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Lindsey Of The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

ENFIELD, CT — Tim Jensen, Reprinted, Patch.

While the buzz around New England pertains mainly to the return of longtime Patriots standouts Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski to another Super Bowl — albeit in the red, bay orange and pewter colors of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — the town of Enfield can boast of having one of its own ready to perform in front of more than 100 million viewers on Feb. 7.

Lindsey Goldaper, a 2009 graduate of Fermi High School, is a member of the Buccaneers cheerleading squad. The team was not in Green Bay for the Bucs’ 31-26 victory in the NFC championship game Sunday, but will most certainly be in Raymond James Stadium for the historic Super Bowl LV matchup against the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.

The game marks the first time in its 55-year history a team will play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. Brady, winner of six Super Bowls and a four-time Most Valuable Player of the game, will appear in the title game for a record 10th time.

With the game in her hometown of Tampa, Goldaper will only have to go a few miles to be part of what is traditionally the biggest sporting event of the year. Needless to say, she is beyond thrilled about it.

“I’m a little overwhelmed with emotion,” she said in an exclusive interview with Patch just hours after the Bucs toppled the Green Bay Packers Sunday. “The whole city of Tampa has been preparing for months for the Super Bowl, and now that we’re in it, it’s even more exciting.”

Prior to this season, Goldaper said the top highlight of her professional career was in October 2019, when the cheerleaders accompanied the team to London for a game against the Carolina Panthers.

“Last year was a hard one to top, but this season does because of the Super Bowl,” she said.

Goldaper’s road to the big game began in Enfield, where ironically, she was not a member of the Fermi cheerleading team. Instead, she was a competitive dancer from the age of 3, training for 15 years at The Academy of Dance in neighboring East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, under the guidance of former Enfield resident JoAnn (Shepard) Jebb.

Over the years, Goldaper captured many regional titles, including Miss Headliners and Fire & Ice, as well as numerous judges’ awards where she was recognized for her technique and performance.

“I have known Lindsey since she was a very young child, and it has been a pleasure to watch her grow into such a wonderfully talented, hard-working and determined young woman,” Jebb told Patch. “Lindsey continuously sets her sights high and focuses in on achieving her goals. All of us at The Academy of Dance are so very proud of her many accomplishments.”

After graduating from Fermi, Goldaper earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa, where she majored in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Applied Dance. In her college days, she participated in three dance shows a year, choreographed four pieces in two years, received the Dancer of the Year award from the College of Arts and Letters, and was selected Choreographer of the Year and Outstanding New Dancer from the Dance Department.

She coaches the University of Tampa’s dance team and has led them to multiple finals placements in the Jazz Division II category at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Nationals. She is a director, teacher and choreographer for students at the Dance Extreme Academy in Trinity, Florida.

In 2019, she made the Bucs’ cheerleading team, despite never having been a cheerleader before. In her short tenure, she has choreographed two routines for the squad.

“Our team is titled cheerleaders, but we’re more from dance backgrounds,” she explained. “The NFL cheerleading teams have been taking a turn toward dancers.”

Goldaper and her family have always been “big Patriots fans,” and she was thrilled when Brady and Gronkowski joined the Bucs prior to this season.

“My mom said, ‘[Brady’s] coming to Tampa,’ but I had my doubts until it actually became official,” Goldaper said. “I was overjoyed, being a Patriots fan my whole life, and then adding Gronk made it complete. The organization set a goal from the moment they signed Brady. We started out rough, but we persevered.”

The 2020 season was unlike any other due to the coronavirus pandemic, with virtually empty stadiums and other safety accommodations in place. However, Goldaper and her teammates were able to adjust.

“It was hard to adjust to having Zoom practices, and having to wear masks at practices and games, but it was all worth it – we’re going to the Super Bowl!” she said.

Watching the NFC championship game Sunday, Goldaper found herself “biting my nails until the last play. My boyfriend’s family are all Packers fans, so it was intense. They’re totally bummed, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. Being on the field, we have the best seats in the house!”

