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Monday, December 23, 2013

The Jills at the Bills' Home Finale

The 2013 season has been a season of transition in Buffalo with a new coaching staff, new QB, and new front office with the Bills. There have been some tough losses and some exciting wins. Last week, the Bills' perennial rivals from Miami officially eliminated the Bills from the playoff race but the character of the Bills' team wasn't going to take it lying down. Behind one of the strongest performances the Bills defense has put up in a few years, including 7 sacks, shattering the franchise mark for a season with a total of 56, the Bills "squished the Fish" with a 19-0 score in front of a crowd of 54,305 that, at times, sounded like a sell-out crowd.
The Jills have also just completed a season of transition. A significantly smaller squad than normal with a large amount of turnover started off the season. Only 2 Jills remained prior to the creation of this site and they, Nichole and Omarlla, both are in management. But while the veteran presence is lacking, the youth showed a lot this season, both in the younger vets as well as in the beautiful rookie class.

The Jills ready for pregame

Prior to performing, they introduced Jenny as the Buffalo Jill of The Week and Emily as the Jills' Pro representative.
Jenny and Emily
The Christmas game had the Jills in their Santa outfits, complete with a special pregame performance with Billy Buffalo and a little elf as well as a Jingle Bell Rock-themed 3rd quarter break.

 The Jills form part of Stampede Row
Emily, Alyssa K, and Kayla smile up at the camera as they come out for the game
Shelby H and Megan in the 1st quarter
On the Ambassador Squad, Dana and Ashley P handled promotional duties but Janis, Gabrielle, and Ashley C also made appearances on the sidelines at various points in the game.
Ashley P and Dana posing for the camera
Gabrielle and Ashley C coming off the field
Allysha and Emmy coming off the field at halftime
The tricky part of the day was protecting the camera. With the cold, rain, and wind, I wasn't able to get as many photos as normal, which was to be expected when the NFL disallowed camera bags to be brought into NFL stadiums. However, there will be more photos we'll be sharing from the game later in the week. For now though, check out all the pics at
Next up for the Jills, Gabrielle and Ashley (not sure which one) will be appearing at the taping of Out of Bounds with Arthur Moats and Sal Capaccio tonight at Danny's South in Orchard Park. The taping starts at 7:30pm and the special guest is Bills FS Jairus Byrd.
After that, tune into the Pro Bowl on January 26th at 8pm ET on NBC. Jills' 4th year vet Emily will be there, obviously sporting the prettiest smile.
Next season looks to have more changes for the Jills as at least 3 of the 8 captains are planning to retire and with tryouts coming up in April, we'll just have to wait to see what kind of changes are in store.

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