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SI.com – NFL Cheerleaders: Preseason Week 3

This week’s gallery includes teams from the Cardinals, Cowboys, Colts, Dolphins, Raiders, Redskins, and 49ers. Click here to check it out!

Whenever I see photos of the Colts Cheerleaders, I look for Crystal Anne so I can see how her hair is doing. She is one of two cheerleaders who had her head shaved during halftime at a game last year. (For some philanthropic cause which escapes my memory at the moment.) At auditions, she was still pretty spiky. But she must be taking her vitamins because look at her now. It’s Meg Ryan, circa 1990-something!

What happened to the other cheerleader who shaved her head? Unfortunately, she got cut at auditions earlier this year.

Nah, I’m kidding. She retired.

(Gawd, can you imagine? “Thanks for shaving your head, hon, but we won’t be needing your services this year.”)

Congratulations 2013-14 Phoenix Suns Dancers

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MDC Swimsuit Calendar – Miss December

Photo credit: Miami Dolphins

2nd-year veteran Macy is Miss December in the Dolphins Cheerleaders 2014 Swimsuit Calendar.

Pre-order the calendar here.

Tickets to the unveiling can be purchased here.


Vote for the Big League Cheerleader of the Year – NOT.

In Australia, the big sport is rugby. Their National Rugby League (NRL) is, I think the Down Under equivalent to the NFL. (Interesting factoid: Although it is Australia’s league, there is one team from New Zealand. Kind of like the Raptors are included in the NBA. Another interesting factoid: all of the teams are clustered along the Eastern perimeter of the country. They aren’t spread out over the whole of Australia. No clue why that is.)

There are 16 clubs in the league, and all but one have a cheer team. The one that doesn’t is the South Sydney Rabbitohs. They used to have cheerleaders, called the “Bunnies” (of course), but Russell Crowe put the kibosh on that when he got involved with the club’s leadership. Yes, that Russell Crowe. Not that we care about him.

Every year, each of the fifteen remaining teams nominates two cheerleaders for the “Big League Cheerleader of the Year.” Big League is, I gather, a major sport magazine. In the first round, voters decide which of the two reps from each team will compete against the other teams. Once they’ve narrowed it down to one cheerleader from each team, then they vote to select THE winnner. I think they do 2×2 matchups. The one who wins the whole shebang is named Cheerleader of the Year. I don’t know what all that entails. Maybe just bragging rights. But still, those are some pretty rad bragging rights. You can tell everyone that YOU are #1 out of the whole entire league.

We should try that here. Presenting the UltimateCheerleaders.com NFL Cheerleader of the Year…year…year…year (< --that's the impressive-sounding echo.) Come on, who wouldn’t want that title?

Sidebar: Big ups for The Pom Pom Paparazzi. This is a shout out that’s been on my to-do list for ages. The site is administered by a Hayley, a current member of the Manly Sea Eagles Sea Birds. She provides a birds-eye view (bad pun intended) of the world professional cheerleading in the National Rugby League. DO check it out. TODAY. [click here]

But back to the subject at hand. The NRL season is winding down (Finals start in August), and so it is also time to wrap up this year’s cheerleader vote. Unfortunately, you and I are furriners, so we don’t get to vote. Regardless, this is a good time to take a look at this year’s NRL cheerleader squads. Shall we?

We shall.

  1. Brisbane Broncos Cheer Squad – Mariah

  2. Canberra Raiders (Raiderettes) – Shaunee

  3. Canterbury Bulldogs (Belles) – Darcie

  4. Cronulla Sharks (Mermaids) – Joanna

  5. Gold Coast Titans (Sirens) – Leah

  6. Manly Sea Eagles Cheerleaders (Sea Birds) – Belle

  7. Melbourne Storm (Stormers) – Eloise

  8. Newcastle Knights (Maidens) – Crystal

  9. New Zealand Warriors Cheerleaders – Megan

  10. North Queensland Cowboys Cheer Squad – Prue

  11. Parramatta Eels Cheerleaders – Leah

  12. Penrith Panthers – Amy

  13. St George Illawarra Dragons (The Flames) – Tahlia

  14. Sydney Roosters Cheerleaders – Madeleine

  15. Wests Tigers – Sam

Congrats to all the ladies in the running, and best of luck to you all.

Congratulations 2013-14 Luvabulls

Click here to see photos from auditions and the team’s debut performance!

NFL Pre-season Action: New York Jets Flight Crew Debut New Uniforms

Lots of new looks in the NFL this season. A couple of weekends ago the Jets Flight Crew showed off their new “white” look.

[Jets Flight Crew Gallery]

[NY Jets Flight Crew]

San Diego Socker Girl Auditions Are September 15th

[Socker Girls on Facebook]

Photo of the Day – August 30

FFrom the 2013 P-R-O Convention – A pair of New Orleans Saintsations

Congratulations 2013-14 Laker Girls!

Ice Girls Join “The Amazing Race” season 23

CBS has announced the cast and it includes two members of the Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew.

Click here to watch the video!

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team is back on CMT!

