Why Cheerleading Is Definitely Not A Sport

Why Cheerleading Is Definitely Not A Sport

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If you've ever participated in cheerleading, you're all too familiar with how "easy" and "pointless" it is. After all, any activity where skirts, pom-poms, glitter and bows are utilized surely can't count as a sport, right? Let's take a look at all of the reasons why cheerleading is definitely not a sport.

1. Tumbling is effortless.

Tumbling is honestly so easy that you could do it in your sleep. It clearly doesn't take years and years of practice.

2. Stunting is not a skill.

Yeah, stunting takes zero talent whatsoever. I'm sure these cheerleaders don't spend hours every single day working on their flexibility.

3. Injuries never happen in cheerleading.

Because cheerleading is so easy, you really don't have to worry about potentially getting concussions, breaking bones, or even becoming paralyzed.

4. Cheerleaders aren't athletes.

Cheerleaders have no reason to be strong, fast, or flexible at all. You simply go out on the field, smile, and twirl around.

5. There are no male cheerleaders, and it's only for females.

Men aren't able to tumble, stunt, or jump. Having them on a cheerleading team would be nonsense.

6. Cheerleading doesn't create a sense of teamwork or bonding.

I mean, these people aren't actually best friends. It's not like they save each other's lives every time they toss someone up 15 feet into the air.

Based on these very true facts listed above, you really can't call cheerleading a sport. It just doesn't take as much hard work, patience, determination and teamwork as all of the real sports out there in the world. When will those crazy cheerleaders learn?

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

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Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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15 Acts That Would Have Given Us A Better Half Time Show Than Maroon 5

Super bowl acts are supposed to be great.

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There's been a lot of talk about the NFL lately with the drama over Kaepernick and other players not standing for the anthem. Rihanna reportedly turned down performing at this year's super bowl. Later, the NFL turned to Maroon 5 to be this year's act. There's been a lot of backlash over this so here are 15 acts that I think everyone can enjoy for Next year's Super Bowl halftime show.

1. Luke Bryan

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It’s true, most people do not like country music. However, Luke Bryan has won entertainer of the year awards for the concerts he has put on more than once.

2. Ariana Grande

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She's currently living her best life and she's been lighting it up on the pop charts lately. #ThankUNext

3. Jennifer Lopez

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Jenny from the Block can dance, sing, and act. She has newer and older songs so she can appeal to a wide range of age groups.

4. Jonas brothers 

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They can restart the band and make their first comeback debut at the halftime show. Girls in their twenties all around the world an relive their childhood dreams.

5. Blink 182

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All of their songs are catchy and every one in the crowd can feel '90s nostalgia.

6. Justin Bieber

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Another childhood classic that’s been known to perform well on stage.

7. Usher

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Every one loves Usher and he has great dance songs.

8. Cardi B

Currently the Queen of rap and she’s hilarious. Maybe offset could make a guest appearance.

9. Britney Spears

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She’s another great pop performer. Plus, every one knows the words to most of her songs.

10. The Chainsmokers

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They have a full list of associated acts with their songs so it could be a star studded show.

11. Panic! At the Disco

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Everyone can reminisce about their emo phase. A lot of their new songs are included in sports reels anyways.

12. Jason Derulo

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Another great hit maker with awesome dancing and performance skills.

13. Drake

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Drake can show everyone how to do the in my feelings challenge.

14. Paramore

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Another pop rock band that has tunes that most people know.

15. The 1975

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another great band that has a lot of fans all around the world.

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