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NFL Regular Season Week 6 – The Oakland Raiderettes

London, calling.  And the Oakland Raiderettes answered…the NFL’s call to provide a bit of glamour to all those American football fans who partook of the great sports spectacle that is the NFL London Games.  Here are a few images from the event and to view the Raiders complete game day gallery, please click here.

NFL Regular Season Week 6 – Raiderettes in London

The Raiderettes were in London a few days prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks and they made the rounds to help promote the game.  They’ve posted a few photos from their promotional tour.  Click here to view the gallery.

The Raiders game day gallery hasn’t been posted yet, but when they do, we will post some images here and link back to the gallery for you to check out.

NFL Regular Season Week 4 – The Oakland Raiderettes

On paper, the Cleveland Browns vs the Oakland Raiders may have seemed to have been a rather dull affair between two teams struggling to find an identity and some consistency.  And if you thought that, like I did, you would have been wrong.  This game was another high scoring, close game that went into overtime before it was decided and to top it off, there were some officiating irregularities to add to the excitement.

So to keep it brief, here were the major story lines for the game:

  • Baker Mayfield get his first start for the Browns.
  • Backup RB Nick Chubb rushes for 105 yards and two TDs on three carries.
  • Derek Carr comes alive, throwing for 437 yards and 4 TDs for the Raiders.
  • With the Browns leading and less than two minutes left in the game, the refs blow call and overturn first down run by Browns RB Carlos Hyde that might have decided the game.
  • Raiders Gruden gets first win of the season and his second stint as Raiders head coach.

After the controversial call that stopped the Cleveland Browns from running out the clock, the Raiders promptly moved the ball down the field and scored the game tying touchdown on a 7 yard pass from Derek Carr to Jared Cook.  And in overtime, the Raiders kicked a field goal to end the game, final score: Raiders – 45, Browns – 42. 

With the win, the Raiders improve to 1 – 3 on the season and stayed within three games of the AFC West lead. 

So with the game summary out of the way, let’s take another look at Football’s Fabulous Females, the Oakland Raiderettes.  Click here to view the Raiders game day gallery of images.

NFL Regular Season Week 1 – The Oakland Raiderettes

The Oakland Raiders hosted the Los Angeles Rams on the second game on Monday Night Football and as good hosts, the Raiders were generous in giving up 33 points while only taking back 13 for themselves.  Hey, it was the first week of the new season and I am sure the second Gruden era will be a success as there were moments of optimism for the new look Raiders. 

And speaking of optimism, this was our first look at the Raiderettes of the regular season and they were in mid-season form.  Click here to view the Raiders game day gallery.

 

NFL Preseason Week 3 – The Oakland Raiderettes

We continue our Week 3 coverage of the NFL Preseason with a visit to the Oakland Raiders and another look at Football’s Fabulous Females, the Oakland Raiderettes.  Click here to view a gallery of images from the game.

Raiderettes Preliminary Audition Photos

The Oakland Raiders joined a long list of NFL teams this weekend that held preliminary auditions for their 2018-2019 cheeerleading squad.  The Raiders have posted a gallery of images from the event.  Click here to view the gallery.

2018 Raiderette Auditions Set

The Oakland Raiders are searching for enthusiastic and talented candidates for their renowned public relations and entertainment team – The Raiderettes. You must pre-register by Friday, March 30, 2018 by 5 p.m. PST, to participate in the auditions, which will take place on April 7 at the Raiders Alameda Facility.

  • Preliminary Audition: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Location: The Raiders Facility, Alameda, California
  • Check-in will begin at 8:00AM, immediately followed by a photo period.
  • Candidates will participate in a brief interview and a dance combination will be taught.
  • Recommended attire for preliminaries is athletic attire, appropriate workout outfit, or dance attire.
  • Candidates moving on to Semi-Finals will be announced at approximately 2:30PM
  • Auditions are closed to the general public.
  • Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 7, 2018 will begin at approximately 3:00PM
  • Location: The Raiders Facility, Alameda, California
  • Semifinalists are advised to stay on-site at the facility between Preliminaries and Semi-Finals.
  • Candidates will be taught choreography, building upon the combination from the preliminary round.
  • Finalists will be announced at approximately 6:00PM.

For more information and to register, call 510-864-5000 or visit www.Raiders.com/RaideretteAuditions

2018 Pro Bowl Cheerleaders – AFC Cheerleader Profiles

NFL.com has posted a gallery of photos of the 2018 Pro Bowl Cheerleaders with some biographical information.  Today, let’s turn our attention to the AFC Pro Bowl Cheerleaders.

Allison – Miami Dolphins

Allison is obsessed with Disney and has made Orlando her home away from home. She danced competitively with the FAU dance team in college for three years and went on to audition for the Miami Dolphins in her senior year of college. This is her fourth season cheering in the NFL and her second year as a Team Captain. She has traveled on four military tours to visit our troops overseas to over 11 different countries! She also assisted with International Auditions last year in Brazil. Allison currently works in Guest Experience in the Miami Dolphins corporate offices.

Amanda – Baltimore Ravens

Amanda has been cheering with the Baltimore Ravens for five years. She has been a captain on the dance team for two years and has traveled on multiple military tours with the Ravens to visit troops overseas. Amanda currently works in education and school counseling. She is a former Miss Maryland United States 2014 and is an advocate for empowering youth through service and education.

