Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/28/13
Your few days of internet fame are over Rebecca Martinson. You’re off the hook now. It’s OKC Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams time now. The school-of-fish-all-changing- direction-at-the-exact-same-time that is life in the internet media age (and the fish bowl of social media era) has moved on. A new plot line of vast insignificance and meaningless has emerged; with tons of people caring about it. I’ll tell you why. A CBS Houston blogger named Claire Crawford called an OKC Thunder cheerleader “too chunky” to be an NBA dance team member. Without provocation, she fired at OKC Thunder cheerleader Kelsey Williams. Obviously any headline with “cheerleader” in it attracts clicks. That’s just the way the world works. “The Rockets looked terrible in Game 1, but some say they weren’t the only bad-looking people on the court,” Crawford wrote. Ouch! Cat fight! Maybe I do actually care about this. While she did admit that Williams was a “pretty blonde,” she wrote Oklahoma City fans had criticized the OKC Thunder cheerleader for “having pudginess around her waistline.” “But if she’s comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her,” Crawford wrote. “Besides…not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I’d say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones.” Agreed. I don’t like rail thin, lanky, straight up-and-down women. Gimme a little meat for sure. “Extra meat?” Let’s not carried away here. And I can’t speak for the taste of all men, but I myself prefer women that look like real women. With curves. Kate Upton is perfect. Exact perfect size. And she’s relevant to this conversation because 1.) Lots of people call her fat 2.) The OKC Thunder just happens to be her favorite NBA team, cuz she has family there. So now I’m really starting to care about this story. Even though it has zero relevance to basketball; just like Crawford’s original article. There’s a couple added twists. Kelsey Williams politely fired back at the post on Twitter. CBS Houston has removed the post from its website, but a cached version of the page is still available online. Now get ready for the big finish, as we bring this home. The Houston Chronicle reported that Crawford was a pseudonym for Anna-Megan Raley, who once blogged for the paper and posted a video of her audition to be a Houston Dynamo soccer team cheerleader. I’m guessing she didn’t make the cut. So this was all just pure pettiness, jealousy and sour grapes. And wait, soccer has cheerleaders? So they do realize that their sport is painfully unwatchable? Even with my cheerleader fetish, I’m still not sitting through soccer. Wait, there’s even a little bit more. Raley’s Twitter accounts, under her name and her alias, have been deleted. So not only was Raley being small-minded and snippy, she was doing it without any sense of cajones at all. She didn’t even sign her own name. And now that she’s getting blowback for her envious militant offensive against the OKC Thunder cheerleader, she left social media. You stay classy and professional! Let’s hope the Rockets never credentialed Raley/Crawford for the NBA Playoffs. I doubt they will now. Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net. He’s also an author who also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker Banks has appeared on Comcast SportsNet and the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks) The post Sports Blogger calls OKC Thunder Cheerleader Fat; why we care appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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