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Riots Over Sneakers?

So, why are riot squads showing up at local shopping malls? It's all because hundreds of people are fighting each other to get the latest pair of Air Jordans. When the grey limited edition Jordan Retro XI shoes hit stores on March 3rd, hundreds of people camped out at malls around America to be the first in line to buy 'em.

When the doors of the mall opened, everyone tried to force their way in at once. Shoe stores turned into wrestling rings as people pushed and shoved each other - just to get their hands on a pair of $140 sneakers! The cops had to be called in and the mall had to be closed until people settled down. Part of the problem is that Nike which makes Air Jordans, never releases enough shoes so everyone can get a pair. That means when they do go on sale, everyone just goes nuts. Jordans are definitely some of the best shoes out there - but they're not worth fighting each other for. What's even dumber is that a new pair of Jordans seems to come out every couple of months. How are kids supposed to keep up with the newest sneakers when they change so quickly - especially when you have to shell out 150 bucks each time.

When you're on the court, it's great to have a pair of shoes that looks good and you're comfortable in. But shoe companies should also realize how many chores - and parental butt kissing - you have to do to come up with the cash to buy new sneakers. It'd be nice if they made enough of them so you don't have to wrestle with your buddy every time a new pair hits store shelves.

Your next chance to scrap it out for sneakers will be on March 24th when the Jordan XVI comes out. The next Air Jordan Retro XI hits stores on April 14th.

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    What Would You Wait in Line Longer For?

    • A new pair of Air Jordans.
    • A Playstation 2.
    • The new Snoop CD.
    • Tickets for the next Wrestlemania.

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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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