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Friday, September 28, 2012

Buffalo Jill of The Week Lisa

At long last, the 2012-13 Buffalo Jill of The Week series kicks off and we start with 6th year vet Lisa. Found on Val's line on gamedays between Nicole S and Megan, she's one of those girls who people just gravitate towards and not just because of her beauty. She's frequently at the center of anything that's going on and she doesn't even try to be. Whenever there's fun to be had, she tries to include as many people as she can. She has a kind word for everyone and even comes up with endearing nicknames for some of the people she's fond of. As loved as she is by anyone who knows her, perhaps the girl on the squad she's closest with is Valerie. Before the two of them got named co-captain and captain, they made a point to try out together, even with matching numbered outfits. When Valerie came down to visit with me at a Bandits game this spring, she told me to guess who her co-captain would be this fall. With the big smile on her face, I knew it had to be Lisa. You can read more about Lisa at Lisa's secondary photo comes from the 1st Annual Dance Fair and Expo held last spring which featured dozens of dance companies and schools in addition to the Buffalo Bandettes and the Buffalo Jills. Shown posing for a photo are Jacki and Lisa.

Jacki and Lisa at the 1st Annual Dance Fair and Expo

Chrissy, Stephanie O, and Jessica
From the Bandettes comes a photo from the Bandits-Stealth game back in February. Before the girls headed out for pregame, a few of the girls posed for photos. Shown are Chrissy, Stephanie O, and Jessica. Tryouts are coming up October 6th and 7th and we'll see if these 3 are all back and ready to dance as the Bandits try to win the 2013 NLL Championship.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Buffalo Jill of The Week schedule announced!

After finally getting to know the layout of the 2012-13 Buffalo Jills Swimsuit Calendar, the Buffalo Jill of The Week schedule has finally been compiled. For those unfamiliar with the Jill of The Week series, as I'm sure a few rookies are part of that group, it's a way we give each girl a chance to shine on her own a little. These girls work hard all spring to make the squad and then work even harder to get ready for the season and in recognition of that, they each deserve some individual accolades. The schedule is determined completely by where the girls appear in the calendar with the covergirls getting the final features.

  • 9/29-10/5 Lisa
  • 10/6-10/12 Nicole L
  • 10/13-10/19 Christina
  • 10/20-10/26 Myesha
  • 10/27-11/2 Jill
  • 11/3-11/9 Kelsey D
  • 11/10-11/16 Chelsea
  • 11/17-11/23 Kristina
  • 11/24-11/30 Amanda
  • 12/1-12/7 Courteney
  • 12/8-12/14 Maria
  • 12/15-12/21 Loren
  • 12/22-12/28 Megan M
  • 12/29-1/4 Katie B
  • 1/5-1/11 Gabrielle
  • 1/12-1/18 Melissa
  • 1/19-1/25 Katrina
  • 1/26-2/1 Kayla
  • 2/2-2/8 Alyssa U
  • 2/9-2/15 Eileen S
  • 2/16-2/22 Dana
  • 2/23-3/1 Ashley
  • 3/2-3/8 Laura
  • 3/9-3/15 Chaundra
  • 3/16-3/22 Jayanti
  • 3/23-3/29 Emily
  • 3/30-4/5 Gina
  • 4/6-4/12 Kelly
  • 4/13-4/19 Kelsey H
  • 4/20-4/26 Lindsey C
  • 4/27-5/3 Lindsey V
  • 5/4-5/10 Nicole S
  • 5/11-5/17 Jami
  • 5/18-5/24 Krystin
  • 5/25-5/31 Rita
  • 6/1-6/7 Jacki
  • 6/8-6/14 Alyssa K
  • 6/15-6/21 Emmy
  • 6/22-6/28 Jenny
  • 6/29-7/5 Valerie
  • 7/6-7/12 Omarlla
  • 7/13-7/19 Alyssa B

Friday, September 21, 2012

Buffalo Pro Cheer Photos of The Week

Rachael, Jessica D, and Kristen M at 2006 Kid's Day Game
This week, while we still wait to get a look at the 2012-2013 Buffalo Jills Swimsuit Calendar, we take a look at a Jills alum who's definitely had a lot of success since leaving the squad. Jessica D is a girl who anyone would've been nuts to cut as, right from the start at 2006 tryouts, she showed herself to be poised and well-spoken in addition to drop-dead gorgeous. After spending 2 seasons as a member of the Jills Ambassador Squad, Jessica added a lot more modeling to her resume in addition to her day job in the computer science field. She's won awards and been featured with Hawaiian Tropic, Tropic Beauty, Maxim, and even placed in the 2011 Arnold Amateur Bikini Contest. That's not even the tip of the iceberg though or even the biggest awards. Anyone who's played the Price Is Right video game has seen her looking better than any of "Barker's Beauties" did and she even landed the cover of the 2011-12 Bikini USA Swimsuit Calendar.
Laura, Rachael, Jill R, Jessica D, and Katherine at the 2007 Jets game
Stephanie O and Chrissy
From the Bandettes comes a photo from the 2nd home game against the Toronto Rock, a game that featured a guest performance by the Toronto Rock Cheerleaders in addition to the Bandettes. Shown posing for the camera are the reigning NLL Girl of The Year, Bandettes rookie Stephanie O and 2nd year vet Chrissy. After tryouts October 6th and 7th, we'll see who populates the Bandettes roster and maybe one of those girls, maybe Chrissy, will land the 2013 NLL Girl of The Year Title.

