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Friday, May 02, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: ASU Cuts Cheerleading Squad

First one of them gets into porn, then they get really "Dirty."

Arizona State has cut the school's cheerleading squad after six members of the now-axed squad posed in their bras and panties on website "The Dirty." As the FOXNews story above states, while only six ASU cheerleaders are shown in the pics, the entire 16-member squad will suffer the consequences.

Seriously, ASU. Are you really going to pull the ol' first grade teacher, "If you don't tell me who did it, you all have to stay inside for recess" stuff?

So I guess this means if six ASU football players get busted for something this fall, you drop the whole program, right?

I suppose ASU officials are a little paranoid over the past, uh, "X"-ploits of some of their cheerleaders and don't want to see this again...


...Although many of our readers sure do.

43 comments:

Joshua said...

I bet the parents of some of these young women sue. Mark my words, it almost has to happen.

Killing My Liver said...

Lame.
The school approved uniforms aren't much bigger than what they're wearing. I could see a suspension or something of the like, but even Urban Meyer thinks "that's a little harsh"

Bigasshammm said...

I cant wait to retire in Arizona where my in laws have a large chunk of property that will eventually become ours. I can see myself attending all ASU games just cause. Dirty old man syndrome will have kicked in!

intellidouche said...

The best thing about cheerleaders is not their skimpy uniforms. It's their vaginas.

OSURulz said...

Those girls aren't showing anything that you couldn't see in a VS catalog or during a casual stroll on the beach. Seems rediculous to kick them off the squad and even more rediculous to punish the entire squad. I'm sure ASU justifies it in their minds due to Courtney's exploits and they want to avoid that slippery slope.

Bigasshammm said...

After further review I don't see how they could get away with this at all. If so they would then have to expel every ASU student who has a myspace page or facebook since all they do now is show off their bodies. If that picture Yost posted is the one in question there's no way they won't be on the receiving end of multiple lawsuits that they will then lose. Nowhere in the picture is ASU depicted nor are they in their ASU cheerleader uniforms. Do the girls who pose for playboy get kicked out of school each year? A lot of criticism will come from this I'm sure.

Feelin' Blue said...

I bet it was in the works for a while. To me, it sounds like ASU might be trying to change its culture away from that of a sleazy Suntan U.

To put things in perspective, it has been labeled the nation's top party school by a number of publications, from Playboy to Princeton Review; Tempe 12 was started at ASU; the university was publicly embarrassed when Shane's World shot a porn movie there; ASU is consistently rated as having the #1 hottest co-eds; and, of course, a cheerleader ended up in porn. This might be due to other things that the cheerleaders have done, but it might also be a tip of the iceberg type of thing.

Joshua said...

Like I said, lawsuit.This is gonna end up costing ASU a ridiculouos amount of money over something entirely stupid.

TitleIX said...

I'm not a lawyer (AMEN!) but this has got to be a First Amendement issue
unless the athletic dept has a code of conduct document.....
or would it fall under the aegis of, ahem, Title IX--if one considers cheerleading a sport...????....


who here remembers the controversy at the U over THE CODE???

cutting the cheerleading squad at ASU is like cutting off your nose to spite your face....like anyone goes to the games to see their football team????

IIIDDDIOTS


wv: SUMEEZGC

616goblue said...

as "punishment" ASU should make the cheerleaders sport the "soccer mom" look like Michigan cheerleaders have done---but for the whole season...

TitleIX said...

intellidouche---

you would know alllll about vaginas, no???

TitleIX said...

droolz....

rIdiculous

Andy said...

mmmmmmmm bras and panties.....

Sgt. Wolverine said...

It is odd to me that the university is concerned that women it displays as sex symbols are behaving like sex symbols.

Adam said...

So much for the UGA-ASU battle as to who has the hotter women. I was so looking forward to that.

Arizona Slut University - Making stupid spoiled whores and gigoloes even dumber.

Catie said...

