FOR THE OCCASION OF THIS SUPERBOWL SUNDAY 2012, I have to ask this question: was there anything more hilarious than this style of “run and leap” sports photography? You know the kind. They were in every high school yearbook in the 1950s. Somebody did it first—and every yearbook photographer since followed suit. The football players did it especially, the running leap, fore arm out. But the cheerleaders? With leaps like these, it’s a wonder they didn’t fall and break something. I am not sure when the crazy leaps went out of fashion, but it’s a good thing.

An AM reprint from 6/6/09.