Photo of the Day – October 8

Siobhan of the Brooklynettes

Save The Date – Pro Action Dance 2015

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Photo of the Day – October 7

Tiana of the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders

Aussie Cheerleader’s Guide to Texas: Melbourne’s Jinelle Esther on the Dallas Cowboys Life

By Brian Crisp
The Courier-Mail

Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Jinelle Esther is living her dream. The Melbourne fitness instructor is heading into her second season as a cheerleader with the biggest sporting franchise in the world.


ESCAPE: Culturally, it’s a long way from Australia to Dallas – what’s the biggest difference for you?

JE: The driving. On the other side of the road as well as much faster than we are used to in Australia (much stricter road rules back home!) Also, the food. I think generally the culture of fast food and drive-through dining options are much more common here.

ESCAPE: When friends or family come to visit, where is the first place you take them to experience the real Dallas?

JE: The stadium, of course. AT&T Stadium is overwhelming and super-exciting for visitors. I would also take my family to Fort Worth to share the country and western atmosphere and authentic cowboy culture.

ESCAPE: What are your favourite spots for breakfast?

JE: Bread Winners restaurants are a nice experience, and they have a broad menu.

ESCAPE: What about dinner? What places do you like to eat at?

JE: HG Supply in Lower Greenville is my favourite – it’s a fun vibe and they have a clean, fresh and organic menu. I also love WholeFoods for healthy options to have during our busy practice schedule.

ESCAPE: Where do you do your fashion shopping? Any tips for readers on how to get the best bargains?

JE: Belk at the Galleria Dallas is a great choice for shopping. They stock several fashion brands and run sales and specials often.

ESCAPE: What’s your favourite day trip?

JE: I absolutely love Austin! It’s a fun little getaway road trip with the mates and there’s so much to do and enjoy there.

ESCAPE: Apart from Dallas, what’s your favourite part of the US and why?

JE: New York City. I was lucky enough to get to visit last year, and fell in love with the energy and excitement. There’s a constant buzz around the city. Also, there are so many wonderful places to take dance classes with some of the best choreographers in the world. Not to mention all the incredible Broadway shows you can see. Wow.

ESCAPE: Tipping is something that is foreign to most Australians. What’s the correct amount to tip?

JE: I’ve been told it varies according to the activity, however, I believe 15 to 18 per cent is standard.

Buccaneers Honored as Patriotic Employer

From Buccaneers.com

The Buccaneers were honored for their efforts to support military reservists Friday.

Buccaneers Cheerleader & Mascot Manager Tara Battiato was given the Patriotic Employer Award by ESGR, an organization that supports reservists by ensuring they maintain civilian employment when they are called to active duty orders. Battiato was nominated by Jeannie Gonzalez, a first-year member of the Buccaneers Cheerleaders who is currently an active-duty reservist in the U.S. Navy.

Photo of the Day – October 6

Kaitlyn and BriAnna of the Gotham City Cheerleaders during a break in rehearsal on Sunday.

Yahoo Sports – NFL Cheerleaders, Week 5

Yahoo Sports has been posting extensive galleries of NFL cheerleaders this season. There’s some overlap with NFL.com and Sports Illustrated, but enough different ones to make it worth checking out.

Week 5

Week 4

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

Preseason – Week 4

Preseason – Week 3

Preseason – Week 2

Preseason – Week 1

NFL.com: 2014 Cheerleaders – Week 5

It’s October, and you know what that means? Pink at the beginning of the month, and costumes at the end of the month. Click here to see the NFL teams showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

I deeply covet those sparkly pink boots.

Renton’s Sea Gal afjusting to life on the NFL sidelines

Hazen grad Errin Williams said the adrenaline was 'crazy' at the Seahawks home opener against Green Bay. — image credit: Tracey Compton, Renton Reporter

by TRACEY COMPTON
Renton Reporter
October 5, 2014

The Renton Reporter caught up with Errin Williams recently, one of the newest Seahawks’ Sea Gals and Hazen High School grad of 2014.

