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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Northern Chautauqua County represented on Buffalo Jills

Jenica has had men fall madly in love with her in a matter of two seconds.

Lonna has been seen on national television.

Ashley has posed for swimsuit calendars.

All three of these girls - whose last names will not be revealed for safety's sake - have two things in common.

One, they are all members of the 2008 Buffalo Jills.

Two, they were born and raised in Northern Chautauqua County.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Pics from the Bills Season Finale

A season that started off promising but quickly went off course was mercifully concluded Sunday when the Bills faced off against the hated New England Patriots* The story of the day wasn't the game, however, as gale force winds relentlessly rocked the area, damaging the fieldhouse and the nearby Bills practice field as well as disrupting a Jills practice onfield and bending goalposts in opposite directions. Transformers were blown as well, shutting off power to the stadium and causing speculation that the game could be postponed by a few hours or more.
Luckily, crews were able to repair the damage on the field and power was restored in time for the game but their repairs did nothing for the team on the field as the Bills, despite a herculean effort by backup RB Fred "Action" Jackson, fell to the visiting New England team by a 13-0 final score. All in all, it was fitting to have such a disappointing end to such a disappointing season.
The one aspect of the game that was anything but disappointing was the performance of the Buffalo Jills. Though the winds forced cancellations of the normal pregame activities, preventing fans from meeting the beautiful Ambassador Squad, Laura and Katherine still met plenty of fans as they escorted Billy Buffalo throughout his gameday activities. As for the dancers, even without their captains, the Jills put on inspiring performances all game long as co-captains Eileen, Katie K, and Christina stepped up and led the dancers through their paces, not missing a beat. Of course before the game could begin, the game ball had to be delivered and at the last game of the season, the Jills Pro Bowl representative, Jessica, drew that duty.
While the winds played havoc with the photography (and the videography) here are the pictures from the day, the last gameday performance of the 2008-09 Buffalo Jills.
While it was the last gameday performance for this squad, it wasn't the last time we'll see these beauties together and performing. On January 16th at 8:30, the Jills invade Club Paradise in Blasdell, NY for their Comedy Show, featuring Joel Lindley from the Conan O'Brien show and hosted by Rob Lederman of 97Rock's Norton in The Morning Show. Prepaid tickets are available for $20 at any Jills appearance the next few weeks or by phone by calling 716-888-9798. They will also be available at the door for $25 the night of the event.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Buffalo Jill of The Week Danielle

This week, we take a look at one of the co-captains on the Jills this year. This is Danielle's 1st year in the position, helping run the Ambassador Squad, and has taken the job and really run with it. She didn't wait long to put her mark on the rookies as while half the squad was on the swimsuit calendar shoot trip this past May, Danielle and fellow 3rd year vet Valerie took the opportunity to organize a "girl's night out" with some of the rookie squad members who didn't make the calendar trip. She didn't stop with just the one though as this orthodontist's assistant regularly organizes get-togethers for nights out as well as away game watching parties with not only rookies but vets as well, helping build camaraderie within the squad. You can read more about Danielle at

Friday, December 19, 2008

Buffalo Jill of The Week Amelina

This week, we take a look at one of the outstanding dancers on the squad as our Jill of The Week. Amelina is one of the rookies on Jamie's line and can be seen on gamedays between Valerie and Eileen. Amelina is the shortest member of the Jills squad at 4'11" when it comes to height but if you were to measure her dance ability and enthusiasm, she'd work out to be one of the tallest. Her enthusiasm is something that's strong in many ways. If there's music playing at a club that she can dance to, she'll be out on the dance floor having a blast. If there's new people to meet, she's front and center to meet them and if there's photos being taken without her in them, she's anxious for you to take the pic again....with her in it this! She loves to make people smile and is one of the friendliest young ladies you could ever meet. While this may only be her rookie year on the squad, she can boast that she was the first of the current Jills squad to perform at the Pro Bowl, even before Omarlla in 2003. Amelina wasn't selected as a member of a squad as she wasn't a member of a pro squad at the time...too young, for one thing...she was instead selected at a National Dance Competition to perform at halftime of the 2000 Pro Bowl! You can read more about Amelina at