From Laura's show, she continues with part 3 of her look into how to approach women. Courteney and Alyssa B help her talk about misconceptions as well as double standards.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Jills at the 2012 Bills Home Opener

After last week's loss at the hands of the Jets, fans had mixed predictions on Sunday's home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team the Bills opened with last season with a 41-7 win in Arrowhead Stadium. Behind a big rushing day from C.J. Spiller and a dominant defensive performance led by DTs Kyle Williams and Marcelll Dareus, the Bills thoroughly handled the Chiefs with a 35-17 win that wasn't nearly as close as the score indicated. The Jills, unlike the slow-moving lines getting into the stadium, were also bringing it all game long.
I got inside the stadium as the Jills were finishing up their pregame perforance and started right to work on getting photos as Rita and Omarlla led the way setting up Stampede Row.
Kelsey H is all smiles ready to welcome the team
Omarlla firing up the crowd
With paratroopers coming into the stadium with flags during the National Anthem, the Jills retreated up the tunnel to regroup to come out for line shots and the game.
Loren, Megan, Kristina, and Chaundra heading up the tunnel
Christina and Alyssa K
Myesha and Jayanti
Kristina, Maria, and Jacki smile for the camera before heading out for the 2nd half
Alyssa B and Chelsea
Emily and Kayla in action
Jami, Rita, Gina, and Chaundra
See all the photos at

Here's a rough amateur video of the Jills' 3rd quarter break dance as well.

Next up for the Buffalo Jills, there will be a few on hand tonight at WBBZ Studios at the Eastern Hills Mall for the taping of the Fred Jackson show at 6:30. They'll next take the field when the Bills play host to the Patriots on September 30th.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pics from the 4th Annual BvB Buffalo Game

Hard to believe that 3 years ago, Buffalo was just about to become the 5th city to stage a Blondes Vs Brunettes powderpuff football game. Now, they are 1 of 31 cities in the United States with an annual game all with the purpose of raising funds to help fight Alzheimer's Disease.
Emmy and Ashley with balloons to be released
I arrived just a little while before the team came out of the locker room to play and was greeted by a pair of rookie Buffalo Jills, Emmy and Ashley, who were selling balloons to be released in memory of loved ones lost to Alzheimer's disease. Soon, teams were introduced with Jills alum Jenn C representing the blondes from the sidelines and Danielle, Tammy, and Julie playing for the brunettes.
Danielle and Julie waving to the camera
The game is billed as a powderpuff flag football game but, like every year, there does wind up being some actual tackling involved. Danielle, at WR, wasn't the recipient of any of those tackles but CBs Julie and Tammy were certainly dishing them out. The game itself ended in a 16-0 win for the blondes, their 1st win in the series in Buffalo which led me to one conclusion...Jenn C is a lucky charm since she played for the Brunettes the last 2 years when they won and now the Blondes win after she joins them (redheads can play for either team). If there's ever betting on these games, I'll put my money on whichever team she's affiliated But in all seriousness, it was a hard-fought game a lot closer than the score indicated. One of the things they instituted in these games is a special bit of help to the team that raised more money for Alzheimer's. The team raising the higher amount of money gets to attempt a FG at halftime and the blondes made that FG the first points in the game after a scoreless first half.
Tammy waiting for the snap
BvB Buffalo Kristin Crandall with Julie at the victory party
When these ladies get together to play, they always have lots of support from friends, family, and, in the case of the Jills alumni, former squadmates like Jills alumni Erin J (1998-2002), Michelle M (1998-2000) and Korinne (2004-06). In the end, while the scoreboard showed that the Blondes won 16-0, the real winners were the many people in Western NY afflicted with Alzheimer's as this year's BvB organization raised over $63,000 for the Alzheimer's Association of Western NY.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Buffalo Pro Cheer Photos of The Week

Jessica and Jenica at the 2006 Buffalo Jills Golf Tournament
This week, before we get started on the 2012 Jill of The Week series, we take a look back at not 1, but 2 Jills alumni in the forms of Jenica and Jessica, the twins! Jessica only spent a single season on the squad, in 2006 while her more spotlight-loving sister Jenica stayed on the squad through the 2009 season. Growing up in the Southern Tier, I'm sure a lot of guys did double takes whenever these two beauties were on the scene growing up. I know when they tried out together in 2006, those of us there did a double take and I know it took me a while to able to tell them apart. While Jessica's career was short-lived, she still made a point to make it to several events in support of Jenica and last year, the two of them, after both moving out west, gave some thought to returning to the sidelines members of the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders. But they ultimately decided against it, staying retired having only cheered for the team they grew up rooting for. While on the Jills, Jenica did have a few noted accomplishments including a trip to Kuwait and Irag at the end of her rookie season and the cover of the 2007-08 Buffalo Jills Swimsuit Calendar.
Jessica and Jenica with Alyssa B at the 2011 Home Opener
Chelsea, Chrissy, Stephanie C, Carissa, and Erin Y at last year's Meet and Greet
From the Bandettes comes a photo from last year's Meet and Greet held at Cobblestone the evening after the Bandits Open Practice. The Bandettes sold raffle tickets and were aided in their venture to raise funds for  their program by several Bandettes alumni. Shown posing for a photo are Chelsea, Chrissy, Stephanie C, Carissa, and Bandettes choreographer Erin Y. Bandettes tryouts are being held the weekend of October 6th and 7th at Catalyst Fitness in Depew and hopefully turnout is at least as good as it was last year!

