I know this post won't win me any fans, but I've never believed cheerleading is a sport. I HATED that my girls wanted to try it when they were younger. But being the ever supportive parent, I let them join and bit my lip the whole time.
Well now a judge has ruled that cheerleading is not a college sport and it can't be used to meet gender-equity requirements for Quinnipiac University.
I understand that there is a lot of controversy and there is a difference between cheerleaders who basically clap for boys sports and ones that go out and perform in competitions. I'm really trying to buy into the whole concept, but once my kids came home with a cheer that went: 'Like totally; For sure; I just got a manicure. The sun; I swear; is bleaching out my hair..." -- all bets were off. You take a look at some of these cheerleaders in action and you tell me cheerleading is a sport: