Cheerleading: Dumb or Too Dumb?

Remember how after Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal, he decided the paper should be covering sports more? That was awesome. Today: Is cheerleading stupid, or what?

Did you know that "Cheerleading accounts for 65% of all female catastrophic injuries in high school and college"—even more than Tucker Max fans? Did you know that despite this, the NCAA doesn't consider cheerleading a "sport?" Rather, it appears, they consider it a pastime for whores.

The greatest changes in cheerleading have been the growing popularity of gymnastic moves known as "stunting"

Cheerleading: Dumb or Too Dumb?


Mmmm hmm. Would the New York Times be as quick to tackle the little-known story of the pervasiveness of stuntin' in dangerous non-sport "cheerleading" so unflinchingly? Let's just say we haven't seen it yet.

In conclusion, yes, cheerleading is just as dumb as the sports for which it cheers.