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Friday, December 28, 2007

Buffalo Jill of The Week Laura

We end 2007 and go into 2008 taking a look at one of our rookies with Ambassador Squad member Laura. She's not the typical girly-girl by any means as we've come to expect to some extent from the Jills. This married woman spends some of her free time traveling around the country to participate in, and win, archery tournaments. And while we have girls like Kelly and Jenica driving around in sporty cars, Laura drives a big truck. But don't let her tomboyish interests fool you, Laura is all woman and a total health and fitness nut. She put 6 months of work in prior to tryouts in getting into top shape, even going as far as hiring a personal trainer. All the work was worth it as she, obviously, nailed a spot on the squad despite her concerns that she wasn't even going to make the first cut. You can read more about Laura at

Monday, December 24, 2007

Giants Game pics

The Bills home season came to an end in a rough way. The loss to the Giants wasn't the biggest story, though. The Bills played and the Jills cheered in the worst weather in recent Bills history. Winds and rain all during pregame pushed the 97Rock tailgate into the Fieldhouse and some of the Jills onto covered golf carts as they toured the lots meeting with the fans. The game started off well as the Bills jumped to a 14-0 lead under clear skies and cheered on by the Jills dressed as Santa's most beautiful helpers. The rains came hard soon and while the Jills, in ponchos and cold weather gear, kept up their cheers and routines, the Bills couldn't keep the lead, allowing the Giants to clinch a playoff spot.

The Jills will be at various appearances the next few months, including a trip to Greece to see the troops by Kelly and Kaitlin B, before the open workshop and tryouts at the end of March. We hope that anyone thinking about trying out remembers there are more positives than negatives.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Buffalo Jill of The Week Emily

Fourth-year vet Emily has been cheering for more than a decade now and if it means getting to go on trips like she did in 2007, it's hard to imagine her stopping anytime soon. Besides the camaraderie with her squadmates and gamedays where she gets to showcase her athleticism and tumbling ability, the biggest thing she'd miss would be the troop visits. Whether it be the trip to Fort Hood a few years ago where she even saw Saddam Hussein's cash box on not 1, but 2 trips to the Middle East in 2007, first to Iraq and then to Afghanistan, she loves every experience she has on the visits. Knowing how sweet Emily can be with that smile of hers, I'd imagine all those soldiers enjoyed seeing her even more. She can be found on one end of Omarlla's line next to Brianne. You can read more about Emily at

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Time to vote for the Jills

AOL Fanhouse has polls running for fans to pick the hottest cheerleaders by division. You can cast your vote for both AFC Cheerleaders and NFC Cheerleaders
It's not the most exact poll...people are actually voting for teams without
Obviously any unbiased fan will pick the Jills in the AFC East with some of the breathtaking beauty we have on the squad

Friday, December 14, 2007

Buffalo Jill of The Week Stacy

This week, we take a look at one of the Jills rookies. Unfortunately, Stacy landed a job out of town and left the squad rather early, only cheering in the preseason on Omarlla's line next to Natale. She did, however, make an impression before she left. At the annual Father's Day Softball game, she was the buddy of a little boy named Steve and she kept in touch with him for at least the next few months. She also got to spend a portion of the Golf tournament with Jim Ball, the car dealership's owner and a sponsor of the Buffalo Jills. She didn't just ride around, though. She did try her hand at the game itself, taking a few swings at the ball and learning how to play. While we do miss Stacy on the squad, especially considering she almost tried out in 2004 but held off because she wanted to be able to devote more time to the squad than she could back then, we wish her all the luck in the world with her career. Of course we wouldn't be against her getting a job in Buffalo instead, so she could return to the You can read more about Stacy at

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Pictures from Zebb's Deluxe Bar and Grill

