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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379623 South Beach send-off South+Beach+send-off NFL

Is there any other way to end this gallery than to give you one last shot of a Dolphins cheerleader in the rain? Turns out even under the lights of Monday night, football in the rain is better than Seinfeld re-runs while waiting out a rain delay.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31380175 Little Miss Sunshine Little+Miss+Sunshine NFL

Back in 2008, the Saints and Buccaneers combined to go 17-15. What's more, the Bucs lost this game, 23-20. But a bummer Sunday and a season of mediocrity are not going to get this cheerleader down. She's in it for you, fans.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379628 Hat's off, ladies! Hat%27s+off%2C+ladies%21 NFL

Those cheerleaders that perform when it rains at volleyball matches? They go all-out for the fans. And you thought the idea of a cowgirl at the beach sounded ludicrous!

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379624 Philly's finest Philly%27s+finest NFL

The problem with Philadelphia is during much of football season, rain is accompanied by some seriously cold temperatures. But when the rain comes in August, they sure know how to heat up the sidelines.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379625 Still going Still+going NFL

And when the sun begins to crack through, these Colts cheerleaders know exactly how to celebrate. Or are they doing a rain dance in hopes of more showers?

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379631 More Miami magic More+Miami+magic NFL

We mean it . . . you are NOT going to get the Dolphins cheerleaders to run for cover in a rainstorm.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378553 Football! Football! Football! Football%21+Football%21+Football%21 NFL

Baseball players in the rain = no.
Cheerleaders in the rain = YES!
So just keep clicking and enjoy.
 

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31375941 Three yards and a puddle of water Three+yards+and+a+puddle+of+water NFL

College football is no different. When the rain falls, it's just one more obstacle between the line of scrimmage and the end zone. And like defenders looking to bring him down, the ball carrier will run through any obstacle to get six.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378552 Cross country Cross+country NFL

If we're talking arm wrestling, then yeah, Josh Hamilton is a safe bet over these guys. But not if it starts raining.
 

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379626 Super tough! Super+tough%21 NFL

One of the most memorable aspects of Super Bowl XLI in Miami in 2007 was the rain that fell throughout much of the game. But these Colts cheerleaders weren't going to let a little water stop them from cheering their man Peyton Manning to his first championship.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378549 Soccer Soccer NFL

Yet another non-American version of football that isn't afraid to splish and splash for the sake of a goal.
 

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379632 Life's a beach Life%27s+a+beach NFL

At least it is when the rain comes during a beach volleyball match. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Beijing Olympic Committee was prepared for rain with fitting entertainment. It's pretty hard to steal the show from Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh playing for gold, but this was a great effort.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378547 Beach volleyball Beach+volleyball NFL

So what if sand can turn to mud? When Olympic gold is on the line, nothing is getting in the way of the ladies' glory.
 

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378550 Football! Football! Football%21+Football%21 NFL

Just making sure it's clear ... EVEN THE CHEERLEADERS BRAVE THE RAIN!

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31377752 Cycling Cycling NFL

Not exactly known as the toughest sport on the planet, but try slowing down the world's best pedalers when a colored jersey is on the line.
 

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31375944 Mud Bowl Mud+Bowl NFL

One of the pitfalls of football: The ball and mud are strikingly similar in color. So when the pigskin hits the rain-soaked turf, you just dive in and hope you come up with it.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379627 Never too gray for a photo op Never+too+gray+for+a+photo+op NFL

A lesson for baseball players ... when the rain comes, just crack a smile like these Pro Bowl cheerleaders did in Honolulu. Baseball games in Hawaii wouldn't be bad, either.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378548 Swamp soccer Swamp+soccer NFL

The name pretty much says it all with this one. And yes, there is a World Cup.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379629 Central Florida can do it, too Central+Florida+can+do+it%2C+too NFL

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheer squad can handle the water, too. To the city's credit, at least the Tampa baseball team plays in a dome. Now if the Rays could only borrow the cheerleaders to help attendance.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378544 Track & field Track+%26amp%3B+field NFL

Most people go out of their way to avoid walking through a puddle for fear of getting wet or falling. Forget that. These athletes take on Mother Nature's wrath — and run right through it!
 

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31375942 If the cheerleaders can do it ... If+the+cheerleaders+can+do+it+... NFL

Then you better believe the players on the Miami Dolphins are going to strap it up and bang heads with the opponent.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31379630 Can you stand the rain? Can+you+stand+the+rain%3F NFL

These Dolphins cheerleaders sure can, as performing through the showers is somewhat of a required skill in South Florida.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31377754 Horse racing Horse+racing NFL

Sure, the jockeys get muddy, but the horses are the ones overcoming the elements. Regardless of which side of the argument you sit, rain's not keeping these competitors from racing.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378546 Football! Football%21 NFL

That's right. This sport's so tough, even the cheerleaders can gut out the rain.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31377753 Rugby Rugby NFL

OK, so these guys would beg to differ about that whole American football being the toughest sport. They, too, play through rain. And who needs pads?
 

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31375943 Don't forget who the starter is around here Don%27t+forget+who+the+starter+is+around+here NFL

Tebow may turn heads with his shirt off in the rain, but the man he backs up in the Jets' huddle — Mark Sanchez — tries to turn opposing defenses inside out, come sunshine or rain.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378543 Gift from the heavens Gift+from+the+heavens NFL

Some people indeed consider rain to be the heavens' gift to crops, lakes and drought-stricken areas. Some people consider this guy to be one, too.

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NFL 5 43 Sports that play through the rain 31378545 Afraid of a little water? Afraid+of+a+little+water%3F NFL

Even in the playoffs, with the world watching, baseball has to take a back seat — literally — when the rain starts falling. But there are plenty of sports in the world that look up at the skies and tell Mother Nature, 'Bring it on!' Here are some of the toughest.
 

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