Ever wonder what players do on the sidelines during timeouts? Look at the cheerleaders, of course. And in Green Bay, some of the Packers don't like what they see.
This year's "updated" Green Bay cheer-leading squad is aiming for the "adult crowd." As a group, they're downright, well, busty, but they're trying to be sophisticated in their garb and with-it in their choreography. That's a welcome turnaround from the '83 group's skirts-and-sweaters high school look.
Unfortunately, the Packer management allotted only $20 per "updated" outfit. (The Cowboys spend about $150 per woman.) So the Packer cheerleaders have scraped together a dark-green leotard crossed by a swatch of gold cloth topped off by a green-and-gold polyester overlay similar to those worn by marching bands. They're wearing white hand-me-down go-go boots.
Says one player, "If we go to the Super Bowl, I'm personally going to see to it that the team chips in to buy them better-looking outfits. No way can they go on national TV looking like that."
Max McGee, the ex-Packer receiver who's now color man on the team's radio broadcasts, has the last word. An expert commentator on women (he was fined several times by Vince Lombardi for missing curfew because he was, in his words, "chasing skirts," and he got married for the third time last week), he says, "There just aren't enough good-looking girls in Green Bay for the Dallas Cowboy cheerleader look."