Why Cheerleading Is Lame…Not!!!


Jenni Holthus writes, Author of Why Cheerleading Is Lame is anonymous from http://www.

Author of Why Cheerleading Is Lame is anonymous from http://www.kidzworld.com/article/2841-why-cheerleading-is-lameSummary (At the bottom in underlined italics) is by Jenni HolthusWhy Cheerleading is Lame! Gimme an L! Gimme an A! Gimme an M and an E! Whatta you got? A word that describes cheerleading, that’s what. Here are few reasons why cheerleaders, and cheerleading, are totally lame. Snob FactorFor some reason, cheerleaders seem to think they’re special, just because they cheer for the football team. What’s so cool about cheering for someone else? Wearing a dorky uniform and forming a pyramid really isn’t that special and it certainly doesn’t give them a reason to think they’re better than everyone else at school. Lame BrainsLet’s face it; the average cheerleader is about as intelligent as the football team’s water cooler. Most of their cheers involve counting to three or screaming out lame sentences like “Go, team, go!” They know lots about fixing their hair but after that, there’s a big drop off. They Get in the WayCheerleaders’ lame stunts and annoying laughs just make it harder for people watching the game to concentrate on the action on the field. It’s like trying to play video games while your mom’s vacuuming in front of the TV. Most of the time cheerleaders aren’t even paying attention to what’s going on in the game anyway. I’ve heard cheerleaders yelling, “S-C-O-R-E,” when their team doesn’t even have the ball. If cheerleaders insist on showing up to games, they should S-H-U-T U-P. Stupid StuntsWhat’s the deal with waving pom-poms and forming pyramids? Thousands of school cheerleaders are injured each year trying to build pyramids or pull off other lame stunts. When the Egyptians made the Pyramids at Giza that was cool. When a bunch of fluffy-brained girls try to form a pyramid by awkwardly standing on top of each other, that’s not cool.I think this article is very rude and it offends me a lot. I am a cheerleader and a very good student. Every girl on my team is smart and the complete opposite of lame. A girl in my class says that all you do in cheerleading is throw your hands up and yell stupid stuff at a crowd. I dare her to come to a practice and do half of the stuff we do. For competitive cheerleaders, if you mess up it penalizes the whole team. One wrong move could make the whole team lose. If you yell at us for distracting you yell at the fans next to you. We are as much of a distraction as the fans around you. It takes a lot of courage to get up and have your life in someone’s hands, or someone’s life in your hands. One of my coaches, Erin Neverette says that the only people who say this are jealous or wish they were cheerleaders. We need a lot of strength to have the right angles, and moves.I disagree with this article. Tell me what you think with a comment. Do you disagree or agree???


  1. The philosophy supporting…
    The philosophy supporting each point is all based from people who have not tried each option, thus they have become clouded with their opinion. It is a fact that most people who are cheer leaders tend to have rich parents or rather upper middle class. Thus giving their child a better chance to do more expensive sports, such as cheer leading. On the other hand the sport is a lot harder than it appears, there fore each side is without knowing any thing about he others opinions and therefor shouldn’t be causing problems.

  2. I can see both sides of the point.
    I can see both sides of the point. Some people need to be more considerate of other peoples feelings. You on the hand need to put yourself in their shoes. If there was somebody always screaming and cheering at you while you were trying to concentrate , how would you feel? I think that the writer of the above artical defiantly should not have been that rude and offending, but you both need to put each other in the other person’s shoes!

  3. I strongly disagree with …
    I strongly disagree with this article. I am not a cheerleader myself, and I think that the writer above is being very sterotypical.

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