Coutelier Says The Darndest Things… Episode 2
I’m telling my niece, age 9 and who practices cheerleading, about a day I had.
Me:- Oh yeah… there were cheerleaders there as well.
Niece:- Was it Phoenix?
Me:- Um… I think so. Why? Who are they? Are they your rivals?
Me:- Oh no. So what happens if you meet them in the street? Do you all get out chains and knives and start fighting?
Niece:- (giggles) Something like that… it’s very awkward.
Me:- When cheerleaders fight, does each side form a pyramid and the ones at the top have to try and knock each other down while the others hold them up?
Niece:- (snorts) Did you know, cheerleading is the fifth most dangerous sport?
Me:- I’ll bet. You should probably take up something safer, like rugby or boxing.
(On a serious note, she is right. Cheerleaders get injured a lot doing some of those moves, sometimes very seriously.)