Vikings cheerleader says cheerleading workouts are tougher than Navy and Marine workouts

Whether you consider cheerleading a sport or not, I think we can all agree that NFL cheerleaders are required to be in impressive physical condition in order to earn a spot on the squad. Their workouts must be strenuous, but I’m going to go out on a limb and assume Vikings cheerleader Kaylee Munson is slightly confused about just how strenuous.

In a feature about the Vikings cheerleading squad that was published in the Star Tribune earlier this week, Munson compared a cheerleader’s workout routine to that of someone in the military.

“A lot of people hear ‘cheerleader’ and think pageant girl or bimbo, but we are so different than that,” Munson explained. “This is the hardest workout I’ve ever done in my life. On game days we’re moving for three hours straight — dancing every break and trying to get the crowd involved. As part of our military performance tours, I’ve worked out with the Navy and Marines and those were all tough workouts but, no offense guys, I have to say that our cheerleading workouts are harder!”

Does she really think the Navy and Marines put the cheerleaders through the same exact workouts that would be taking place if they weren’t there? I’m not saying NFL cheerleaders are bimbos, but let’s find some middle ground here. I’ve never heard of any grandmothers trying to join the Navy or Marines, yet we saw this 55-year-old try out to be an NFL cheerleader.

H/T Hooks, Lines & Sinkers

Boise State cheerleader tackled on sidelines (Video)

One of the best moments from the Boise State-Michigan State season opener on Friday occurred during the first quarter when a Broncos cheerleader got demolished on the sidelines. Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick was rolling to his right on second and goal and threw a pass to the end zone intended for Mitch Burroughs. The ball was a perfect touchdown pass … if the end zones extended to the seats. But unfortunately for Boise State, the end zones have boundaries, so the pass led Burroughs to the cheerleaders’ area, and he barreled into one of the cheerleaders.

Luckily the cheerleader took the entire episode pretty well and was seen laughing hysterically afterward. It’s really lucky that the young lady avoided an injury; that’s the exact sort of way Sean Payton and Joe Paterno tore up their legs on the sidelines.

Male Dixon Hernandez tries out with 1,000 women to become Texans cheerleader (Video)

Around 1,000 people tried out to become one of the 35 cheerleaders for the Houston Texans over the weekend, and there was something unique about one of the candidates: Dixon Hernandez tried out for the team despite being the only male in attendance.

Hernandez is a young man from Houston and he decided to give it a shot.

“I was like, ‘why not try out, and just go for it and have some fun?’ I’m here to have fun, and for the experience and, you know, just to see what it’s all about,” Hernandez said in an interview with KTRK. “Who wouldn’t want to be a Texans Cheerleader?”

Hernandez has expressed a desire to become a Texans cheerleader for the past few months, and he told the TV station he’s planning to try out again next year if he doesn’t make the squad this year.

The Texans don’t appear to have any gender-based restrictions for their cheerleader team, but male cheerleaders have been a controversial subject for years. However, if Hernandez is anything like this amazing male Chinese cheerleader, they should definitely put him on the team.

Bengals cheerleaders apparently are divided by real vs. fake boobs

Laura Vikmanis (pictured at right) is the oldest NFL cheerleader at 43 and has written a book about her life. The Cincinnati Enquirer posted a few interesting tidbits Vikmanis shared about being a Bengals cheerleader, and the part about the schism on the squad is by far the best.

According to Vikmanis, “The most prominent division on the Ben-Gals is not between the young girls and the older girls but between the Real Boobs and the Fake Boobs. This is despite the fact that at any given time, a third of the Real Boobs are considering implants.”

And the Vikings thought they had a schism between Brett Favre and Tarvaris Jackson backers? Give me a break. But there’s more — Vikmanis spills the beans about the practice weigh-ins and fat camp.

“Ben-Gals who don’t make weight have to stay after practice for ‘fat camp’ – an extra half-hour of high-intensity conditioning.

“Your personal goal weight is set over the first month of practice. Once it’s set, you must weigh in at every practice. If you are more than 3 pounds above your goal weight, you’ll be benched for the next game.”

I know what you’re thinking: They fly in Sam Rothstein to conduct the weigh-ins. Brown rice and vegetables, girls. Oh, and we totally know Vikmanis is part of the latter clique.

Thanks to Busted Coverage for sharing the details

55-year-old grandma Sharon Simmons wants to be Dallas Cowboys cheerleader

Sharon Simmons is 55 years old and a grandmother of two, but that’s not stopping her from trying to become a new member of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading team.

“I thought that’s something I never tried. I always wanted to try out. I got real close in my early 20′s but got busy raising my daughter. And I thought, why not now?” Simmons told CBS DFW.

Simmons has been competing in fitness competitions since turning 50 and has won nine of them, according to her website.

She’s already in excellent shape, so she has been working with a former Cowboys cheerleader on routines and fundamentals to help prepare for auditions in May.

Given her age, you’re probably wondering if she’ll be intimidated by her younger competition. She assures us that is not the case.

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High school cheerleading coach fired after calling girls ‘highfalutin heifers’ (Video)

Who says cheerleading isn’t a sport? When you have a collection of people who are competing and working together to accomplish something, that sounds kind of like a sport, right? If we have cheerleading coaches in America going Bob Knight on their team in the locker room, it must be. According to KPRC-TV in Houston, a cheerleading coach at Cypress Woods High School was fired recently after she went on an epic rant to her squad. After losing her cool with the team several times, one of the girls decided to record her spaz out on her cell phone. The results were enough to get the coach fired. Check out this video that Guyism shared with us:

I’d say calling a group of high school girls “heifers” is probably enough grounds for termination. And what does having a mortgage have to do with anything? Is this the first time you’ve ever heard a cheerleading coach pull a Mike Gundy? This is all a new concept to me. This woman needs to relax. Fortunately, she’ll have plenty of time to do that now that it’s going to be almost impossible for her to find a job in any type of leadership position.

Oklahoma State Cheerleaders Hit the Ski Slopes…Wearing Bikinis (Pictures)

Where was this publicity stunt a few weeks ago?  Had the BCS committee seen these photos before making their bowl selections and giving Alabama the nod over Oklahoma State for the BCS National Championship game, things may have been different.  How can this be ignored?  Mike Gundy may have admitted that Alabama is a better team than his Cowboys, but I don’t see any Crimson Tide cheerleaders hitting the ski slopes wearing their bikinis — do you?  Check out this picture of the Oklahoma State cheerleaders that College Cheerleader Heaven shared with the world on Thursday:

Cold? What cold? Here in the Northeast our ski resorts are suffering badly, as winter is being extremely stubborn and refuses to set in.  Temperatures are hovering around the upper 40s and lower 50s today, but some of the mountains have a few trails open for skiing.  Inviting some local college cheerleaders to hit the slopes half-naked would certainly be one way to drum up business during this difficult time.  Don’t worry, we have more pictures.  Enjoy.

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