Big East: Cheerleaders (and those who shouldn't)

By Barry Loudis - May 24, 2006

While Notre Dame appears to have early control of the Mountaineers in the Big East night cap, one thing stands out among all others.

It seems that the fan I described yesterday is back and better than ever. He is getting the crowd going with chants and what as I can best describe as "cheerleading" at the half and inning change. To throw some terminology that my sister, a former cheerleader, taught me, he executes a "scorpion" in impressive fashion. For those of you who don't know (and how dare you for not) a "scorpion" is a move in which one foot is on the ground and the other is raised up behind you and pulled toward your head with your arms. Somewhat creating a curved leg, back and arms. When done by a professional with ribbons in their hair it can be quite impressive. When done by a superfan, it can be something much more spectacular.

I really do love the energy though, please do not get me wrong. If we all were fans like this loyal gentleman, sporting events would be even more fun.

Jeff Samardzija, or as I like to call him, Mark Gubicza (on account of the hair style), is hanging in there quite nicely dispite not being quick enough on his feet to field a ball hit at him for an easy out. Notre Dame leads West Virginia 6-2 after three innings.

Posted by Barry Loudis at 09:47 PM on May 24, 2006

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