go to MSN.com
Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Earlier this week, CBS Houston writer Claire Crawford wrote a story that raised the question of whether or not one of the Oklahoma City Thunder dancers is “too chunky” to be a cheerleader. The entire story is posted above, and you can read it by clicking each section to enlarge the image. “We are not trying to be ugly,” Crawford wrote. “We are just discussing what men like in women, specifically NBA cheerleaders.” Even if men do prefer a specific body type when it comes to cheerleaders, embarrassing the young lady seems totally out of line. CBS Houston probably realized that, which is why the story has been pulled. It even ended with a poll question asking readers if they felt she was perfect for the job, could use some “tightening” up, or has “no business” wearing a cheerleading outfit in front of that many people. Just a couple months ago, we learned the story of a Green Bay Packers cheerleader who took a stand against cyber bullying after reading all the nasty things that were written about her on Facebook. Fans are always going to be ruthless, but there’s no excuse for the media to perpetuate stereotypes and basically highlight a cheerleader who some may consider to not fit the “cheerleading prototype.” I don’t see how anyone thought this article was worth posting.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
22 Comments:
  • That girl is gorgeous.... Probably just Claire Crawford's jealousy that fueled the article. Notice that there are no pictures of Claire by her name on the article.....
  • If you like fat cheerleaders date them. I do not like them. If I want to see rolls of fat. I will go to the grocery store.
  • She is far from fat and does not have rolls. Get a grip she is a beautiful girl.
  • Is that where your wife works? I notice that you didn't mention anything about your significant other... Does he know you are so negative?
  • Great comeback to someone who is so ignorant. Way to slap back, Nick!
  • Nice!
  • This is a non story, people come in all sizes, if you don't like how she looks the watch the game. But for me, I would love to meet her and took her out for a big Midwest dinner including dessert.
  • is Claire Crawford a sports journalist? a fashion consultant? a pimp? her comments, on the physique of a visiting cheerleader, are needless, demeaning, and cruel. she's entitled to her opinion, but this has nothing to do with sports. beauty is in the eye of the beholder, if Crawford doesn't like looking at this girl, she should keep her eye on the ball, and her judgemental mouth shut.
  • What a totally offensive story. It would seem to me that a woman writer would have a little more compassion and a lot more sense than to write that type of pandering drivel. WAKE-UP.
  • Someone should write an article on whether Claire Crawford is too fat or dumb to write an article.
  • Who wants to wager ole Claire is probably the size of the Chesapeake Arena?
  • Well...I can see that a lot of people trashed the author without taking the time to read her story first. Typical...in too much of a hurry to get your 2 cents worth down on the comment board. Well...your 2 cents? LOL!!! Ain't worth two peas!

    The article was pretty much favoring HER...and ridiculing those who thought she was less than desirable. Kind of like many who posted a tirade against the author of the story. what a sad bunch of losers!

    And FYI...she's just fine. Cute as can be! Too bad she works for a worthless piece of sht like Bennett!
  • she is sexy, no doubt about that...I would be watching her more than the game! I don't like skinny cheerleaders...good for her...I would be proud if she were my girlfriend.
  • Well as they say, ya gotta have a little cushion for the push-in, and there's nothing wrong with that.I for one like some substance on my women instead of being so thin that if they stand sideways in a wind storm you might not see-um.
  • Get your eyes checked if you see this honey bun as fat. If anything she is pleasingly plump and I love it. For those of you that like slender ladies, they say that the closer to the bone the sweeter the meat. To each his own. I'll take one like this lovely lady so I know I got something to hold next to me. Boy do I enjoy the looks of her.
  • WTF???? She is really nice. ALOT of men like full figured women and she is far from full figured. TOOOO MANY women want to be like rails.....and that is not good!!!
  • I like her body, it perfect, not thin, has some meat on the bone. Obviously some men like to see bone on thier ribs. wow! She's a little flat chested but some implants will do.
  • if she's so supporter of this cheerleader why did CBS Sports in Houston pull the article.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

VCU G Briante Weber suffers major knee injury in loss

Short selling leaves hundreds of fans without S.B. tickets

Hamilton, Edmonds' spouses to appear on 'Real Housewives'

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix trolls LSU over Kevin Steele hire

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Report: Duncan suing financial adviser, lost $20 million

Bret Bielema wanted Dolphins to draft Russell Wilson early

Nick Diaz apologizes to fans for skipping open workout

NFLPA President compares Goodell to a 2-year-old

NFL explains how Super Bowl balls will be prepped

2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced

Anderson Silva beats Nick Diaz in return to octagon

WATCH: 'SNL' mocks Super Bowl

Sabres had a horrific month of January

Ole Miss uses Katy Perry as prop in recruiting

PHOTO: Ezekiel Elliott gets new national title tattoo

WATCH: Rondo takes brutal knee to face from teammate

Pig auctioned off at halftime of college basketball game

Should the Super Bowl be played on a Saturday?

