Yes, it’s a sport.

When you hear the word “sport”, what comes to mind? For many, images of football players tackling each other to the ground pop into their head. Some consider basketball, hockey or even swimming to suit their definition. Too often, sports that do not fit into this ideal are overlooked– some aren’t even considered sports!

Example:

Meat Head: So, do you like sports?

Me: Yeah, I love sports.

MH: What’s your favorite sport?

Me: Oh, cheerleading, definatly!

MH: *Swigs beer* HA! CHEERLEADING ISN’T A SPORT!

Me: What do you mean?

MH: *Belches* Football is a sport. Basketball is a sport. Hell, even figure skating is a sport. A bunch of girls running around in short skirts, waving pon-poms is NOT a sport!

Many others do not even consider these girls to be athletes.

Cheerleading is definatly a sport. Any physical activity where people train hard, practice long hours or injure themselves should be considered in the same category as big, overgrown lunks who run around knocking people over to gain posession of an inflated chunk of pig. Girls (and guys) hit the gym every day– and hard– in order to train their bodies to perform complicated stunts. Think about how much strength it takes to toss people into the air! How about all those back hand-springs and flips? Watch the field during half time and tell me this is not athletic!
Pagentry, in my opinion, should also be considered a sport; If these girls aren’t athletes, I don’t want to know the definition of the word. Girls and women spend months, even years, training for one event. Hair, make-up, poise and personality are huge factors in winning that crown.

So, boys, before you consider scoffing at my idea of a sport, do a little research– then tell me your definition.

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About Crista Leigh

I used to be "The Rock Goddess" on the local affiliate of a nationally syndicated morning show. I spent my nights hanging out with band members at local concert venues, DJing and MCing various booze-filled events, and wearing outfits that involved more studs and spikes than could be found in every combined circa-1999 Hot Topic. Now, I'm the "Social Media Goddess," helping your business solidify a digital marketing plan to keep up with competitors. Doesn't really have quite the same ring, does it? I’m a lover of many things, but I am passionate about a few. Radio is my first love, and with that, the art of broadcasting. I have a deep appreciation for all music (yes, even polka) and grew up on a steady diet of punk rock and gospel (thanks, Dad). Combining my love of radio and music– and to live it every day– has been a dream-come-true, and I consider myself lucky to continue to work in the industry that gives me so much joy. Blogging, for me, is almost like an extension of radio. It gives me an opportunity to share my thoughts while providing the world with information. Marketing and social media are my new passions in life. I suppose "new" isn't the best way to describe it (since I've been at it for more than a decade) but I have recently enhanced my skills with additional clients and a shiny new master's degree. I suppose that's why I'm here.

Posted on February 8, 2007, in Sports. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Well-argued point of view. Love the links. Excellent job there. You also stayed focus. Good job.

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