"The best thing about cheerleaders is not their skimpy uniforms. It's their vaginas."

I can not believe that you said that.......!!!!!


Nice point Yost, I am certain that they would not cut the entire football team, but since this is a group of women, they get special treatment........and we live in what century?

Catie said...

T9, I didn't read all the posts before I posted (douchebag caught my attention first)

There was recent media about the fact that cheerleading IS a sport with a story on the injuries and deaths that occur. Meh......this is annoying on many levels.

Edgar said...

Cheerleading is a sport. Most cheerleaders that I met, both male and female, had backgrounds in gymnastics and dance. Injuries aside, I like seeing young women flying through the air and held aloft by burly guys. What is even more awesome is when young women defy gravity and there are no guys on the squad.

Adam said...

http://blogs.usatoday.com/gameon/2008/05/asu-denies-chee.html

ASU cheerleading stays. Moral of the story: don't trust Fox News.

Feelin' Blue said...

That's gotta drive Bill O'Reilly wild. Maybe he'll debate one of the more ditzy cheerleaders. And by debate, I mean yell at the person while making wild accusations and not letting the other person talk.

whetstonebuck said...

Yawn.

My 2 cents now offered.

Dezzi said...

But the more important question is... out of the 6 pictured, which ones would you sleep with... I'm going 4 out of 6 while sober... all 6 if I've had a few drinks...

Bigasshammm said...

I'm going all 6 if it was at the same time. Not that any man would be able to last long enough to please 6 women at the same time anyway. Unless you were sporting the serious whiskey-dick at the time and could go on like the Energizer bunny. But I digress...

Word Verification :: "hilya" Can I get a hilya!?!


On a much more serious note. Kind of surprised that this being a primarily College Football Blog but also dealing with other sports and major stories that we have not had many to any comments about the Softball incident last week. It has basically been on Sportscenter every day for the past week and it's an amazing story. I as a parent now and more so as a human being would be overwhelmingly proud of all those involved. It reminded me of when watching MI win the softball title a few years ago and talking to the jackhole Suckeye fans at work about it that you just don't see that kind of sportsmanship in men. If it was a baseball game on almost any level and the entire team was at home plate to congratulate someone on hitting a homerun, during the middle of an inning, you know that the next batter would have a ball aimed at his head by the pitcher. Yet women/girls are able to coexist on a playing field and actually enjoy the sport. That's what makes women's sports so enjoyable. Well besides the obvious. Unless its the WNBA and that's just horrible on many levels.

To sum up I started y post with a 6 woman orgy and ended praising their sportsmanship. Only in America!

Sgt. Wolverine said...

Wait ... what softball incident?

Zen Wizard said...

I can see their point: "You might get laid if you go to college here" would SO HAVE BEEN an ineffective recruiting tactic in my case when I was a high school senior...

Bigasshammm said...

Not an incident per se but a girl hit a homerun (the first of her lifelong career) and tore her ACL rounding first base. Umpire then told them that if teammates helped it would only be a single so two girls from opposing team carried her around the bases so her homerun would count.

Dezzi said...

BAH...

Saw that article... probably one of the best sportsmanship stories I have ever heard of...

Sgt. Wolverine said...

Wow -- that's amazing. I love stories like that. Do you have a link for it?

Bigasshammm said...

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/24392612/

first article I found

Joshua said...

@Sgt:

http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/05/01/softball-player-hits-home-run-injures-knee-opponents-carry-her/

And for the record, it was all I could do not to make a Derby joke here.

OSURulz said...

Well I was going to say that, like Dezzi, only 4 made my to-do list on the first pass. But after that inspirational story of teams coming together as one, what the heck, I'll do all 6.

Joshua said...

Only 4? I call Tucker Max bullshit.

TitleIX said...

hey yost---
me thinks jeff is advertising????

and--
thank you BAH for bringing up the softball story. Truly.

