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When Did Cheerleading become a sport

Posted: 11/8/2011 2:13 PM

When Did Cheerleading become a sport 


??????????????????????????Seriously someone explain how this is now a sport.I was just making a sandwich the other day, Is that a sport now?
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Posted: 11/8/2011 2:31 PM

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Put the sandwich down and come to Columbus on Saturday and find out.

" Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever."

~Shane Falco~

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Posted: 11/8/2011 2:34 PM

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After the travesty that was Region Competitions last Saturday, I am beginning to think you are right!Not much was right all over the state.
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Posted: 11/8/2011 3:35 PM

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Thank you Georgia Grizzly for your post!
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Posted: 11/8/2011 3:57 PM

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Any time! I have a daughter who flies for Pierce and I get sick to death of hearing this crap all the time! I think the sandwich guy is just some troll looking to stir the pot. He (maybe she IDK) can keep making his sandwiches or whatever he does for physical activity, but he couldn't hold a light for any of the girls that we'll see on the mats come Saturday.

" Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever."

~Shane Falco~

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Posted: 11/8/2011 5:59 PM

OMO 


Although your post is probably a little tongue-in-cheek, I have to agree.

Cheerleading set itself back quite a few years in the credibility department last week. I know of one team that has an Excel spreadsheet of its scores this year. Either they were not that good and should return several 1st place trophies, or judges at region did not have a clue.
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Posted: 11/8/2011 8:20 PM

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??????????????????????????Seriously someone explain how this is now a sport.I was just making a sandwich the other day, Is that a sport now?

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well, if can take two and half minutes to make the sandwich while completing standing back tucks, standing three to fulls, multiple jumps to standing tumbling, throw it in the air and make it rotate in perfect form and catch it with out it being dishoveled at all or falling apart, next balancing it on your head while spinning in a circle on one leg three times with out letting the other foot touch the floor, then do a high speed memorized choreographed dance to music which includes multiple transitions with it in your hand with out mashing it and then perfectly reciting a school cheer where each and every word is heard precisely and clearly while shoving your sandwich down your miserable throat.....then ya.....it might qualify.

TeddyGrahm,my post sounds pretty rediculous and worthy of a good laugh.......
only to be topped by your asinine post.

Last edited 11/8/2011 8:20 PM by allaboutgeorgiasports

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Posted: 11/8/2011 9:24 PM

I've been trying to stay out of this one.. 


Because the whole "cheerleading isn't a sport" troll posts have been done to death.  banghead  But this one has gotten enough responses to where I can't resist putting in my one cent.  First, the troll.  Competition cheerleading is one of the most physically demanding sports out there.  The strength, agility, and cordination needed to perform a routine, to be able to throw a tuck plus either pull a scorpion or support someone else who does, what other sport asks so much of the same 16 girls?

As to the posts regarding judging, the term "throwing the baby out with the bath water" comes to mind.   Are there problems with judging?  Absolutely.  Lots of it comes from the new rubric and the way it was shoe-horned in without any thought or consideration.  There are also judges who either can't or won't  go by it and use their own opinion.

That being said, just because the sport has problems doesn't make it less of one.  It simply means more needs to be done to make it better for the people who matter most.  The athletes who compete each week on that blue mat.

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Posted: 11/8/2011 9:39 PM

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Let me also say this, the officating in any sport is just as subjective at times as it is with Cheerleading. This year in particular, I have seen some of the worst officiating I've ever seen in High School Football in 25 years...and that my sandwich making friend IS a sport. Unfortunatley, subjective calls and a little "home cooking" can often sway the resualts of a Friday night game or a Saturday afternoon competition. If you don't beleive it, start breaking down film and see for yourself.

" Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory... lasts forever."

~Shane Falco~

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Posted: 11/8/2011 10:49 PM

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I def agree with H on this one!!!
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Posted: 11/8/2011 10:51 PM

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BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I laughed until my stomach hurt on this one!! Very well said!
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Posted: 11/9/2011 9:03 AM

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To Falcon Club & Allaboutgasports-The only thing I think you forgot in that excellent description was that all of that is done with a smile on their faces!! And yes Falcon Club I was speaking tongue in cheek. I absolutely agree and know that this is a sport for which the girls and guys at least most of them, train year round. I see dedication and determination on my daughters face at every competition. It is the lack of training on the judges part that give this SPORT a bad name and lack of recognition. Just ask any football player if it is a sport and if they have seen the cheerleaders compete they will say absolutely! Most of them admit they wish they could do it and I know some who play football and cheer all stars. Off my soap box and just want to wish all the Athletes competing this week-end the very best of luck and I hope that this will be an injury-free competition.

Last edited 11/9/2011 11:06 AM by onlymyopinion

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Posted: 11/9/2011 10:50 AM

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Guess you meant injury free:) But well said...all of us that have children in this sport know it is just that. If you have thrown a full or caught a double down and pushed through the 2 1/2 mins, then you have the right to declare this sport or not!
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Posted: 11/10/2011 2:28 PM

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We all know who you are, Tattnall student that has nothing better to do than try to get people upset. I guess since you don't do ANYTHING, you try to pick on those that do.
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