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More pics from the Bandits Open Practice

Buffalo Spotted was on hand taking pictures of the Open Practice as well last week and got a bunch of photos of the Bandettes on the field

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jets away game party at Rhino's

Going into the season, all but 7 teams who started with a 4-0 record since 1990 made the playoffs at the end of the year. Thanks mostly to a play call on 2nd and 5 that ended with QB JP Losman getting sacked on a drive in which the Bills were in a 4-minute offense to chew up clock, with RB Marshawn Lynch ramming the ball down the throats of the collective Jets defense, the Bills lost the ball and had the fumble returned for a TD when all they had to do was hold onto a 3-point lead. That play call and fumble not only lost the game for the Bills but helped make them the 8th team to start 4-0 and miss the playoffs since 1990.

With the play of the Bills the last few weeks, attendance at the 103.3 The Edge Away Game parties at Rhino's Rock Bar in Orchard Park has tailed off and here's a few reasons to kick yourselves for missing it this week. The Jills didn't send 2 girls to the party this week, they sent 3. Super-cute rookie dancer Lonna was there along with a pair of 2nd year vets. Providing the veteran presence were a couple of young ladies having big years for the Jills. Vincenza is the covergirl for this year's Buffalo Jills Swimsuit Calendar. The other vet got her year made big just this past week. While NFL players find out on Tuesday, December 16th, who's making the Pro Bowl, the Buffalo Jills elected Jessica a week prior to that, on the 9th.

Coming up next for the Jills is the final away game party at Rhino's on December 21st. The game starts at 4pm and this will be the day that the 42" LCD TV will be drawn for and you must be present to win it.

After that, the 2008 Jills take the field one final time this season as the Bills host the hated New England Patriots* on December 28th at 1pm at the Ralph.

January 16th, the Jills invade Club Paradise in Blasdell for their Adult Comedy Show, emceed by 97Rock's own Rob Lederman. Further details will follow as they become available.

Jills at Bills Season Tickets For Life

On Monday, December 8th, Larry Norton and Rob Lederman of 97Rock invaded Recckio's as part of a contest in which 97 lucky contestants got a chance to win Bills season tickets for life. The play of the Bills lately hasn't exactly been the greatest enticement for getting those tix so Larry and Rob brought along 3 major reasons to go to Bills games. 9th year vet Omarlla, calendar covergirl Vincenza, and rookie beauty Rita were on hand for the event that ended up awarding a pair of 2009 season tickets to two separate contestants.'s photographer Marc J Wierzbowski was on hand at the event taking photos which can be found at

Friday, December 12, 2008

Schedule change in the NLL

The economic troubles in the world these days have affected the sports world in a bad way as the NLL's Chicago Shamrox has suspended operations for the 2009 season. With the loss of one of their teams, the NLL had to adjust the schedule for the upcoming season. How that affects the Bandits and Bandettes is rather minor. Instead of hosting the Chicago Shamrox in the final game of the regular season on April 18th, the Bandits will instead be hosting the Boston Blazers on that date. The rest of the Bandits slate of games remains unchanged.

Buffalo Jill of The Week Liz

This week, we take a look at one of the rookie members of the Jills Ambassador Squad as our Jill of The Week. Liz is one of those girls whose dancing ability was not a detriment to joining the Ambassador Squad as opposed to the dance squad. Many Jills Ambassadors simply don't have as much time to commit to practice as the dancers. Ambassadors typically meet once every other week while the dancers are practicing twice a week, every week. Liz has been dancing since grade school and keeps active in the winter with snowboarding as well. Since she wants to learn to surf one day, snowboarding is a great start although she obviously wouldn't be as bundled up on a surfboard, something beach-goers those days would certainly appreciate. Too bad for them that this statuesque brunette is attached. Beyond that, Liz is aiming to become another doctor with a Jills pedigree like current Dr Amanda K and future Dr Holly. Unlike her squadmates, however, Liz is planning on dealing with the mental and emotional aspects and become a licensed clinical psychologist. You can read more about Liz at and don't forget to check out her 97Rock photo album at

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Representing the Buffalo Jills in the Pro Bowl is...

