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User avatar #182 - haseotakaeda (11/24/2012) [-]
I'm not saying it isn't a sport, but that's a terrible reason for why it's a sport...
that's like saying doing heavy lifting while renovating your home is a sport, "oh it's very difficult and physically strenuous" A sport, at least in my eyes, is an activity done for competition.
User avatar #181 - conoriskool (11/24/2012) [-]
Thanks for the arrows there, Columbus. I wouldn't have been able to navigate myself to the "funny" otherwise.
#172 - Absolute Madman (11/24/2012) [-]
Before you comment:
Look up Competitive Cheerleading. People aren't talking about the girls who cheer on football players with poms.
Basically if you believe gymnastics is a sport, you believe cheer is a sport.
User avatar #168 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
Hardest Sports in High School
God Tier
Wrestling, Cross country, Ice hockey
High Tier
Football, Swimming, Track, Rugby, Lacrosse
Mid Tier
Soccer, Tennis, Baseball
**** Tier
Cheerleading, Golf, Volleyball, Softball

Volleyball=best to watch
User avatar #245 to #168 - sabukonoerika (11/24/2012) [-]
Softball is the same thing as baseball but a bigger ball and under pitched. I played both, they're equally as hard.
#239 to #168 - monaro (11/24/2012) [-]
Yea, right, golf is easy. I'd like to see you try. I've tired all of those but rugby, lacrosse and wrestling and golf is by far the hardest. Not maybe physically demanding but it's hard as **** .
#228 to #168 - latinotornado (11/24/2012) [-]
MFW im a wrestler and its in god tier
MFW im a wrestler and its in god tier
User avatar #230 to #228 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
Same here dude. What weight class?
>being a faggot heavyweight
User avatar #337 to #230 - latinotornado (11/24/2012) [-]
145 lol
User avatar #190 to #168 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
i agree except put swimming in god teir
User avatar #191 to #190 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
>god tier

It's hard, but there is too much of a variety in the events for it to be in god tier.
#221 to #191 - Absolute Madman (11/24/2012) [-]
I'm failing to understand that last part, can you explain? I swim and am just wondering.
User avatar #223 to #221 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
You have guys who did one or two laps of freestlye and then you had guys who would do 10 or so then you had guys who did IM's.
#234 to #223 - quazyjash (11/24/2012) [-]
The longest event in swimming is 20 laps, 800 yards. I'm a wrestler and cross country runner and I tried swimming last year, worst and hardest 3 months of my life.
User avatar #198 to #191 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
i guess,but in high school i was in Tennessee and we had the only real respectable swim team...this meant our coach worked our asses off every practice. plus we didn't have an ice hockey team,so i was figuring swimming would replace that
#211 to #198 - ackbobthedead (11/24/2012) [-]
Swimmers usually have nice bods.
#175 to #168 - Absolute Madman (11/24/2012) [-]
>putting football and track ahead of soccer
Oh **** ****** what are you doing. The average mid fielder runs about 5 miles, that's not light jogging, its mostly sprinting.
User avatar #177 to #175 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
Soccer players don't utilize upper body strength like football. And running backs and corner backs have just as good conditioning as most high school soccer players. I knew wrestlers who would outrun soccer players on and off seasons.
#170 to #168 - itsamazing (11/24/2012) [-]
In games, baseball is somewhat hard. Off the field/preseason conditioning is horrible!
User avatar #178 to #170 - aasherknight (11/24/2012) [-]
Not really. Sports is being generous by saying its in the mid tier.
User avatar #167 - thedarkestrogue (11/24/2012) [-]
I consider gymnastics and sports to be two entirely different things.
Cheerleading is a gymnastic. Not a sport.
User avatar #169 to #167 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
>not sports
Explain. Male gymnasts are some of the best athletes in the world.
#243 to #169 - withoutskill (11/24/2012) [-]
finally someone who understands that this is hard.

