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User avatar #37 - awesomerunner (11/23/2012) [-]
cheer leading isnt a sport
women were allowed to do it before women sports were allowed
so by logic its not a sport
User avatar #39 to #37 - Tsquared ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
I was expecting sexism for a moment but that's actually some quality logic
User avatar #34 - hookedonfunnyjunk (11/23/2012) [-]
If cheer leading is a sport, then so is marching band.
User avatar #76 to #34 - welshdrag (11/23/2012) [-]
At least marching bands take actual skill to pull off, unlike cheerleading.
User avatar #41 to #34 - reaperssprint (11/23/2012) [-]
As a senior who just ended my last year of Marching Band in high School I will say that not even I consider it a sport. That doesn't mean it is easy either though, I do other sports along side of Marching Band, and it is more physically demanding than even some of them. Mainly Football, believe or not but Marching Band (at least in my school) is a lot more difficult to do than football.
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User avatar #35 to #34 - peanutbuttahjellah (11/23/2012) [-]
Don't forget e-sporting.
#33 - brosanction (11/23/2012) [-]
>hit, slapped, elbowed, and kneed and shake it off, cry, bleed, get bruises   
so... is having a girlfriend on a period a sport too?   
GIF of no relation
>hit, slapped, elbowed, and kneed and shake it off, cry, bleed, get bruises
so... is having a girlfriend on a period a sport too?
GIF of no relation
User avatar #31 - PenguinsOfMars ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
oh no, they deal with slaping, no
#28 - gardenmanly (11/23/2012) [-]
"break a couple of arms"?   
Get on my level
"break a couple of arms"?

Get on my level
User avatar #25 - ghettogaiden (11/23/2012) [-]
A Sport is a competition with offensive and defensive teams.
You need to be able to defend something.
It is a gymnastic.
#61 to #25 - heathledgerisagod (11/23/2012) [-]
I run cross country. That takes serious endurance and practice, running several hours a day, yet there are no offensive or defensive teams. Its all based on the combined skill of everyone the entire time.
User avatar #74 to #61 - schmitty (11/23/2012) [-]
Cross country isn't a sport, it's a competitive activity. Just because something is hard, that doesn't mean it's a sport.
#322 to #74 - heathledgerisagod (11/24/2012) [-]
how is a competitive activity different than a sport? i see that basketball and football are different than running competitively, but that doesn't mean it isn't a sport
User avatar #333 to #322 - schmitty (11/24/2012) [-]
Video gaming is a competitive activity, getting ahead in the work-place is a competitive activity, shopping on Black Friday is a competitive activity. Competition isn't the only thing that makes a sport a sport.
#336 to #333 - heathledgerisagod (11/24/2012) [-]
I get what your saying, i was just bringing up the point of cross country as a sport compared to cheerleading
User avatar #22 - Riukanojutsu (11/23/2012) [-]
but cheerleading is applied gymnastic

its IS a sport
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User avatar #334 to #65 - Riukanojutsu (11/24/2012) [-]
o nose, i made a typo quick call the guys that want to feel superior
User avatar #18 - stevestevestevetwo (11/23/2012) [-]
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.
User avatar #17 - chuckstein (11/23/2012) [-]
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.
#13 - pomegranate (11/23/2012) [-]
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#10 - fatzanzy (11/23/2012) [-]
cheerleading is not a sport, if it were a sport, dads other than Ricky Martin would be proud when their son did it
User avatar #20 to #10 - thepastryistrue (11/23/2012) [-]
Or Georg Bush senior?
User avatar #21 to #20 - thepastryistrue (11/23/2012) [-]
#9 - nakedclothes (11/23/2012) [-]
If you can't win at it it's not a sport....so technically if you're white basketball isn't a sport
#24 to #9 - jewlube (11/23/2012) [-]
I saw what you did there... others might not have, but I did...
#11 to #9 - John Cena (11/23/2012) [-]
There is such things as cheer competitions, and there is in fact a winner.
#58 to #11 - John Cena (11/23/2012) [-]
Just because it's a competition doesn't mean it's a sport.
#8 - Sylphion (11/23/2012) [-]
I'd say it's more of a performing art than a sport
#7 - memescomefromb (11/23/2012) [-]
Why did she write her sentence in question form...?
#49 to #7 - hammerfell (11/23/2012) [-]
I don't know, did she?
User avatar #4 - hockeykicksass ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
dont get me wrong cheerleading is hard as **** , but i dont consider it a sport, to me a sport is something where the scoring is definite, like in hockey if you put the puck in the net its always one goal, or in baseball if a player makes it around the bases its one run, in cheerleading the same judge could see the same exact routine on different days and give different scores, again cheerleading is hard as hell but i see it as a competition and not a sport....just my two cents on the issue
User avatar #324 to #4 - bayakpo **User deleted account** (11/24/2012) [-]
Thank you for defining this. I hate how people incorporate dog shows, equestrian shows, spelling bees, synchronized swimming as well as ballet. All of which can not define a winner without someone judging or having just straight pure-bred, or good memorizing skills. I see to it that there is a physical need. Time constraints.

