Enjoy The UConn Cheerleaders While You Still Can

On Wednesday, Brooks informed us that the University of Connecticut had banned its cheerleaders from doing any death-defying stunts during athletic contests, done out of concern of the cheergirls’ chances of suffering serious injuries - and concern of the lawsuits that are likely to follow.

UConn cheerleaders

(You won’t be seeing this anymore)

But such a decision by UConn officials puts the Husky cheerleaders on a slippery slope. (”Husky” referring to the nickname of UConn’s sports teams, not necessarily the physical condition of the cheerleaders.) Why, if they’re going to keep the girls from standing on each others’ heads & leaping to the ground, what’s to stop them from disbanding the cheerleading squad altogether? The gals can still suffer strained shoulders from all that arm-raising & fist-pumping, not to mention the terrible wear on their vocal chords from all that shouting - and the school could be held liable.

So before things in Storrs come to this inevitable conclusion, let’s take a moment to appreciate what might soon be removed from Rentschler Field & hauled away from the Hartford Civic Center.

(Photos after the jump.)

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Photos Lead CFL Cheerleading Coach to Resign

On July 13th, THE BIG LEAD unearthed some tremendous photos of the Canadian Football League’s most photogenic ambassadors, the Winnipeg Blue Lightning. Within hours, the gallery of photos that featured members of the squad doing what cheerleaders do when they’re not standing on the side of a 110-yard football field cheering for guys who weren’t good enough to play in the NFL, quickly circulated through the Internet’s series of tubes.

CFL Cheerleaders

Days later, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers sat down with their PR team (which is probably just one person considering they are just a CFL team), got their message points down & spoke to the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. Team spokesperson Arash Madani told the paper, “Each member puts in countless hours of training, volunteering, mentoring and making a positive impact in the community,” He added, “A small number of isolated photos from a member without any affiliation to the organization for quite some time is not a reflection of what the Blue Lightning team or the franchise is about.”

Now just over a week later we learn that the team’s coach, Dena Clark has resigned. Once again, blogs can be blamed for taking a job away from somebody.

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Blog-A-Roni: ‘86 Dodgers Do The Baseball Boogie

• The LADIES… dance over the remarkable sight of the 1986 Los Angeles Dodgers doin’ the Baseball Boogie.

• YOU BEEN BLINDED raises their bids (among other things), as a nude photo of Tom Brady’s gal pal Gisele is on the auction block.

• Trying to cope with the Pope’s new announcement, DEUCE OF DAVENPORT offers up their own seven deadly sins of sports.

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