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Live in the D: Past Detroit Lions Cheerleader Kae Gaskin

Live in the D: Past Detroit Lions Cheerleader Kae Gaskin


>>Jason: WE ARE BACK. NEW DETROIT LIONS CHEERLEADERS MAKING THEIR DEBUT YESTERDAY AT FORD FIELD. WE HAVE VIDEO TO SHOW YOU TO PROVE THEY WERE IN ACTION. THERE THEY ARE. AND KAY IS HERE.>>NIGHT TO SEE YOU.>>Jason: WHEN YOU SEE THIS MOMENT OF THE CHEERLEADERS COMING OUT AND RORY THERE ON SCREEN, YOU WERE THERE. THAT WAS YOU BACK IN BRIGGS STADIUM AND WE WENT FOUR DECADES WITHOUT CHEERLEADERS AND NOW THEY’RE BACK. WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>I THINK IT’S WONDERFUL. ACTUALLY, I THINK IT HELPS THE TEAM TO BECOME A LITTLE MORE WINNING.>>Jason: EVEN THOUGH THE DEBUT HAPPENED TO COINCIDE WITH AN “L,” WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE GAME? I THINK THE OFFICIALS GOT WAY MORE AIR TIME THAN THE PLAYERS DID AND WAY MORE THAN THE CHEERLEADERS DID.>>I AGREE. IT’S TIME TO GIVE THE CHEERLEADERS A LITTLE MORE TIME. THEY DESERVE IT. THEY WORK VERY HARD.>>Jason: THAT IS TRUE. TELL US HOW MUCH TIME AND EFFORT GOES INTO — YOU SEE THEM ON THE SIDELINE AND DON’T THINK THERE’S A LOT OF CHOREOGRAPHY, BUT THERE IS.>>ABSOLUTELY. YOU TEND TO SENSE THE GIRL NEXT TO YOU WHEN YOU’RE IN A — WHEN PERFORMING YOUR ROUTINE. BUT THAT ALL COMES WITH PRACTICE, AND, OF COURSE, THESE GALS HAVE NOT HAD THAT MUCH TIME TO BE TOGETHER, FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, I DON’T THINK THEY’VE HAD MORE THAN A COUPLE OF MONTHS TO PUT THEIR CHEERS AND THEIR CHANTS TOGETHER, BUT I THOUGHT THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB FROM WHAT I WAS ABLE TO SEE.>>Jason: I GOT A TEXT FROM SOMEBODY WHO KNEW I INTERVIEWED THEM ON FRIDAY AND SAID, WHY ISN’T THE TV PRODUCER IN THE BOOTH CALLING FOR A SHOT FOR THE CHEERLEADERS YET? AND JUST AS THAT CAME IN, THEY GOT 5 SECONDS ON A BUMP-BACK FROM BREAK.>>AND A SECOND VIEWING, ANOTHER 2 SECONDS’ WORTH. I WAS ABLE TO SEE THEM AND VERY GRATEFUL BECAUSE I WAS NOT ABLE TO BE AT THE GAME YESTERDAY, BUT THEY WERE FANTASTIC!>>Jason: AND YOU ARE FANTASTIC FOR BRINGING IN ONCE AGAIN YOUR MEGAPHONE HERE FROM YOUR TIME AS A LIONS CHEERLEADER. LOOK AT THAT.>>THAT HAS GONE THROUGH AN AWFUL LOT WHEN YOU CONSIDER IT WENT AROUND THE FIELD FOR TEN YEARS. THAT POOR LITTLE MEGAPHONE!>>Jason: AND THEN WE HAVE YOUR SWEATER. NOW, THIS IS –>>THIS IS CONSIDERABLY DIFFERENT FROM THE UNIFORM OF TODAY, WOULDN’T YOU SAY?>>Jason: YEAH, AND THAT’S MORE WEIGHTY. AND THIS IS REALLY COOL! NOBODY I SUSPECT HAS THIS. THIS IS ONE OF SIX. THIS IS A — I’M ALMOST AFRAID TO TOUCH IT. THIS IS A CHAMPIONSHIP GLASS FROM 60 YEARS AGO. IT SAYS 1957 CHAMPIONS.>>WORLD CHAMPIONS, 1954.>>Jason: IT SAYS 57. IT’S 42, 53, 57, AND THIS IS THE ORIGINAL GOLD PLATE, RANDY. I’M SOMEWHAT RETICENT.>>I’VE FIVE OTHERS.>>Jason: WHO KNOWS HOW MUCH THAT’S WORTH BECAUSE THEY GOT BROKEN OVER THE YEARS.>>WE’RE GOING TO REPLACE THEM THIS YEAR BECAUSE 2016 IS OUR YEAR!>>Jason: WHERE ARE YOU IN THAT PICTURE? ARE YOU IN THERE SOMEWHERE?>>THERE I AM. OVER ON THE — THERE I AM. THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO BUT IT WAS STILL A LOT OF FUN AND STILL IS TODAY. THAT’S ME UP –>>Jason: CAN YOU STILL DO THAT?>>I DON’T THINK SO. I CAN STILL DO THE SPLITS, THOUGH. OH, YEAH.>>Jason: IT MAKES YOU WANT TO JUMP IN A TIME MACHINE AND GO BACK.>>I WOULD LOVE IT! THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC! NOT GONNA HAPPEN, THOUGH. [LAUGHTER]>>Jason: KAY IS ACTUALLY MY NEIGHBOR, SO MAYBE LATER I CAN COME OVER AND DRINK SOMETHING CELEBRATORY OUT OF THESE CUPS. SMART FOR YOU NOT TO RUN THEM THROUGH THE DISHWASHER OR USE THEM TOO MUCH.>>OH, GOD, CAN’T DO THAT.>>Jason: WILL YOU COME BACK AND MAKE IT A REGULAR THING?>>IT WOULD BE AN HONOR AND A PLEASURE.

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