“And we just love seeing them on ESPN.”

31 01 2008

Remember the dialogue in the movie “Bring It On” where the Clovers accuse the Toros for stealing their routines? Like they’ve worked so hard creating cheers and choreographing new moves only to see them being done on competition by another team?

Isis: Know what? She’s right. See, then we’d be doing them a favor. Then they could feel good about sending Raggedy Ann up here to jack us for our cheers.

Torrance Shipman: Raggedy Ann?

Isis: Ugly redhead with a video camera permanently attached to her hand. Y’all been coming up here for years trying to steal our routines.

Lafred: And we just love seeing them on ESPN.

Torrance Shipman: What are you talking about?

Isis: ‘Brr, it’s cold in here, there must be some Toros in the atmosphere’? I know you don’t think a white girl made that shit up. Our future service is over as of this moment.

Jenelope: Over!

Lafred: Finito!

Isis: Every time we get some, here y’all come trying to steal it, putting some blonde hair on it and calling it something different.

If you’re one of the Clovers, you’d feel pissed, angry even. And it actually happens in real life…here, in da Philippines.

Imagine the shock of a former Salinggawi member’s life when she saw a video of cheerleaders with uniforms like these

Choreography like this

And stunts like these

You’d pretty much be surprised as well.

That team on the video is from General Santos City, and sad to say a lot of cheer squads outside of Imperial Manila base their routines from what they see on UAAP and NCAA cheer competitions (but most of time it’s UAAP).

The Salinggawi member cannot hide her frustration

“Ang sarap lumipad patungong General Santos City at pagsasampalin ang mga lapastangang ito…

Sayang, magagaling pa naman sila. They have the capacity to do even greater things but they stooped down to a level far lower than hell.”

Although there are no rules about one team not allowed to copy other team’s routines, it’s actually being looked down upon. I mean, come on, THINK. Bring your creative minds together and come up with a routine that would wow us.


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10 responses

31 01 2008
Kiks

di ako makapagreact. parang bring it on talaga.

save the cheerleaders in the philippines. and save the world of cheerleading.

magaling marahil talaga ang salinggawi. although minsan, hindi pinag-iisipan ang zhumit nila.

31 01 2008
Aaron

ay, talaga namang memorized ang palitan ng tarayan ng cheerleaders. matagal ko ng dream na magawa ang kanilang routines. kaya lang I think I’m not flexible enough .. . or I’m just not cheerful enough for cheerleading!

31 01 2008
tryme316

mga ambisyosa!!!!!!!!!!

opening pa lang, UP pep squad na!!!

leche ha!!!

1 02 2008
reyna elena

off topic: thanks dun sa POEA circular. Pinost ko na yong entry kong bipolar na ang POEA! hahaha!!!

1 02 2008
Momel

Things like that happen anywhere. But this comparison is just too delicious.

1 02 2008
kalansaycollector

so much drama! haha

tsk tsk. masakit talaga kapag ginagaya at inaangkin pa ang ginawa mo.

well wala naman kasing bibliography sa cheerdancing. kaloka kapag after sumayaw ay may ilaladlad silang effect na nakalagay lahat ng pinagkuhanan ng stunts di ba? haha taray may sources…

2 02 2008
foobarph

This is for our valentine blogging activity! Have fun posting your own date of date of birth, together with the name of your love one on the first string! See my whole post and comment for more information. Have fun! (year of birth not included! ^^)

http://foobarph.wordpress.com/2008/02/02/days-of-love/

(grabe yung pics… breathtaking. ^)

2 02 2008
Talamasca

In the immortal words of Blaque:

“As if.”
😄

11 02 2008
krisjasper

grabe yung 2nd pic. kinareer talaga.

anw, saw ur link via carl. Tc.

17 02 2008
returnace

hahah yung costume ng USt.. hahaha.. talk about creativity gone wrong

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