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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.

Detroit Lions Cheerleaders Photos from Preseason Week 3

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