Monday, February 25, 2008

TNL gouge your eyes out with a spork moment: the Florida Manatees

That’s right, you’ll need Titanium for this!

Introducing a new feature here at TNL, the Gouge Your Eyes Out With a Spork Moment, or GYEOWSM for short. We couldn't think of a better way to inaugurate this fine new addition to The Nittany Line other than the tryouts for the Florida Marlins all-male plus-size cheerleading squad (appropriately dubbed the Manatees).

The team hopes to recruit seven to 10 tubby men to dance, cheer and jiggle during Friday and Saturday home games this season.

Men selected for the Manatees won't be paid. They'll get tickets to games they perform at, and the honor of dancing in front of crowds that have been smallest in major league baseball for the last two seasons.

Video evidence here! You know somewhere Charlie Weis is hitting himself over the head with a summer sausage for missing this


Nick said...

The Sixers were way ahead of the curve on this:

Galen said...


You can't expect male cheerleaders from a city known for cheessteaks and cheesecakes to be svelte now can you?

drozz said...

so they get paid less than female cheerleaders without the benefit of a calender?

that is blatent sexism, and i will not stand for it. chubby dudes have rights, too.

Galen said...

Good money says they are given free "refreshments" as part of the benefits package.

Paterno Lives! said...

this isn't real. no way.

Galen said...

Paterno lives,

Oh no, it's very very real. Be afraid, be very afraid.