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Why do people say cheerleading is not a sport?

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Asked at 2011.03.08 23:39:37
well i have been cheering since 5 for fbc but i am currently switching teams. i am going to cheer for vogt spartens!!

i have heard so many times that cheerleading is not a sport.psssh. it is very much a sport. cheerleading is one of the hardest SPORTS ever. people who do not cheer do not know what it takes to be a cheerleader. we yell ,jump do stunts, catch girls, fly in the air and hope to god that someone will catch you, do your moves and hope to get them right, smile, have so much spirit, try not to get punched in the face when a girl is cradaling out of a mount, not being scared when people throw you up in the air, keep up with school and other stuff, twist your body like a pretzel more then 8 feet up in the air, practice every nigh, sweat until the last the last sweat drop comes out of you, trust people all the time, be brave,ect. but why do we not get the same respect as other sports. we work so hard and dont get the respect that we should get. its so frustrating at times. people consider it an activity but why wouldnt football then be considered an activity? we work just as hard as any football player does. we have to corporate or else someone can get seriously injured. just because we dont use a ball doesnt mean its not a sport. i mean wrestling is a sport they dont use a ball. under sport in the dictionary it says:n activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. just remember athletes life weights cheerleaders life people. ok so what do you think is it a sport or not????????????? cheerleading has rules ....
answer Hippie Tree Hugger duh, WINNIN  Answered at 2011.03.08 23:39:37
Okay, okay, calm down.

Many people just don't want to ADMIT it's a sport mostly because they are either jealous or because they think it's a flakey "sport". Most people either love or hate cheerleaders, there's not many in between. Anyone that was ever a cheerleader will tell you it's a sport. I was never a cheerleader, but I have to agree that it IS a sport as well, for several of the reasons you explained.

I have a similar issue about horseback riding. People don't think it's a sport, but I can easily argue it is.

Anyway, what real difference does it make? Does it really matter what it's labeled?

I can't even believe I just answered this question. LOL.
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