The birth of cheerleading is credited to former crazy University of Minnesota student, Johnny Campbell. Women started kicking out most of the males from cheerleading and made cheerleading an attractive alternative to flagpole sitting. Cheerleaders existed early on but were paid in peanuts and crackerjacks.
The Laker Girls have evolved over time into a professional dance squad of fine young women. A hot cheerleader would never date a guy like me- Wrong. Gives women something to do besides gossiping about others- It's better then sitting on your ass bitching. Guys will like you just because you're a cheerleader- Girls increase their chances of getting a boyfriend by a whole bunch percent.
He formed a squad of six male "yell-leaders" for the football game beforehand. In 1972 Tex Schramm,the owner of the Cowboys, tried to hire professional models for cheerleaders.
Minnesota won the game 17-6, credit was given to the ol' yellers. Unfortunaley, they were too clumsy, stupid, and bitchy.
Anyway, emo and feeling sorry for yourself wasn't invented yet, sillies. Male participation in cheerleading dwindled because they bristled at being called "light in the britches" and were afraid of the ridicule they would endure from dorks. NFL Cheerleaders-In the 1960's Nation Football League teams began organizing professional cheerleading squads.
Cheerleading gave them something positive to do besides crying themselves into oblvion. Women took over because there weren't many sports for women to participate in.