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bearfan
08-27-2006, 12:46 AM
My sister recently got into an arguement with a girl who plays soccer, that competitive cheerleading is not a sport. Now she has been doing competitive cheerleading for 2-3 years, and was getting pretty pissed at this girl.

Now if you dont know what competitive cheerleading is, it is like what they do in the movie Bring it On. They do tumbling, dance, lift 100+lb girls into the air ect.

This girls arguement was rather stupid, but here is her main points:
-No Refs in cheerleading
-Not a team sport, like soccer is

This girl didnt know what she was talking about, cause:
-Judges act as refs
-It is a team sport, 1 girl messes up, the whole squad takes a hit

Now I dont like cheerleading, but after a few years I have learned about it, especially since all 3 of my sisters are in it now. I also helped my sister in her arguement with this girl, and just marveled at her stupidity. I do consider it a sport though, so what do you all think?

steelersfan43
08-27-2006, 12:49 AM
i have 2 sisters that are older then me and have been competition cheerleaders for like 10 years and i still dont consider it a sport...

bearfan
08-27-2006, 12:51 AM
i have 2 sisters that are older then me and have been competition cheerleaders for like 10 years and i still dont consider it a sport...

serious?
Idk, I think the work they put in, (my sisters do like 6 hours a week, almost all year), and that they compete makes it a sport

Jensen
08-27-2006, 12:53 AM
I guess you could consider it a sport, but its never going to get a lot of national recognition. You hardly ever see it on T.V., but you have to tryout to make the team, you have to practice a lot, and there are competitions.

steelersfan43
08-27-2006, 12:56 AM
i have 2 sisters that are older then me and have been competition cheerleaders for like 10 years and i still dont consider it a sport...

serious?
Idk, I think the work they put in, (my sisters do like 6 hours a week, almost all year), and that they compete makes it a sport

yea it is a tough thing but its not a "sport"

Smokey Joe
08-27-2006, 01:03 AM
A sport is a game as well. I don't consider cheerleading a game.

duckseason
08-27-2006, 01:09 AM
If you go by the literal definition of the word "sport", then yes, cheerleading is a sport.
Not in my book though. To me, cheerleaders are an unnecessary annoyance. Just a sideshow of the real sport.

TCU
08-27-2006, 01:12 AM
YES....



a spectating sport.

steelersfan43
08-27-2006, 01:59 AM
If you go by the literal definition of the word "sport", then yes, cheerleading is a sport.
Not in my book though. To me, cheerleaders are an unnecessary annoyance. Just a sideshow of the real sport.

were talking about competition cheerleading not the nfl cheerleaders...

bearfan
08-27-2006, 02:13 AM
If you go by the literal definition of the word "sport", then yes, cheerleading is a sport.
Not in my book though. To me, cheerleaders are an unnecessary annoyance. Just a sideshow of the real sport.

were talking about competition cheerleading not the nfl cheerleaders...

yeah, IMO if you consider gymnastics a sport, then cheerleading is a sport. Cause they do a lot of tumbling in it. And, how hard would it be to throw a 100+ lb girl 10-15 feet into the air multiple times......hard

jayceheathman
08-27-2006, 02:30 AM
I consider it a sport and its probably more grueling on the body than soccer is. Most of the girls that I knew that are cheerleaders say that their knees and ankles arent in the best of shape from doing all of those tumbles. They practice a lot to get a routine down and the simplest of mistakes can mess it up for them. They also have to stay in great shape because its like what that guy says on Bring It On... In cheerleading we throw people into the air. And fat people don't go as high.

Paranoidmoonduck
08-27-2006, 02:56 AM
YES....



a spectating sport.

If people pay money to watch people do it live, and it isn't illegal, it is a sport.

I realize I just said that stripping is a sport.

DHVF
08-27-2006, 02:59 AM
Yeah, it's definitely a sport. Like others have said, it takes hard work/practice to become good and they compete against other cheerleaders in competitions. Not bad for spectating either.

Titans10
08-27-2006, 03:49 AM
No. If there are judges, its not a sport. You dont get judged on performance in the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, Nascar, either you win or you lose. If there is judging involved to determine a winner than its not a sport, its a competition.

bearfan
08-27-2006, 04:35 AM
No. If there are judges, its not a sport. You dont get judged on performance in the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, Nascar, either you win or you lose. If there is judging involved to determine a winner than its not a sport, its a competition.

As much as I dont like golf, its still considered a sport. Now I believe they have no refs......

duckseason
08-27-2006, 07:19 AM
If you go by the literal definition of the word "sport", then yes, cheerleading is a sport.
Not in my book though. To me, cheerleaders are an unnecessary annoyance. Just a sideshow of the real sport.

were talking about competition cheerleading not the nfl cheerleaders...

