Contrary to popular opinion, playing for the Dolphins a couple of years ago when they were losing not just to everybody in the NFL but even Canadian semi-pro teams whose fans consisted mostly of herds of dazed moose did not necessarily doom your career. Well, it did if you were a player. (Joey Harrington? Cleo Lemon? Has anybody seen those guys? Somebody check the I-95 underpasses.) But the cheerleaders, that's a whole 'nother matter. Two of those nice, wholesome-looking girls you watched writhing on the sidelines -- whether in supercharged hormonal storms or agony over what they were seeing out on the field was never clear -- have teamed together to compete in the CBS show The Amazing Race, in which contestants race around to exotic places all over the world on a 40,000-mile scavenger hunt.
So meet Cara Rosenthal, 26, of Boca Raton, now a law student in Boca Raton, and Jaime Edmondson, 29, of Fort Lauderdale, a former cop. (Wouldn't it be fun to watch Nancy Grace with the two of them?) Their race gets underway on CBS at 8 p.m. on Feb. 15. Among the lush oases they'll visit if they stay in the show long enough are Siberia (where that quirky Stalin fellow used to send annoying people to be shot) and Romania (where the real-life Count Dracula used to have his political opponents impaled on giant stakes). Lucky girls! Well, it can't be any worse than watching Daunte Culpepper play quarterback.