posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 06:13 PM
An excerpt from the Tuesday Morning QB on NFL.com -
Mega-Babe Event of the Year
The Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders traveled to Florida to meet the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders, who rival the Eagles cheerleaders for the lead in
aesthetic appeal, at what was billed as the Battle on the Beach. The combined squads played bikini beach volleyball and competed in relay races. Why
wasn't this broadcast on pay-per-view?
Go here on the Eagles website
and click "photo gallery"
to gawk at no fewer than 78 pictures of the Florida event. Some photos are credited to Eagles broadcast representative Dave Spadaro. Imagine the
assignment meeting: "Dave, you can either stay home and write about Terrell Owens' compression shorts, or go to South Florida and hang around on the
beach taking pictures of dozens of gorgeous women who are practically naked. Which is it?" Note from the photos that the Eagles and Dolphins both have
official team bikinis. In the case of the cutting-edge Eagles, the cheerleaders' Vera-Wang-designed swimsuits are triangle tops with Rivera-cut
bottoms -- pretty much the least a woman can wear in public without getting arrested.
TMQ has long cleaved to the beach theory of babe-ness, which holds that proximity to beaches explains why California and Florida produce such a high
percentage of the world's critical supply of mega-babes. A couple decades ago, this theory was strained by the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, and the
theory is strained today by the Eagles cheerleaders and by the high-aesthetic-appeal Denver Broncos cheerleaders. An exception for Texas, maybe; Texas
women have a certain renown. An exception for Colorado, sure; it's that healthy outdoorsy lifestyle. But an exception for Pennsylvania? How is it that
Pennsylvania matches Florida in a contest of babe-ness, when Florida has all the great beaches? Sign of beach-envy: The Eagles cheerleaders were in
Florida in order to shoot this year's lingerie calendar on the sands of Delray Beach.
Note: Many, many readers, including Timothy Levison, alerted TMQ of the Battle on the Beach. This means that even during the offseason, when Tim and
others were supposed to be working, they were instead gawking at the Dolphins' and Eagles' cheer-babe sites. Glad you had your priorities in order!