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#104 - vanoreo
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(11/23/2012) [-]
I go to an all guy's school and we have no cheerleaders.

Don't be jealous it sucks.
#99 - niedzielan
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Sport
n.
1. An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment

Cheerleading:
✔ - Physical exertion
✔ - Team
X - Competition
X - Entertainment (While it may be entertaining to watch, it is for motivation, not entertainment)

Hence, not a sport.

(And definition of a cheerleader)
cheerleader:
n.
A member of a team of girls who perform organized cheering, chanting, and dancing in support if a sports team at matches in the US and elsewhere.

Oxford Dictionary of English
#128 to #99 - VincentKing
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Video games:

✔ - Physical exertion (after a while, you can get tired, but takes a loooonggg time)
✔ - Teamwork
✔ - Competition
✔ - Entertainment

Video games are now a sport,
#115 to #99 - bokkos
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Well, as I've participated in approximately 20 separate cheer competitions at a regional, provincial, and international level, I'd say there is a lot of competition. And it must be entertaining, as I have never seen a venue not full at any competition I've been to.

Also, cheerleaders cheering for sports teams are performance cheerleaders. The vast, vast majority are competition cheer teams. Both have their merits, but like hell I'm cheering for anyone but myself.
#109 to #99 - ainise ONLINE
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Psst, Cheer-leading has competitions. Roughly 120 a year, many of them on a National level.

People go to watch those for entertainment.
#112 to #109 - niedzielan
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(11/23/2012) [-]
It seems I stand corrected.

Cheerleading is officially a sport.
#100 to #99 - amsel
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Cheerleaders have competitions. And some people attend those competitions to watch cheerleaders face each other. Your argument is kind of ******. Cheerleading is a ******* lame sport, but it is a sport.
#103 to #100 - niedzielan
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Well, as a UK citizen I've never really seen cheerleading. If what you say is true, then I guess cheerleading could technically count as a sport.
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#97 - hairydickfarts
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Sports usually involve trying to score a goal, like shooting a puck/ball in a net. All Cheerleaders do is dance on the sidelines of a REAL sport, like football. I'm not saying that cheer leading isn't hard at times, but just because something is hard to do doesn't make it a sport. Plus calling it a sport is just an excuse for slutty popular girls who want to look like they are athletic.
#111 to #97 - ainise ONLINE
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Gymnastics is a sport.
#119 to #111 - uifilms
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(11/23/2012) [-]
They have a "goal" to get points on form/moves ect
#123 to #119 - ainise ONLINE
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Explain how (on a competition level) Gymnastics and Cheer-leading varies?

Because what you just said is true for both.
#124 to #123 - uifilms
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(11/23/2012) [-]
You don't get points for encouraging your school to win
#126 to #124 - ainise ONLINE
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You don't get points for practicing gymnastics.

Maybe I wasn't clear: I'm talking about at a competition level.
#130 to #126 - uifilms
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The point of cheerleeding is to encourage a team.

The point of gymnastics is to perform as a team
#136 to #130 - ainise ONLINE
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Could you be anymore outdated?

Cheer-leading is, today, a competitive school sanctioned activity that has a higher mortality, severe injury, catastrophic injury rates than any other school sport. There are in the area of 120+ competitions held in the U.S. alone. At least a dozen are at a national level, where fans come to watch and cheer.
#140 to #136 - uifilms
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(11/23/2012) [-]
K.
#95 - codyxvasco
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Cheerleading is like a showy, obnoxious gymnastics.

I'd know.

i'm a gymnast.
#118 to #95 - bokkos
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Gymnastics is just frilly men leaping around in leotards, alone.

I'd know.

I'm a cheerleader.
#121 to #118 - codyxvasco
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(11/23/2012) [-]
I don't need 10 other people to look badass.


and I'll have you know, my leotard is ******* sexy.
#129 to #121 - bokkos
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Neither do cheer leaders, it's just 10x the awesome for each.

and I'll have you know, my uniform is sexy as well
#134 to #129 - codyxvasco
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(11/23/2012) [-]
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.
#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
#152 to #137 - codyxvasco
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(11/23/2012) [-]
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.

#156 to #152 - bokkos
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Pom poms are for elementary kids, and even they are better than those silly tassels.

