So, what do you think about Cheer? Is it a sport? Is it not a sport? Are you afraid of pom-poms (I am talking to you Person Who Died of Boredom in the DMV)?
One cheerleader, who wishes to remain anonymous said "It really frustrates me when I tell people I'm a cheerleader and they say something like: Oh... you're a cheerleader? Really? You? No offense or anything but... I don't like cheerleaders that much. They are annoying. I enjoy cheer and that's why I do it. (Suprise!) I do sometimes take offense though when you say cheer annoys you. I really could care less about football and baseball but I don't go around telling people who enjoy those sports that I don't like it when they play football or talk about baseball. I just understand that we are two different people with different likes and dislikes. I'm not trying to offend anyone who says things about Cheer or other sports, but I try to stay positive as a Cheerleader and a person and insulting other people based on the sport you play is wrong."
I personally think that it is unfair to be mean about other people's hobbies, but at the same time I think people should be allowed to voice their opinions. I just think they need to do it in a kind way. Earlier this week I saw an argument between two people about Cheer. One boy insisted it wasn't a sport while one girl insisted it was. Those of you who don't count it as a sport, I want to know why. Think about your reasoning and leave a comment (please comment😄) and those of you who do count it as a sport share your opinions as well! Just remember volleyball, soccer, tennis, football, baseball, and non-athletic childrens: cheerleaders don't question your right to enjoy your game or hobbies, do let's not make their's up for debate.
Comment Challenge: What is your opinion on cheer? Is Cheer a sport? 3 comments would be amazing!
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-Princess Peaches Pygmy Puff
Welcome to the sports page! For all the people (and the aliens- can’t leave them out) who don’t play sports because they don’t have time, are injured, or are simply too lazy, GET OFF THE SOFA (yes, I’m talking to you, avid football watchers/couch potatoes) AND DO SOMETHING! SPORTS ARE FUN!
If that didn’t convince you, here are the sporty updates from here at Shepherd:
Thus far soccer has been killing it out there. Despite Mr. Bradley’s alien- ness he has coached them to a 2-0 season start. Keep it up, soccer!
Unfortunately, varsity volleyball has yet to win a game, thanks to a HUGE score mix- up at Pueblo. Obviously, if I had been there, the outcome would have been different- alas, the Person Who Died of Boredom at the D.M.V. is but fifty percent mortal and cannot be in more than three places at the same time.
J.V., on the other hand, is off to a great start- 2-0! I’ve heard of stiff muscles and sore arms, but the hard work seems to be paying off, based on the huge improvements from both J.V. and varsity. Credit is evidently due to the new coach, Coach Fellowes, for her outstanding coaching. Go, volleyball!
That’s all from the Person Who Died of Boredom at the D.M.V. Three cheers for our super athletes! (P.S. I hope you liked the presents on the lockers- blame the Duchess of Deadly Hiccups in the Hall for her terrible cutting skills.)
Sports are healthy for your body, but they can also be very dangerous. It’s not a bad idea to play sports because of the great exercise and teamwork activities you participate in, but you could get badly hurt. Ask anyone who’s been injured by accident or on purpose. A survey was taken in the seventh and eighth grade about how many people were injured by sports or other sporty activities since school started. Thirteen out of eighteen students said they were injured. That’s about seventy-two percent! And it’s only the fifth week of school! So next time you participate in sports or sporty activities, please remember you have a very high chance of getting injured! On another note, those of us who don’t care about the odds of injuries and decide to play anyway, soccer and volleyball players played Franktown and Pueblo. Soccer and JV volleyball won their games versus Franktown, but volleyball varsity lost by only two points! Good job all of our wonderful sporty athletes and try not to get injured! But if you do get injured, please get better soon because we need you to play for Shepherd! These are all the reasons that sports are good and bad for you.