Congratulations, Lorenzo!

April 7th, 2019

Photo via the Buccaneers’ Facebook page

The Bucs have a new cheerleader! He’s a dude!

The full 2019 squad was announced yesterday.

As usual, it’s a first-name-only presentation of the cheerleaders on the team website, where they are shown in poses for solo pictures. “Lorenzo” is the first male cheerleader in team history.

“I couldn’t be more proud of these athletes and the culture of inclusion and diversity that we have here at the Buccaneers,” Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation chief Darcie Glazer Kassewitz told

This Lorenzo is one very accomplished guy. Phil Dunphy would be proud. Dancing, stretching and laughing with 30 special young women every week. And then there’s Joe, resigned to watching Ira Kaufman mow down chicken wings and beet salads at world headquarters.

59 Responses to “Congratulations, Lorenzo!”

  1. Buc believer Says:

    I thought that GMC was our first male cheerleader. Hell he has been prancing and dancing his way on the sidelines and in games for years!

  2. Buc believer Says:

    We as a society have taken this garbage WAY to stinking far! Now we have male cheerleaders and female coaches!! Darcy Glazer sating she couldn’t be more proud because it shows the Bucs have a culture of inclusion and diversity!!! I am going to F…ing puke! Women doing men things and men doing women things is not diverse, it’s against the natural order of things. My God society is doomed!

  3. JA Says:

    Homophobics arise!
    Spout forth thy myopic view!

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    Lawyers ruin everything. What NFL team wants a dude chearleader on the sideline? A team that doesnt want to get sued for not hiring him .

  5. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Kobe Faker made the Tampa Bay Bucs Cheerleader squad

    Thats me on the back row, 2nd to the right…

    The female defensive line coach with the barbed wire tattoo gave me a pat in the bum”

    Kobe Faker

  6. BucDan Says:

    Congrats to Lorenzo.

    So many people out in the world worrying about what somebody else is doing when it has no affect on them. A male cheerleader or female football coach doesn’t infringe on your way of life in any way, so why care?

    Do you also have a problem with female officers, judges, politicians, doctors, or scientists in general? History tells us that when the first females in each of those categories were hired, plenty of scared little men said the same thing as Buc Believer.

    And if you think women and diverse groups haven’t been a major part of discoveries throughout time, you’re more thickheaded than I thought. It’s your version of society that only recognizes and rewards men (and I can guess what they look like, I’m sure). So yeah, that version of society is doomed.

  7. Kobe Faker Says:

    “This is the problem with the NFL…


    Glazer getting $215 million Guaranteened TV money every year no matter what they do


    Kobe Faker

  8. Buc believer Says:

    BucsDan… nope no problem with female judges, police officers , politicians, scientists, etc… but there ARE lines that nature has put into place. Sorry to offend you or any other liberal on this site but I don’t want to see a male cheerleader prancing around the field on a Sunday. I HATE the Dallas Cowboys but do you think they would ever have a male cheerleader???? HELL no!! God made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. Sorry to break that news to you

  9. J Says:

    Again, our cheerleaders look friggin weird. Who picks these people?

  10. BringBucsBack Says:

    Hats off to Lorenzo! He resembles Keenan McCardell. The poor guy gets to hang with all of those beautiful ladies all day Sunday & at 2-3 practices during the week. I’m not mad at him.

    Does anyone know if these cheerleaders are paid now? I played in the Bucs’ band back in 1989 (it’s last year) and not only were we NOT paid but, Hugh never even showed his face to gave a “thanks” for appearing at all home games, 2 rehearsals weekly & a couple of “functions” outside of Bucdom. He did however comp us 2 free tickets on game day. We appreciated that but honestly, it was no skin off of his back. The stadium was rarely half full & I’m sure if sellouts were possible, that slimball wouldn’t even have given us that!

    We’ve been deprived of a good owner(s) much longer than a 10 sack DE.

  11. ATrain Says:

    Where does tradition give way to change

    Is there no such thing as tradition anymore

    Everything must change for the sake of changing it

    I really don’t care if the put a three headed purple person as a cheerleader because I don’t watch football for the cheerleaders I would only say there was a tradition there. No More

    Also The World must Change in this manner. There is actually a book that predicts it

  12. Bird Says:

    It’s just weird.
    And I will leave it at that.

    The ladies want to be In The men’s clubs and if not included it’s sexist (just like Augusta golf club and the Masters)

    And apparently the dudes want to be In the ladies clubs.
    That is Kennan mccardell by the way.

    So he is gonna dance in their cheerleader routines.
    Sweet 😂

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Yea – that’s what we needed…. eye roll

  14. tmaxcon Says:


    you are dead on…. the delusional optimists and just plan stupid folks will not accept just like all the deadbeats receiving handouts it gives no incentive to be great… bucs are the NFL version of deadbeats… glazers are guaranteed their yearly handout (revenue sharing)… they have no desire nor incentive to field a respectable product… more handouts given less incentive to be great!!!! bucs are a classic example of why wealth redistribution does not work to many ignorant, lazy takers in the world.

    sure winning would increase revenues ten fold but clearly they are content embarrassing the sport I love.

  15. Marine Buc Says:

    The NFL continues down the PC hell hole. Not long ago I would watch football all day on both Saturday and Sunday plus Monday night and Thursday. Now I watch one game a week and I am barely hanging in there. BARELY…

  16. MadMax Says:

    Kinda figured this bs was coming… u glazers!

  17. Jim Says:

    OK by me…

  18. MadMax Says:

    Well at least in the presentation of all the other cheerleaders, he’s not dressed like them. If its one of those college type male cheerleader roles, im good with that. Just dont be dancing and shaking your booty with pom poms in sync like the girls. Lets see what happens i guess….

  19. Bobby M. Says:

    That’s adorable….they should relocate to St. Pete, we’ll take the Rays….better environments for both franchises.

  20. BucDan Says:

    Buc Believer:

    I am not offended. I simply pointed out that you were: “I’m gonna f’ing puke”, “It’s against the natural order of things” (cheerleading is natural? Ha!), “Society is doomed”.

    Do you get all of your argument points from Fox News?

    You mention nature and reference women in jobs that they could not fathom to have at one point in history.

    Open your eyes and mind. You might just learn something from somebody that you mentally and physically work so hard to keep down.

    I love the Bucs and my home state of Florida, but damn if topics like this don’t remind me that Tampa Bay and Florida as a whole have plenty of close minded people.

  21. Marine Buc Says:

    Why no fat cheerleaders? We need a few obese dancers. This fat shaming must end!!! Enough is enough.

  22. MHBuc1 Says:

    BucDan Says:
    April 7th, 2019 at 10:58 am
    Buc Believer:

    I am not offended. I simply pointed out that you were: “I’m gonna f’ing puke”, “It’s against the natural order of things” (cheerleading is natural? Ha!), “Society is doomed”.

    Do you get all of your argument points from Fox News?

    You mention nature and reference women in jobs that they could not fathom to have at one point in history.

    Open your eyes and mind. You might just learn something from somebody that you mentally and physically work so hard to keep down.

    I love the Bucs and my home state of Florida, but damn if topics like this don’t remind me that Tampa Bay and Florida as a whole have plenty of close minded people.

    — Pardon me Dan, any chance the team starts winning soon with the clown show? Just my opinion obviously, but do you not see a team desperate for relevance because they’re hemorrhaging fans by the year? This to me is the attempt to compensate externally because the actual operation is a cluster of f***s. Good day though!

  23. Bucs and Bucks Says:

    Honestly, the Bucs and the rest of the NFL should emulate the Browns, Steelers, Bears, Lions and Giants and do away with Cheerleaders. They aren’t needed and are a product of a bye-gone era.

  24. ATrain Says:

    Where are the female players?

    NFL move forward —- Each team should have atleast one female player

    Why don’t as many people watch the woman’s Final Four as the Men’s Final four

    We shouldn’t have man and woman sports each team should have half men and woman


  25. Kobe Faker Says:


    You have been right all this time

    Kobe finally came to this conclusion with the Glazers keeping the Teflon Gump and their mindblowing statements that Licht has been drafting well…

    The Glazers are marketeers…they just want a feelgood story

    They cash the 215mill each year …doesnt matter if its playoffs or 5 wins

    Kobe has no doubt Alexandria Ocasio Cortez will sing the national anthem week 1”

    Kobe Faker

  26. Marine Buc Says:

    @ ATrain

    I was just thinking about it and you wrote it. Take it a step further. Each team MUST have 5 female players. Two of them MUST start on Sunday. One on offense and one on defense. Now the big question will be… Are transsexual players allowed?

  27. JJV Says:

    Soon there will women football players in the NFL. Unisex bathrooms also. A female president. Males having babies. There will be no boundaries or limits. Welcome to the 21st century.

  28. Buc50 Says:

    I’m not apologizing for not wanting to look at dude cheerleaders

  29. Mike Johnson Says:

    Call me ole school. But..I’m not fond of men cheerleading with pom poms. Now I’m all for a group of guys getting together over a few drinks encouraging their team on. I’m all for inclusion. But where does role reversals end? Today its acceptable for men to be women and women to be men. I personaly am like Lynard Skinard..I can’t change.

  30. Anonymous Says:

    Congratulations to Lorenzo! However, what is he going to wear? And will he use the pom poms? I’m being serious. Also, I’m all for a culture of inclusion but perhaps the Buccaneers could work on a culture of winning.

  31. JA Says:

    Organized cheerleading began at the University of Minnesota on November 2, 1898 at the University of Minnesota. Organized cheerleading blossomed from there and WAS ALL MALE until 1923 when a few women were allowed to participate at UM. It wasn’t until the 1940’s, when many men were off to war, that women were allowed full participation to fill the gaps in other colleges. In other words, it took male cheerleaders to go off fighting for America before women were allowed.
    My guess is that you Homophobic Hotheads, had you been alive back then, would have been up in arms about women upsetting “the natural order of things” in 1923.
    So, before you declare yourself “old school,” read a little history …

  32. unbelievable Says:

    Lol who cares?