Angela – Denver Broncos

Angela is a Colorado native. She trained at Shelley True Dance Academy for 13 years and continued her dance career with the Golden Poms at Colorado State University, where she graduated with a BA in Dance. Angela is a fifth-year Denver Broncos cheerleader and second-year captain. She was awarded Rookie of the Year, represented her team during a military tour to Alaska and Australia, and participated in two Super Bowls and the Chinese New Year’s Celebration in Hong Kong. Angela is honored to have experienced such incredible opportunities. She is also a licensed sales executive for Heritage Title.

Angel – Oakland Raiders

While Angel was involved in numerous activities growing up, everything from child beauty pageants to basketball, performing with poms has always been her truest passion. She is in her seventh season as a Raiderette and throughout the years she has been afforded many opportunities such as traveling internationally and being featured on the side of a team sponsored airplane. Angel’s hobbies include traveling, hiking, cooking, playing video games and rollerblading. Angel can’t wait to represent the Raiderettes at the Pro Bowl!

Ashley – Kansas City Chiefs

Ashley is a four-year member and captain of the Chiefs cheerleaders. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and currently works for a global healthcare IT company where she manages events and fundraising for their non-profit organization. Her love for dance is what brought her to the Chiefs cheerleaders but it was her opportunity to connect with the community and military that has been her favorite part of this role. She is honored to be representing the Chiefs organization, her teammates and all of Chiefs Kingdom at the 2018 Pro Bowl.

Ginger – Jacksonville Jaguars

Ginger was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of four, she started dancing, cheering and doing gymnastics. Ginger danced for four years with the NBA as a Honeybee for the New Orleans Hornets before moving to Jacksonville. This is her third year with The ROAR of the Jaguars. She has earned the Outstanding Rookie Showmanship award in her first year and was also awarded the Coach’s Choice award last year. Ginger is excited and honored to represent her team at the 2018 Pro Bowl!

Jessica – Indianapolis Colts

Jessica has been an Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader for the past two seasons. She is a captain for the 2017 squad and honored to add “Pro Bowl Cheerleader” to her list of accomplishments. Her time as a cheerleader has been a decade full of memories and opportunities. Pursuing her passion for dance has awarded her with experiences that have molded her into the person she is today while continuing to motivate her growth in other areas of life. Jessica has been fortunate to represent her home state in China, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan and to have performed with various musical recording artists.

Jocelyn – Tennessee Titans

Jocelyn attended Detroit High School for the Arts. She went to Alabama A&M and Tennessee State University. Jocelyn is currently the Mental/Disabilities Coordinator for Head Star.

Kimberly – New York Jets

Kimberly is a fifth-year veteran and a second-year group leader for the Jets Flight Crew. A New York City native, she has had extensive dance and cheerleading training for over twenty years. Kimberly was voted Veteran of the Year and has served as a member of the squad’s prestigious Show Team for four seasons. Kimberly has been highlighted on countless television and media outlets in the New York City area including CBS Weekend Morning Show, PIX11 Morning News, Fox and Friends Weekend, The Daily Mail, and Bravura Magazine. Kimberly is a life-long Jets fan.

Kristen – Cincinnati Bengals

Kristen is a seven-year veteran from the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2015 she became the Jr. Ben-Gal Cheerleading Coach as well. Aside from cheering she is a dance studio owner and a high-school cheerleading coach. It is safe to say she follows her passion! The same day she was announced as the Pro Bowl cheerleader she got engaged in the locker room, surrounded by her teammates, family, and friends!

Lauryn – Los Angeles Chargers

Lauryn is a California native, raised in the city of Orange. She is thrilled to be a second-year member and line captain of the esteemed Charger Girls and enjoys interacting with Los Angeles Chargers fans across Southern California. Lauryn was extensively trained in singing, acting and dance, and shares those passions with her students as a dance instructor. She recently obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from California State University, Fullerton. Lauryn is honored to represent the Los Angeles Charger Girls at the 2018 Pro Bowl and looks forward to sharing the field with her fellow cheerleaders.

Victoria – New England Patriots

Victoria is a fourth-year veteran and third-year captain for the New England Patriots Cheerleaders. She had the honor and privilege of cheering in two winning Super Bowls, XLIX in Arizona and LI in Houston. She danced throughout her life and was inspired by a college coach and former Pro Bowl Cheerleader to pursue taking the field professionally. She is grateful for her time with the Patriots and for doing charitable appearances, calendar trips, dance conventions, and every unique opportunity that has come from cheering for the Patriots.

As of 01/15/18, there was no profile for Houston Texans Pro Bowl Cheerleader Lauren.

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.

Oakland Raiderettes Photos from Week 15

The Oakland Raiders have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 15.   Click here to view the gallery.

Oakland Raiderettes Photos from Week 13

The Oakland Raiders have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 13.  Click here to view the gallery.

Oakland Raiderettes Photos from Week 12

The Oakland Raiders have posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 12.  Click here to view the gallery.

NFL.com – Best of 2017 NFL Cheerleaders: Week 12

NFL.com has posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 12.  Click here to view the gallery.

NFL.com – Best of 2017 NFL Cheerleaders: Week 11

NFL.com has posted a gallery of cheerleader images from Week 11.  Click here to view the gallery.

NFL.com: Best of 2017 NFL cheerleaders: Week 7

NFL.com has posted a gallery of the best images of NFL Cheerleaders from Week 7.  Click here to view the images.