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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #327 - xamyomgx
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Sport or not, Cheerleaders need to ******* get over themselves.
#210 - newsmyrna
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There are cheerleading competitions... so it is a sport whether you like it or not. If it involves physical activity and there are winners and losers than it is a sport. Plus if this is counted as a sport than so is cheerleading.
#225 to #210 - Darknesfall
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So, is speed walking a sport? Physical activity, winners, losers...Everything you said. Is Xbox Kinect a sport? Physicality is involved, winning and losing.

Don't forget Wii sports. That **** gets physical too.
#226 to #225 - newsmyrna
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Well if it invovles a sanctioning body overseeing a physical competition than yes it is a sport.
#227 to #226 - Darknesfall
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So, you're saying if a certain amount of people say it's a sport, it is? Hmm...

Steps to making a sport -

1) physical
2) winners, losers
3) supporters

It's time to make gaming a sport. Oh wait, it already is..
User avatar #229 to #227 - newsmyrna
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Fine by me bro.
#127 - bokkos
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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
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I find it to be a form of gymnastics, which is a sport, so I agree.
User avatar #146 to #143 - bokkos
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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
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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
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as a swimmer, i highly respect all gymnasts....that **** is ******* difficult
#68 - heathledgerisagod
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You can say that cheerleading is a sport, but don't try to pretend that it's some impossibly hard challenge that takes uncanny ability. My girlfriend was a cheerleader back in 9th grade and hated it because nobody did anything besides a couple of cartwheels and learning the chants. Almost all of the cheerleaders at my school were overweight because they thought they were so athletic and ate almost everything in their view.
#151 to #68 - SonofChuck
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Well like any activity, there's gonna be people who take it seriously and people who don't.
User avatar #79 to #68 - ixcarnifexxi
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Hahaha....Fat chicks.
User avatar #18 - stevestevestevetwo
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Weird... when I go to pro American Football games all the cheerleaders do is get in a couple of rows in the endzones and dance slutty. No flips or anything.
#276 - Flarius
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Cheer leading can be considered a sport since there are competitions for it...Not like there are competitions for sex. And no I'm not a cheer leader, but I love watching them sexy girls.
#298 to #276 - themanwithnoplan
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You don't know there aren't competitions for sex.
You don't know there aren't competitions for sex.
User avatar #303 to #276 - vatra
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Actually there is a competition for sex, if I remember correctly it was five years ago in Norway.
User avatar #282 to #276 - thisotherdude
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There's worldwide beard competitions, I don't think anyone would classify growing a beard as a sport.
#285 to #282 - Flarius
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But that's completely different, like comparing apples and oranges. Cheer leading is pretty much a sport no matter how you care to look at it.
User avatar #286 to #285 - thisotherdude
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You were saying that if there's a competition for it (and I assume you mean actual professional competition) then it's a sport. I'm merely saying that your logic on that is flawed.
#292 to #286 - Flarius
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Well I was mostly comparing it to sex in that aspect. But a sport is something that requires some type of skill or physical prowess, and be competitive. Cheer leading has all these. Yes my logic was flawed for some things like beards, I won't deny that.
User avatar #256 - imabser
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If there's no ball it's not a sport.
#258 to #256 - anon id: 1bdfc54f
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you're so ******* retarded.
#262 to #256 - anon id: f7f52d21
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Boxing is definitely a sport.
#311 to #262 - stretchedvagina
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Oh there's balls involved in that sport! Big ones....
#275 to #256 - bunssugar
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hunting
User avatar #277 to #256 - bec
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I'll call the IOC and get them to remove swimming, rowing, diving, gymnastics, running, cycling and athletics from the list.
User avatar #280 to #256 - derpityhurr
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not sure if serious
User avatar #281 to #256 - anonomoz
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so sex is definitely a sport for you then
#257 to #256 - yusatatsuaki
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Hockey is a sport
User avatar #260 to #257 - imabser
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Prove it.
User avatar #279 to #260 - bec
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SPORT
noun
1.
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.
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I know you're trolling but I'm having fun proving you wrong regardless.
User avatar #312 to #256 - Crusader
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Hockey
Ultimate Frisbee
Wrestling
MMA
Any martial art basically
Boxing
Sharpshooting
Skiing
Luge
Snowboarding
Skateboarding
Surfing
Sailing
Swimming
There's more.
User avatar #261 to #256 - antistar
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Tell that to a blackbelt and they'll hand your ass to you on a silver platter.
User avatar #263 to #261 - imabser
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That'd just prove that I could get my ass kicked by a trained fighter. Doesn't make it a sport.
User avatar #264 to #263 - antistar
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Is Track and Field a sport?
User avatar #265 to #264 - imabser
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Running is for black people and how can a field be a sport.
#273 to #265 - yusatatsuaki
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you are a god damn ****** yourself you ******* fat ass *******, track and field isn't sport, ******* hockey isn't a sport, nah **** yourself you weak bitch, I bet you can't ******* run let alone run a 800 in 2 min 45 seconds. I am done with you troll.
#313 to #273 - Crusader
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That