Breezing into Top Pot Doughnuts at The Landing, in a burned-out Seahawks’ tee and jeans, hair perfectly coifed, she told me her experience on the squad thus far has been wonderful.

Her first home game on the field against the Green Bay Packers was an adrenaline rush, she said.

“It was nerve-wracking, but we were really prepared for it,” Williams said. “It was just nerve-wracking to see all the fans for the first time up close because you always see them on TV, but to actually be there was, like, unbelievable.”

Williams tried out for the squad last April for the first time and made the cut, competing against 200 other contestants and veterans. Now she dances at all the Seahawks home games and participates in promotional events for the team.

“When the game starts, we jump right into it, coming out doing our first opener routine, then going straight into the five lines and cheering and dancing,” she said.

Williams is still trying to get used to the idea of someone always watching her on the field, be it TV cameras or 60,000-something fans. She calls the players “co-workers” and said their paths really don’t cross much except for an occasional “hi” in passing.

The cheer squad and the players are in two different worlds, doing their own thing, according to Williams. She’s a fan of all the players, saying each one brings their individual talents to the game, making them a Super Bowl-winning team.

But Williams seems more blown away by the spirit and enthusiasm of all the team’s fans.

“Just meeting the fans and some many new people is just awesome,” she said. “I think that’s the biggest thing for me is meeting all the different kinds of fans we have and just seeing so many different faces.”

The Sea Gals are also required to take part in promotional events and sell their calendars. Promotional events could be signing autographs, performing, cheering on runners at community races, attending charity events, filming commercials or other activities.

Williams is just beginning to balance her time with school work as she just started classes at Bellevue College. There, she is studying organizational communications and hopes to transfer to the University of Washington. Williams has three classes and practice twice a week, a schedule that isn’t as rigorous as her days at Hazen with six classes and being on the drill team, she said.

“It’s still pretty rigorous because I think for drill we just performed and just did the dancing side of it,” she said. “[With] the Sea Gals there are so many other components besides dancing on the field, with practice and promotional events and just managing your schedule and things like that.”

More than anything, it’s still the dancing that Williams likes the most.

“Just getting out there and getting in front of the fans and just knowing that they’re all admiring you and just love watching you – so, I think the biggest thing is just getting out there and performing for me.”

NFL.com: 2014 Cheerleaders – Week 4

Click here for week 4 photos on NFL.com!

Kiara’s tiara: Titans Cheerleader is Miss Tennessee USA

Kiara is on her way to Miss USA!

Congratulations to second year Tennessee Titans Cheerleader Kiara on winning the crown of Miss Tennessee 2015 Saturday night in Clarksville! More information and photos at this link.

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders

For a couple of seasons the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders will be braving the outdoor elements at TCF Stadium while the new Vikings Stadium is being built. Fortunately, we had great weather on Sunday, and the MVC really shined.

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Just before the technical difficulties started on our Blog I was in Miami covering the August 23rd preseason visit of the Cowboys to Sun Life Stadium. I just added the following photos to Flickr and flipped the album for 50 additional pictures.

The Dolphins media guide describes the MDC best: “One of the most visible entertainment groups in all of professional sports”. Fully agree—our thanks out to Cheerleader Director Emily Snow for granting Ultimate Cheerleaders access to cover this group of glamorous and talented ladies. Magnificent and Magnificó.

Brianne-line captain

Rookie Danica

Megan was “Cheerleader of the Game”.

Melissa-line captain

Brittany-line captain

Kelly-line captain

Raquel

Macy

Rookie Rachel

[Dolphins Cheerleaders Gallery]

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Photo of the Day – October 3

 

A pair of Toronto Argos Cheerleaders (Photo courtesy of Rick in Canada)

SI.com: NFL Cheerleaders, Week 4

Lots of new pics on Sports Illustrated. Click here for photos from week 4.