20 Thoughts I Had Whilst Watching DDC: Making the Team

If you know me at all then you would know that I love to watch reality TV. I moved to Auckland with the hopes of frolicking about and being a social 20-something. You know, like a normal college student. Those dreams were dashed when I got struck by the bubonic plague flu, which then decided to stay with me for three weeks. It was during those three weeks that I got very well acquainted with several reality TV shows. Due to the title, it should come as no shock that I got particularly attached to one show, which is Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

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1. Wow, look at all those insanely pretty girls. I bet this is going to be great for my self-esteem.

2. Of course they have to wear booty shorts. It wouldn’t be cheerleading without booty shorts.

3. And a ridiculous crop top.

4. Damn it. There goes my body confidence.

5. I should really stop eating all this candy.

6. Seriously.

7. Man, I should have continued with gymnastics. I bet I could have pulled off that weird front flip twisty thing.

8. Ha. Poor girl couldn’t tell her left from her right. I feel ya girl. I do.

9. Did they seriously just make a comment about her weight?

10. And voice?

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11. And hair colour?

12. Are people really this superficial?

13. – Continues eating handful after handful of candy –

14. I should really start going to the gym.

15. I’m pretty sure I would pass out if I had to run that far and dance. Wow.

16. Damn, that kick line is awesome.

17. Why doesn’t New Zealand have cheerleaders?

18. Wait, do we have cheerleaders and I’m just being unobservant?

19. I’m going for a run this afternoon! I am going to exercise if it kills me.

20. I’m pretty friggin’ glad I’m not a cheerleader.

I have watched several seasons of the show, so I have absolutely nothing mostly nothing against it. I feel like the show gives a fairly accurate depiction of how hard it is to get into the team and what you need to have to make it to the squad. I also feel like it’s a little superficial in the comments on hair or weight or a girl’s smile. I guess you can say that I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the show…especially when I’m spooning a giant bag of candy.

This show has made me go from feeling completely rubbish about myself to ecstatically happy because I can eat bags of candy and no one will judge me for how jiggly my belly is. It has made me feel absolutely daunted because these girls are putting themselves out there and chasing their dream, while I’m still in college. This show has made me feel great because I see a forty-something perform for the judges and it makes me realise that there is no “cut off” date for pursuing a dream.

Good and bad, love and hate. I will probably continue watching episode upon episode of the show…but only when I have a bag of candy to keep me company.

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5 thoughts on “20 Thoughts I Had Whilst Watching DDC: Making the Team

  1. Interesting thoughts! I was surprised to the good parts of it from your point of view, and agree, no age limit on dreams is awesome.

    Two hit me right away from your top 20 list:
    12. Are people really this superficial? – hells yeah they are!
    19. I’m going for a run this afternoon! I am going to exercise if it kills me. – me too!

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    1. I really do have a love-hate relationship with the show. I don’t know why I keep going back to watch it! It could just be the girls themselves because dang, they are attractive. Haha. It almost felt a bit like exploitation to me, but hey, that’s a rant for another day 😉

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  2. This was great. I am actually from Dallas, so I have grown up with girls who have always dreamed of a being a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and with others who loathe what they stand for. I completely agree with you that it takes a lot to be one of them, but they can be very superficial. It is amazing what they can do. I second what you said about being glad you aren’t a cheerleader, so you can eat lots and lots of candy. Amen!! 🙂

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    1. Aw, thank you! I’m in awe of what they can do and their passion for it is obvious, but I don’t think I could deal with people picking on my appearance every two seconds. It is all kinds of amazing, but I don’t think it is for me haha. Candy is king 😉

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