Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders v. the United States Military

Yahoo News
Nov 9, 2009

2009-dcc-action_3Football fans at this year’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will have the opportunity to cheer on their favorites when the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders take on active duty soldiers in Iraq via webcam in a “Guitar Hero” Challenge, courtesy of Armed Forces Insurance (www.afi.org) and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The battle will take place at the AFI booth in the Bowl’s Armed Forces Adventure Area from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on December 30.

Leavenworth, Kan. (Vocus) — Football fans at this year’s Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will have the opportunity to cheer on their favorites when the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders take on active duty soldiers in Iraq via webcam in a “Guitar Hero” Challenge, courtesy of Armed Forces Insurance (www.afi.org) and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. The battle will take place at the AFI booth in the Bowl’s Armed Forces Adventure Area from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on December 30.

“More than 10,000 fans are expected to attend the Adventure Area, so we plan on a spirited crowd to watch the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders take on the soldiers through cyberspace,” said Tom Dials, chairman of AFI. “It’s a great opportunity to let our troops know we support them while having some fun in the process.”

Families of competing soldiers will have reserved seating in the booth to view the competition. Donations will be accepted at the booth and used to create and send care packages to men and women serving overseas in active military duty through Give 2 The Troops, a nonprofit organization. In addition, fans also will have the opportunity to win prizes by competing in Guitar Hero contests, which will be ongoing in the AFI booth all weekend.

This is the second year AFI has served as the title partner for the Armed Forces Adventure Area, a festival designed specifically to celebrate military service. In addition to the Guitar Hero Challenge, the Adventure Area will feature booths from military branches and other corporate partners, along with military equipment and hardware on display. The festival is free of charge and will be located outside the main entrances of the Amon G. Carter stadium the day before the Bowl (December 30) from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on game day, December 31, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Guitar Hero Challenge will be administered by Pro vs. GI Joe, a nonprofit organization that provides troops serving all over the world with opportunities to take on professional athletes or celebrities in heated head-to-head video game competitions—both online and in person.

About Armed Forces Insurance
AFI was founded in 1887 by military leaders with a single mission: to protect the people who protect our nation. The company provides premium quality, competitively-priced property and casualty insurance to military professionals throughout the United States and overseas. Headquartered in Leavenworth, Kansas, AFI understands that military members have unique circumstances and insurance needs, enabling the company to offer a level of personalized service that’s unequaled in the industry. For more information, visit the Web site at afi.org or call 1-800-495-8234.

About the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), will be televised live from Amon G. Carter Stadium on Thursday, December 31, at 11:00 a.m. (CST) on ESPN. The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will feature schools from Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference.

Ticket prices for the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl are $50 for sideline seats, $40 for upper deck seats and $20 for end-zone tickets. Military veterans receive half off any $50 or $40 seat and active-duty personnel get in free via the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl corporate military ticket underwriting program. A portion of local ticket sales will go to designated military charities. Tickets for this year’s game can be obtained by calling the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl office at 817-810-0012, or by going to the Web site for more information at www.ArmedForcesBowl.com.


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Past Eskimo cheerleaders get together for reunion

Cheers through the years
By Kristy Brownlee
Sun Media
Sept. 21, 2009
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Pompoms and kicks might be in the past for 50-year-old Judith Ellis. But she’s not letting go of her 1970s heyday cheering for the green and gold.

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At Saturday’s Edmonton Eskimos home game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Ellis and about 350 past and present Esks cheerleaders will perform a 60-year reunion show.

“We are going to rise to the occasion no matter how many pounds we’ve gained,” said the spunky Ellis, a cheerleader from 1974 to 1980, now married with two teenage daughters.

Cheerleaders from each decade — 1950s to 2000s — will perform a number at the halftime show.

“We have our old costumes but nobody can fit into them anymore,” said Heather Sheremeta, 43, a cheerleader in 1987 and 1988, now married with three sons.

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Former cheer team members and coaches are descending on Edmonton from as far away as Germany and Austria.

A banquet will welcome nearly 500 alumni on Friday evening to reminisce and relive memories with a slide show. A fashion show will also feature the former Eskimo cheer uniforms.

“So much has happened. We are able to share this with each other,” said Ellis.

Doctors told Ellis she would never walk again after a driver ran a red light and T-boned her station wagon in north Edmonton in 2001. Ellis broke her lower back in two places.

Now she’s back to dancing her heart out.

Head cheer team coach Diane Greenough, who’s coached Esks cheerleaders for 14 years, said the experience promises to be nostalgic.

“I’ve known some of these girls since they were 14. It’s been really special.”



Dolphins Unveil 2010 Calendar

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Dolfans get quite the show
Madeleine Marr
Miami Herald
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The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders unveiled their 2010 calendar in grand Miami Beach style Friday night at Casa Casuarina, the ornate former home of murdered designer Gianni Versace.

The emcee/DJ — T-Pain – arrived in a red hearse, complete with (yes) sliding coffin. Ocean Drive passersby craned their necks and snapped cellphone cameras. Infuriated cops yelled at members of the Florida rapper’s caravan — causing major traffic on the already congested avenue — to move on out. Classic.

To the dismay of some hard-core fans, T-Pain — a big Dolfan — has been enlisted to do a hip-hop version of the Fins’ fight song. Let’s hope he improves our luck. (Some original lyrics: “Miami has the Dolphins, the greatest football team. We take the ball from goal to goal like no one’s ever seen. We’re in the air, we’re on the ground, we’re always in control. And when you say Miami, you’re talking Super Bowl!”)

In the steamy courtyard, Fins execs announced that Land Shark Stadium will see some more changes: Pop artist Romero Britto — looking fit and slim — will put his colorful stamp on some areas. Also in the works: a private club with cabanas, fine dining, a separate entrance and other fancier-than-thou features.

Last but certainly not least, the squad hotties commenced a fashion show, each in a skimpy bikini with their month written across the chest. Then the calendar — shot in St. Martin — was unveiled.

Want to make your year? It’s available for $14.99 at miamidolphins.com.

More links for calendar party photos
The Sun Sentinel
Flasporty on Flickr
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LA Kings Crew Auditions

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The Kings recently held tryouts for the all new METAL Ice Crew. I posted my take on auditions last week, but there’s even more coverage coming. There are videos and photos, and more in the pipeline. Here are the first few installments to start us off. This is good stuff, so stay tuned for the rest of the series!

Kings Vision gives you an all-access look at the first day of auditions!

Meet Carrlyn, who is trying out with the hopes to return for a 2nd season!

Meet Stephanie, who is trying out with the hopes to return for a 2nd season!

2009 Cavalier Girl Auditions Are Almost Over

Cleveland Cavaliers: As the 2009 Cavalier Girls auditions are finishing up, catch a behind the scenes look at this year’s tryouts and find out what exactly it takes to be a Cavalier Girl. Video: Day 1| Day 2| Day 3
Photos: Auditions| Meet & Greet

Here are the ladies who made it to finals:

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some of you may recognize a couple of these women from other teams. Courtney was a Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleader in 2005. Yoshiko was selected to the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders in 2005, and was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader in 2006.