After The Today Show aired a clip of this girl, Jim told me about it.
How amazing, and strange, that she would continue to cheer after she had fractured her spine, sufferred a concusion and bruised her lung! She was back on the show this morning and Katie asked her what she was thinking. She replied with, “When I heard that fight song, I knew that I had to get the crowd riled up, and I didn’t want to cause a distraction to the other cheerleaders or the game.”
Honey, you were on a stretcher in the middle of the court, with 20 paramedics surrounding you. I don’t think you could avoid causing a distraction at that point.
The video can be found on MSN, and photos are below.
But on a more serious note, how genuine do you think the average cheerleader is? They smile all the time, but they’re taught to. Does the action of smiling produce genuine feelings of happiness? Or do they begin happy, and convey that with their smile?