Right. No difference. NFL cheerleaders compete as well. What makes you think I was referring to NFL cheerleaders anyway? Fact is, cheerleaders are an aside to a real sport. They cheer for a particular team. They don't score points, there is no goal in their "sport" other than to look skanky and not screw up. If cheerleading is a sport, then so is being a mascot. Beauty Pageants are more of a sport than cheerleading. Just because you get tossed in the air so everyone can see up your skirt, and you do a bunch of leg kicks for the same reason, doesn't change the fact that you're still just a sideshow. If cheerleading is a sport, then college marching bands are on the same level.

But, like I said, if you just go by the literal definition of the word, cheerleading (along with many other activities) is a sport.
.....Just not in the same way that a game like football is. Not in the way most people think of "sports".

stephenson86
08-27-2006, 07:30 AM
1. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.

2. A particular form of this activity.

An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.

it is a sport and there is no two ways about it so all you who voted no are wrong

Canadian_kid16
08-27-2006, 07:39 AM
You can gets college scholarships for cheerleading...but I'd say its a competition

Ravens1991
08-27-2006, 08:27 AM
when they are cheering on the football team - no
when they are travling places competed for a placement - yes

08-27-2006, 08:40 AM
No. If there are judges, its not a sport. You dont get judged on performance in the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, Nascar, either you win or you lose. If there is judging involved to determine a winner than its not a sport, its a competition.

so you dont think gymnastics, ice skating and a ton of olympic sports are sports?

draftguru151
08-27-2006, 09:27 AM
Not at my school. Our cheerleaders and fat and ugly and terrible. Explain to me how a top 5 team in the state has 6 bad cheerleaders.

And TCU, as far as it being a spectating sport, at my school, that is girls volleyball, which may be the best sport ever.

Eaglez.Fan
08-27-2006, 09:40 AM
There are only 6 REAL sports-

Football
Baseball
Basketball
Hockey
Soccer
Tennis

draftguru151
08-27-2006, 09:43 AM
There are only 6 REAL sports-

Football
Baseball
Basketball
Hockey
Soccer
Tennis

And girls volleyball. :lol:

Twiddler
08-27-2006, 10:12 AM
Yes, I would say that it is a sport. But not at my school. There is a reason why the squad at my school is secretly known as the second team offensive line.... :? :lol:

turninandburnin1
08-27-2006, 10:26 AM
i guess it is. But the cheerleaders at our high school do the same damn dance at every pep rally and game so I see no talent becuz as many times as I've seen it done I could do it too.

bearfan
08-27-2006, 10:34 AM
I am not talking about highschool cheerleading. I am talking about, competitive, where you have to try out, travel around for competitions. I know that my sisters will be going to I think like 4 different states this year for competitions.

1. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.

2. A particular form of this activity.

An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.

it is a sport and there is no two ways about it so all you who voted no are wrong

^ ^ This is true

bearfan
08-27-2006, 10:49 AM
Sport: sport consists of a physical activity carried out with a recreational purpose for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or, more often, some combination of these. A sport is typically charactized by physical activity, competition, self-motivation and a scoring system. Sports differ in their dependence upon a set of individual or team skills, as well as in the ways in which they have their participants compete.

elway777
08-27-2006, 10:51 AM
Cheerleading in spandex is a sport for my eyes. :D

TCU
08-27-2006, 12:02 PM
Cheerleading in spandex is a sport for my eyes. :D

yeah i certainly have to agree with that.

Staubach12
08-27-2006, 02:32 PM
There are only 6 REAL sports-

Football
Baseball
Basketball
Hockey
Soccer
Tennis

And girls volleyball. :lol:

Ultimate Frisbey :wink:

shavedaeyebrow2
08-27-2006, 02:49 PM
No. If there are judges, its not a sport. You dont get judged on performance in the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, Nascar, either you win or you lose. If there is judging involved to determine a winner than its not a sport, its a competition.

So boxing isn't a sport?

shavedaeyebrow2
08-27-2006, 02:49 PM
There are only 6 REAL sports-

Football
Baseball
Basketball
Hockey
Soccer
Tennis

And girls volleyball. :lol:

Ultimate Frisbey :wink:

good man right there

SeanTaylorRIP
08-27-2006, 02:51 PM
My school didn't have cheerleaders we only had a step team, so nothing at Football games but it was pretty crazy at basketball games.

Beans
08-27-2006, 03:00 PM
Yes. yes it is.

draftguru151
08-27-2006, 03:05 PM
Cheerleading in spandex is a sport for my eyes. :D

AKA girls volleyball.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c263/defzeppardica/aug1528.jpg

Your welcome. :D

08-27-2006, 03:09 PM
Cheerleading in spandex is a sport for my eyes. :D

AKA girls volleyball.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c263/defzeppardica/aug1528.jpg

Your welcome. :D

lol you take that urself

draftguru151
08-27-2006, 03:51 PM
Cheerleading in spandex is a sport for my eyes. :D

AKA girls volleyball.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c263/defzeppardica/aug1528.jpg

Your welcome. :D

lol you take that urself

No my friend goes to the games and has a photo album of about 30 pictures from the games. Yoda has seen them all, that was his favorite.

nobodyinparticular
08-27-2006, 04:01 PM
There are only 6 REAL sports-

Football
Baseball
Basketball
Hockey
Soccer
Tennis

Wrestling...

steelersfan43
08-27-2006, 04:44 PM
it is boarder line for me... it could be considered a sport but like that guy said if there are judges it isnt a "sport"... btw competion cheerleading is way different then the girls that spell out words at football games.

