I noticed an unusual referral in my web stats today, so I clicked through and found this interesting story:
The cheerleader squad for the Philadelphia Eagles exercises and practices in my neighborhood gym. The other day a lawyer came in and took a few of them aside. I overhead her instruct them to delete their Facebook and MySpace profiles immediately, explaining that membership in online social networks is a breach of contract...
The last thing I heard her say is, “If you feel these profiles are important for your modeling career or personal life, then keep them — but then you will relinquish your position on the squad.”
First of all, that's excellent gym selection.
Secondly, how typically heavy-handed is this of the Eagles / NFL? Rather than just saying the team expects the cheerleaders to project a wholesome image and will remove those who don't, they send in the lawyers to shut down their access to social networking sites that pretty much the entirety of the under-35 population in this country uses. Because it sure would be terrible if those cheerleaders were out there sticking up basically-naked pictures of themselves.
Is this even a calendar? You can barely see the dates. (On the left, dude.)
I don't know about you, but those pictures just scream "WHOLESOME" to me.
Almost makes you want to google around a bit to find what the team was so intent on you not seeing...