Laura's weekly show on dating and relationships is a continuation of last week's topic, dealing with how to approach women, this week on the signals that a woman may give when she's not interested. Alyssa B and Courteney help on this and answer a question about how large an age range is usually best for relationships.

Monday, September 10, 2012


scene from last year's tryouts
Think you have what it takes to join a professional sports dance team and perform for fans at the First Niagara Center? The Buffalo Bandettes Dance Team is now looking for applicants to fill out their 2013 roster. The Bandettes are the hottest dance team in the National Lacrosse League as they dance for the perennial championship contenders, the Buffalo Bandits.
Auditions will take place over two days; Saturday Oct. 6 and Sunday Oct. 7 from 1:00 p.m. until 4 p.m., with registration at 12:30 p.m., at Catalyst Fitness located at 1402 French Road in Depew. Registration forms and waivers will be provided on site at Catalyst Fitness.
Get more info at or email with any questions

Friday, September 7, 2012

Buffalo Pro Cheer Photos of The Week

Amanda P with her poster at the 2006 FHM Release Party
This week, we take a look back at a Jills alum who got more fame after she left the squad than she did on it. Amanda P spent 3 seasons flashing her incredible smile on the sidelines of Ralph Wilson Stadium in a career that spanned from 2005-2007. She's actually one of those girls who missed the cut, for some unknown reason, her first time trying out in 2004. Thankfully, she didn't let that disappointment dissuade her from trying again. In her 2nd season on the squad, she got a spot in FHM's US edition as part of a Sexiest NFL Cheerleader competition that she narrowly came in 2nd place in, only because none of FHM's photos included that smile of hers. After leaving the squad, she started working on becoming more famous as an actress or model. To do that, in 2010, she joined a Simon Cowell (the manager who sent the Spice Girls to stardom and created American Idol) project called "If I Can Dream." The project was basically a reality show in which 5 aspiring stars lived in a house in Los Angeles and were given training and other help in their chosen careers. She wound up leaving the project citing a lack of freedom as her reason but she also didn't get as much help auditioning for acting jobs as she wanted either.
Amanda P, Katie K, and Katie C at the 2007 Bills-Jets game
Lauren K, LB, Carissa, Ashley, Stephanie G, Chrissy, Amanda, Melissa, and Jessica
From the Bandettes comes a photo from last year's Open Practice held at First Niagara Center. The Bandettes put on a performance for the fans during a break in practice and then started greeting fans and posing for photos in the stands and concourses. Shown posing for a photo are Lauren K, Lauren B, Carissa, Ashley, Stephanie G, Chrissy, Amanda, Melissa, and Jessica. Stephanie G and Melissa have already said they won't be back but everyone else...we'll have to see after tryouts happen the weekend of October 6th and 7th.

Laura, Courteney, and Jacki talk about how to approach women and answer a girl's question about what things she should put in her online dating profile.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NLL Schedule released!!

It's that time of year again. Yeah, the NFL is starting up but it's also time for the NLL Schedule release. Now we know what dates to set aside to venture to First Niagara Center to see the premier dance team in the NLL dancing in support of the Buffalo Bandits' pursuit of their 5th league title! Of course, in regards to that dance team, Bandettes tryouts will take place October 6th and 7th with details to come!

  • Fri. Jan 11 Buffalo at Philadelphia 7pm 
  • Sat. Jan 12 Minnesota at Buffalo 7:30pm 
  • Sat. Jan 19 Buffalo at Rochester 7:30pm 
  • Sat. Jan 26 Philadelphia at Buffalo 7:30pm 
  • Sat. Feb 2 Toronto at Buffalo 7:30pm 
  • Sat. Feb 9 Rochester at Buffalo 7:30pm 
  • Sat. Feb 16 Buffalo at Rochester 7:30pm 
  • Thu. Feb 28 Buffalo at Toronto 7:30pm 
  • Fri. Mar 1 Philadelphia at Buffalo 7:30pm 
  • Sat. Mar 9 Colorado at Buffalo 7:30pm 
  • Sat. Mar 16 Buffalo at Colorado 9pm 
  • Sat. Mar 23 Edmonton at Buffalo 7:30pm 
  • Fri. Mar 29 Buffalo at Toronto 7pm 
  • Sat. Apr 6 Buffalo at Minnesota 8pm 
  • Sat. Apr 13 Buffalo at Washington 10pm 
  • Sat. Apr 20 Rochester at Buffalo 7:30pm