    I guess all you sensitive Sallys have forgotten that there are male cheerleaders on alarmist all college teams?

    Again, who gives a fk?

  33. cmurda Says:

    Come on people. I swear some of you will just complain to try top get company to join your misery. Is this really the first time you heard of a male cheerleader? The first time you heard of a female coach? Let people be who they are. How does it hurt you? It’s enough to whine through the draft process and during the season. I can both relate and understand that especially since our season usually is over before the end of November, but there is nothing to complain about in this article. In fact, congratulations are in order. Congrats Lorenzo.

  34. Marine Buc Says:

    @ cmurda

    Stop being a bigot! I am not a people. Today I am identifying as a rainbow colored unicorn. Respect my right to identify as a mystical creature or I will be seeing you in court!

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    This is so gay.

    Stop the pandering, stop the social justice warrior crap – I just want to watch football.

  36. Lazy Animations (Weeb) Says:

    Anyone bothered by this or us having 2 female coaches is disgusting and the world will be a better place after you’re gone. It’s not the 70s anymore.

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s hilarious how these millennial cupcakes are such weak minded morons they literally think a man in a dress is a woman, and if you won’t have sex with him just because he has a pecker, that means you hate women. Here they think if you don’t enjoy watching men prance around the sidelines with pom poms it’s because you’re racist. They’re truly the dumbest generation yet. Luckily Gen Z, which is the gen after Millennials, in all polling is rejecting this SJW garbage and taking after their Gen X forefathers. Let’s hope that’s true because millennials are even worse than the worthless baby boomers so far.

  38. Trey Says:

    How they gonna bury the dude in the back of the group? That’s sexist.

  39. Orlampa Turd Says:

    So he’s the new Rachel Watson?

  40. '79 Defense Says:

    Good looking chicks are great, but this cheerleader stuff is ridiculous anyway. You parade these women out in skimpy outfits for a bunch of drooling men to gawk at and wish they could get their hands on them. –And they don’t lead any cheers anyway.

    Love the fact that old school teams like the Packers, Bears, and Steelers don’t even feel the need to have cheerleaders.

  41. DI Says:

    Sadly there hasn’t been a Rachel Watson since…well…Rachel Watson.

  42. Buc believer Says:

    Let’s all hope Lorenzo gets voted as the cheerleader to represent the Bucs at the Pro-Bowl. If he doesn’t get to go then that PROVES that the powers that be are just racist xenophobic anti-gay/lesbian/ I don’t know what sex I want to be today so I reserve the right to change my mind tomorrow brutes who don’t understand the plight of the eternally confused millennial.

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    believer – How can we expect to take any award seriously when it’s cis white men are part of the decision making process? Even if they did vote him in he’d only be there so they could claim fake progress. Lorenzo needs to be appointed the NFL commissioner if they want to claim any real progress.

  44. Pittsshore Says:

    You sure he was not eating a tossed salad???

  45. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Babylon Bay Buccaneers

  46. Buc believer Says:

    True Rod, not just because he has WAY more qualifications than the current commissioner. And I base that on the fact that he had to nads to actually try out for the squad! One has to wonder though if they will discriminate against him/her/i am really unsure by making him/her/ I am really unsure use a separate locker room and or bathroom and shower? I’m sure Darcy has thought of something.

  47. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Lorenzo Americas dude cheerleader”

    Kobe Faker

  48. Buc believer Says:

    Kobe how about we nominate Lorenzo for home town hero for the first game??? I bet he/she/ I am really unsure would win!

  49. Maze Says:

    McCardell back in the house lol

  50. DooshLaRue Says:

    Sadly, he’s one of the better looking cheerleaders on the squad!
    5-6 are ok but the rest are straight up hags.

  51. Buc believer Says:

    Dosshlarue that’s not very inclusive of you… ugly hags deserve to have the limelight too! Maybe they have good personalities. Darcy Glazer sure can pick em.

  52. Buc believer Says:

    Cmon Joe seriously??? You have been putting ALL my comments in moderation for the last week. What’s gives? What line did I cross?

  53. DooshLaRue Says:


    Munch so angry.


    Munch only likes large men who play with dolls!!!

    I would have thought a self-proclaimed Fancy Man would have been a little more progressive.

  54. LA Bucs Fan Says:

    The snowflake is strong in this comment section 😂😂😂

  55. ElBajito43 Says:

    Im really sad 😢 this is just tough to know that spot was there and some HOT chick is somewhere NOT in a Bucs cheerleader outfit NOOOO.

  56. Clodhopper Says:

    Luckiest guy in town.

    This would only bother me if I was jerking my gherkin to the cheerleaders during a game. Since I never have, he’s not getting in my way.

  57. MICHAEL J Says:

    How progressive. I can’t wait for male strippers at The Mons.

  58. Boltsfan17 Says:

    Wasn’t the female coach dumb enough for this garbage franchise. Now a male NFL cheerleader?

    What’s infected this country is spreading like a cancer into everything. F U Bucs!

    How about a little less SJW crap and try winning a football game.

  59. Superd Says:

    The problem is that the Header reads congratulations Lorenzo! Did we not want to congratulate the rest of the cheerleader squad?