NFL Regular Season Week 8 – The Detroit Lions Cheerleaders

The Detroit Lions hosted the Seattle Seahawks this past weekend and a victory for the home team would mean at least a tie in the highly competitive NFC North division.  Going into the game, the Lions had an excellent chance for the win against the Seahawks who were a .500 team and were searching for answers regarding recent personnel changes.  Gone was the Legion of Boom, that dominating defense that marked the Super Bowl teams of the past.   In contrast, the Lions boast one of the most potent offenses in the NFL with a strong armed quarterback, a bevy of game changing wide receivers and a rookie running back that is on the verge of stardom.  But the Seahawks still have a relic of the past in Russell Wilson and he was the difference in the game, throwing for 248 yards and three touchdowns.  Seahawks win, 28 – 14.

The Detroit Lions have the good sense to post galleries that feature a large number of images that showcase the game day experience.   Click here to view the Lions gallery from this past Sunday.

 

NFL Regular Season Week 5 – The Detroit Lions Cheerleaders

It was big game week in Detroit with the division rival Green Bay Packers coming into town.  Division games are always important, particularly early in the season when things can go off the rails with a loss.  The thought was that a one legged Aaron Rodgers would be an easier path to victory, but even with a knee injury, Rodgers shredded the Lions defense to the tune of 442 passing yards and three TDs.  And things could have been worse if not for four missed field goals by Mason Crosby.  Fortunately for the Lions, they have a pretty good offense too.  Mathew Stafford passed for two TDs and LeGarrette Blount rushed for two TDs to hold off the Packers, 31 – 23.

In Detroit, it was the week to celebrate the NFL’s Crucial Catch initiative to fight against cancer.  In years past, the NFL was committed to highlighting breast cancer awareness in the month of October, but their efforts have been expanded to combat all forms of cancers.  In honor of this effort, the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders wore special pink colored uniforms.  Click here to view the Lions game day gallery.

NFL Regular Season Week 3 – The Detroit Lions Cheerleaders

The New England Patriots are a perennial playoff contender.  The Detroit Lions are not.  And in Week 3, these two teams met on the gridiron in a seemingly uneven game, but a funny thing happened along the way.  The team that looked like one of this year’s worst NFL squads resoundingly defeated the prohibitive Super Bowl favorite from the AFC, 26 – 10. 

The Lions used a strong defensive performance to limit the potent Patriots offense to a meager 209 total yards.  On the offensive side of the ball, Matthew Stafford was his usual self, passing for 262 yards and 2 TDs and running back Kerryon Johnson rushed for 101 yards, accomplishing a feat that hasn’t been done by a Lions RB since 2013.  Good times.

And that wasn’t all the good news for Lions fans…in addition to the win, they got another chance to experience the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders in all their splendor.  Click here to view the Lions super large gallery of images.

NFL Regular Season Week 1 – The Detroit Lions Cheerleaders

It is a new season of NFL football and optimism was the word of the day for Detroit Lions fans and those of us who drafted running back Kerryon Johnson in fantasy football.  Johnson was the SEC’s 2017 Offensive Player of the Year and that has to be a welcome news for a team that last had a 100 yard rusher on Thanksgiving Day of 2013.

But alas, it was not meant to be.  The Lions lost to the New York Jets on Monday Night Football, 48 – 13.   Heck, Isaiah Crowell, the Cleveland Brown cast off, rushed for a 100 yards…may be next week a Lion RB (Kerryon Johnson) will rush for a 100 yards.  We can hope.

Until then, let’s take a long look at the NFL’s newest cheerleading squad, the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders.  Click here to view a super large gallery of images from game day.

NFL Preseason Week 4 – The Detroit Lions Cheerleaders

Week 4 of the NFL Preseason is where the starters are rested to prevent injury and the journeymen that play this week are auditioning for other teams who may have needs.  In truth, not a whole lot of “real” NFL football is being played, so it is another great opportunity to check out pride of the NFL, the cheerleaders.  And we begin with the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders.  Click here to see a large gallery of images from Week 4.

NFL Preseason Week 2 – The Detroit Lions Cheerleaders

Week 2 of the NFL Preseason is upon us and we continue our NFL cheerleader coverage with the Detroit Lions Cheerleaders.  Click here to view the Lions Week 2 game day gallery.

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Week 17

The Detroit Lions have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 17.  Click here to view the gallery.

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Week 15

The Detroit Lions have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 15.  They wore some interesting silver alternative uniforms for the game.  Click here to view the gallery.

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Week 12

The Detroit Lions have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 12.  Click here to view the gallery.

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Week 10

The Detroit Lions have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 10.  Click here to view the gallery.

 

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Week 8

The Detroit Lions posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 8.  Click here to view the gallery.

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Week 5

The Detroit Lions have uploaded a gallery of cheerleader images from week 5. Click here to view the gallery.

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Week 3

The Detroit Lions have uploaded a gallery of cheerleader images from week 3.  Click here to view the gallery.

Go Benjamin Franklin!

Detroit Free Press – Detroit Lions Cheerleader Costume Message: ‘We’re the All-American woman’

Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press

They’re 35 all-American athletic women.

That’s the message the Detroit Lions cheerleaders want to send with their new costumes this season, the first of which unveiled at the team’s home opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

“We just really wanted those to look athletic looking, but really represent the brand,” said Rebecca Smoker, director of Lions cheerleaders.”We’re the all-American athletic woman.”

The team wore a blue sheer cropped top with a mock turtleneck for the home opener. The top featured the head of the Lions logo and was paired with a blue skirt. Both the top and the skirt were adorned with rhinestones and were light and airy.

“The goal is just to have a real athletic looking, pleasing to the eye costume,” Smoker said. ” … we’re just really trying to set a trend of athleticism without going over the top.”

Pay attention this season, Lions fans. You’ll see more new costumes throughout the season, with a different look each week. Some costumes will be similar to last year, others will mix and match pieces and there may be throwback costumes for the Thanksgiving game. 

Training started in March, earlier than last year, and there’s a greater focus on fitness, nutrition and public relations, according to Smoker. 

The team takes the opportunity to serve as role models seriously — from what they wear to who they are. The squad is made up women who are already leaders in their communities.

“They’re the best of the best,” Smoker said.

In its second season, the team has grown from 28 to 35 members and has more rigorous demands. 

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Week 1

The Detroit Lions have uploaded a gallery of cheerleader images from week 1.  Click here to view the gallery.