College Cheerleader’s Outrageously Happy Routine Goes Viral

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Cheerleading, for all intents and purposes, is a purely American thing.

It’s part of the very fabric of their nation which includes Rodeo and burning Nike sneakers because they don’t like people taking a knee during the national anthem.

The Oxford dictionary has two definitions for cheerleading: 1) ‘A member of a team that performs organiw]sed cheering, chanting, and dancing in support of a sports team at matches’ and 2) ‘An enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone or something’. Male cheerleader LaDarius Marshall embodies both of those definitions.

To Say He was ‘Into This’ Would Be An Understatement’:

The cheerleader from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, shot to viral fame thanks to his incredible enthusiasm for his routine at a recent college football game.

Marshall, who is originally from Florida, was filmed by the Navarro director of cheerleading, Monica Holcomb Aldama. She recorded Marshall during his routine as he enthusiastically thrust and gyrated his hips in the lead up to the Navarro College Bulldogs’ game against the Georgia Military College back in August.

His enthusiasm for school spirit was enjoyed by more than 1.8k people on Facebook; including rapper and actor Ludacris and viewers on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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I mean, you can’t but help but admire Marshall’s over-enthusiasm in the routine. The whole point of cheerleading is to inspire the fans and get their team amped up. If that doesn’t amp them up then they just be dead inside.

Like I said, cheerleading is an ‘American thing’, while it does exist in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, it never comes across quite the same. In fact, I think most sports fans outside the United States are very cynical towards the idea of cheerleading. Something about it screams ‘organised/state-sponsored fun’ to me.

Yet for some reason, it works intrinsically well for sports enthusiasts across the Atlantic, it’s evident by the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows in the NBA and NFL. I wonder if they do cheerleading routines in the MLS too.

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Can you imagine having to do a cheerleading routine on a rainy day in Stoke during halftime at the Britannia Stadium? Won’t have quite the same effect, would it?

There’s one place outside the United States where the art of cheerleading is embraced, North Korea. Unsurprisingly there’s only one man you can cheer for – you’ll never guess who it is though. That’s right, the Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. They’ll cheer for their country too, but mainly because their dear leader said they could.

Enthusiasm for their despot leader is so fervent they’ll even unwittingly cheer for an impostor. During February’s Winter Games in PyeongChang, a man accused of being a Kim Jong-un ‘impersonator’ got up to dance in front of Pyongyang’s cheer squad at the Winter Olympics… and it didn’t go down well.

The cheerleaders and security saw the dance by the man, who’s since claimed not to be an impersonator of the North Korean leader.

Crowds had been watching an ice hockey match between Japan and the unified team representing North and South Korea when the man stood up and began to dance.

The gentleman, who’s identified himself as Howard, according to local reports, was ushered off back to his seat momentarily – but not before a lot of scowls were directed his way by the cheerleaders who were less than impressed by the whole charade.

Howard was then reportedly taken away from the game and escorted out of the arena where the match was being played.

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