In “Fired Up,” a teen comedy in area theaters this weekend, a pair of high school football hunks head for the sidelines to become cheerleaders. Stigma aside, it works for these secure-in-their-manhood dudes.
2. Steve Martin — According to a 1978 article in Newsweek, the comedian-author tried unsuccessfully to write his own cheers during his tenure as a cheerleader at Garden Grove High School in Southern California. One went: “Die, you gravy-sucking pigs!”
4. Trent Lott/Thad Cochran — Aspiring senators, do not necessarily read too much into the fact that these pols were cheerleaders at the same university (Ole Miss).
5. Jimmy Stewart — The late acting legend was head cheerleader at Princeton University. He also could play a mean accordion. A wonderful life, indeed.