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Being a cheerleader in a professional sport sucks.
07-04-2019, 06:17 AM
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Being a cheerleader in a professional sport sucks.
People think of it as a glorious Jachai Polite Jersey , grand parade of hanging out with young, good-looking, rich athletes and getting paid to stand around and look pretty. That’s not what the job is, well, not entirely. It’s an intense job that involves a lot of practice, hard work, dedication, dealing with drunk dudes, spending a lot of money, not getting paid a lot of money and intense scrutiny everyday by your Orwellian bosses.The need for cheerleaders at all can be debated Chuma Edoga Jersey , but as they’re around it’s important to know what they go through on a day to day basis. Not being a good looking woman who likes to dance, or a good looking dude with a square chin and a permanent grin, I’ve never been or have wanted to be a cheerleader. I can’t tell you why someone would want to do that job, but some do and it’s important their decision be honored.Horror stories from cheerleaders have found their way to the public before, notably with three lawsuits by NFL cheerleaders in one year or an anonymous Ravens' cheerleader speaking to Deadspin. These few glimpse into the life of a cheerleader, if all coming from one sport, paint a hellish picture of life as a professional cheerleader. The hours are long, the pay is minimal, the dudes are creepy and the chewing gum is highly regulated.There’s a lot more to being a cheerleader than looking pretty and dancing, there are also a lot of rules to follow and bad things to deal with. So here’s our list of the 15 craziest rules cheerleaders must follow. NEW YORK (AP) — Did some helmet manufacturers design models with the purpose of testing well rather than performing properly on the field?Possibly Trevon Wesco Jersey , but the lab testing by the biomechanical engineers appointed by the league and its players’ union accounted for such a practice in the rankings for the annual helmets poster that is displayed at every team facility.In the study, rotational velocity and acceleration are measured to evaluate helmets to determine which best reduced head impact severity. The poster was released last month and showed six of 11 helmets tested this year moved into the top-10 rated models.An important question was whether some helmets were constructed simply to get high marks in the extensive testing that took place for nearly four months.“I think that happens,” says Thad Ide, Riddell’s senior vice president of research and product development. “The NFL addressed it in its poster by graying out some areas. A lot of models no players are wearing and some of those may have been developed for the test, sort of a placeholder on the poster.”Grant Goulet, vice president of product innovation at Xenith LLC, says he is encouraged by the work put into this test.“It is scientifically rigorous,” he said. “However, it could also be something of a cautionary tale that more helmets got into that green group (at the top of the rankings). I think there could be a propensity to be engineering helmets for these tests and metrics and that could be what is bumping them up into this green group.“What is important to emphasize is more of a holistic approach to designing the best gear for the athlete on the field.”The NFL and players’ union believe the top manufacturers not only are doing so, but are rapidly making improvements and innovations for safety Shareef Miller Jersey , comfort and appearance. And, yes, the theory that some new models are being designed simply to get high test ratings has been addressed.“We have heard that discussed that there may be an effort by some to build to the test,” says Jeff Miller, the league’s executive vice president of health and safety initiatives. “We think that better performing helmets certainly are a positive. We are seeing due to the testing and engineering road map that there are better and more protective helmets being produced, and the players are wearing them on the field. We’re trying to educate the players, equipment managers, athletic trainers, everyone, with the poster and the supportive material for it.”Jeffrey Crandall Zach Brown Jersey , the league’s consultant to the independent testing, explains that the poster shading was done to ensure players could make informed choices on helmet safety, comfort and appearance.“Many things go into the helmet, with safety the primary factor,” Crandall says. “If a player is going to switch models during camp, for example, or try a different helmet during the season, if they look at what others are using, maybe they can learn from it.”He adds that in the past year more than 50 percent of the players upgraded their helmets.” If we get to players, equipment managers and athletic trainers Devin Bush Jersey , they all look at the poster and we go through all the aspects: Changes in helmets, how some models are similar to ones players were wearing that were prohibited or in the yellow (ranking),” he said.“We go through every helmet players will use in a year and might be able to tell them, ‘Here is a helmet that tested better and has the attributes you might be looking for.’ There is not a helmet that has not been looked at (thoroughly).”
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