Was

INTENSE
User avatar #338 to #273 - imabser
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I can barely run for 2 min 45seconds.
User avatar #267 to #265 - antistar
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Field refers to all the events that aren't running: pole vaulting, high jump, long jump, etc.
User avatar #268 to #265 - antistar
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http://www.usatf.org/Sports/Track---Field.aspx
"...track and field has evolved into a sport..."
#293 to #263 - anon id: 838424c0
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cause fighting cant be for sport
#274 to #256 - jaerbuen
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I would get out of this one if I were you.
#237 - dafuqmang
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This is a sport too. And the marchers don't complain about it. HARD AS ****! FUN AS HELL
#307 to #237 - ovehnine
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**** yeah, marching!   
   
pic unrelated
**** yeah, marching!

pic unrelated
#125 - eruptinganus
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Thats a severely exaggerated version of this: Try putting on a slutty costume, holding pom poms and yelling GIVE ME AN A
User avatar #95 - codyxvasco
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Cheerleading is like a showy, obnoxious gymnastics.

I'd know.

i'm a gymnast.
User avatar #101 to #95 - kurtkiedis
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dude
you're awesome.
#102 to #101 - codyxvasco
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<The only picture to describe how happy that makes me.
#105 to #102 - kurtkiedis
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nice roll my brother,
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#106 to #105 - codyxvasco
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Megaman X was a ******* awesome game.

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#108 to #106 - kurtkiedis
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**kurtkiedis rolled a random image posted in comment #3 at Breaking up hurts **   
i agree the taste is quite delicious however not as delicious as this
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i agree the taste is quite delicious however not as delicious as this
#110 to #108 - codyxvasco
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**codyxvasco rolled a random image posted in comment #1868330 at MLP Friendly Board **

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#113 to #110 - kurtkiedis
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**kurtkiedis rolled a random image posted in comment #141 at Growing up **
and the internet isn't?
#114 to #113 - codyxvasco
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#117 to #114 - kurtkiedis
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**kurtkiedis rolled a random image posted in comment #39 at Come at me bro **
I choose you
User avatar #118 to #95 - bokkos
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Gymnastics is just frilly men leaping around in leotards, alone.

I'd know.

I'm a cheerleader.
User avatar #121 to #118 - codyxvasco
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I don't need 10 other people to look badass.


and I'll have you know, my leotard is ******* sexy.
User avatar #129 to #121 - bokkos
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Neither do cheer leaders, it's just 10x the awesome for each.

and I'll have you know, my uniform is sexy as well
User avatar #134 to #129 - codyxvasco
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At least I do more advanced tumbling passes and use 5 other forms of apparatus other than a floor.

I'm sure you are sexy, under all that face-paint you compete in.
User avatar #137 to #134 - bokkos
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I've seen incredible tumblers who could wow a crowd without all the over-hyped sex toys

I've seen gymnast girls, painted like a goddamn Geisha compared to my team
User avatar #152 to #137 - codyxvasco
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At least I don't flail circles of poofy plastic like a mentally retarded chicken.

and my high bar is a lot more powerful than the average sex toy.

User avatar #156 to #152 - bokkos
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Pom poms are for elementary kids, and even they are better than those silly tassels.

You would need a stronger sex toy
User avatar #162 to #156 - codyxvasco
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At least we focus on our skills during our performances instead of shouting out meaningless babbles to the viewers.

