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NFL.com – Best of 2017 NFL Cheerleaders: Week 16

NFL.com has posted a gorgeous gallery of cheerleader images from Week 16.  Click here to view the gallery.

Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders Photos from Week 16

The Kansas City Chiefs have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 16.  Click here to view the gallery.

Cincinnati Ben-Gals Photos from Week 16

The Carolina Panthers have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 16.  Click here to view the gallery.

TopCats Photos from Week 16

The Carolina Panthers have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 16.   Click here to view the gallery.

Houston Texans Cheerleaders Photos from Week 16

The Houston Texans have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 16.   Click here to view the gallery.

NFL.com – Best of 2017 NFL Cheerleaders: Week 15

NFL.com has posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 15.  Click here to view the gallery.

Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirates Life For…The Chargers!

Whether or not there is something on the line, it’s always a big game when the Raiders come to town and this past Sunday, the Silver and Black and a fair amount of the Raider Nation descended upon the friendly confines of Qualcomm Stadium.   The Raiders were playing for pride and the Chargers were playing to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.  The Chargers over came three turnovers to come away with the win, making the most of their opportunities whereas the Raiders offense was led by a journeyman Quarterback and it showed.

Final Score: Chargers – 26, Raiders – 13.

With the win and improbable losses by Miami and Baltimore, the Chargers stayed in contention for a playoff berth.  And there’s nothing better than beating your arch rival when the season is on the line.  Well…there is one thing that’s better…THE CHARGER GIRLS IN THEIR BLUE VELVET CHRISTMAS UNIFORMS!

If all of this Charger Girl goodness can’t put you into the holiday spirit, well you must be named Ebenezer Scrooge.

So, let us begin our special holiday coverage of the ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS CHARGER GIRLS with the Captains:  Katelyn, Natalie, Ariel, and Kara.

This week’s holiday themed Charger Girl of the Day is one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph.  She is a really nice person and one of the most beautiful Charger Girls I’ve ever photographed…introducing native San Diegan Anjelica.

Continue reading Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirates Life For…The Chargers!

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.

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.

Photo Gallery:NFL cheerleaders celebrate Halloween

Fun times with the Patriots, Titans, and 49ers cheerleaders. Click here

Big Bird and Cookie Monster? These are sooooo my kind of people! Orange cowboy boots, for pete’s sake. I have to find out who that is, because She. Rules.

It’s Halloween Time

The New England Patriots Cheerleaders were the first in the league to take the field in their Halloween costumes. Click here to check ’em out!

Cookie Monster gets my vote, but I have to give LisaMarie props for wearing a bikini in front of thousands of people. For hours.

Note: a good portion of the gallery shows the NEPC in their “throwback” outfits. I said it last year and I’m saying it again: the outfits are cute. Really cute. But throwback? No. As far as I know, the Patriots Cheerleaders never wore anything even remotely like this. So until I see them somebody in a blue and white striped leotard and red blouse with enormous puffy sleeves, they get no throwback cred from me. Sorry, but that’s how I roll.

So you didn’t make the team. You can pretend on Halloween!

Hardcourt Halloween: NBA licenses sexy ‘dance team’ costumes
By Adam Tschorn
Los Angeles Times
October 4, 2012, 10:32 a.m.

Since the NBA season officially gets underway the day before All Hallows Eve, perhaps it’s fitting that one of the National Basketball Assn.’s latest licensing deals is for women’s Halloween costumes.

Described by the NBA as “dance team costumes” (as opposed to, say, “sexy team groupie costumes,” or “sexy cheerleader uniforms”), the collection includes body-hugging, leg-baring riffs on the uniforms of five teams: the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers.

The three-piece 100% polyester costumes, which consist of a top, a pair of color-coordinated knee-high athletic socks and either a super-short skirt or hotpants, are being sold nationwide through Party City’s retail stores and website and retail in the $50 to $60 range.

There’s a Los Angeles connection deeper than the sexy Lakers uniforms, too. The licensee behind the costumes is L.A.-based, family-owned lingerie and costume company Leg Avenue, which creates costumes under license for all kinds of entertainment properties including “Flashdance,” “Top Gun,” and new for 2012, “Grease.” (The company’s motto? “Leg Avenue … No one does sexy better!”)

The new Halloween costumes are just the latest in a range of efforts by professional sports leagues to acknowledge — and cater to — their female fan base, including team-inspired high heels (licensed by the NBA) and a Swarovski-crystal-encrusted T-shirt created by Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman for New York Jets fans, that was unveiled by the NFL on Oct. 2.

Cowboys Cheerleaders Holiday Greetings

Click here for a large collection of photos as the DCC film their holiday greetings. Note: Photos are larger than they appear in the slide show, so right click (or whatever you Mac users do) to view them full size.

Scenes from the Halloween that never was

I hope the Pat’s Cheerleaders are receiving hazard pay.
More photos here


This is what I call dedication

You think you had a lot to deal with yesterday?
Look what the Patriots Cheerleaders were dealing with.

Bare arms??? Are you kidding me right now?


The weather got worse and worse.
They eventually had to throw in the towel and change clothes, but they get bonus points for the attempt. Sheesh. What a misery.