Underwear company shows support for Marshawn Lynch

WATCH: WVU player flips opponent the double-bird

Five NFL players who could be cap casualties in 2015

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Aaron Rodgers wins NFL MVP

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers narrowly beat out Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt for the Associated Press NFL MVP Award on Saturday night in Glendale, Arizona. Rodgers previously earned the honors in 2011, the year after Green Bay defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl. This season saw Rodgers put up some ridiculous numbers for a Packers team that...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago

VCU G Briante Weber suffers major knee injury in loss

No. 14 VCU was upset 64-55 by Richmond on Saturday, but the biggest loss of the day came when it was determined that senior guard Briante Weber tore his the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee during the game.  Weber was injured with less than four minutes to play against the Spiders. VCU announced the news late Saturday night. Official report: Senior Briante Weber has torn...
Via College Spun
6 hours ago

Short selling leaves hundreds of fans without S.B. tickets

The incredible demand for tickets to Super Bowl XLIX has left many fans out in the cold and unable to attend the game despite purchasing tickets for the event. ESPN reports that hundreds of fans who purchased tickets to the game via brokers and resale sites will not be receiving tickets after those vendors reneged...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago

Hamilton, Edmonds' spouses to appear on 'Real Housewives'

This week, Bravo announced two new additions to The Real Housewives of Orange County, set to begin its 10th season in April: (side note: Ten seasons? Really? Already? Yikes.) Meghan King Edmonds and Katie Chadwick Hamilton. Edmonds is married to former MLB center fielder Jim Edmonds, who now works for Fox Sports. Hamilton is married to current Angel Josh Hamilton. Now, while...
Via Awful Announcing
13 hours ago

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix trolls LSU over Kevin Steele hire

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has seemingly adjusted to life in the NFL, becoming the starting free safety for the Green Bay Packers in just his first professional season. But it’s clear that he’s still got the Alabama Crimson Tide – and the rest of the SEC – on his mind. Clinton-Dix took to Twitter Friday night to poke fun at LSU for hiring Kevin Steele as its defensive coordinator...
Via College Spun
17 hours ago

Jerome Bettis elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Bus is headed to Canton. Former St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis announced on Twitter Saturday that he has been elected to the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. So happy to be amongst the games greatest players!! My Family and I are truly honored and blessed! — Jerome...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago

Report: Duncan suing financial adviser, lost $20 million

Tim Duncan is suing his former financial adviser for $1 million in damages after realizing that the adviser was benefiting off investment deals where the San Antonio Spurs forward was losing big money, according to a report. WOAI in San Antonio reported news of the lawsuit and says Duncan is suing financial adviser Charles Banks...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago

Bret Bielema wanted Dolphins to draft Russell Wilson early

Way back before he left Wisconsin for Arkansas, Bret Bielema was interviewing for the Miami Dolphins head coaching job and outlined a plan for them that would allow them to win a Super Bowl within five years, he claims. His plan involved drafting his former Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson in the second round. The Dolphins...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago

Nick Diaz apologizes to fans for skipping open workout

Nick Diaz was asked during his UFC 183 Media Day appearance on Thursday afternoon if his no show for Wednesday’s open workouts was a calculated decision. He grinned and raised his pinky finger to the side of his mouth, doing his best Dr. Evil impression, hinting that his headline-making absence was all part of a master plan. In reality, when it comes to Nick Diaz, nothing is planned...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago

NFLPA President compares Goodell to a 2-year-old

NFLPA President and current Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Eric Winston likely isn’t going to be partying with commissioner Roger Goodell anytime soon. In an article by CSN New England’s Tom Curran following Goodell’s State of the League address on Friday, Winston had some rather strong remarks about the commissioner.  Hey, even the worst bartender at Spring Break...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.