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I Love You This Much

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Nope, it’s not Halloween for these gals; they’re part of the cheer squad at their Ft. Worth high school. Here they prep for a touchdown victory.

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And while they take a break by the creek…

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…the cheerleaders perfect their maneuvers.

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Showtime, ladies! Don’t drop her!

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Pep In Your Step

Sis Boom Bah, Rah Rah Rah!

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From the 50s to the 60s…

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…to the 70s, cheerleading never goes out of style.

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Even when the outfits are disastrous.

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We’re all familiar with the common “lean-back and flash your invisible oven mitt/handgun/wine glass” cheer, aren’t we?  

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Well, there must be something to it, because many schools employed this tactic, as if to tell the opposing team to “hit the road, Jack.” My lumbar hurts just looking at it.

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But being flexible is the name of the game. Mix with exuberance and stir.

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Of course, you can’t forget your pom-poms.

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Even novices can promote school spirit! This girl appears to be conducting the band with a baton at a pep rally.

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And don’t forget that when cheerleading was popularized over 100 years ago, it was a boys-only sport. That explains why Steve Martin, Samuel Jackson, and several presidents cheered for their schools.

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Can you imagine if men had to wear those tiny Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders outfits?

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Git-R-Done, Larry.