Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Buffalo Jill of The Week Eileen

What can I say about our current Jill of The Week that hasn't been said already? Eileen, like Omarlla, just finished up her 11th season on the squad, having started in 2000, the year before the Yahoo Jills Club, which was the precursor to the webgroup and the Buffalo Pro Cheer Blog, was formed. Unlike Omarlla however, Eileen told me at the Jills Comedy Show that she's leaning towards retiring from the sidelines, which will definitely take away from the sidelines just a touch. Her smile and warm and loving personality have definitely brightened up some poor years for the Bills. She still has some time to change her mind so keep your fingers crossed. Even if she does stick with her retirement plans, she's had a pretty full career including a Pro Bowl appearance following the 2005 season. She got made a co-captain in 2006 and followed that season with a trip to Iraq with 7 other Buffalo Jills to visit the troops. Then in August, she led another group of 8 Jills to Afghanistan and spent some time visiting the troops in the Balkans as well. 2010 was her 2nd as a full captain and besides the performances on gamedays, her favorite part of being a Jill is probably the time the squad spends with the Jr Jills...she absolutely loves getting to give the next generation of cheerleaders encouragement and helping them learn different routines and cheers. Something tells me she's going to make a heck of a mother and considering how supportive her own mother is, that's not shocking in the least. Eileen's secondary photo, a line shot, comes from the Lions game in November. Shown posing are Natalie, Stefanie, Emily, Eileen, Nicole, Katie, Reena, and Murissa.

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