Jessica!! This bubbly blonde is in her second year on the squad and is always on the go. It looks like she'll have to take a little down time as she'll be spending the week following the Super Bowl in Hawaii for the annual Pro Bowl game. While the game itself may not be a reason to tune in, it's kinda fun watching for the first of last year's rookies to make her presence known. The game can be seen on Sunday, February 8th on NBC. Beyond the Pro Bowl itself, Jessica will be on hand at many activities throughout the week leading up to the game so keep an eye out for various events that will be televised on ESPN, NBC, and the NFL Network.

Congrats Jess and have fun out there while your family and friends at home are digging through the

Monday, December 8, 2008

Some pics from Toronto's Bills-Fish game

The Bills this year have kicked off a series of games in Toronto meant to help lure corporate dollars down to Orchard Park for the real Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. As a part of that series, Buffalo beauties, the Buffalo Jills, were on hand for the game and pregame just as they are for any regular game at the Ralph. Unfortunately, another part of the series is highly inflated ticket prices that most blue collar fans can't afford. While I myself wasn't able to attend this game, we aren't going to be deprived of photography of our Buffalo Jills. Lynnie Burak of Bills message boards was on the scene and snapped some photos from the upper deck at the Rogers Centre for us.

Up next for the Jills, we'll have a pair at Rhino's Rock Bar in Orchard Park each of the next two weeks for the first half of each game for the 103.3 The Edge Awaay Game Parties.
The Jills next take the field on December 28th at Ralph Wilson Stadium as the Bills finish out the season against the hated New England Patriots.
While making the game to see the Buffalo Jills is certainly a great idea, it won't be the last time to see the 2008 squad this season as the Jills are invading Club Paradise on January 16th for the Jills Adult Comedy Show. Stay tuned for further information, including tickets.

Pics from the Bandits Open Practice

In May of this year, a Buffalo sports team won a National Championship for the 1st time since 1996. While the Bills and Sabres have been breaking our hearts for decades, the Buffalo Bandits consistently have been putting a winning product on the field year-in and year-out. After some early exits for the playoffs and a defeat in the NLL Championship Game in recent years, the Bandits delivered another championship to Buffalo, a city starved for winners.

That was the past and it's time to look to the future, and defending that title and most of the familiar faces return to the field to do so. However, the Bandettes cheering them on will be a lot different as 7 of last year's 15-girl squad chose to move on, going out on top. 8 of the Bandettes return from last year in addition to a pair of familiar faces from a few years back along with 5 fresh faces, all hoping to end the season the same way as last year.

As is tradition, the Bandits and Bandettes get together to hold an Open Practice every December to give the fans a look at what to expect from the 2009 season. For the Bandits, that means a regular practice in front of the fans, giving them a look at who's back and who's not. Afterwards, an autograph signing session takes place, showing the fans how real and human these athletes really are. For the Bandettes, it includes meeting and posing with the fans and recruiting some Junior Bandettes for the upcoming season. The Bandettes also held an autograph session before during and after the Bandits' session and posed for pictures with the NLL's Champions Cup. And of course, what dance squad could get away without doing a performance and at midway through the actual practice, the Bandettes took the field to give the players a break and show off their stuff and introduce themselves to the fans.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Jills return from Balkans

The Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders, the Jills, spent the entire Thanksgiving weekend overseas in the Balkan Region volunteering their time and entertaining the U.S. Troops.

Seven Jills cheerleaders, Jamie, Kristin B, Jill, Ayeshia, Anna, Lisa and Katie gave up the holiday with their families and returned just in time to be back at the Bills game last Sunday. They performed daily variety shows, dance routines, autograph sessions, meet & greets and spent their time with the troops.

