Would you consider cheerleading a Sport?

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Is Cheerleading a Sport?

Poll closed Jun 28, 2010.
  1. yes

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  2. No

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  1. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    So the question is.. do you consider cheerleading a sport?

    Personally, any school that dumps Women's volleyball is really ripping off its male students:drool: 
     
  2. Dran0n

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    No, but it's very appreciated.
     
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    No, I don't consider cheerleading a sport.
     
  4. Scantron

    Scantron Well-Known Member

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    No.

    However, I don't count as a 'sport' anything where the determination of the winners and loser is based on some kind of subjective measure, such as judging. Hockey, American football, unAmerican football, baseball, basketball, etc, you get points by scoring goals, most points at the end wins; objective measure, counts as a sport. Cheerleading, figure skating, rhythmic gymnastics, etc, points are awarded by judging; subjective measure, not a sport.
     
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    I graduated from PSU and the women valleyball was very fun to watch. Unless all the cheerleaders wear bikini i am going to vote it down.
     
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    For Pete's sake, compared to lots of "sports", damn skippy it is a sport.
    let's see what ESPN 8- "The Ocho"* calls a sport:

    Darts
    curling
    Billiards
    Bowling
    Madden 2010 tournaments
    ,,,and so on.

    Cheerleading (competitive, anyway) to me is a sport because it utilizes gymnastics training and their routines are quite physical.

    any sport where having a beer gut=skill is not a sport.
    any sport you can practice while sweeping your kitchen or back porch is not a sport.

    the Fake vs Real argument aside, WWE fights are more of a sport than curling or Darts.

    for the record- god bless women's volleyball. and thank god for women's beach volleyball!

    *i was being facetious.
     
  7. Hakudoushi

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    If Gymnastics is a sport, so is Cheerleading. It's almost the same except without mats. It's the Rugby version of Gymnastics.

    Plus, more kids are hurt/killed then in any other sport/activity including football.
     
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    Not really, but then should we consider gymnastics a sport?
     
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    Figure Skating is a sport. And In essence competitive cheerleading is the same thing. You have to have strength and stamina to have a four minute dance routine where you are tumbling, and tossing other girls in the air, while dancing the whole time. As long as it is at least judged and you compete to be the winner, it is a sport.
     
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    THIS!
     
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    On one hand we get skimpy skirts, on the other bikinis. Tough call.
     
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    lmao, no.
     
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    Depends on the level of cheerleading. I don't think regular high-school cheerleading can count, but there are professional cheerleading squads. Look at the movies "Bring it On". That is based on professional cheerleading competitions. Anything that is a competition can be considered a sport to some degree. Even a wet T-shirt competition "COULD" be described as a sport.
    I don't think the question was is it an "official-sport". Just is it a sport or not.
     
  15. Bumblethumper

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    if cheerleading was a sport, the cheerleaders could have their own cheerleaders.
     
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    I thought it was already deemed a sport in regards to title IX, at least in high school.

    If they do call it a women's sport, they need to prohibit men from cheering. Those guys are weird.
     
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    People count bowling as a sport. If people count bowling as a sport so is cheerleading.
     
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    I guess the bigger question is, why should any of us really care?
     
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    I think of it and the other things that Scantron mentions as being more like activities.

    Not to say that these activities are not physically demanding, it is just that winning is so subjective.
     
  20. E. C. R. Former

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    Yes, so long as we're referring to competitive cheerleading. Just your common run high school cheer squad, I don't really consider it.

    Of course, that kind of puts a subjective slant to the whole view which I suppose is another can of worms.
     

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