Ice Dancers Needed

I'm not entirely sure whether or not I ever attended a Rangers game when I was a kid. If I did, though, I don't remember it. Last night, however, courtesy of a friend I was able to watch the Caps game from the Steptoe & Johnson luxury suite (because nothing says hockey like a white-shoe law firm ... even funnier, they share the suite with a French company) and one can't help ask oneself, "where are the cheerleaders?" My buddy was trying to tell me it would be too hard to recruit people with the requisite skating skills, but I don't find that very convincing, the world must be awash in young women who used to figure skate and then had to abandon their olympic dreams. I'd certainly believe that per-unit labor costs for ice cheerleaders might be higher than for, say, the Wizards Dance Team but you could address that by simply fielding a smaller squad, there's no need to go down to zero.

Presented by

Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Politics

Just In