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You Can't Make this stuff up: Armless, legless girl and wants to cheerlead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Girl born with no arms below the elbow and no legs wants to be a cheerleader. She tried out three times for the sqaud and never made it. Her parents complained to school officials. They want the scoring process changed.

    She is the in band and does dance.

    I'm inclined to side with the school.

  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I think the school could have generated a hell of a lot of goodwill by letting her join the team, but clearly it has chosen not to do that.

    However, I can understand why they wouldn't, on slippery slope grounds.
  3. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    But cheerleading is a sport!

    *runs away*
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see where the story addressed whether this cheer squad was competitive or just cheered at ball games. If it's the former, I tend to side with the school. If it's the latter, then I don't see where it's a big deal.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I love when organizations side with the assholes.
  6. This ...

    If they had let her on I wouldn't have a problem with it.

    I don't think they should be forced to change their policies either.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    You'd think one jerkoff involved with this jerkoff organization woulda' said, "Man, we could get a lot of positive PR by putting her on the squad. Not to mention, umm, in our overly-litigious world, it could save us a lawsuit. Afterall, she doesn't want to be a point guard on the basketball team. She wants to cheer fer crissakes." But then I realized I was reading about cheerleading coaches and parents, who are worse than the worst sorority amplified by 10 in their overall cattiness.

    Lastly, think of the fundraising you can do with an armless, legless girl? You gonna' say "no" on an armless, legless girl that approaches you about buying hoagies?
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Hey, if Artie on Glee can play football ...
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Do cheerleaders really get fans riled up for a game? None that I've ever seen.
  10. Do other girls get cut, too? Are there 30 girls trying out for 15 spots? If so, I'll side with the school. If this girl is the only one cut then it's just plain mean.
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    If she falls down a slippery slope she'll be unable to get up?
  12. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    You're going to hell for saying that.

    And I'm going to hell for laughing.
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