Two weeks until the Draft and the majority of the splashy free agency moves have been already been made? Don't doubt the shield - the NFL still dominates the news cycle, even if it takes cheerleaders to do it. The Houston Chronicle and the Texans' official site have a variety of photo galleries and updates from this past weekend's Texans cheerleader tryouts.
Practice continues for a viral marketing flash mob promoting "The Human Centipede 3" (photo courtesy of the Houston Texans)
None of this has anything to do with football - if not for the playing surface they practiced on, anyone of these galleries could be confused with a casting call for TLC programming or a 60s sci-fi skin flick. But here we are, talking about pro football again. Well played, Goodell.
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