Buffalo Jill of The Week Eileen

After spending some time with some of our fantastic rookies, we now turn our attention to someone who's anything but a rookie, but certainly fantastic. Eileen is in her 9th year with the Jills. She and Omarlla are the only two left cheering from the 2000 squad while Jills Coordinator Nichole, a rookie with Eileen and Omarlla, left the field for management in 2006.These three ladies are proof that women don't automatically lose their looks as time goes by...since they each look more stunning every year.

Eileen herself is in her 3rd season as co-captain, assisting Jamie on her line this season and you can see this blonde bombshell between Amelina and Jess on gamedays. Eileen has grown a lot in her time on the squad. When she first joined up, she was looking to become a fashion merchandiser after finishing up schooling in New York City. Thankfully, she changed her mind on moving to the Big Apple and is currently teaching dance here in Western NY and has a degree in elementary education as well. Eileen says that her most admired person is her mother and if you think it's just a cliche, nothing could farther from the truth. Eileen and her mother are very close and if I were to hazard a guess, I'd have to say that Eileen is her own mother's most admired person as well. Eileen's dance career has kept her busy for a long time. She's been dancing since age 3 although if one were to ask her mother, I'm sure she'd say she was dancing in the womb. You can read more about the lovable Eileen at

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

Pics from the World's Largest Disco's Chris Brown was on hand at the World's Largest Disco Saturday night and besides all the dance music, and wacky fashions that were on hand along with a few celebrities from the 70s, some of the 2009 Buffalo Bandettes took the stage to dance for the partygoers as well. Check out all the pics at

Pics from the Bills-49ers game

Once upon a time, the Buffalo Bills took great pride in their decided advantage in poor weather against warm weather teams. That was back before they spent all of their practices indoors when the weather turned bad. The team that handed the San Francisco 49ers a 26-21 loss in their last visit to Western NY is long gone and even the team that started out the season 5-1 and led the AFC East seems a distant memory as the Bills need to win their final four games and get help from other teams in their attempt to make the playoffs for the first time in 9 years.

While the Bills faltered in their first home matchup against the 49ers in 10 years, the sidelines were filled with ladies who did anything but falter as the Buffalo Jills performed like champions in the cold rain from beginning to end. Prior to the game, fans could get swimsuit calendars, photographs, and autographs from members of the Jills Ambassador Squad. Calendar covergirl Vincenza could be found at the 103.3 The Edge Tailgate party with squadmates Laura and Amanda F while the 97Rock tailgate party featured Katherine and rookies Liz and Alison and there were plenty of fans in both locations meeting these beautiful young women. Inside the Fieldhouse, Brandi and Ambassador Squad co-captain Danielle had their share of fans as well prior to taking the field with Billy Buffalo for the game. Of course before the game could start, someone had to deliver the gameball and Danielle was the one chosen to accompany UPS on the delivery.

Coming up next for the Jills, they'll be heading across the border to Toronto for the first regular season game in the Bills in Toronto series as the Bills face off against the hated Miami Dolphins in must-win game for the Bills playoff hopes. The Jills will be on hand at the Budweiser Tailgate Party which will be going on from 11am-4pm in the parking lot across from Rogers Centre at the corner of Blue Jays Way and Front Street and the dance squad will be putting on a dance performance at about 12:30pm. Admission to the party is free to anyone 19 and over and party-goers without game tickets will have plenty of opportunities to win tickets to the game throughout the party.

Following that, Rhino's Rock Bar is the place to be on December 14th and 21st for the Bills away game parties sponsored by 103.3 The Edge. If you've made any of the parties so far this season, make sure to show up at least on the 21st as the 42" LCD TV is being drawn for that day. You must be present to win.

The Jills finish up the regular season on December 28th at the Ralph as the Bills face off against the New England Patriots* and we can only hope that we'll see the Bills and Jills continue on into the playoffs.