On Saturday, January 31st, 2 announcements were made that are a big deal to Bills fans. First, the NFL's all-time sack leader, long-time Bills DE Bruce Smith, was announced to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with the only owner the Bills have ever had, Ralph Wilson. On August 8th, 2009, Bills nation will get to celebrate the accomplishments of two key figures in Bills history as they get inducted in Canton, Ohio. Bills nation will have more to celebrate than anyone else there, and not just because that 2 of the 6 inductees are Buffalo Bills. 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Football League and the season will kick off with the Hall of Fame game featuring the only 2 remaining teams still under the same owners. Bud Adams' Tennessee Titans will face off against Ralph Wilson Jr's Buffalo Bills under the lights at Fawcett Stadium the night after Hall of Fame inductions on Sunday, August 9th at 8pm.
In 2008, the Jills' 1st game appearance was in Toronto and they cheered at 10 total "home" games. In 2009, the Jills get to cheer at a total, barring a playoff appearance, of 11 games. In addition to the 2 preseason games at the Ralph, the 7 regular season games at the Ralph, and the 1 regular season game in Toronto, the 2009-2010 Buffalo Jills will be in Canton, Ohio for the Hall of Fame game along with all the fans. Since the Hall of Fame game is a neutral site game and close to the homes of the two teams participating in the game, we'll be able to see the cheerleading squads for both the Titans and the Bills on the sidelines at Fawcett Stadium.
Obviously, the 2009-2010 Buffalo Jills squad that will be at the Hall of Fame game hasn't been selected yet and if you're a woman who will be at or above the age of 18 by March 29th, 2009, you're invited to tryout for the Buffalo Jills squad. There are some requirements for becoming a Buffalo Jill and a pretty strong overview of what being a Buffalo Jill entails can be found at http://www.buffalojills.net/audition.html where you can get full details on how to try out for the 2009-2010 Buffalo Jills squad.
Sunday, March 29th, 2009. Auditions will be hosted at: Fusion Dance Studio, 1584 Kenmore Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216
Please be advised that all audition dates are closed to the public. While it can be nice to attend and root on your favorite prospective Buffalo Jill, odds are that you'll do more harm than good and distract her. Making the team can be fun for the girls but a lot of hard work goes into the whole process as well and the fewer distractions, the better.
For future info on Buffalo Jills auditions, stay tuned to www.BuffaloJills.net , the Buffalo Pro Cheer Blog, and CW23, the official television station of Buffalo Jills auditions! Over the next two months, Lydia, CW23's spokesperson and an honorary Buffalo Jill, will be talking about auditions and what to expect of the 2009 squad. Be sure to tune in to CW23 to see what she has to say.