‘Rump Roaster’ male cheerleaders and more: Where’s the Beef? The St. Patty’s parade

Sir Loin, the Omaha Beef indoor football team's mascot, waves at the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Omaha on March 11. KATE SMITH/EXPLORING

Kate Smith

Omaha World-Herald Explorer

Coming to the parade for the 13th year in a row, long-time Rump Roaster Moose performed and shared candy and a smile with Omaha parade go-ers at the annual Omaha St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

“We always like to get out in the community, meet people and give back,” Moose said.

The Rump Roasters, the all-male dance team for the Omaha Beef, are used to performing outside the Ralston Arena. They try to perform for the community as often as they can. But they don’t do it alone.

Omaha Beef Float
Gridiron markings on a pull-behind trailer gave personality to the float of the Omaha Beef indoor football team at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Omaha on March 11. KATE SMITH/EXPLORING

Just as they do at the Omaha Beef football games, the Rump Roasters paraded alongside the female dance team, the Prime Dancers, and Beef mascot Sir Loin. Beef quarterback Anthony Iannotti also participated in the parade. The Beef are a minor-league football team.

“We have a lot of new people this year, and we are excited for what they bring to the show,” Prime Dancer Cashell Montez said.

The Rump Roasters braved the cold, decked out in Irish Kilts and custom Rump Roaster St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts, featuring a shamrock and the Rump Roaster logo.

Meaty male cheerleaders, known as the Rump Roasters, lead the parade float for the Omaha Beef indoor football team at the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Omaha on March 11. KATE SMITH/EXPLORING
Meaty male cheerleaders, known as the Rump Roasters, lead the parade float for the Omaha Beef indoor football team at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Omaha on March 11. KATE SMITH/EXPLORING

“It might be one of the coldest parades we’ve been to, but last year it rained,” Eric Sherwood said.

Nevertheless, they brought the heat with a football field-inspired float that captured detailed yard lines, and, of course, an Irish flag.

“We’re really just out to represent the Omaha Beef football team and do some community service,” Moose said.

And represent they did.

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