Most Dangerous Sport For Women: Cheerleading

While it may seem like cheerleaders have all the fun by dating Thad the All-State Quarterback or by getting the glory of being named Prom Queen, as the movie “But, I’m a Cheerleader” has shown, there’s a dark underbelly to the all the gum-twirling and general airheadedness. And in some cases, that underbelly is deadly!

Cheerleader giving a headlock

(”See! Cheerleading is SO a sport!”)

According to LIVESCIENCE, cheerleading “is far more dangerous than any other sport” for high school and college women. And that’s even before taking into consideration the daily dangers of riding in elevators or undergoing excrement-based hazing rituals.

Any jerks out there who still fall under the “cheerleading is not a sport” cloud, take a look at some of these gory stats:

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What The? Little Kiddies As “Human Cockfighters”

Us native Missourians have always had the pioneer spirit. So it comes as no surprise that Missouri, according to the ASSOCIATED PRESS, is the only state in the nation that “explicitly allows” children to actually take part in MMA bouts (in many states, it is a misdemeanor for children to participate).

Baby MMA

AP account on such a bout involving two “young boys”: “Two members of the group called the “Garage Boys Fight Crew” touched their thin martial-arts gloves in a flash of sportsmanship before beginning a relentless exchange of sucker punches, body blows and swift kicks.” Read more…