I love you.
User avatar #174 to #169 - rhiaanor ONLINE (11/24/2012) [-]
sports are all forms of competitive physical activity. How is cheer leading competitive? And I'm a good cook, i am also good at playing hockey. Does that mean that cooking is a sport?
User avatar #180 to #174 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
Sideline cheerleading is not a sport. Competitive cheerleading is a sport, it's hard and takes a lot of practice and risk is involved. Don't be stupid.
User avatar #183 to #180 - rhiaanor ONLINE (11/24/2012) [-]
Okay, competitive cheerleading, is where they try to make a better cheer than the other correct? Well, in that case, i would call it, art. And bla bla bla, whatever you say, dancing, is strenuous, and they can have dance competitions. Does that mean it is a sport? No, what about cooking? Or painting? I htink the thing is, in sports, there is a goal of some sort. In art, you want to look better. Understand?
User avatar #186 to #183 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
There are competitions, that are judged based on difficulty and how well it's performed. Cooking isn't a sport because it isn't physically strenuous on the person. Video games aren't a sport because it isn't physically strenuous.
#192 to #186 - rhiaanor ONLINE (11/24/2012) [-]
you didnt reply to the dance one because obviously, i beat you there. And when did i say anything about video games? Send me another reply when you combat all my reasoning. Like how there is a goal of some sort. And there is definite winner, based on some kind of number. There is no opinion involved in the winner. And now, I am done wasting my time, I'm gonna go eat some pie.
User avatar #202 to #192 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
Dance is hard, it's just not a sport because it's not a competition sport. I said something about video games to use as an example, as you used dancing as one. The goal is just to be better than the other team, which is the goal of sports.
User avatar #171 to #169 - thedarkestrogue (11/24/2012) [-]
Just because you're an athlete, does not mean you're athletics are used in a sport.
I never said the gymnasts were wimps or terrible athletes.
User avatar #173 to #171 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
What are you even saying? How are they two different things?
User avatar #185 to #173 - thedarkestrogue (11/24/2012) [-]
To me gymnastics is more flexibility with strength as a secondary.
Sports are activities with Strength and Speed as a primary focus with finesse in whatever sport it is as a secondary.

They both require different levels of skill in different areas.
User avatar #188 to #185 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
Men's gymnastics is more focused on strength. Sports are anything that is competitive based on physically strenuous activities. Therefore, gymnastics is a sport.
User avatar #194 to #188 - thedarkestrogue (11/24/2012) [-]
Sports dont have to be physically strenuous. I see them as more competitive and physical, while gymnastics is not physical at all.
User avatar #197 to #194 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
>not physical