I have to throw myself into the air, I don't have people do it for me

User avatar #335 to #162 - bokkos
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At least we demonstrate creativity and versatility, instead of a on trick pony

Those girls can do things in the air gymnasts could only dream of
#80 - kittaygal
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Did you notice it said slaped?
User avatar #60 - marcello
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Sports have ******* goals to achieve. They have tournaments in which various sports teams compete for an honor. Cheerleading is slutty dancing in front of a football crowd.
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#66 to #63 - kuroganekaze
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Golf is a sport, not sure on poker. And a lot of people have tried to have chess become an Olympic event. On videogames, may I point you to DDR?
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User avatar #72 to #69 - schmitty
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You are a team of one.
#70 to #69 - kuroganekaze
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Did I mention anything about teams? I'm not saying my opinion, I'm stating facts. Not sure why, but chess is considered a sport. I didn't mention tennis either.
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#75 to #73 - kuroganekaze
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Again, when did I mention teams in my post?
User avatar #94 to #60 - dueljockey
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their are cheer leading competitions.
User avatar #46 - illusiveman
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For women cleaning the house is a sport.
User avatar #51 to #46 - memberforcontent
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''I'm 12 and this is funny''
User avatar #42 - asleepyplatypus
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by that reasoning, theater is a sport too.
im in theater
i dont think its a sport
User avatar #48 to #42 - Izen
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the only part of theatre i consider a sport is tearing down the set...

after the last showing of each...well, show...the entire cast and crew goes ape on the entire set.
We destroy anything that wont be used again.
Props, set pieces, everything. Running through walls....smashing things....huehueheuheuehue
#8 - Sylphion
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I'd say it's more of a performing art than a sport
User avatar #308 - commontroll
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High school cheerleaders are not athletes, professional cheerleaders are not athletes, they're both glorified dancers and/or models. College and competition cheerleaders are athletes.
User avatar #310 to #308 - Crusader
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Dancing is a sport, therefore cheer-leading, as a subset of dancing, would be a sport.
Yet cheer-leading is more of a hybrid exercise, a cross between yoga, gymnastics and dancing.
User avatar #330 to #310 - commontroll
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When I said dancers, I meant doing little drills and such. Most high school cheerleaders clap a bit, do a little chant, and wave their pompoms. Professional cheerleaders just shake their asses and occasionally their pompoms.
User avatar #253 - danniegurl
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does she have to end everything in a question mark?
you know?
like this?
User avatar #87 - thebritishguy
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silly human beings, cheer leading isn't competitive so it isn't a sport, what I find interesting is that people give a **** whether cheer leading is classified as a sport or not or think that because something is dangerous it there fore makes it more of a sport
User avatar #91 to #87 - dueljockey
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cheerleading competition.
User avatar #92 to #91 - thebritishguy
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but generally it is not a sport, there are competitions for shouting but it doesn't make it a sport
#107 to #92 - ainise
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I can't tell if you're trolling, or just a ******* moron.

Cheer Leading has multinational competitions. Most cheer-leadering squads use their cheer-leading in games as practice. There's dozens upon dozens of competitions most schools require students to go to.

Now, Why I think you are a ******* moron: Cheer-leading is so ******* dangerous BECAUSE it's not considered a sport. You ever fell into Pavement from 20 feet up? There are more major injuries in Cheer Leading than in any other high school level sport. Gymnastics is considered a sport, and they are essentially the same things - except gymnastics has fewer competitions. For a gymnast to perform, they must lay out this gigantic foam and rubber mat about 6 inches - 1 foot thick, All areas to surrounding, for roughly 10 feet, are completely surrounded in this stuff.

Now, Cheerleaders occasionally use mats in practice - not always. In competitions not only do they not use mats - they CAN'T use mats. Using mats automatically disqualifies you. So, performing more dangerous stunts, they get to practice on - rarely- mats, more commonly on asphalt, Concrete, or occasionally grass. They aren't allowed to wear any protective equipment, aren't allowed practice safely, and even in cases of potential serious injury - no one trained to handle it is required to be there.
User avatar #132 to #107 - bokkos
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You live in a very different area than I do; Mats are a required safety protocol for all competitions; 5 mats for performance, 2 extra for safety.
Where do you live, generally?
#139 to #132 - ainise
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Florida, It's not federally required to use mats - in fact most practice happens at games, generally cheering in the track field that surrounds the football field, unless you're in a school that has it's own football field away from the track - in which case they cheer on the grass there.
User avatar #142 to #139 - bokkos
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It must be way more recognized in Alberta; coaches are approved through the school, and most teams have 3-4 practices a week plus"open gym", which is just practice with your stunt group. I've never had to perform at a game
User avatar #96 to #92 - dueljockey
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so is weight lifting. Cheerleading for your team isnt a sport. But cheerleading competitions are. Same as weight lifting or running.
User avatar #17 - chuckstein
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Playing piano must be a sport then too.
You have to position yourself JUST right to do it correctly, and if you go too fast you might even sprain yourself.
There's a lot of different ways to play, and people range their abilities. Some people can't do what other people do.
User avatar #3 - frankerz
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Would not have known what to read if it wasnt for the red arrows