Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Buffalo Jills at the Bills-Browns game

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the NFL has been very involved all month long. Players can be found wearing pink armbands, gloves, and cleats while the cheerleaders around the league are sporting pink pom-poms and, in some cases, pink outfits. The Buffalo Jills were one of those cases on Sunday as the entire squad of dancers and ambassadors spent the chilly autumn day in pink jerseys with black shorts along with their pink pom-poms.
Obviously, the game itself was something that Bills fans, and a lot of Browns fans, would like to forget. However, there were some positive parts of the day as well. Prior to the game, Carvings For A Cause, an organization that has been turning fallen trees from the 2006 October Storm into artwork, unveiled its latest creation at the 97Rock Tailgate Party. After wood sculptures of former Bills QB Jim Kelly and ESPN Commentator Chris Berman, both of which stand outside the Big Tree Inn after their unveiling 2 years ago, the great Thurman Thomas was honored with his own wood carving. To help with the unveiling, Ambassador Jills Amanda, Nicole L, Kristen, and Alyssa were on hand at the party. Meanwhile, games were played by fans and calendars were signed by Keisha, Lindsay, and Heather at the 103.3 The Edge Tailgate Party just a short distance away while Laura and Courteney greeted fans coming into the Bills Fieldhouse.
When it came to gametime, after 4th year vet and 2nd year co-captain Christina delivered the game ball, Laura and Ruby accompanied Billy Buffalo and helped with the various promotions around the stadium. When it came to the dancers, they resembled the Bills in one way. The Bills have been losing players to injury this season and unfortunately, in many cases, the depth hasn't done as well as the lost starters. The Jills, likewise, were short a few girls at the Browns game, including captains Eileen and Nicole P and a foot injury to 4th year vet Stefanie. Unlike the Bills, the remaining Jills stepped up and Christina stepped up and performed well in Nicole's place while Jill stepped up as well by filling in for Eileen.

While the Bills are on the road the next few weeks and don't return to the Ralph until November 1st, the Jills are staying plenty busy, especially with some appearances this upcoming weekend.
First up is a Customer Appreciation Night Party at the Buffalo Beach House on Niagara Falls Blvd in Amherst. It features wine-tasting, food samples and even a swimwear fashion show with the Buffalo Jills.
On Saturday, Sweet Home High School hosts the Blondes Vs Brunettes football game and not only will the Jills be appearing and performing, but Jills director Stephanie M will be playing in the game!
Before you go to the game and the Victory Party at Average Joe's after the game, don't forget to set your DVRs for 9pm-10pm on Food Network as they air Tailgate Warriors with Guy Fieri, which was shot prior to the Bears preseason game in Lot C outside Ralph Wilson Stadium. In addition to seeing the famed Pinto and CBNG's Illegal Motion Tailgate parties in action, many of the Jills appeared throughout the day. If we're lucky, they'll even air an impromptu cheer that Kelly, Loren, and Alyssa made up on the spot.
Finally, while watching the Bills-Jets away game itself, especially the way they're playing these days, holds little entertainment value, the Jills alway make it more enjoyable and there will be a pair of Jills bartending at Sole Restaurant all game long and a pair of their beautiful rookies will also be at the Aud Sports Bar in Depew for the Edge Away Game party, hosted by James of radio station 103.3 The Edge.

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