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This is what happens when you’re the most famous cheerleaders EVER

Everyone wants to be you.

Happy Halloween!

Raise your hand if you ever dressed up like a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for Halloween! I’ll admit I did it. (Not for long, though. My mother put a stop to it when she saw me running around with the hem of my blue t-shirt pulled through the collar so my tummy would show “just like the real cheerleaders.” I think I was 8 or 9 at the time.) I also remember being very disappointed in my pom poms. I had a blue one and a white one. They were kind of limp, and nothing at all like the real thing. And I didn’t have boots. I really wanted the boots. But my mom was a firm believer that the only white shoes kids should have are sneakers. (Scuff marks, don’tcha know.) But I digress…

I am 100% convinced that you could go to any state in this great country of ours and find somebody, somewhere, in a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader costume. (And you will also find someone else taking a picture of it to post on Facebook.)

Often imitated, never equaled.


That’s a 12k run. Can those “boots” go the distance?

Is this the “show group” on tour overseas?

Showing up to a game dressed like a DCC. That’s one way to get attention.

What’s with the shiny fabric on these outfits?

The belt was clearly a last minute decision.

Why the chair?

This one is Hooters girl at work. No, really.

This is Jennifer Gareis, a soap star (Young & the Restless, Bold & the Beautiful)

This is Caprice Bourret, American model who has her own line of clothing, “By Caprice Lingerie”

Is it me or do Jennifer and Caprice look an awful lot alike?

This is way better than the costume I had

“I have to do jump splits?”

Ok, she’s just stinkin’ adorable

Perhaps the DCC should explore the idea of a dress instead of shorts.

This one’s getting shipped right to Dallas.

The hat is a nice touch, kid

Cue the drag queens!

(Showing your ta-tas is the only way to get noticed when you are with these two fellas.)

He said it was “hazing.” Riiiiiight.

I get the feeling this guy does this for a living

Dee Snider as a DCC?

Like you didn’t see this coming

I’m glad the real DCC outfits don’t have a giant hole in the backside. Brrrrr – drafty!

Here’s a switch: a real DCC in a fake DCC outfit. Pennie Booker was a DCC from 1994 to 1999.
I think this photo was for the sales catalog. She didn’t actually were this trick or treating.
Or at least I hope she didn’t. That would be weird.

Community Fair Lawn Resident Makes the Devils Dancers Squad

By Rich Mardekian
Community News (Fair Lawn Edition)

Christie Artinger, 27, of Fair Lawn, is a new member of the Devils Dancers, the group of women who entertain fans at the Prudential Center in Newark during New Jersey Devils hockey games.

The 2003 Fair Lawn High School graduate spent last year as a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL) and before that was a member of the New York Jets Flight Crew.

Artinger loved her experience in California but with her family and fianc├ę 3,000 miles away back home, she decided to return to New Jersey.

“I decided to do it for one year (cheer for the Chargers) and it was great,” she said. “I had many moments as a Chargers cheerleader. It was hard to give up. I love the team and the organization.”

Now that she is back in New Jersey, Artinger said she wanted a new experience and originally was thinking about becoming a Knicks City Dancer or Brooklyn Nets Dancer for the National Basketball Association (NBA), but training for a new job as a sales executive got in the way of the respective tryouts for those teams.

That conflict turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Artinger decided to tryout for the Devils Dancers and a chance to cheer for a team that plays in New Jersey.

In August after three rounds of dancing for the judges and interviews at the Prudential Center, she was selected for the 17-women squad.

“(The Devils Dancers) has the same structure as NFL cheerleading but the dancing is much more difficult and technical,” she said.

Artinger began her career as a cheerleader in 2009 for the New York Jets. She decided to try out after being laid off from her job as a marketing executive in New York City.

“I had to go back and find a way to make myself feel complete again,” Artinger said at the time of her decision to tryout for the Flight Crew.

She made the squad and the experience was one she called the best of her life. She cheered for the Jets for two seasons, including the first in MetLife Stadium.

Artinger then wanted to do something new and made the move to California to become a Charger Girl.

“I was looking to do something adventurous,” said Artinger of her decision to move to the West Coast. “It was a lifelong dream of mine, even as a child, to move to San Diego.”

