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history of cheerleading goes as far back
as the late 1880's when the first organised,
recorded yell was performed on an American
Campus: "Ray, Ray' Ray! TIGER, TIGER,
SIS, SIS, SIS! BOOM, BOOM, BOOM! Aaaaah!
PRINCETON, PRINCETON, PRINCETON!"
Done in locomotive style, was the first
seen and heard during a college football
1884, Thomas Peebles, a graduate of Princeton
University, took that yell, and the sport
of [American] Football (actually derived
from Rugby), to the University of Minnesota.
It was from that campus that organised
cheerleading came into being.
as we know it today, was initiated in
1898 by Johnny Campbell, an undergraduate
at the University of Minnesota, who stood
before the crowd at a football game and
directed them in a famous and still used
yell. "Rah, Rah, Rah! Sku-u-mar,
Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Varsity! Varsity! Varsity,
Johnny Campbell's innovation of cheerleading
was documented in the following story
that appeared in the November 12, 1898,
edition of a Minnesota student publication
"Ariel": "The following
were nominated to lead the Yelling today:
Jack (sic) Campbell, F.G. Kotlaba, M.J.
Luby, Albert Armstrong of the Academics;
Wickersham of the Laws; and Litzenverg
of the Medics. These men would see to
it that everybody leaves the park today
breathless and voiceless, as this is the
last game here, it ought to be a revelation
to the people of Minnesota in regard to
University enthusiasm.". And so cheerleading
officially began on November 2, 1898.
importance of cheerleading
has come a long way and was first acknowledged
by Willis Bugbee in 1927, when he wrote:
"The cheerleader, where once was
merely tolerated, is now a person of real
estate. Her prestige is such that at many
schools and colleges she must win her
place in competitive examination."
And it is true today, that a person must
be highly skilled and competitive in order
to achieve the honored and respected position
We love Cheerleaders as much as the next
guy, ok maybe not as much as Willis Bugbee??!!!
But We Still Love Them. So, we had to
Dedicate a page to the talented and beautiful
women of professional cheerleading. Below,
you will find what you're looking for...
or if you're looking to wager on any football
game you can get your hands on you can
click on our sport
book ratings guide to guide you
in the right direction.
to all the NFL Cheerleading Sites. Updating
Weekly as the Season goes on.
HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!