08-27-2006, 04:47 PM
it is boarder line for me... it could be considered a sport but like that guy said if there are judges it isnt a "sport"... btw competion cheerleading is way different then the girls that spell out words at football games.

so you dont consider boxing, gymnastics and ice skating sports?

steelersfan43
08-27-2006, 04:53 PM
it is boarder line for me... it could be considered a sport but like that guy said if there are judges it isnt a "sport"... btw competion cheerleading is way different then the girls that spell out words at football games.

so you dont consider boxing, gymnastics and ice skating sports?

no...

08-27-2006, 04:55 PM
it is boarder line for me... it could be considered a sport but like that guy said if there are judges it isnt a "sport"... btw competion cheerleading is way different then the girls that spell out words at football games.

so you dont consider boxing, gymnastics and ice skating sports?

no...

no as in you dont or no as in you do consider them sports. i can understand ice skating but boxing and gymnastics? come on

steelersfan43
08-27-2006, 04:56 PM
it is boarder line for me... it could be considered a sport but like that guy said if there are judges it isnt a "sport"... btw competion cheerleading is way different then the girls that spell out words at football games.

so you dont consider boxing, gymnastics and ice skating sports?

no...

no as in you dont or no as in you do consider them sports. i can understand ice skating but boxing and gymnastics? come on

no i dont consider them "sports"

critesy
08-27-2006, 05:03 PM
is your sister hot ?

steelersfan43
08-27-2006, 05:05 PM
is your sister hot ?

hey your back :D

bearfan
08-27-2006, 05:28 PM
my sisters are
: 13,11 and 8 :?
But I guess if thats how you roll...... :lol:

Paranoidmoonduck
08-27-2006, 05:34 PM
it is boarder line for me... it could be considered a sport but like that guy said if there are judges it isnt a "sport"... btw competion cheerleading is way different then the girls that spell out words at football games.

so you dont consider boxing, gymnastics and ice skating sports?

no...

no as in you dont or no as in you do consider them sports. i can understand ice skating but boxing and gymnastics? come on

no i dont consider them "sports"

How does that work? I consider boxing more of a sport than football.

steelersfan43
08-27-2006, 05:35 PM
it is boarder line for me... it could be considered a sport but like that guy said if there are judges it isnt a "sport"... btw competion cheerleading is way different then the girls that spell out words at football games.

so you dont consider boxing, gymnastics and ice skating sports?

no...

no as in you dont or no as in you do consider them sports. i can understand ice skating but boxing and gymnastics? come on

no i dont consider them "sports"

How does that work? I consider boxing more of a sport than football.

two guys punching each other in the face is not a sport imo

08-27-2006, 05:36 PM
it is boarder line for me... it could be considered a sport but like that guy said if there are judges it isnt a "sport"... btw competion cheerleading is way different then the girls that spell out words at football games.

so you dont consider boxing, gymnastics and ice skating sports?

no...

no as in you dont or no as in you do consider them sports. i can understand ice skating but boxing and gymnastics? come on

no i dont consider them "sports"

How does that work? I consider boxing more of a sport than football.

ok i do not agree with that all but yes boxing is without a doubt a sport

SouthernPride396
08-27-2006, 06:22 PM
Is competitive cheerleading an activity that requires a whole lot of ability, time and effort?

Definately.

Is it an activity that requires the entire team to work together and trust one another?

Yes.

Are there winners and losers?

Of course.

Is it a sport?

No.

Competitive cheerleading is a competition , but not a sport. My little sister puts in at least 10 hours of practice per week, but even she doesn't consider it to be an actual 'sport.'

jayceheathman
08-27-2006, 06:34 PM
There are only 6 REAL sports-

Football
Baseball
Basketball
Hockey
Soccer
Tennis

And girls volleyball. :lol:

Ultimate Frisbey :wink:

Ultimate Frisby is the best. We were playing that yesterday with some of the sororites and the girls swim team. It was the "shirts" vs. the "skins" so all of the girls on that team were in their bras and shorts. One of the girls had the craziest tan I have ever seen. She is a swimmer and I guess tans with her one piece suit on because her legs were tan and then there was one big cirlce on her back that was tan as well.

cunningham06
08-27-2006, 06:34 PM
Competition cheerleading? I guess it is since they compete. My sister used to do cheerleading and it required no athletic ability at all, you just had to be good at pretending to do pushups.