When Artinger will debut for the Devils is on hold for now as the National Hockey League (NHL) is currently in a lockout that has so far seen a slew of games at the start of the season cancelled.

“It’s wait and see on the season,” said Artinger. “I am excited for the season, even if it will be less of a season.”

While the NHL players are locked out and can’t practice as a team, the same cannot be said for the Devils Dancers. The squad has been rehearsing in preparation for being able to entertain the fans if and when the owners and players come to an agreement and the 2012 hockey season finally begins.

In the meantime, Artinger is loving being a Devils Dancer.

“I look up to the girls on the team (Devils Dancers),” she added. “They push me to be a better dancer and teammate.”

More Swash-Buc-Lers

Additional photos from the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s throwback game versus the New Orleans Saints. Enjoy.

Second-year vet Jessica J. is teaching high school social studies in Tampa.

No one wants to visit the ER but if your RN is Rebecca I’m sure you will squeeze out a smile.

Jeanne is enjoying her rookie season.

Elisa loves riding horses in her spare time.

Kasey, a former Tampa Hard Rock calendar girl, poses with line captain Ashlee.

Rookie Tricia had a childhood ambition to be a Buccaneer Cheerleader.

Line captain Lauren leads her teammates.


[Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders]

[My Cheerleader Galleries]


Going Pro Expo in Kansas City on December 16

Complete details here.

Photo of the Day – Halloween

From 2010 – Charger Girl Emma

Big Bird Unmasked!

Jena, a 4th year Titans Cheerleader courageously stepped forward and owned up to wearing the Big Bird costume. Only it isn’t Big Bird, it’s a duck. (And if you think about it, of course. Everyone knows you can’t be Big Bird without striped orange and pink tights. Duh.)

The costume was Jena’s idea, and her teammate Jalanda brought it to life. * (We’ve mentioned Jalanda before. She created the swimsuits for the team calendar cover this year. Even without that, Jalonda is already a rock star for the totally rad Elvis costume she wore last year. Believe me, you saw it. Her photo was everywhere.)

* Several people have contacted me to remind me about a similar costume worn by Athena from the New England Patriots Cheerleaders last year [check it out]. I have inadvertently stirred up a little bit of controversy because Athena’s costume last year was created by teammate Stephanie S’s mom, and those girls in New England are fiercely loyal. (Stephanie’s mom has made a variety of costumes for the NEPC, including the adorable Cookie Monster costume Stephanie wore this year.)

It comes down to this: I should have worded this article a little better. I should have written that Jena described what she wanted, and Jalanda made it for her. Period. None of the Titans Cheerleaders had ever worn a duck costume to a game, and they thought it was a cute idea. I should have left it at that. (But if you’ve been around here for a while, you might have noticed my tendency to go on and on about things. Sort of like I’m doing right now.) Jena did not, I repeat, did not tell me that the costume was an extra special super duper original idea that no one has ever had before. Neither Jena nor Jalanda took credit for the original design. There was no intent to “steal” the idea and pass it off as their own. Basically this is all my fault. (I hate when that happens.) So, my apologies to both sides.

I’d like to say I’ll never do it again, but unfortunately, I have knack for this kind of screw up. It’s a personal flaw. Kind of like kleptomania.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.

But back to Jena, she did the footwear herself, sacrificing a pair of her beloved cowboy boots for the cause. A can of spray paint, a handful of sparkles, a few hours of her time, and voila: Duck feet! This costume definitely gets two snaps up.

Side note: I would also like to point out that Jena was the only one wearing a visor as part of her costume. Whether she did that on purpose or realized it after the fact, she was the only cheerleader who wasn’t squinting into the Sun that afternoon. Bonus!

You can’t just slap on some feathers and head out the door. This kind of thing takes preparation.

Jena with Brintley (dressed as Sweet Pea from the movie Sucker Punch)

Jena and Stephanie B are roomies.
Jena is very tall. Or Stephanie is very small (but mighty) Or both. I haven’t figured out which.

Or D: None of the above. Jena is kinda tall. Stephanie is kinda short. Tandra is somewhere in the middle. Yar Matey!

Jena dressed as Wonder Woman for Halloween in 2010 and 2011. This year, she passed the costume on to Heather, one of this year’s rookies. Sharing is caring!

