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Super Bowl XLV offers an opportunity for a couple of first time events. Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin could become the youngest coach to win two Super Bowls at the age of 38.
It will also be the first ever Super Bowl without cheerleaders according to Yahoo.
The Steelers and Green Bay Packers are 2 of only 6 teams that don't have those sexy women with pom poms cheering their teams on and helping to hype the crowd.
The other teams without cheerleaders are are the Cleveland Browns, the Chicago Bears , the Detroit Lions, and the New York Giants.
That the game is being played in Dallas, where the Cowboys have made cheerleading high profile for years, makes the situation seem even more odd.
The Packers were one of the first pro football teams to use cheerleaders, starting in 1931. But in 1988, the team disbanded its professional cheering squad. The Pack have used the cheerleading squad from the University of Wisconsin at-Green Bay for the last 21 years at home games and Super Bowls 31 and 32, but opted not to have them appear at this years's Super Bowl.
"We thank the Packers for wanting a collegiate atmosphere at their games and real CHEERleaders (not dancers). The UW-Green Bay cheer squad also travelled to Super Bowl 31 and 32 and were on the field cheering our team on! It is unfortunate that we are not being included this year, but we are grateful for all the opportunities we have cheering for every home game at Lambeau. Go Pack!" UW-GB cheer coach Ann Rodrian wrote to Dallas News.
I think NFL fans want to see the "dancers" Ann, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen at Super Bowl XLV.