The View from the Fifty-Yard Line: A Cheerleader's Story
Some of the greatest football fans in the world purchase seats on the fifty-yard line, but only a select few actually have the privilege of touching the turf. Brandi Jones does not have to imagine standing four quarters on the sidelines of a football game: she was a professional cheerleader in the NFL. Jones shares a unique perspective from the fifty-yard line as she offers an intriguing look into a professional cheerleader's role on game day. Jones, who started cheerleading at a young age, leads others through her personal journey as she discovered a love for cheering, trained and prepared for the game like an athlete, and fiercely competed for spots on squads. While demonstrating that cheerleading is not really all about hair and makeup, Jones highlights behind-the-scenes realities as she details grueling practices, promotional appearances, and skill requirements, proving that inner strength and grit determine whether a cheerleader succeeds or not. The View from the Fifty-Yard Line shares a former NFL cheerleader's take on the successes and failures, ups and downs, and glory and pain she experienced while cheering for some of the greatest football teams ever.