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. http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/buffalojills2005/2008/Pats%20Game/
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.