It really is cool, but I actually think that some men would have done the same thing since it really is about sportsmanship. The batter gets injured on what is clearly a home run, s/he earned it, yet s/he can't make it around the bases. I'm betting that there are a lot of guys on a lot of teams who would have helped the batter out too.
You are going to think this crazy, but claiming that only girls/women would do this might cause some uber-feminists (lost my membership a long time ago, really truly) to say that you are devaluing women as 'delicate' and 'emotional' because they carried an opponent around the bases.

Did anyone watch Outside the Lines this weekend? They had a story about female ski jumpers. One of the Olympic committee big wigs went on record as saying that the female ski jumpers shouldn't be allowed in the olympics because ski jumping is too hard on the delicate ladies. (or some such equally silly statement)

And poor poor Eight Belles. A tragedy to be sure, but she didn't break her ankles because she was a filly. It really bugs me to hear all the second-guessers suggesting that they shouldn't have allowed the filly to run with the 'boys'.

BLAH.

the whole point of this ramble is really to say that good sportsmanship trumps all---including gender and I whole heartedly believe that guys would have done the exact same thing as those softball players if given the opportunity.

whew.

one love

TitleIX said...

oh yeah---
and for andy

bras and panties = lingerie

a GREAT mother's day gift for alllll parties involved.
this Sunday.
don't forget.

you're welcome :-)

OSURulz said...

T9 - I agree, I don't think that this sort of sportsmanship would only be displayed between female athletes like some of the talking heads would have us believe. We've seen literally hundreds of situations where someone gets hurt on football and both teams take a knee and say a prayer for that player. Even a competitor like LT jumped up and frantically called for medical attention after he broke Joe Theisman's leg. I think the thing is that its still an amazing amount of sportmanship to actually carry the person knowing that you're sealing your own fate by doing so, which is what makes it such a feel-good story.

TitleIX said...
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TitleIX said...

yeah--talk about tear jerker....
senior ball player
up to bat
strokes it over the fence for a 3 run home run
which, is her FIRST ever
and wins the game for her team--eliminating the other team from playoff contention.

how long til you think we see the movie????

was the batter blonde???? if so, FOR SURE it's a movie!
maybe she can get the wardrobe crew from ASU to help out???

(just trying to bring it back to bras and panties for you guys)

Catie said...

Wow, a gal walks away from her computer for a few hours and you all come out of the wood work!

The softball story is amazing! Thanks for sharing it!

TitleIX said...

missed ya Ms. C

how are you now that the semester is over???

Catie said...

ahhh, much better! The first year of doctoral school is in the books! Yeah me! Summer term has started and I am working on 2 research projects so I am already busy, however it is a good busy, as actually being able to do research is fun!!

They say the first year is the most difficult and I am fairly certain that I proved that theory correct! Glad that is over! :o)

Corey said...

Catie ... Glad to hear you survived!

Catie said...

Thanks Corey, NOT without thanks to YOU and a few others! It is good to be a Michigan Wolverine! :o) Thank you for your assistance!

Mike From THE state of Ohio said...

in regards to the softball story,wow- that was a feel good story. what a great way to start off my tuesday... thanks for the links!

i agree that we see good sportsmanship like with LT, and when teams take a knee and pray (the image that comes to my mind was the georgia-UK game in 2006). they know it's just a game, and that they are all athletes and it could happen to any one of them.

that's why whenever i see an "insane tackle" or "crazy hit" clip on youtube, with a WR who was left high and dry, getting drilled by a safety - i first cringe, or maybe say "ooooohhh crap", but then tilt my head and tell myself "really?". 7 out of 10 times, the safety will flex and talk smack, while teammates run and slap his helmet and commend him. meanwhile, the WR is still laying face first on the ground, with a possible concussion. sure he just got owned, but he could also be paralyzed.

i would like to think that every sport sees great sportsmanship like in that game, or any team would have done the same as the opponent did in the softball story, but we know that's not true. male or female. mich & osu, or any other heated rivalry, especially.