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Amused

Coulterville, IL

#21 May 11, 2010
Last post should have been spelled "competition."

If flipflastics is so good, why aren't the BCHS cheerleaders good? Their sideline cheers are embarrassing.......I'm a guy, and even I can see it.
Cheer mom

Monsey, NY

#22 May 11, 2010
How about this definition of "sport" from the dictionary:

-AN ATHLETIC ACTIVITY REQUIRING SKILL OR PHYSICAL PROWESS AND OFTEN OF A COMPETITIVE NATURE, AS RACING, BASEBALL, TENNIS, GOLF, BOWLING, WRESTLING, BOXING, HUNTING, FISHING, ETC.

Hmmmm........lets see the first part of that definition. "Requiring skill or physical prowess and OFTEN of a COMPETITIVE nature".
Fishing and Hunting are "JUDGED" sports if you are in a "COMPETITION" while performing them as a sporting event.
With the power and strength that these cheerleaders have, fishing and hunting ought to be a piece of cake for them. Sure does not take much to toss a line in the lake or hold your gun to your shoulder.

Cheerleading is considered a sport if it is competitive in nature and if there are no spring boards used to help propel oneself in the air. I sure don't see the basketball players using spring boards, so now I do not see much of a difference in cheerleading versus basketball.
If you would research some information, you might stop running your mouth off about these cheerleading competitions.
FYI: Cheerleading was declared officially as a sport in 1999 due to the showmanship of athleticism and gymnastic abilities. The only reason that the NCAA does not include cheerleading in their competitions is due to a lack of funding.
As we all know, no matter where you look, sports that are dominated by males are given the funding for much more than the female sports.
As far as the BCHS cheerleaders, you should get your record straight on that too, AMUSED. Those cheerleaders do not come to Flipfastics. Again if you did your homework and research, sideline cheers and ballgames are truly only practice for the girls for competition. You mentioned nothing about the other cheers that they do. Those are the ones that are competed with...not sideline cheers. And if you are a guy.....try cheerleading on for size yourself and see if you could hack it!!!!!!!!!!
just me

United States

#23 May 11, 2010
This is not an "opinion site"....its a bashing site...where people are too chicken shit to put their real name....by the way I'm Chris Roach and proud of my cheerleaders!!!
Amused

Coulterville, IL

#24 May 11, 2010
LOL. If you want to use that definition (which there many) then kids playing freeze tag is a sport! I know a little more about cheerleading than the average bear. I've had a kid involved (in another town). It's NOT a sport. Not even close.

As far as running my mouth goes, several BCHS cheerleaders HAVE went to Fliptastics. You check YOUR facts.
Cheer mom

Monsey, NY

#25 May 11, 2010
If you "amused" have a child involved in cheer you should know that it is a sport.
Cheer mom

Monsey, NY

#26 May 11, 2010
do your homework...... its FlipFastics..... not fliptastic
just me

United States

#27 May 11, 2010
Amused sounds like an average bear that's for sure......
Amused

Coulterville, IL

#28 May 11, 2010
Cheer mom wrote:
do your homework...... its FlipFastics..... not fliptastic
LOL. PoTAYto-PoTAHto.

Any "competition" that includes artistic expression as a gauge of who wins or loses is not a sport.

Football player: Hey, coach, the ref says we didn't win??

Coach : I'm sorry, son. Our facials simply weren't enthusiastic enough.
Loss for Words

Carbondale, IL

#29 May 11, 2010
How come people cannot be proud of an accomplishment instead of tearing it apart? Regardless if it is considered a sport or competition at least these girls did something besides sit on their butts and complain. I do not have a child in Fliptastics nor any school sports anymore, but when a child accomplishes something in their life no matter if its scholastic, sports related, competition or an A on homework they should be able to be proud of theirselves, and people should be proud for them not find something wrong with it.....
Cheer History

Marion, IL

#30 May 11, 2010
Cheer mom wrote:
How about this definition of "sport" from the dictionary:
-AN ATHLETIC ACTIVITY REQUIRING SKILL OR PHYSICAL PROWESS AND OFTEN OF A COMPETITIVE NATURE, AS RACING, BASEBALL, TENNIS, GOLF, BOWLING, WRESTLING, BOXING, HUNTING, FISHING, ETC.
Hmmmm........lets see the first part of that definition. "Requiring skill or physical prowess and OFTEN of a COMPETITIVE nature".

