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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-10 02:49 PM
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16. Um, isn't there something called gymnastics that already covers this

(Was one of two guys in gymnastics for about 4 years growing up- lots of fun, and already in Olympics in many forms :) )
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  -Judge: Cheerleading is not a sport under Title IX pokerfan  Jul-22-10 02:26 PM   #0 
  - Absolutely right.  Richardo   Jul-22-10 02:33 PM   #1 
  - Have you ever watched the national cheerleading competitions? They are intensely  uncommon   Jul-22-10 02:49 PM   #15 
     - So is a circus act - it's still not a sport.  Richardo   Jul-22-10 03:07 PM   #36 
     - they are but they aren't a sport that a school has to provide for  roguevalley   Jul-22-10 03:35 PM   #49 
  - K&R  PBS Poll-435   Jul-22-10 02:34 PM   #2 
  - We're an athletic activity in flux. Our roots come from a place of supporting other teams, but  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 02:37 PM   #3 
  - Any chance of getting it recognized by the NCAA?  KamaAina   Jul-22-10 02:59 PM   #33 
     - That's one of the things they are working on. I am very curious to see what it will  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 03:02 PM   # 
        - Perhaps they could compete at meets involving multiple schools  KamaAina   Jul-22-10 03:07 PM   #37 
           - Yeah, like gymnastics have meets for specific regional conferences?  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 03:09 PM   #39 
  - while it was a ploy for money, i dont agree its not a sport  iamthebandfanman   Jul-22-10 02:38 PM   #4 
  - I agree. I never was a cheerleader but I watch the local  CBR   Jul-22-10 02:39 PM   #7 
  - In college, there were blocks of time when you coudn't use the gymn's weight rooms  rocktivity   Jul-22-10 02:43 PM   #10 
  - the ruling wasn't that it was not a sport  Johonny   Jul-22-10 03:00 PM   #34 
     - It has to be the travel  pokerfan   Jul-22-10 03:25 PM   #47 
  - How expensive can a volleyball program be?  FSogol   Jul-22-10 02:38 PM   #5 
  - well if there is no program and schedule  Johonny   Jul-22-10 03:02 PM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-22-10 02:38 PM   #6 
  - You think this is a "sport"...  snooper2   Jul-22-10 02:40 PM   #8 
     - wow you can find one video  FooshIt   Jul-22-10 02:42 PM   #9 
     - Not everyone can throw a standing full, pull a bow and arrow, or base a rewind to single cupie. They  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 02:46 PM   #13 
     - Um, isn't there something called gymnastics that already covers this  snooper2   Jul-22-10 02:49 PM   #16 
        - This is team gymnastics.  uncommon   Jul-22-10 02:50 PM   #18 
        - Um, they already have team gymnastics  snooper2   Jul-22-10 02:53 PM   #25 
           - They have gymnastics teams, but they don't perform *as* a team. nt  uncommon   Jul-22-10 02:57 PM   #29 
           - Yes, they do perform as a "team" and rely on each other  snooper2   Jul-22-10 03:12 PM   #42 
           - youre pathetic  iamthebandfanman   Jul-22-10 04:00 PM   #52 
        - Heh. Most gymnasts get really mad when people compare the two. It's more  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 02:56 PM   #27 
     - You think this isn't?  uncommon   Jul-22-10 02:47 PM   #14 
     - Hey  madmax   Jul-22-10 02:51 PM   #21 
        - So does he have to give back his varsity letter?  KamaAina   Jul-22-10 02:56 PM   #28 
  - I fully support womans volleyball.  SunnySong   Jul-22-10 02:44 PM   #11 
  - It really depends. Some cheerleading teams are very competitive and athletic.  uncommon   Jul-22-10 02:46 PM   #12 
  - Aren't most competitive cheer teams co-ed? /nt  Lance_Boyle   Jul-22-10 02:49 PM   #17 
  - Yes.  uncommon   Jul-22-10 02:50 PM   #20 
  - So how was it ever a Title IX issue in the first place?  Lance_Boyle   Jul-22-10 02:51 PM   #22 
     - All sport funding is a Title IX issue, is it not?  uncommon   Jul-22-10 02:52 PM   #24 
     - Sports funding decisions are themselves competitive since Title IX - should be televised  Lance_Boyle   Jul-22-10 03:20 PM   #44 
        - Actually, about half the states in the country acknowledge HS cheer as a sport, which has  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 05:01 PM   #60 
     - Because they wanted to drop women's volleyball to add cheer  KamaAina   Jul-22-10 02:58 PM   #30 
        - Ah, so they sought to remove a women's sport to make room for a co-ed sport?  Lance_Boyle   Jul-22-10 03:21 PM   #45 
           - No, actually those particular cheer teams (the Title IX ones) are all-female.  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 04:13 PM   #54 
  - Depends on the school. Some have co-ed only teams. Some have multiple cheer teams, like  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 02:58 PM   #31 
  - When one can watch two team members pick up a third one and fling  Obamanaut   Jul-22-10 02:50 PM   #19 
  - Amen!  uncommon   Jul-22-10 02:51 PM   #23 
  - I've got a stunning idea.  yella_dawg   Jul-22-10 02:54 PM   #26 
  - Hmm... Don't cheerleaders sweat?  mike r   Jul-22-10 02:59 PM   #32 
  - Looking at the first (and most relevant) definition of Sport...  LanternWaste   Jul-22-10 03:07 PM   #38 
  - It's definitely more of a sport than bowling and fishing. Ugh. nt  uncommon   Jul-22-10 03:12 PM   #41 
     - We can agree on that one  snooper2   Jul-22-10 03:14 PM   #43 
  - I think it is a sport  Oregone   Jul-22-10 03:11 PM   #40 
  - It is very athletic, but not a sport AS IT IS NOW  LostinVA   Jul-22-10 03:25 PM   #46 
  - It's a sport.  LWolf   Jul-22-10 03:28 PM   #48 
  - Good Decision  NeedleCast   Jul-22-10 03:40 PM   #50 
  - Yes this was just an attempt to skirt the rules.  alarimer   Jul-22-10 03:45 PM   #51 
  - Well, thank you! I can't believe anyone believes otherwise. This was dodge  CTyankee   Jul-22-10 04:29 PM   #57 
  - This ruling will kill Sue Sylvester.  foxfeet   Jul-22-10 04:09 PM   #53 
  - LOL  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-22-10 04:16 PM   #55 
  - good decision  fishwax   Jul-22-10 04:24 PM   #56 
  - This is a message from the 'most ' important people in cheerleading  Ichingcarpenter   Jul-22-10 04:35 PM   #58 
  - Go East Lake Spartans!  pokerfan   Jul-22-10 04:49 PM   #59 
     - the perfect cheer!  Ichingcarpenter   Jul-22-10 06:41 PM   #61 
  - I agree  Skittles   Jul-22-10 06:43 PM   #62 
  - Definitely not my thing, but I have to disagree with this...  4_TN_TITANS   Jul-23-10 02:26 PM   #63 
     - The judge didn't say that it wasn't athletic  pokerfan   Jul-23-10 04:01 PM   #64 

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