They're fixtures on NFL sidelines, adding to the atmosphere and providing the perfect segue from a commercial break.
Rigorous workouts and rehearsals during the week lead to Sunday when they dance and cheer for hours. They stop only for injured players and a half-time restroom break.
NFL cheerleaders might seem all glam and glitz, but the OC Register's Marcia C. Smith looks at what really goes on behind the pom-poms and finds they don't do it for the money. Click here to read her column.