(via Mental Floss) When cheerleading was “born” on November 2, 1898, it looked a lot different than it does today. There were no tiny outfits, no wild stunts and no women. University student Johnny Campbell rallied a football crowd with an ad-libbed cheer and unwittingly became the father of cheerleading. Women didn’t really enter the picture until 1923. Although male cheerleaders are the minority today, there was a time when they were the vast—and loud—majority. Here are 11 famous examples of them.
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