tassels away. But sexy and appropriate are not antonyms. Please show some bit of tact, Mr. Jones, and don’t disrespect the nation’s anthem and the three young women -- who had to get up there center ring and belt out a nice performance that was completely drowned out by the amount of skin showing.
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