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cheerleaders

Our Adorable Past

Ye Olden Tymes: When Cheerleading Was an Exclusively Men’s Sport

Back when it first originated in the 19th century, the sport of cheerleading was a veritable sausage fest. Meaning, only men were allowed to be cheerleaders. In fact, it took a World War to finally allow women into the sport, and only because there were less men to join the squads. Wow — if we had never gone to war, men would be wearing all those skimpy little hot shorts at NFL game now instead of women! Can you even imagine?

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Great Hera!

This Grandma Is Trying Out For The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

You may not have pegged her as a grandmother at first glance but 55-year-old Sharon Simmons definitely is. This fabulous (and fabulously in shape) granny has decided to try out for the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders. 

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Great Hera!

Meet Anna Watson, the Georgia Cheerleader Who Can Open That Jelly Jar for You

Anna Watson, a junior at the University of Georgia, found comfort and success in weightlifting following a stressful period in her life and eventually found herself looking at a $75,000 modeling contract after turning her arms into those fear-injecting limbs you see above. And then, she changed her mind. Mostly because it was becoming a frightening regimen of intense workouts, consuming 3,000 calories a day, and (legal) steroids. Watson opted out. Now, in addition to being a cheerleader, she’s an exercise and sports science major who hopes to become a personal trainer and help others find ways to set their own fitness goals.

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