They're the rah-rah-rah that get fans and athletes hyped up. Without cheerleaders, how would we know when to be aggressive or use defense? Yet being one of sports' happy helpers isn't so simple. Whether it's perfecting dancing moves, upstaging female counterparts with your sassy swings or donning the right uniform, you've gotta watch how cheerleaders get down.
Too young to be sexy?Ā – A provocative dance plus elementary girls multiplied by viral video success equals controversy. When a young dance troupe suggestively sways, splits and turns to "Single Ladies," some parents are proud, but others are offended. "Uh oh oh" indeed.
Who wears short skirts? – A group of Ohio cheerleaders ran into trouble when they learned their cheerleading uniforms didn't adhere to the school dress code. Administrators thought the outfits were too skimpy.
You call those cheerleaders? – Who needs fit and rhythmically precise cheerleaders when you can have "manatees" instead? It's a new look for a cheery profession that gives the big guys a chance to show their stuff on the field. This all-male dance team catches eyes for more than just its moves.