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June 29th, 2011 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana


As many of you know, I was a cheerleader in high school, and naturally have a soft spot for all things cheerleading. It’s dance, performance and sport in one package, guys. Can’t hate!

But I’ve always been pretty meh when it comes to male cheerleaders. No, I don’t think they’re weenies–quite the opposite. I fully appreciate how instrumental they are in taking cheer stunting and performance to the next level–their strength and athleticism as bases and tumblers totally change the whole game.

But that’s also my issue with cheer dudes. Typically male cheerleaders are extra tough and robot-stiff on the dance floor/field/court/stage… perhaps to prove that, although they do hold megaphones and point a perky “number one” in the air, they’re still swinging big dicks or whatever. They never use pom poms, which are quite possibly my FAVORITE thing cheer has to offer (I challenge you to think of anything happier than a silvery, sassy pom pom!). They wear completely different outfits from their female counterparts, usually primary-hued polyester pants (which is respectable and kind of unavoidable but also violates the uniformity of a squad’s overall look, a result that irks me on an endemic level. I mean, cheer pants?! Whatever!) that suck.

Male cheerleaders can make the argument that they are cheerleaders solely to put their strength and athleticism to work, while getting to shove their hands into the shadowy crevices of the world’s most perfect thighs. But few are on cheer squads to dance and cheer for cheer‘s sake. Not all, but most. And by golly, if somebody’s leading me to cheer, I want it to be for CHEER’S SAKE!

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BABEWATCH: 5 NFL Cheerleader Hotties

September 22nd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

We’ll be the first ones to say that there’s something slightly creepy about grown women being cheerleaders. It’s a little bit like grown women wanting to be princesses–yes, we’re talking to you, Bridezillas–like indulging a girlhood fantasy way past its sell-by date.

That said, cheerleading, at least the face of it, has changed a lot since we were kids. Cheerleading squads, especially in professional sports, have become increasingly more diverse. In the NFL, it’s rare these days to see an all-white squad, and about one-third of the teams have at least one Asian cheerleader. (My Cowboys, however, do not. Boo, Jerry Jones. Boo.) And because football and cheerleading are national birthrights, this is progress. It’s like people are finally starting to see that Asian is American, too.

To celebrate this change, we present to you our Top 5 NFL Cheerleader Draft Picks (click on their names to see more photos and full bios):

DUYEN
Houston Texans
“I love any type of curry, whether it’s Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese or Indian.”
ALICIA
Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite books? “Anything by Haruki Murakami.”
KAORUKO HORIIKE
Denver Broncos
Holds a degree in Economics from Rikkyo University (Japan).

TOMOKO KOJIMA
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Decided to become an NFL cheerleader in 1994, when she attended a preseason game in San Diego as an exchange student from Japan.
TIFFANY
San Diego Chargers
Immigrated to Southern California from Taiwan at the age of 7.

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Gimme a D-O-L-L

September 29th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

The Cowboys lost yesterday to the Redskins, putting a major damper on all the too-early-in-the-season-Super-Bowl-chatter. In related news, I learned this week that the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Barbie only comes in three flavors: vanilla (“Caucasian”), chocolate (“African-American”), and coffee (“Hispanic”). Is the first Cowboys loss of the season and this doll-item related? Probably not. (Dallas’ bullshit-secondary is the more likely culprit.)


But what the F is up with that, Big D? What about all those little Asian girls who want to grow up to be fake-breasted, skimpy outfit-wearing, dirty dancing-hobags, risking disownment and alienasian from their families? Who will they model themselves after?


Oh. Well, okay. Never mind.


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SPORTS ILLUSTRASIAN: China’s 200,000 New Cheerleaders

August 4th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Just when you were beginning to believe that our trade relations with China were totally one-sided–with America buying up all the crap that’s made in China and never vice-versa–here’s an example of China importing our doo:

Yeah, that’s right. CHINESE CHEERLEADERS. Since June, 200,000 Chinese volunteers have been training to be cheerleaders in preparation for the Olympic games. The New England Patriot Cheerleaders were even brought in to assist–why the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders were bypassed, I don’t know–and probably had something to do with producing the ELITE SQUAD you just witnessed in the video (no, I’m not kidding).

Which reminds me. When I was growing up, my Dad used to threatened to disown me if I so much as thought about becoming a cheerleader, and I used to think he was such a fucking Hardass Asian Buzzkill for that, but now I GET IT. I totally get it.

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I Guess I Know Who Wears the Pants in the Family

February 22nd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Congratulasians to Vanessa Minnillo, who today confirmed to People that she has been cast in her first feature film, Redefining Love. The former Miss Teen USA also told the magazine that boyfriend Nick Lachey is “one of my biggest cheerleaders,” which confirmed that he is still a big tool.

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