Vikings cheerleaders: 'Tougher workouts than Marines'

  • Article by: CHARLOTTE ANDERSEN , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 3, 2012 - 9:00 PM
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phoilandSep. 3, 12 4:58 PM

While I do enjoy the Vikings cheerleaders, until they have went and faced the rigors of combat in places like Falujah or Helmand Province, I will respectfully dispute that they are - as the headline claims - tougher than Marines!

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sorno82Sep. 3, 12 5:07 PM

Has to be the dumbest headline in the history of the Strib, and that is saying a lot. Marines get shot at and blown up, it is not about a simple workout. Basic training breaks people, not sure if that applies here.

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JohnG1Sep. 3, 12 6:39 PM

Tougher than the Corps? I think not!

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idigbroadsSep. 3, 12 7:45 PM

Just wow. Tougher than a marine? How bout the author shows up and we show her what a morning for a marine is like. She will seriously think next time. Just wow.

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ChasmannSep. 3, 12 8:02 PM

Their toughest job will be cheering for another 3-13 team.

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AssassinAveSep. 3, 12 8:06 PM

It's just a headline. Does anyone really think Vikings cheerleaders are tougher than Marines. They are just trying to illuminate the fact the girls don't just get prettied up and bounce around like it's Thursday night downtown. (as us males tend to think) And just in case you didn't realize this fellow comment givers "idigbroads" probably likes ladies. Riddled with misogyny or not.

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regionguySep. 3, 1210:00 PM

Hmm. I have a niece who was in the Middle East in a Marine combat-engineer outfit. Guess I'll have to ask her how she feels about this. Of course, I suppose she could try out for the Vikings cheerleading squad, but I think the injury she suffered on active duty probably eliminates her from consideration.

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sjhuotSep. 3, 1211:06 PM

Another huge controversy about nothing!

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stuntmonkeysSep. 4, 1212:12 AM

Come on people, she's comparing different workouts she's done. She's not saying she's tougher than a Marine. For Pete's sake!

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StandudeSep. 4, 1212:21 AM

When I was in boot camp, it was Physical Training 3 times a week for a minimum of one hour each time. The rest of the time was a combination of classroom, drill (marching with our rifle)and some type of other physical training (like hand to hand combat or overcoming the obstacle course). This was for 6 of 7 days a week for 86 days. On the 7th day (Sunday)we had the morning to "do whatever we want" which included writing and/or reading letters, attending church services, talking with another recruit and taking care of uniform items. We were up from before sun up to after sun down. We left the base only to go to another base for the second phase of training. Rarely were we out of eye shot from any drill instructor anywhere. I went home for two weeks to return for 4 weeks of combat training, but not until after getting picked for two weeks of guard duty. Life gets much harder after that for many Marines, especially for those grunts. If you're going to compare yourself to a branch of service, try the Air Force, they're like civilians in uniform.

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