I agree. They are definitely a big part of the NFL day experience. They deserve a decent salary.
No their not, when people cough up 100s of dollars the cheerleaders are the last thing their thinking of.
They're are plenty of bad teams where the cheerleaders are far more interesting than what goes on the field.
The people who say that "they provide no service" are ignoring the real fact that teams trot them out there for a reason. If they didn't provide positive images (sex sells...) the teams wouldn't have them at all.