In a mix-up of gargantuan proportions, the Washington Redskins overwhelmed their rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, consigning them to yet another embarrassing loss, but there was controversy all the way through the contest, with the Dallas cheerleading team giving active encouragement to the hated Redskins.
The Cowboys, bitter rivals of the Redskins since the late 18th Century, huffed and puffed, but couldn't blow their opponents' wigwams down, and were already relying on their cheerleaders' efforts in the first quarter at the AT&T Stadium.
The cheerleaders, however, had seen enough.
After their terrible 3/7 start, and having already given up thoughts of their team progressing to the end-of-season play-offs, the girls saved all their best moves for Washington, snubbing their own team in the process.
One Dallas cheerleader, Ashleigh Fondle, 22, said:
"Our guys sucked - again! And Washington were so hunky! We decided to defect to the other side!"
Another, Mandy Grippett, 20, laughed:
"Yeah! The Cowboys don't respond to our moves or grooves, so we thought we'd give the raunchy Redskins some affection, and they seemed to like it!"
Nancy Stiffbergen, whose parents are Swedish, said:
"Cheerleading is so much fun! I was imagining in my mind one of the Redskins running backs going down on me!"
And Nancy Two-PomPoms-Bouncing, 24, who is the descendant of a Cheyenne warrior, and who has always wanted to be a Washington Redskin cheerleader, said:
"Me always want to be Washington Redskin cheerleader."
And yesterday, she was.