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    SUPER BOWL SAFETY Cheerleaders & Accidents

    Super Bowl's Vince Lombardi Trophy. We all know that football is a dangerous game. But cheering can also get you hurt, especially if you do it from the sidelines. While watching the sideline entertainment at this year's Super Bowl, consider these statistics*:

    16,100 cheerleaders (average) between the ages of 5 to 18 are treated in US hospital emergency departments every year
    52.4% of those injuries were strains or sprains
    18.4% were soft tissue injuries
    16.4% were fractures/dislocations
    3.8% were lacerations/avulsions
    3.5% were concussions/closed head injuries
    5.5% were other

    The American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors would like to reduce these statistics and raise some of their own. Since 2000, the AACCA has provided safety training to more than 10,000 coaches.**

    Sources:
    *Pediatrics, The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics
    ** American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors
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    SAFETY TIP OF THE WEEK

    Positioning of Smoke Detectors

    All good safety people know the value of smoke detectors. But we don't always put them in the right places. I urge you to place a smoke detector above the electric panel at home. This way, if an electrical fire was to start at the panel box or a circuit breaker would overheat, you'll have an early warning and more time to react.

    Jeff Rankin
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    Mountville, PA

    Got a safety tip you'd like to share? Send them to catherinej@bongarde.com. Let us know if we can include your name with the tip.


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    Great post 2seven !!

    When I was in high school we had a co-ed cheer squad. We did a lot of "flying" stunts, that had a potential for some serious injuries if the spotters did not do their job. Lots of sprained wrists/ankles form the tumbling too!


    I am not too much of a pro sports type of guy , but I always watch the Superbowl for the commercials!!


    Good luck to your favorite team !!
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    Did you ever stop to think that maybe the male cheerleaders were actually the smartest guys in school?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    Did you ever stop to think that maybe the male cheerleaders were actually the smartest guys in school?

    We have a capt. that was a cheerleader in High School. We all made fun of him when we found out, but then he showed us some of the old pictures. Yeah, I have to agree with you on this one. Pretty smart guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    Did you ever stop to think that maybe the male cheerleaders were actually the smartest guys in school?
    If I knew then what I know now!

    I continually say that I shoulda been a male cheerleader in college! I get funny looks until I explain my reasons. Then there is complete understanding.
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    I have always heard that if you are a guy then this is a sure fire way to get a scholarship to college. Plus like everyone said it is a great time to look up and how about all that hand placement.

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    I'm no sports nut, but thought some of you folks out there might like this one:

    SUPER BOWL SAFETY
    STEELERS
    What They Do: Steelers feed iron ore, scrap metal and other additives into massive furnaces. They then pour the molten metal output into semifinished shapes which are rolled, drawn, cast and extruded to form sheets, rods, bars, tubes and wires.

    How Often They Get Hurt: Steelers summon up romantic images of classic laborers toiling in the heat of furnaces and doing dangerous jobs. And so they do. But modern machinery, equipment and safety training have dramatically reduced the risk of injury in the steel industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2003 rate of occupational injury and illness to steelers was 7.0 per 100 workers in iron and steel mills and 10.5 in steel product manufacturing. By way of comparison, the injury and illness rate for all of manufacturing for the same period was 6.8.

    What Protective Equipment They Use: Hardhats, safety shoes, protective glasses, ear plugs and productive clothing are a must for most steelers.



    STEELERS QUIZ
    1. How many Super Bowls have the Pittsburgh Steelers won in their history?

    a. 2
    b. 3
    c. 4
    d. 5

    2. Match the following famous Steelers with the positions they played:

    Franco Harris
    Terry Bradshaw
    Lynn Swann
    Joe Greene

    a. Quarterback
    b. Defensive End
    c. Running Back
    d. Wide Receiver

    3. What was Joe Greene's nickname?

    a. Greene Death
    b. Mean
    c. Too Tall
    d. The Minister of Defense

    4. Who coached the legendary Steelers teams?

    a. Vince Lombardi
    b. Bill Cowher
    c. Chuck Noll
    d. Don Shula

    5. What was the nickname of the Steelers' defense?

    a. The Steel Curtain
    b. The Fearsome Foursome
    c. Doomsday
    d. The Purple People Eaters

    6. Which of the following teams did the Steelers NOT beat in the Super Bowl?

    a. Dallas Cowboys
    b. L.A. Rams
    c. Minnesota Vikings
    d. Washington Redskins



    Answers to follow.......
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

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    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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    Answers to quiz:

    ANSWERS:

    1. The Steelers have won four Super Bowls;

    2. Franco Harris, Running Back; Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback; Lynn Swann, Wide Receiver, Joe Greene, Defensive End;

    3. "Mean" Joe Greene;

    4. Chuck Noll;

    5. The Steel Curtain;

    6. The Steelers never played and thus never had a chance to beat the Redskins in a Super Bowl.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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    SUPER BOWL SAFETY: SEAHAWKS

    What It Is: The seahawk is the nickname for a bird of prey known as the osprey. The pacific green, blue and silver team colors of the Seattle franchise look good on a football helmet. But in real-life, the osprey is dark chocolate brown and white with a black line through its eye.

    Where They "Work": The osprey can be found not just in the Pacific Northwest but in every continent on the globe, except Antarctica. It's the world's most widespread raptor. The osprey feeds primarily on fish, which it catches using its four spine-covered toes.

    PPE: The osprey is equipped with a natural form of personal protective equipment - a nose guard. It can close its nostrils so that water doesn't get in its nose when it dives.

    SEAHAWKS QUIZ
    1. How many Super Bowls have the Seahawks won in their history?

    a. 0
    b. 1
    c. 2
    d. 3

    2. Who was the first person to coach the Seahawks?

    a. Mike Holmgren
    b. Jack Patera
    c. Chuck Knox
    d. Tom Flores

    3. Which former Seahawks Hall of Fame wide receiver is now a U.S. Congressman?

    a. Steve Largent
    b. Jim Bunning
    c. Alan Page
    d. J.C. Watts

    4. Where did the Seahawks used to play their home games?

    a. Lambeau Field
    b. The Kingdome
    c. Candlestick Park
    d. The Coliseum

    5. All of the following have played quarterback for the Seahawks EXCEPT:

    a. Jim Zorn
    b. Kurt Warner
    c. Dave Krieg
    d. Rick Mirer

    6. True or False: The Seahawks once played in the AFC.

    Answers to follow.
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    BY THE NUMBERS: Super Bowl Security

    According to The Detroit News, security for the Super Bowl XL is equivalent to that of a presidential inauguration. Here are some of the stats:

    18 months to prepare and coordinate security efforts

    50+ federal, state and local law enforcement agencies involved, including Canadian air marshals and other Canadian law enforcement officers

    10,000 security personnel

    100s of police stationed in and around the stadium

    300-foot security perimeter fence around the stadium

    30 nautical mile "air cap" that extends into Canadian airspace

    18,000-feet restriction in "air cap" (private planes can't fly under 18,000 feet)

    100 extra prisoners can be held at Wayne County Jail

    Source: The Detroit News, January 25, 2006
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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    Answers:

    ANSWERS:

    1. The Seahawks have never won a Super Bowl; this is their first appearance;

    2. Jack Patera;

    3. Steve Largent;

    4. The Kingdome;

    5. Kurt Warner. However, the Seahawks did have a running back with the same name - but he spelled his first name "Curt";

    6. True. The Seahawks moved to the NFC about four years ago
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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