Lindsey (click to enlarge)

Lindsey (courtesy of buccaneers.com)

Lindsey (courtesy of buccaneers.com)

Anna Brittany Lindsey Ariana

Lindsey coaching junior cheers

Ariana, Lindsey, Kayla, Corinne, Brittany, Ashley and Julia. (click to enlarge)

Super Bowl Bound Buccaneers Defeat Packers 31-26

Gabryelle, Anastasia, Abby and Talyn

Ariana and Chloe

NFL Championship Weekend, Cheer Squads Left Standing

Buccaneers at Packers and Bills at Chiefs.

NFL Playoffs Photo Of The Day

NFL Playoffs Photo Of The Day

Corinne

Jade Of The Washington Football Team

 

 

 

Buccaneers Will Travel To Washington For Playoffs

Game Three of the NFL Playoffs on Saturday will be Tampa Bay at Washington.

Here’s some photos of the Buccaneers Cheerleaders from week 17:

Congrats out to Talyn for being honored as Cheerleader of the Year

Talyn

Talyn

The Bucs Cheer page link is HERE

Tennessee Titans Looking To Win Division Title

The Titans will play the Texans this week with the goal of finalizing home field slot for the NFL Playoffs opening weekend. A win gives it to them.

Enjoy some Cheer photos from their last game.

Titans Cheer website is HERE

 

Chiefs Land #1 Seed In NFL Playoffs

The Kansas City Chiefs ran into a tough game on Sunday but they prevailed in a late win victory 17 to 14 over the Atlanta Falcons. They now have the #1 seed in the AFC conference playoffs.

Heavy favorites to advance to the Super Bowl and come home with their second consecutive Lombardi Trophy.

Here’s some photos of the Cheers braving the elements of Kansas City, Missouri.

K C Wolf

The KC website is HERE

 

The Arizona Cardinals Unmasked For Santa

Social distance and staying safe! Nice Christmas present to see the smiles for at least one day!

 

The Cardinals website is HERE

More Santa Cheers From Around The NFL

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Great Holiday Season to all.

Emily, Miami Hard Rock Guitar Hotel

Ravens

Michaela, Broncos

Kiana, Seahawks Dancer

Kelly, 49ers

Hayley, Rams

NY Jets

Gabby, Texans

Dallas Cowboys

Cardinals

Ashley, Titans

Ravens

 

Cowboys

Darian, Broncos

Colts

Dreaming of Santa visit. 49ers

The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders Send Out Holiday Wishes

Riley

Brianna

Jenna

 

Falcons website is HERE

Cardinals Remain In Playoff Hunt With Victory Over Eagles

Kyler Murray’s career-high 435 yard game versus the Eagles resulted in a 33-26 win. Another great receiving game by DeAndre Hopkins but my highlight was seeing Larry Fitzgerald get a touchdown catch in the game.

Next game is versus the 49ers and then the Cardinals will finish up with the Rams.

SEASON GREETINGS from the beautiful talented CHEERS:

Website is HERE

Buccaneers Use Second-Half Surge To Disappoint Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played two very different halves of football this week. They were behind by a score of 17 zip to the Falcons at the intermission. They reorganized, eat their spinach, and out scored the Dirty Birds 31-10 in the game’s final 30 minutes. Very resilient team that seems to be able to overcome many slow starts this year. This comeback win keeps the playoffs in reach.

Next up for the Bucs are the Lions in Detroit before their final at home rematch against Atlanta.

EMMA

Corinne

 

The Las Vegas Raiderettes–2020 Roll Call

Tough Raiders overtime loss on Thursday night to the Chargers 30-27. Their 7-7 win-loss record are not lucky numbers for Raider World as they are presently outside of the playoffs seeding.

You want winners in Las Vegas? Check out these Fabulous Females:

Raiderettes website is HERE