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

Via Larry Brown Sports:

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.

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

Marcus Allen sounds off on Raiders for sack celebration

Report: Doctors found mass on Eric Berry's chest

Jay Gruden: RG3 to remain starter against Colts

LeBron James on four-game losing streak: 'I stink'

Report: Johnny Manziel and his entourage involved in brawl

Report: Mariners sign Kyle Seager to $100 million extension

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Reports confirm Ryan Mallett is out for the season

Golden Tate: Loss to Patriots was 'embarrassing'

Pete Carroll: Beating Cards ‘best feeling we’ve had all year’

Bill Belichick burns Dominic Raiola over cheap shot

Tom Brady: ‘It’s fun going to Lambeau’

Anquan Boldin after exchange with Jim Haslett: He’s irrelevant

Ohio State students covering every 'M' on campus

Tampa paper wants the Bears to take Josh McCown back

The top 25 greatest rivalries in college football history

WATCH: Tom Brady sits down for interview with Randy Moss

UNC vandalized Duke locker room with spray paint after win

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez highlight Hall of Fame ballot

Sales of Odell Beckham Jr.'s jersey on the rise

RG3 struggles again, Redskins offense stuck in neutral

12 amazing stats from Week 12

Hockey Fights of the Week

Three head coaches who won't be with current team in 2015

Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl XLIX halftime performer

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.
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marcus Allen sounds off on Raiders for sack celebration

Jason Whitney Hall of Fame running back and former Oakland Raider Marcus Allen was not a fan of the celebration that took place last Thursday night when Oakland got its first win of the season over the Kansas City Chiefs. Allen, who also played for the Chiefs, said he laughed out loud in embarrassment as several Oakland players were prematurely celebrating while the Chiefs offense...
Via Sports-Kings
1 hour ago

Report: Doctors found mass on Eric Berry's chest

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Kansas City Chiefs have placed S Eric Berry on the non-football injury list, which ends his 2014 season. This is very surprising news as there had been no indication of the team’s placing Berry on the NFI list before this afternoon. Schefter doesn’t offer a reason for the move, but I’m sure we’ll have an update in the near future...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 hours ago

Jay Gruden: RG3 to remain starter against Colts

The Redskins lost again on Sunday as Robert Griffin fumbled to end their final possession. Griffin has been a hot target of criticism in Washington with the Redskins now 3-8 on the season. A week ago he threw his teammates under the bus following a blowout loss to the Buccaneers at which point head coach Jay Gruden said it was time for Griffin’s coddling phase to end. After...
Via Tireball.com
4 hours ago

LeBron James on four-game losing streak: 'I stink'

Tweet If the Cavaliers are to right this ship, their captain, LeBron James, will have to lead by example, something he hasn’t been doing during this four-game slide. Players have reverted to the old habits of not moving the ball, not playing defense, not getting back in transition and displaying poor body language. And James is not exempt. “We got a four-game losing...
Via Los That Sports Blog
6 hours ago

Report: Johnny Manziel and his entourage involved in brawl

Cleveland Scne is reporting that a Cleveland Browns fan sparked a massive brawl at the luxury apartment, The 9, when he approached Johnny Manziel and his “entourage” late Friday night, according to a police report. Cleveland police were called to the apartment’s lobby at 2:36 a.m. for a report of a “riot” involving 20 men and two security guards. The alleged victim...
Via Thacover2
6 hours ago

Report: Mariners sign Kyle Seager to $100 million extension

The Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement with third baseman Kyle Seager on a seven year extension worth approximately $100 million. Seager, 27 posted career highs in home runs (25), RBI (96), batting average (.268), slugging percentage (.454) and OPS (.788) in 2014. He has a .262/.328/.429 slash through his first four seasons in the majors. Seager also made his first All...
Via Baseball News Source
7 hours ago

Reports confirm Ryan Mallett is out for the season

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has been told that QB Ryan Mallett is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. McClain reported after Sunday’s game that Mallett could miss “several weeks” while others mentioned that he could be done for the year. Mallett, 26, came over from New England in a trade that sent a conditional seventh-round pick to the Patriots...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 hours ago

Golden Tate: Loss to Patriots was 'embarrassing'

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate, who is no stranger to stirring up the pot publicly, had some stinging words about how his team performed in a 34-9 loss to the Patriots on Sunday afternoon. It’s one of those games, we just…it’s embarrassing,” Tate said, via ESPN.com. “We’ve got to chalk it up and have a short-term memory. That’s the most important thing,...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago

Pete Carroll: Beating Cards ‘best feeling we’ve had all year’

Trying to defend a championship is a tall order, and the Seattle Seahawks are learning that first hand. Seattle dominated the Arizona Cardinals in every facet of the game on Sunday, and cruised to a 19-3 win. Head coach Pete Carroll was elated. “It was the best feeling we’ve had all year,” coach Pete Carroll said, per ESPN Seattle. “Just the best sense for one another...
Via Thacover2
8 hours ago

Bill Belichick burns Dominic Raiola over cheap shot

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had the perfect response when asked about Dominic Raiola’s cheap shot. As you may have seen, Raiola dove at the knees of Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore on Sunday when the Detroit Lions took a knee to end the game. Raiola later offered no apologies, saying he tried to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours 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.