The Washington Redskins have the longest continuously performing cheer squad in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steerlers were the first NFL team to officially have cheerleaders, but the Steelers discontinued the cheerleaders not long after forming them in 1961.
Redskins cheerleaders have been around since 1962
The Washington Redskins formed a cheer squad in 1962. Originally called the Redskinettes, the name was changed to the Washington Redskins cheerleaders after a relatively short time. The Redskins cheerleaders also have the longest running cheerleader alumni group in the NFL, and the largest with well over 200 members.
These are the hottest Washington Redskins cheerleaders in the 2013 NFL season. You can see 20 photos of these hottest Redskins cheerleaders in the accompanying slideshow, and look for these hottest Redskins cheerleaders along the sidelines during Redskins games for the rest of the season. The Redskins cheerleaders also do a hot swimsuit calendar every year.
Washington Redskins may have to change their name
The Redskins are embroiled in controversy regarding their name. If the team does change their name, the cheerleaders would also have to change theirs. Should the Washington Redskins change their name?
While teams like the Florida State Seminoles and the Atlanta Braves also use or have Indian names or connotations, neither is offensive. Redskins is offensive to some, so I believe the team will probably be forced to change the name eventually.
There is precedent for teams changing their names due to this issue. St. John's University in New York City used to be called the Redmen. St. John's changed the name to the Red Storm in the mid 1990s so the name would no longer offend anyone.
In any case, the Washington Redskins cheerleaders are always a group of very hot, beautiful women, and this season is no different. Hope you enjoy the slideshow of photos and seeing these lovely women on the sidelines every week.