You would need a stronger sex toy
#162 to #156 - codyxvasco
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(11/24/2012) [-]
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

#335 to #162 - bokkos
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(11/24/2012) [-]
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
#101 to #95 - kurtkiedis
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(11/23/2012) [-]
dude
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#102 to #101 - codyxvasco
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(11/23/2012) [-]
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#105 to #102 - kurtkiedis
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#106 to #105 - codyxvasco
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#108 to #106 - kurtkiedis
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#110 to #108 - codyxvasco
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#113 to #110 - kurtkiedis
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#114 to #113 - codyxvasco
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#117 to #114 - kurtkiedis
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#87 - thebritishguy
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(11/23/2012) [-]
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
#91 to #87 - dueljockey
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(11/23/2012) [-]
cheerleading competition.
#92 to #91 - thebritishguy
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(11/23/2012) [-]
but generally it is not a sport, there are competitions for shouting but it doesn't make it a sport
#107 to #92 - ainise ONLINE
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(11/23/2012) [-]
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.
#132 to #107 - bokkos
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(11/23/2012) [-]
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 ONLINE
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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.
#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
#96 to #92 - dueljockey
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(11/23/2012) [-]
so is weight lifting. Cheerleading for your team isnt a sport. But cheerleading competitions are. Same as weight lifting or running.
#85 - shogg
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(11/23/2012) [-]
So, like ,gymnastics?
#84 - landrower
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(11/23/2012) [-]
why yes, it is. sex is definitely a sport.
#83 - thebigberg
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(11/23/2012) [-]
I didnt think it was clear on what you wanted us to read. I fixed it for you.
#81 - hauntzor
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(11/23/2012) [-]
sport/spôrt/   
Noun:      
An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.   
   
Yes, there do exist competitions, but other than that there's nothing remotely competitive about cheerleading.  Your entire existence as a cheerleader is to get the audience pumped to watch the players of an actual sport.  I'd go so far as to call it an &quot;activity&quot; and nothing more.
sport/spôrt/
Noun:
An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.

Yes, there do exist competitions, but other than that there's nothing remotely competitive about cheerleading. Your entire existence as a cheerleader is to get the audience pumped to watch the players of an actual sport. I'd go so far as to call it an "activity" and nothing more.
#133 to #81 - bokkos
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#149 to #133 - hauntzor
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At least I won something.
#86 to #81 - inomonym
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I think cheerleaders get so huffy about the entire thing because when you deny cheerleading as a legitimate sport, they jump to assume that the rest of the world thinks that what they do is easy. I mean, calling it a sport somehow gives it more of a reputation, I suppose you could say.
#80 - kittaygal
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Did you notice it said slaped?
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#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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(11/23/2012) [-]
Well like any activity, there's gonna be people who take it seriously and people who don't.
#79 to #68 - ixcarnifexxi
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Hahaha....Fat chicks.
#67 - flingwing
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(11/23/2012) [-]
i kinda think cheer leading is a sport. a dumb one, but still a sport. if gymnastics is a sport which it totally is then cheer leading is also a sport. honestly though cheer leading is gymnastics for attention whores.

bowling and golf arent sports, theyre hobbies. chess and videogames are not sports, just hobbies.
#60 - marcello
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(11/23/2012) [-]
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.
#94 to #60 - dueljockey
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their are cheer leading competitions.
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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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#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?
#53 - richardastley
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(11/23/2012) [-]
She's going to bang him for being so alpha.
#90 to #53 - thebritishguy
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(11/23/2012) [-]
you've been on the internet too long man
#164 to #90 - richardastley
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I forgot to use this.
#50 - Tazdingo
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Chess is a sport... I really don't know why...
#64 to #50 - tylosaurus
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That's because sports = competition.

I think my PE said that. In danish we have a word for physical activities and such, which is called idræt. Then we have sport which basically is just a competition and a game.

I think that was how it was atleast if I recall correctly.. Don't know if it applies to english too, though.
#52 to #50 - heartlessrobot
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Because the brain is a muscle.
#54 to #52 - richardastley
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(11/23/2012) [-]
lol
#55 to #54 - heartlessrobot
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This image has expired
#56 to #55 - richardastley
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I understood the joke because it's not a muscle.
#57 to #56 - heartlessrobot
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(11/23/2012) [-]
It's a figure of speech. Also, I'd rather watch chess than football. American football or European.
#46 - illusiveman
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(11/23/2012) [-]
For women cleaning the house is a sport.
#51 to #46 - memberforcontent
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(11/23/2012) [-]
''I'm 12 and this is funny''
#45 - DrOctoganapus
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(11/23/2012) [-]
Cheerleading is like a sport to me, I try to get as many girls as I can from different teams to sleep with me while I try to convince my friends I'm not gay for cheerleading.
#42 - asleepyplatypus
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(11/23/2012) [-]
by that reasoning, theater is a sport too.
im in theater
i dont think its a sport
#48 to #42 - Izen
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(11/23/2012) [-]
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