Rams Cheerleaders Are Gorgeous, Heavily Armed

If there’s a scarier notion than an NFL cheerleader with a loaded high-powered rifle, it can only be a St. Louis Rams cheerleader with a loaded high-powered rifle. The Rams cheerleaders visited Afghanistan in Sept. to cheer up the troops and take a few potshots at local insurgents (below). They also, according to the story I read, were allowed to hold mortar shells. Oh Christ.

I was aware that most NFL teams have sent their cheerleading squads to Middle East war zones to boost the moral of our soldiers … the Buffalo Bills girls even cavorted in one of Saddam Huessein’s palaces earlier this year. But I had no idea they were allowed to handle the weaponry.

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