"Throw down your pom-poms and get in the game." A phrase I heard frequently during the late 80's, early 90's while working on Wall Street. In one of my very first posts (see below), I boldly implored women to throw down our pom-poms, get in the game, our game, and be the hero of our story. 1 1/2 years later, I am astonished that I employed this metaphor. I knew about being a cheerleader, but as an early days Title IX gal, I've never played competitive sports, and thus had no experience with 'literally' getting in the game. Ahh, the bluster of inexperience.