Summer heats up as America’s hottest cheerleaders return for the eighth season of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team beginning Friday, September 6 at 9/8c!

This season, the Lone Star State’s most iconic group of women take on more challenging dance routines and face incredibly talented candidates while navigating all the drama that comes with competition; with more action packed episodes, heart-tugging storylines, challenges and surprises.

[DCC Making The Team on Facebook]

[DCC Making The Team at CMT.com]

Audition for The Bomb-Squad Dance Team

Ladies of DC/MD/VA!… The Bomb-Squad Dance Team Auditions for the semi-pro basketball dance team, The Beltway Bombers are on Sept 7th!!… In addition to cheering for the best team in the APBL the 2013-2014 team will do promotional appearances around the metro area and has great fitness and beauty perks!!

Come out to auditions on September 7th to start your Cheer/Dance/Modeling career with The Bomb-Squad!

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Shine In Pre-season Debut

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders had to show patience by waiting until the fourth pre-season game to appear on their home field. They certainly proved to their fans that the old axiom remains true: “Good Things Are Worth Waiting For”. The 2013 pre-season debut for the 41 member squad was very majestic in their new uniforms. Starting with the introductory routine choreographed with the junior cheerleaders, the squad received standing appreciation from the crowd all night long. Performances at quarter end and the two minute breaks were equally well synchronized and entertaining. Even when the MDC move around the stadium you can’t take your eyes off of them, they strut so gracefully with their famous prancing gait.

I find it amazing that on a hot, humid, drizzly South Florida night that the ladies are able to maintain their cool look, with no sign of energy loss, in such draining conditions. I’m sure it’s a testament to the rigid training and practice schedule they have followed since auditions. As impressive that the on-field performances are, these young professional women are also very generous with “give back” time on charitable work in the community. As a collective group they make some 400 appearances during the year.

Team captains for 2013-14 are multi-year veterans Kiley, Elizabeth, Melissa and Natalie for her second year.

The swimsuit fashion show and calendar unveiling party benefiting the Miami Dolphin Foundation will be on September 5th (here).

Our thanks go out to Emily Snow, Cheerleader Director & Coordinator, and her staff for the hospitality which allows us to cover these fine talented women. The Dolphins organization runs a very high class operation at beautiful Sun Life Stadium. The Miami Dolphin Football Operation is well known internationally and the Cheerleaders represent this global brand very well. Come on out to opening day and enjoy the scenery and of course see a good football game.

Oh yea—Bucs 17 Fins 16

Lily and Lauren C greeting fans pregame.

Rochelle and Jennifer ready to pose with field pass fans.

Brianne who has seniority (4th year) on the squad always seems to be included on all the latest NFL Cheerleaders “Top” lists being published.

Continue reading Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Shine In Pre-season Debut

Photo of the Day – August 29

From 2006 – Emily of the Buffalo Jills

Dallas Stars Ice Girls Lake Day experience

By Jay Betsill
Aug. 19, 2013

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LAKE TEXOMA — The sixth annual Dallas Stars Ice Girls Lake Day took place on a scorching hot Sunday afternoon at Lake Texoma. It’s not like a group of ladies need an excuse to spend a hot August day out on the lake, but for this particular group, it was a celebration of making the Ice Girls team.

Following the auditions held at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, 29 ladies advanced to a two-week Ice Girls training camp where first-year director Christina Swanson selected 23 of the candidates to represent the NHL organization at its home games at American Airlines Center as well as corporate appearances and charity events throughout North Texas. According to Swanson, the Ice Girls squad has never had more than 20 ladies, but this year’s talent level of skaters and dancers was so high that she kept more than originally planned.

The 23 ladies who comprise this year’s Dallas Stars Ice Girls team are Robbyn, Katharina, Candace, Shanelle, Chelsea, Stephanie, Mercedes, Jade, Rachel, Logan, Erica, Melissa, Cheri, Jessica, Ashley, Cassie, Belinda, DeAmber, Kendall C., Kendall Q., Lauren, Emma and Tori.

Lake Day, which is essentially a day for the rookies and the veterans to bond away from the ice rink, took place aboard a yacht provided by MarineMax Yacht Sales at Highpoint Marina on Beautiful Lake Texoma. This was not just any yacht, it was a luxurious $663k yacht that included an air-conditioned interior complete with two bedrooms and a lounge area with a flat-screen TV.

The day began at 11:30 a.m. and included several different stops on the picturesque lake located on the border of Texas and Oklahoma with the yacht anchored and the ladies clad in ‘Victory Green’ bikinis posing for photos and the Dallas Stars Ice Girls Lake Day video, which is annually the most viewed video on the Stars website. A highlight of the afternoon included a stop in the marina to pick up the gentlemen from DFWDrone.com who brought what amounted to a flying camera that they navigate in order to provide aerial pictures and video. After a turn on the jet-ski for several of the ladies, the day on the yacht and the photo shoot wrapped up with a perfectly timed stop just before sunset.

This year’s Lake Day video will be posted on DallasStars.com the first week in September.

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