Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders' Only Male Cheerleader

Did you ever hear the story about the only man to cheer with the Dallas Cowboy Cheeleaders?  ESPN produced a short film about Barry Bremen, the Great Impostor, who became notorious in the 1970s and 80s for dressing as professional athletes and getting on field during major sporting events.

   One of Barry's most notorious stunts was cheering with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Barry lost 23 pounds off his 6'5" frame, had a custom made uniform and snuck in Texas Stadium on December 16, 1979. After shedding his street clothes and getting in one cheer, he was accosted by team security and taken off the field. The Cowboys hit him with a $5000 lawsuit and tried to have him banned for life from future games. 

 The short piece below tells the story of how it all started (and ended) for The Great Impostor.

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1 comment:

Steve A said...

An inspiring video!