I consider racing and point earning, physical contact (like jousting or sparing), or KO's (like wrestling and boxing). As a best way to say who wins. These are really true sports imo
User avatar #317 to #4 - projectsceptre (11/24/2012) [-]
i feel like i could help you say this in a shorter way. it is a performance that is scored, but not a sport with a set score system.
User avatar #290 to #4 - brettyoke (11/24/2012) [-]
I agree with you, but referees also make a huge difference. A decision for say, a penalty kick vs. an inderect kick can make every difference in a game, and it's all up to the ref, just like in cheerleading.

Again: I do not think its a sport. There's no objective (eg. get the ball in the net)
User avatar #269 to #4 - randomlunchbox (11/24/2012) [-]
Yeah i swim, but i don't call it a sport.
User avatar #288 to #252 - brettyoke (11/24/2012) [-]
Knockout = win

How's that unclear?
#294 to #288 - natedimes (11/24/2012) [-]
You serious?
User avatar #295 to #294 - brettyoke (11/24/2012) [-]
Explain what I'm doing wrong then.
User avatar #296 to #295 - natedimes (11/24/2012) [-]
In Boxing they have judges.
User avatar #297 to #296 - brettyoke (11/24/2012) [-]
True, but knock out pretty much secures victory, unless it's a rare case, correct?
User avatar #299 to #297 - natedimes (11/24/2012) [-]
Yes, but he says that he only considers sports with definite scoring to be actual sports. Not every boxing match ends with a knockout, if anything, a lot of them don't.
User avatar #88 to #4 - TigerMann (11/23/2012) [-]
So then if you don't score, then it's not a sport?

By that logic, my sex life isn't a sport either.
User avatar #93 to #88 - hockeykicksass ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
no not necessarily in track the person who crosses the finish line will always finish first and in shot put the person who throws it the farthest will always win it doesn't need to be a scoring system just a consistent system
#77 to #4 - John Cena (11/23/2012) [-]
that's why I like track, it's the purest competition you can have in sports, and it's just you versus your best not versus others
User avatar #12 to #4 - pomegranate (11/23/2012) [-]
so you don't count gymnastics as a sport either?
User avatar #71 to #12 - permass (11/23/2012) [-]
i do consider gymnastics a sport. but i don't consider pole-dancing a sport, nor stripping, for more or less the same reason: it's a show!
User avatar #14 to #12 - hockeykicksass ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
nope same things hard as hell but no consistent scoring so it think its a competition
User avatar #59 to #14 - grahamernazi (11/23/2012) [-]
I'm glad another person agrees with me on this. I've never liked "sports" that are based on loose scoring definitions. Although, a very biased umpire/referee can make any other game go how they want.
User avatar #15 to #14 - pomegranate (11/23/2012) [-]
but they get points, and the person with the best score wins
User avatar #16 to #15 - hockeykicksass ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
that score is from judges, like i said the same exact performance could get a different score from the same judges on different days, it is not a consistent scoring system so i consider it a competition
#44 to #16 - RykenX (11/23/2012) [-]
Boxing is a sport.
User avatar #89 to #44 - killerliquid (11/23/2012) [-]
Although the judges....are **** sometimes, like in the Bradley vs Pacquiao match with the 115-113 in the favor of Bradley. And the funny part is, is that that wasn't even the most controversial fight.
news.yahoo.com/pacquiao-vs-bradley-results-produce-controversial-tim-brad ley-054100091--box.html
#47 to #44 - John Cena (11/23/2012) [-]
Remember, boxing has a scoring system based on successful punches landed/time on offensive/knockouts which are a definitive means of scoring.
#19 to #16 - tacoflavoredcondom (11/23/2012) [-]
Gymnastics is in the olympics, its a sport.
User avatar #266 to #19 - mdauch (11/24/2012) [-]
so is rolling a rock down ice, and sweeping the path in front of it. and I still don't consider that a sport (curling)
#316 to #266 - hopalongreborn (11/24/2012) [-]
You can make it sound easy, but curlers are reported to have the same physical build as football players
User avatar #30 to #19 - lyiat ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
They are very close to including Chess into the Olympics. Do you also consider Chess a sport? Just because its in the Olympics doesn't make it, by definition, a sport.
#219 to #30 - rainbowrush ONLINE (11/24/2012) [-]
Chess is actually a sport.
Chess is actually a sport.
#120 to #30 - John Cena (11/23/2012) [-]
An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.
User avatar #23 to #19 - hockeykicksass ONLINE (11/23/2012) [-]
this is my personal view not the official definition
User avatar #6 to #4 - milfordcubicle (11/23/2012) [-]
#5 to #4 - ainise (11/23/2012) [-]
The thing is, there's more severe injuries in Cheer-leading than any other high school "sport", primarily BECAUSE it's not considered a sport. The sheer fact that it's not considered a sport makes it 6 times more dangerous than the second most dangerous High school level sport.

Cheer-leading is Gymnastics replacing the huge blue pads with either hard Wood, or Cement. Occasionally Grass, and rarely very thin pads that do nothing to help.
User avatar #3 - frankerz (11/23/2012) [-]
Would not have known what to read if it wasnt for the red arrows
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