If you would research some information, you might stop running your mouth off...
Again if you did your homework and research, sideline cheers and ballgames are truly only practice for the girls for competition. You mentioned nothing about the other cheers that they do. Those are the ones that are competed with...not sideline cheers. And if you are a guy.....try cheerleading on for size yourself and see if you could hack it!!!!!!!!!!
YOU might want to do YOUR research before you run your mouth. Cheerleading was founded by a MAN in 1898 and was all males until 1923. The purpose origin of the cheer squad was to do just that -CHEER- for the team and LEAD the crowd to yell for the team. I'm certain that Thomas Peebles and Johnny Campbell are rolling in their graves at what many of the so called "cheerleader's" and cheer coach's primary focus is on..."sideline cheers and ballgames are truly only practice for the girls for competition." I don't have a problem with competitive cheerleading, but using ball games as a practice for your competition. Something has been lost in the meaning I think.
supporter

Waterloo, Canada

#31 May 11, 2010
I completely agree with " loss for words". The only thing that matters here is the little girls are having a great time and involved in an activity. There is much more learned from Cheerleading than receiving a trophy. They learn discipline, how to work with others, commitment, and how to work hard for what they want.
For those of you being negative you should have been on the square that night they rode in on that fire truck. To see the look on their faces and the excitement in their voices is priceless. Nobody should be attacking them, the gym, the coaches, or parents involved. Let them enjoy this moment.
Cheer History

Marion, IL

#32 May 11, 2010
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>

Football player: Hey, coach, the ref says we didn't win??
Coach : I'm sorry, son. Our facials simply weren't enthusiastic enough.
ROFLMAO...THAT is some funny stuff!
Amused

Coulterville, IL

#33 May 11, 2010
Yawn.

Some people are just going to read what they want instead of what is actually there. NOBODY is "attacking" or "mouthing" little girls.......only overzealous adults with mixed up priorities and hidden agendas.

I think I'll have a "cheer" competition in my backyard........I'll charge $200 per team, and if only one shows up, I'll label them "State Champs." It will be just as legit as Fliptasmics championship.
Amused

Coulterville, IL

#34 May 11, 2010
Cheer History wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU might want to do YOUR research before you run your mouth. Cheerleading was founded by a MAN in 1898 and was all males until 1923. The purpose origin of the cheer squad was to do just that -CHEER- for the team and LEAD the crowd to yell for the team. I'm certain that Thomas Peebles and Johnny Campbell are rolling in their graves at what many of the so called "cheerleader's" and cheer coach's primary focus is on..."sideline cheers and ballgames are truly only practice for the girls for competition." I don't have a problem with competitive cheerleading, but using ball games as a practice for your competition. Something has been lost in the meaning I think.
+1.
just me

United States

#35 May 11, 2010
"Amused" needs a life and if he or she has children....I feel sorry for them!!! Thank u to all that praises these girls for their State Championship....which is exactly what it was!!
just me

United States

#36 May 11, 2010
Loss for words hit the nail on the head....would u rather read about someone getting shot in Akin or the Sesser couple burglarizing the neighborhood or how about a bunch of little girls who were doing something they love!!!
Amused

Coulterville, IL

#37 May 11, 2010
Yeah, a bunch of moms vicariously living through their daughters and wannabe cheer sponsors griping because not everybody in a topix board thread agrees with their pseudo "state" championship.........and I'M the one that needs a life?? LOL!!
Loss for Words

Carbondale, IL

#38 May 11, 2010
Amused wrote:
Yeah, a bunch of moms vicariously living through their daughters and wannabe cheer sponsors griping because not everybody in a topix board thread agrees with their pseudo "state" championship.........and I'M the one that needs a life?? LOL!!
I guess you don't have kids or grandkids.
amused by you

Waterloo, Canada

#39 May 11, 2010
I think its funny that amused has nothing better to do........why don't u let us know who you are and quit hiding behind amused. You obviously have a lot to say for somebody that is not involved in this whatsoever........REALLY GET A LIFE.
Amused

Coulterville, IL

#40 May 11, 2010
Only a fool would list their actual name on a public message board like this one.......in fact, it's against posting guidelines.

If y'all like "state championship" cheer competitions, more power to you......I'm sure there's another one this week. Go and enjoy.

I'm glad the girls are tumbling and pursuing worthwhile activities......I just think these psycho parents who call out the firetrucks need to step back and recognize the true value in what their kids are doing.

I can accept your opinion.......why can't you accept mine without spewing, "Get a life?" LOL.

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