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The Manly Origins of Cheerleading

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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    A friend of mine posted this on her Facebook this morning, and I thought it was an interesting read...

    http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/03/19/the-manly-origins-of-cheerleading/

    You might be surprised to learn that at its inception in the mid-1800s cheerleading was an all-male sport. Characterized by gymnastics, stunts, and crowd leadership, cheerleading was considered equivalent in prestige to an American flagship of masculinity, football. As the editors of Nation saw it in 1911:

    …the reputation of having been a valiant “cheer-leader” is one of the most valuable things a boy can take away from college. As a title to promotion in professional or public life, it ranks hardly second to that of having been a quarterback.*

    Indeed, cheerleading helped launch the political careers of three U.S. Presidents. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franklin Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan were cheerleaders. Actor Jimmy Stewart was head cheerleader at Princeton. Republican leader Tom DeLay was a noted cheerleader at the University of Mississippi.


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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    This was back when women were only seen in the kitchen, right?
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:03 PM GMT
    Claystation saidThis was back when women were only seen in the kitchen, right?



    Put that guitar down and go fix me a samage bitch! icon_evil.gif
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Put that guitar down and go fix me a samage bitch! icon_evil.gif


    (looks at hands) I dont see no rings on these fingers icon_confused.gif
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    Scruffypup said
    Put that guitar down and go fix me a samage bitch! icon_evil.gif


    (looks at hands) I dont see no rings on these fingers icon_confused.gif



    That's cause they're at the pawn shop. AND EASY ON THE MAYO! BODIES LIKE THIS DON'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT YA KNOW! icon_cool.gif
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    That's cause they're at the pawn shop. AND EASY ON THE MAYO! BODIES LIKE THIS DON'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT YA KNOW! icon_cool.gif


    U so romantick, Imma put a little extra on yo sammich treat ya good an right icon_wink.gif
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    Scruffypup said
    That's cause they're at the pawn shop. AND EASY ON THE MAYO! BODIES LIKE THIS DON'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT YA KNOW! icon_cool.gif


    U so romantick, Imma put a little extra on yo sammich treat ya good an right icon_wink.gif


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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said

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    Atta boy, now give momma sum sugahs
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    They all look like closet queens.
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidMy God ... people were ugly back then.

    In about 100 years you'll be ugly, too... we all will. And people will laugh at what we wore, how we looked, how we spoke, and how we acted. icon_sad.gif
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    AMoonHawk saidMy God ... people were ugly back then.

    In about 100 years you'll be ugly, too... we all will. icon_sad.gif
    In about 1000 years we'll be on display at the Smithsonian.
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco said
    AMoonHawk saidMy God ... people were ugly back then.

    In about 100 years you'll be ugly, too... we all will. icon_sad.gif
    In about 1000 years we'll be on display at the Smithsonian.

    In a diorama entitled: "The 21st-Century Gay Man And His Environment"

    It'll have us in some gay club, fingering each other at the bar. And dressed like glitter twinks, regardless of our age. Oh, the cruel hand of history. icon_sad.gif
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco said
    AMoonHawk saidMy God ... people were ugly back then.

    In about 100 years you'll be ugly, too... we all will. icon_sad.gif
    In about 1000 years we'll be on display at the Smithsonian.

    In a diorama entitled: "The 21st-Century Gay Man And His Environment"

    It'll have us in some gay club, fingering each other at the bar. And dressed like glitter twinks, regardless of our age. Oh, the cruel hand of history. icon_sad.gif
    Nah...by then the whole world will be gay, and having sex with women will only be a means of reproducing more gay men.
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco said
    AMoonHawk saidMy God ... people were ugly back then.

    In about 100 years you'll be ugly, too... we all will. icon_sad.gif
    In about 1000 years we'll be on display at the Smithsonian.

    In a diorama entitled: "The 21st-Century Gay Man And His Environment"

    It'll have us in some gay club, fingering each other at the bar. And dressed like glitter twinks, regardless of our age. Oh, the cruel hand of history. icon_sad.gif
    Nah...by then the whole world will be gay, and having sex with women will only be a means of reproducing more gay men.

    That I might live to see that! icon_biggrin.gif
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    sounds like Madonna got to remake her GMAYL video with Kazaky doing cheerleading, minusing Nikki and MIA...
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    har19 saidsounds like Madonna got to remake her GMAYL video with Kazaky doing cheerleading, minusing Nikki and MIA...
    LMAO@thz* It's the internet, there should be a complete gender switch of singers in the video!
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    What we do best!!

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  • Greekboxer Posts: 2592
    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    cheerleader_fails_08.jpg

    at least when we wear skin tight clothes there is something to look at.
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    Blackbeltguy saidcheerleader_fails_08.jpg

    at least when we wear skin tight clothes there is something to look at.


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    Its like her cleavage morphs into a camel toe
  • Sportsfan1 Posts: 464
    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    One of the best years of my life was when I was a male yell leader for my school, California State University Fullerton. The training and practice I put myself through got me in the best physical shape of my life. I had to do all of the stunts and lifts. I was the only male on the squad. I also had to take dance classes, gymnastics and of course weight training at the school gym. Except for some immature name calling and out dated attitudes everyone for the most part was very supportive. The school administration and the coaches were all supportive and encouraging. A lot of the things I learned I can still apply in my life. We are the FIGHTING TITANS!
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    Cheerleaders_2-1.jpg
    I'd rather have a bunch of hot guys flipping and tumbling on the field at halftime than some clueless camelling princess. Give me bums, shoulder and legs of iron! Don't spare the butt slat at the end either!/*8
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    Blackbeltguy saidcheerleader_fails_08.jpg

    at least when we wear skin tight clothes there is something to look at.


    That's one bigass cameltoe. Her torso is badly 'shopped though. And ROFL at what they did to her left arm, that's hilariously bad I mean what did they do this in, MS Paint icon_lol.gif
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    QUOTE Apr 02, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    Interesting