ok...so maybe this is an exaggeration - but isn't it cute?All the excitement of the Super Bowl had me thinking of sports in general. Growing up...I played softball. My team...Brennan's Babes (yes, that was really our name) was pretty good I just might say. I played with the same team for 5 years.
Softball = Definitely a sport.
Cheerleading = Sport?? That is the question.
After softball - I became a cheerleader. Ahhh the skinny days.
What about that statement is weird? I'm perky, and happy, and loud, and coordinated, and fun...right? Well, that was me...little miss cheerleader - well, actually pommy...to be exact.
But, there is always a debate about whether cheerleading is a sport. Seems that some people (the hottie) think that cheerleading is easy. (I'd like to see him try) Well...I am here to verify that it is truly a sport.
The definition of "sport" is: a. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
Cheerleading: definitely physical, rules = there are many rules the dictate what a cheerleader can and can't do in a routine - such as pyramids, spotters, etc., and competition = that's a given...I went to a National competition every year I participated in high school.
So...don't you think cheerleading is a sport? Cheerleaders are physical, they obey rules, and they often compete.
and...competitions are often broadcast on ESPN.
Need I say more?