All season long, the Jills have teamed up with the Bills and 97Rock to bring a Monday Night Football party to Zebb's Deluxe Bar and Grill, alternating it between the Amherst and Orchard Park locations. In addition to watching Monday Night Football with the Jills and some Bills players, there are trivia questions for prizes as well as a contest for a trip for 4 to Tampa Bay. The drawing will take place on the 17th at the Amherst location, the last of these parties for the season.
On December 10th, DJ Jickster from 97Rock hosted the party and brought along Bills players Brian Moorman and Rian Lindell for the fans to meet. Also in attendance were Mrs New York Jennifer Stehler and Laura from the Buffalo Jills. Here are some photos of Laura with some of the fans as well as the players.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Fish Game pics

Fighting for their playoff lives, the Buffalo Bills played host to the hated Miami Dolphins on a snowy day in Western New York. To the surprise of probably none of the 71,018 fans in attendance, the Bills blew out the winless Fish by a score of 31-7 at the half and 38-17 at the end. Keeping the crowd pumped up all day long were the Buffalo Jills with dance and cheer routines.
It's said that the most beautiful women look great in swimwear as well as dressed like Eskimos. As seen in these pics, the Jills fit that description as their beautiful smiles kept things warm even in the snow.
Up next for the Jills are appearances at Zebb's for MNF on the 10th and the 17th (check for details) and the home finale against the Giants on the 23rd. We can only hope the Bills keep winning and keep the Jills cheering through January and into February.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Bandits Open Practice pics and videos

The 2007 Bandits fell short of their ultimate goal and have retooled for the 2008 season, in an effort to bring a Championship to the city of Buffalo. They put on an open practice on Saturday afternoon to thank the fans for their support and increase interest in the NLL. Judging from the number of seats available, season ticket packages seem to be up from last season.
The Bandits weren't alone in their retooling as the Bandettes had a few squad members not return from last season. In all, 9 vets return from 2007 with Erin H and Erin Y still the captains. Joining them are Sarah, Kimberly, Melissa, Beth, Meghan, Ashley, and Amanda H back for another season. A mixture of familiar and new faces make up the newcomers to the squad. Returning are ex-Bandettes Karla, Korinne, and Casey after a few seasons off. Amanda Z, Jessica, and Justina are 3 beautiful rookies in their first season as pro cheerleaders.
The Bandettes put on a routine prior to the practice as well as a routine midway through the practice that clocked in at over 3 minutes. After the routines they visited with the fans and were down on the field along with the players for an autograph session following the practice.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Buffalo Jill of The Week Melissa

Every so often, a Jill will decide not to return because her schedule is just too hectic to be able to commit to being on the squad but finds the time, in the future, to come back. Melissa is just such a girl. She spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons on the sidelines dazzling fans with her incredible smile but took the 2006 season off. Part of that time off was spent with a Disney On Ice tour. No, she wasn't performing...they didn't want to risk melting the ice at the arenas. She worked in sales while traveling with the tour and, probably not surprisingly, shows sold out rather quickly. Think how quickly they would've sold had she been performing. She left the tour early however, partly because she missed her dogs so much. At the Animal Attraction event 2 years ago, she showed off Daisy to the fans but she has 3 more as well that she loves immensely as well. Now she's back and has shown she hasn't lost a step nor has her smile lost its gleam in that year off as she dances on Jamie's line right between Jamie and Kaitlin B. You can read more about Melissa at

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Jills' 2007-2008 Pro Bowler is....

Nicole! She's a 4th year veteran and is serving as Jamie's co-captain this year. If you recognize those eyes, maybe you were fortunate enough to get last year's swimsuit calendar with her on the cover. At the final home game of the season, when the Jills will likely be wearing Santa outfits, she'll be wearing a lei wreath as well, signifying her Pro Bowl berth, as elected by her squadmates recently. The Pro Bowl, to take place on Sunday, February 10, in Aloha Stadium in Honolulu will be televised on FOX. But beyond the Pro Bowl itself, Nicole will be present at many of the Pro Bowl festivities during that prior week. There are events like the Alumni game and the QB challenge that the Pro Bowl Cheerleaders are cheering at that will be televised the weekend of the Pro Bowl.
Congratulations to Nicole and don't feel too guilty when you're in the sun and sand in Hawaii while the rest of us are buried in snow....because you deserve this!