Oh **** ****** what are you doing
User avatar #195 to #194 - thedarkestrogue (11/24/2012) [-]
and i am using the definition of physical as face to face clashing like men.
User avatar #199 to #195 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
That's contact sports, and a sport doesn't need contact for it to be physical.
User avatar #201 to #199 - thedarkestrogue (11/24/2012) [-]
I dont see Golf as a sport.
User avatar #204 to #201 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
It's not really, I was just thinking of things that my high school had. Golf is a bro activity whatever, my friend was captain and he got drunk every meet they had.
User avatar #205 to #204 - thedarkestrogue (11/24/2012) [-]
I guess High School golf teams have that in common then.
User avatar #166 - xjessicaxrabbitx (11/24/2012) [-]
Wow. People really care about what is called a sport. Does it really matter?
User avatar #187 to #166 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
try taking **** from the ****** ass football at your school for four years while every single ******* other sport actually does **** and wins competitions. they have the nerve to bitch about running across a field three time while you get up at 4 in the morning three times a week to swim for 2 hours go through school, and then swim for another 2 hours after that. after that the say swimming isn't a sport.so that is why some peoples jimmies get a tad bit rustled when people say something isn't a sport
#247 to #187 - Absolute Madman (11/24/2012) [-]
Im soo with you on this. The football team at my school challenge us (swim team) to a relay race. We put them up against our freshmen girls and the football team was destoryed. They actually thought they could beat us. lol.
#196 to #187 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
>mfw the football team at my school had a celebration for making the playoffs while the wrestling team (which I was on) placed top 3 in state for 5 straight years
User avatar #200 to #196 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
i respect all wrestlers.that **** is difficult
User avatar #203 to #200 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
A little too much. The coach got sick and made us work with the swim team one day, and the swim coach got special orders to put us through an awful workout. I think it was 35 laps or something and that **** hurt. If that's what the swim team does everyday, major props to you.
User avatar #207 to #203 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
35 times 25(average length of a pool) is 875. on an average practice we would swim about 6,000 meters,so ya pretty tough. but if i remember correctly...wrestlers weren't aloud to eat that much;and i know that something i could never do
User avatar #214 to #207 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
We had a 50 meter pool. I wrestled 120 for 4 years and cutting for me wasn't as bad as some other guys were. I weighed in usually a couple of pounds under and only cut the day before, I knew some middleweights (143-170) who cut starting two months before the season and had to run miles before weigh ins and made it by a couple ounces.
User avatar #215 to #214 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
oh my that sounds like it sucks, are coach used to give us sheets for caloric intake and if the intake was less than 3750 calories per day...he would talk to you persanolly
User avatar #216 to #215 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
3750 during season was the plan if you wanted to gain. Usually I was on a 1500 daily, and some guys straight up didn't eat.
User avatar #218 to #216 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
which is why once again,i respect all wrestlers...gymnasts too
User avatar #220 to #218 - sportsgif (11/24/2012) [-]
Male gymnasts have to be some of the best athletes in the world.
User avatar #222 to #220 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
defintley,i could not do that even if i wanted to
User avatar #165 - drainbramage (11/24/2012) [-]
I'm fairly certain that when you run out of sweat, you should just drop what you're doing immediately and find some water, rather than keep pushing forward, and if you break a one, you rest that **** until you can be 'athletic' again, nobody can be THIS dedicated to cheer-leading that they'd be willing to nearly kill themselves for it, can they?
#160 - realfunnybro (11/23/2012) [-]
her last name is FREEMAN
her last name is FREEMAN
#157 - partnerintroll ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
Speaking as a former male cheerleader I can say this much: Holy **** is it strenuous

But I liken it to dance. It's a performance; do we really consider dance an sport? not all.

Also, I love staring at a girl's crotch when I'm lifting her over my head, therefore making it an art. **** yeah
#163 to #157 - Kaither (11/24/2012) [-]
Luckily everyone else is also too busy staring at the girls to notice the raging hard on.
User avatar #176 to #163 - rhiaanor ONLINE (11/24/2012) [-]
not the gays... trust me, first thing my gay friend pointed out, was the guy looking up and getting a boner... I died laughing... and then got slapped because one of the cheer leader's friends thought i was laughing at their performance...
User avatar #155 - herberto (11/23/2012) [-]
Yes OP, I really need you to make arrows to point out the comments.
I don't think I would've been able to see it otherwise, thank you.
#154 - juffs (11/23/2012) [-]
Sports require a definite winner, and some way to decide one. It does not have to be the only way, but there MUST be a way to objectively decide. Whether that be points, time, knock out, or submission, there has to be a definite way to say 'A won because he outscored B'. 'A won because more people thought they looked prettier' is not a definite winner, it's subjective to judges. Cheerleading is not a sport.