Jalanda is Johnny Cash this year. It took her a week to paint the flames on those boots. Meanwhile, I still haven’t figured out how she makes her hair do that. There has got to be something under there. Styrofoam? Paper mache? Some kind of scaffolding?

Jena’s line. Just so you know, the Jack o’ Lantern (Stephanie A) is the one in charge.

Where is She Now? – Former Long Island Lizards Dancer Danielle


Danielle danced for the NLL NY Titans at Madison Square Garden for two seasons. She also danced from 2003-2010 for the Long Island Lizards and choreographed and coached the Lizards during her last season.

In 2010 she made the UFL Hartford Colonials Cheerleading/Dance Team when she moved to CT.

The Colonials were under the direction 2011 Patriots Pro Bowl Cheerleader Brittney Bonchuk, who Danielle describes as an amazing coach and choreographer and who taught her so much while living Connecticut.

Now Danielle lives back in New York where she teaches K-12 Physical Education, Health and Dance.

She says she is really enjoying her career. She’s trying to motivate my students to live a healthier and more active life. She has always wanted to work with children and by doing so she has a smile on her face everyday when she sees them smile and succeed.

Danielle is also pursuing her Masters Degree in Building Leadership with the goal to be a Principal on day. She created a dance team in the school district where she works And during all this time she got married to the man of her dreams.

Danielle misses all of the talented ladies she danced with and hopes to begin auditioning in the near future after she graduates with her masters degree.

Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Gangnam Style

The Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders are the latest squad to produced their own Gangnam Style video.

SI.com: NBA Preaseason

Game on, sports fans! Sports Illustrated has fired up the NBA dance team galleries for 2012. Click here to check out the preseason action!

2012-13 Sacramento Kings Dancers

Click here to check out this year’s edition of the SKD!

Photo of the Day – October 30

From 2011 – An Orlando Predators Prowler

New York Islanders Ice Girl Auditions

(Some how I posted the gallery from auditions a while back but never the actual post)

Hey did you hear the Islanders are moving to Brooklyn? They will still be the New York Islanders, but stating with the 2015-16 season the team will call the New Barclays Center (where the Nets play) home.

Back in August the Islanders held auditions for their Ice Girl squad.

Sure you have to be a great skater to make the team.

You have to be a great skater while waving a giant flag.


There are also ice maintenance responsibilities. When the season finally starts, the Ice Girls will be responsible for clearing/cleaning the ice from the goal line to the blue line. And they only get 90 seconds during a television timeout to get the job done.

Nicole is making her second attempt to become an Islanders Ice Girl. She has been skating since she was three. She’s a recent graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, a freelance make-up artist and a life long Islanders fan.

Another hopeful Melissa played hockey (defense and left wing) for a travel team before making the switch to figure skating. She’s a senior at Dowling College where she’s studying Sports Management.

Now if we can only get this lockout settled.

[Ice Girl Auditions Gallery]

[Islanders Ice Girls]

Cheerleaders Celebrate Alumni Breast Cancer Survivors

From Redskins.com

The NFL goes pink every October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The league’s pink theme includes everything from players’ socks to referees’ whistles to cheerleaders’ pompoms.

These observances are personal for the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders as many of their Alumni have battled breast cancer. Download the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Mobile App to read about those brave Alumni who have battled the disease. With the mobile app you can check out photo galleries of the former First Ladies in their cheerleader uniforms and learn how long each has been cancer-free.

The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Mobile App is available for Android and iPhone and costs only $1.99. Go to here to download the app and stay connected to the First Ladies of Football

[Washington Redskins Cheerleaders]

Georgia Tech Gold Rush Dance Team

Normally we are site dedicated to Cheerleaders and Dancers for Professional Sports Teams. But we do make an occasional exception.

The Georgia Tech Gold Rush Dance Team are under the Direction of former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl Cheerleader Brandy Kirschner. And since I went to Tech, oh so many years ago, that’s two good reasons to make an exception.

Thanks to reader EC who took these photos when the Yellow Jackets hosted Middle Tennessee State last month.

Continue reading Georgia Tech Gold Rush Dance Team

Eagles Cheerleaders Around Town

The Eagles Cheerleaders were wearing pink at the Friday Night Bud Light Party at Big Heads in Richboro.

Three-year veteran Danielle show of her calendar page.

Rookie Susan is a graduate of DeSales University.

[Eagles Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar]