An intrepid reporter for ThePostGame.com thinks NFL players have it too easy these days after the new CBA lightened up their work load. He also argues that the ladies shaking their pompoms to Britney Spears on the sideline at the Linc may be the hardest working athletes in football.
A few quick observations from watching his training video: I'm happy the term "swagger stride" exists. Clearly they must have modeled it after DeSean Jackson's normal everyday walk.
From the Martin Rogers:
I'm issued a pair of pompoms and get instructed on how to "use my
swagger" as I stride across the dance studio in a line of girls, shaking
my shoulders and chest in a grotesque parody of the strut that comes as
second nature to the cheerleaders and is enjoyed by many a football
One other observation: apparently cheerleading is just like every other sport as Rogers was told, "Don't overthink it."
Just let your hips and pompoms takeover, obviously.
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SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.
Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.
The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.
Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.
Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.
It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).
The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.
There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.
Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.