>inb4 'is chess a sport'
User avatar #184 to #154 - rhiaanor ONLINE (11/24/2012) [-]
chess isnt a sport, because a sport, requires physical activity(barely moving your arms doesnt count).
#209 to #184 - juffs (11/24/2012) [-]
Thus, the inb4.
User avatar #148 - madjik (11/23/2012) [-]
Why do people believe broken arms and legs make it any harder or tougher? 6 years and counting of A grade rugby league playing as second row and I haven not broken anything, a hairline fracture on my cheekbone and minor fracture on my coccyx is the worst I have had. Just because you lack any technique or form causing you to be injured much more then normal doesn't make it any 'tougher'.
User avatar #161 to #148 - pukingrainbows (11/24/2012) [-]
I've heard of people breaking arms falling out of bunk beds. Sleeping sure must be a tough sport.
#147 - madkip (11/23/2012) [-]
**madkip rolled a random image posted in comment #8 at good advice pedophile **
Mfw "Slaped" instead of "Slapped"
#145 - pawntrawn (11/23/2012) [-]
>Break a couple of arms and legs and still push yourself to keep going.   
This person has obviously never broken a bone in their body before.
>Break a couple of arms and legs and still push yourself to keep going.
This person has obviously never broken a bone in their body before.
#144 - Absolute Madman (11/23/2012) [-]
Cheerleading is a sport, it's just a really ****** sport that nobody likes.
#138 - radtroll (11/23/2012) [-]
if Cheerleading is a sport then wanking my pole should be in the Olympics!
#135 - nimba (11/23/2012) [-]
Does anybody even give a 			****
Does anybody even give a ****
#141 to #135 - ainise (11/23/2012) [-]
Anyone who cares about safety for the young men and women who enjoy cheering does. Sports = federally mandated safety protocols.
User avatar #179 to #141 - rhiaanor ONLINE (11/24/2012) [-]
sports, you know what, ima jsut grab a straight up dictionary definition.

Sport = an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
#328 to #179 - ainise (11/24/2012) [-]
If that was aimed at me...Cheer-Leading covers all of that.
#127 - bokkos (11/23/2012) [-]
Alright, I'm seeing a lot of people go on about how "Cheer isn't a real sport, they just cheer for real sports." From my experience, the majority of teams are competition teams, both private clubs and school teams. It is rare to see a pure performance team anymore, as they usually compete to. Most teams do not, in fact, cheer for another team.
Cheer leading technically fits every prerequisite for a sport: It's pretty damn tough, especially at the higher levels in terms of physical exertion. There's competitions largely everywhere, and I know the Americans are particularly hardcore when it comes to it.
tl;dr: Cheer is a sport by definition
User avatar #143 to #127 - kimiixpyro (11/23/2012) [-]
I find it to be a form of gymnastics, which is a sport, so I agree.
User avatar #146 to #143 - bokkos (11/23/2012) [-]
Yeah, there are a lot of parallels between cheer and gymnastics actually. They seem to hate us for some reason; not really sure why
User avatar #153 to #146 - kimiixpyro (11/23/2012) [-]
Well I myself have never been interested in sports of any kind lol. But I can see where you're coming from. I think when people think cheer leading they thing 5th graders with pom-poms ding jumping jacks. I can at least respect the ones who work hard and do special tricks and stuff. Gymnastics is pretty much running cheer leading lol.
User avatar #193 to #153 - anonythegame (11/24/2012) [-]
as a swimmer, i highly respect all gymnasts....that **** is ******* difficult
#125 - eruptinganus (11/23/2012) [-]
Thats a severely exaggerated version of this: Try putting on a slutty costume, holding pom poms and yelling GIVE ME AN A
#116 - unbentgodfather (11/23/2012) [-]
The only good reason i heard they want it to be a sport is so they can get good cheer coaches. I hear they suck ass in some places and don't give a 			****		 about the kids. Maybe that's the reason we see so many broken bones in cheer because they aren't  learning the right way to preform the moves.
The only good reason i heard they want it to be a sport is so they can get good cheer coaches. I hear they suck ass in some places and don't give a **** about the kids. Maybe that's the reason we see so many broken bones in cheer because they aren't learning the right way to preform the moves.
User avatar #131 to #116 - bokkos (11/23/2012) [-]
It's just inherently dangerous; Lifting 100 pounds directly over your head and neck and having it fall by accident will cause just as much damage one way or another.
More funding would be nice though...
#122 to #116 - ainise (11/23/2012) [-]
No, Safety Regulations are the primary reason so many people fight for this. This is the most unsafe highschool activity one can do that's sanctioned by the school system.
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