Rounds and Quarters

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cheers for Cheerleaders!

Last week cheerleaders in Connecticut begged school officials to help make their uniforms less skimpy. According to the Connecticut Post and NBC Connecticut, Heidi Medina, the captain of Bridgeport Central's cheerleading squad, stood before the Bridgeport Board of Education in her team's standard uniform, which bares athletes midriffs and uses either small shorts or baggy sweatpants as bottoms, to make a statement that it was inappropriate.

Medina and fellow seniors insist that the Central uniforms do not meet regulations that require cheerleader uniforms to cover an athlete's midsection when they stand at attention. "It really hurts our self esteem," Bridgeport Central senior Ariana Mesaros told the Board of Education, according to the Post. "I am embarrassed to stand up here dressed like this. Is this really how you want Bridgeport to be represented?"
As noted by NBC Connecticut, the Bridgeport cheerleaders' plea comes on the heels of a recent study of college cheerleaders, which found that college cheerleaders whose uniforms exposed midriffs faced a significantly higher risk of developing eating disorders.For its part, the Bridgeport Board of Education is moving quickly to quell the controversy, with the assistant superintendent of secondary schools telling the Post that black bodysuits would be purchased for the Central cheerleaders to wear under their uniforms.

Still, the incident raises a troubling disparity between what cheerleaders are expected to look like, and what might be most healthy for them. While the eating disorder study focused on college cheerleaders, there's little doubt that the findings are significant for high school cheerleaders, too. 

Whew! I don't think that choosing a uniform could be this hard, with health matters to consider too. How about they just buy  cheap uniforms, eh?

And talking about those who cheer for men and women who are wearing sportswear uniforms or team wear, I've come up to the idea to post the cheerleaders of NFL 2010. Here are they:  

Baltimore Ravens cheerleaders:

N.Y. Jets cheerleaders:

New Orleans Saints cheerleaders:

New England Patriots cheerleaders:

Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders:

Houston Texans cheerleaders:

Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders:

San Diego Chargers cheerleaders :

 Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders:

Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders:

Miami Dolphins cheerleaders:

Washington Redskins cheerleaders:

Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders:

 Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders:

 Denver Broncos cheerleaders:
Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders:

Tennessee Titans cheerleaders:

Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders:

St. Louis Rams cheerleaders:

Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders:

San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders :

Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders :

Oakland Raiders cheerleaders:

Carolina Panthers cheerleaders:

Buffalo Bills cheerleaders:

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