Meanwhile, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots made history when they won the Super Bowl over the Los Angeles Rams with a 13-3 score. Cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies made their own NFL history this last Sunday too.
Jinnies and Peron who are part of a 40-member cheerleading squad for Rams were the first ever male dance-style cheerleaders in the league to perform at a Super Bowl. Even though they face difficulties from stereotypical opinions that cheerleading should only be done by women. In an interview for the Los Angeles Times, Peron said that they made through all those talks by having the support of their families, fans and fellow cheerleaders.
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnes performed with the rest of the Los Angels Rams cheerleaders at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta making history.
Prior to performing at the NFL Super Bowl Peron and Jinnes made history by becoming the first ever male to make the squad in March 2018.
Peron was inspired to try out for the Rams squad after watching the Laker Girls cheerleading during a basketball game and he is a professional dancer and choreographer.
Peron, 26, told the newspaper that they will do this after wondering why can’t they do it;
Whatever has been out there we’ve been able to take it, because we know who has our backs. Our family has our backs, our girls have our backs and the city of L.A., they’ve got us.
The Rams didn’t go into the season trying to add men to their cheering squad. He told the newspaper:
I’m looking down at the Laker Girls and I thought, “Why can’t I do this?”
Jinnies is a professional dancer and makeup artist. He chose to audition after he talked with other dancers about the likelihood of trying out for the cheerleading squad.
Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi (and SpongeBob) who made brief cameos performed in the Super Bowl’s half time show.