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Do you agree with the state's decision to make cheerleading a sport?

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May-15-14 10:49 AM

Who cares?

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May-15-14 12:03 PM

Who cares? Maybe the property tax payers who will have to foot the bill for a 'competitive' cheer leading instructor, or maybe the additional cost for State compliance? Do you think this is a freebie courtesy of a benevolent New York State Government? Just about every activity can be deemed a 'sport' and therefore, taxed and regulated. How about bringing MMA to New York to pay for this scholastic 'upgrade'??...Never mind, I just remembered Lottery money was supposed to go to Education.

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May-16-14 9:52 AM

The devil is always in the details.

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May-16-14 10:35 AM

Sounds like another $100,000 a year job that the tax payers will have to pay.

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May-16-14 12:21 PM

There is cheerleading in most schools now. They pay an adviser to supervise and instruct the cheerleaders. Depending on the competition structure there may be little additional expense. If schools are competing in basketball already the cheer team would already have transportation to an event. If the competition was held between JV and Varsity Boys Basketball games it might add an additional 15 to 20 minutes. It would be one of the few sports where both boys and girls could participate together. It would be a better use of school funds having three competitions using the same transportation and support dollars. Besides it would put a knot in Bobby’s shorts that it wasn’t in the original constitution.

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May-16-14 1:40 PM

Actually it probably has more to do with cheer injuries and the way the schools handle them now that it is a sport

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May-16-14 2:20 PM

spoken like a true non-School Tax payer bereal. Thank you for your complimentary off-topic comment on me, it speaks volumes of the impact I've had on your way of thinking...didn't think about that, did you?

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May-16-14 6:00 PM

Is this competitive cheerleading or more of what's been going on for the last 50 years? I remember not so long ago when women were for equality, not for cheering for the boys. I guess it goes in cycles, and now, when the job market is down, is probably a good time to attract attention and a prospective meal ticket by shaking your pom-poms. Its been going on since Adam met Eve..... (not a judgement, just an observation).

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May-17-14 6:47 AM

Good observation Hill, although I think the feminazis would have a field day with what they would call your 'judgement'.

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May-17-14 8:04 AM

Does this mean that yard work is a sport? How about bird watching? Isn't a cheerleader just a over zealous fan?

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May-17-14 11:27 AM

I guess so stack, bird watching..girl watching. Why, even watching those 'over zealous fans' you mentioned is a sport all to itself. Uh Oh, look out...some politician will find a way to tax eye-candy. If they start taxing air and co2, us big-nose Italians are DOOMED!!!

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May-18-14 8:36 AM

I smell a "cheerleader" mandate in the air!

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May-19-14 8:39 AM

Did McBoob actually say feminazi in his post? How original. We know why he never posts between noon and 3 PM. It's his daily indoctrination by a drug addict. Silly regressive

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May-19-14 10:54 AM

It really depends on whether or not they are competing. Cheer teams that practice daily and compete, as opposed to those that simply cheer on another team, certainly are participating in a sport. I support it if these teams will be competing. If not it should remain a club activity.

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May-19-14 1:27 PM

IF we are talking about the grout acrobatics while yelling while lifting and tossing people, people standing on others heads and shoulders, ? then somehow New Yawk is again behind the curve. These "competitions" have been broadcast on ESPN. So far those injured have recovered completely. BUT as soon as there is a permanent injury I'm sure there will be "safety standards" implemented reducing this fun(?) sport(?) to a mere yelling contest.

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May-19-14 1:27 PM

grout?? where did that come from ??? meant great

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May-19-14 8:30 PM

If it's not broke don't fix it. leave it alone.

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May-20-14 6:31 AM

...and then the State says..well, if we break it, then it needed fixing anyway.

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May-20-14 6:38 AM

Heheh, as a matter of fact drugs, I'll be doing some grout acrobatics on my Den ceiling later this week.

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