First of all, 97Rock just released some new photos from the 1st round of tryouts today including pics of some promising rookies as well as many of our beloved vets. There's also the first photo of the completed squad, which was taken at Tuesday night's first practice.
One of our new girls wasn't available for this photo.
Also in the news was the NFL schedule release this past Tuesday.
We'll see the Jills cheering on the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium the following dates and times.
Sep 20th 4:05pm vs Buccaneers (first ever appearance of Tampa Bay in Buffalo)
Sep 27th 4:05pm vs Saints
Oct 11th 1pm vs Browns
Nov 1st 1pm vs Texans
Nov 29th 1pm vs Dolphins*
Dec 20th 1pm vs Patriots*
January 3rd 1pm vs Colts*
*These last 3 dates are subject to flex scheduling and any or all of the games could either remain as 1pm starts, be moved to 4:15 starts or go all the way to Sunday Night Football with a start time of 8:15pm. Those moves would be announced no later than 12 days before the game with the exception of the final game, which would be announced no later than 6 days prior to the game.
Season tickets are still on sale for Bills home dates, the only way to ensure you can see the Jills cheering on the Bills in Orchard Park. Individual tickets go on sale in mid-July.
As part of the Bills In Toronto series, the Bills lone game in Toronto's Rogers Centre will take place at 8:20pm on December 3rd, a Thursday night game against the NY Jets. While it's obviously not a real home date and last year's matchup against the Dolphins seemed more like a neutral site matchup than anything, it is officially a "home game" and the Bills and Jills will be treated as the home group by the NFL and we can expect to see the Jills both in pregame appearances and during the game itself. Individual tickets go on sale on April 21st for this game.
Preseason dates were also released recently and there are 3 chances to see the Jills cheer on the Bills in preseason this year. In addition to the 2 home games, the Jills will be traveling to Canton, Ohio Hall of Fame weekend to cheer on the Bills against the Titans, who'll have their own cheerleaders there as well. There are only two times each year where you can see two squads at once, the Hall of Fame game and the Super Bowl. Tickets for the Hall of Fame game are now on sale but are selling fast.
Sunday, August 9th at 8pm vs Titans in Canton, Ohio
Saturday, August 15th at 7pm vs Bears
Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30pm vs Lions
Finally, 97Rock is once again holding a contest where some lucky boy will get to take a Jill to the Prom. You can sign up for the contest at http://97rock.com/goout.asp?u=/article.asp?id=1273604 but obviously, this contest is just open to boys in high school. Submission deadline is 5pm on Thursday, May 7th with voting going on from May 8th-18th. Last year's lucky winner got to take the incomparable Valerie to the prom and you can see a video of the date at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sRxYvYqiCM&feature=player_embedded