Just Another Day In Paradise: The Chargers vs The Raiders

It was another beautiful day in sunny Southern California.  The weather was a warm 73 degrees and it finally feels like fall has arrived.  Yeah…fall for is us 70 degree weather and clear blue skies…just another day in paradise.

And what a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with some football.  This week the Oakland Raiders were in town to test their mettle against the Chargers.  After losing the last three games, the Boys in Blue were looking to get healthy against the win less Raiders.  Everyone wins against the Raiders.  It’s been a year since the Raiders last won, that’s 16 straight losses.

In a rather dull affair, Charger quarterback Philip Rivers threw a 22 yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd on the third play of the game and that was the only points needed to vanquish the Raiders as they could only muster two field goals all game.  The Chargers added two field goals of their own to finish the scoring.

Final Score: Chargers – 13, Raiders – 6

Where was I?  Oh yeah, paradise.  When you live in paradise, this is what your cheerleaders wear in November.

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It was Salute to Service week in the NFL, so the Charger Girls donned sexy military themed uniforms to celebrate the occasion.  No parkas and dance pants for the Charger Girls, booyah!

As is customary, we begin this week’s coverage with the Captains: Katelyn, Clarisse, Angela M., and Natalie.

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This week’s Charger Girl of the Day was born in Delaware and raised in California, introducing…Denise.

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Weekend at Bernie’s: Introducing The 2014 Ladies of Ontario Fury

I spent this past weekend at Bernie’s.  That would be Bernie Lilavois, owner and head coach of the Ontario Fury.  I was there to cover the 2014 Ladies of Ontario Fury for the opening weekend of the Major Arena Soccer League season and if you like fast scoring action, then the MASL is for you.  The MASL is like arena football for soccer.  And the best thing about the Ontario Fury, at least for me, is that that have cheerleaders…some of the hottest in the MASL.

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Some Outtakes from the Chargers vs Chiefs Game

Not every position on the Charger Girl line is good for me to shoot.  I can’t really get a good view of the end of the lines and when the girls go into windows, I cannot really shoot the back line unless they come forward.

And don’t get me started about the sidelines clutter, those extraneous personnel that block my view during most of the game.  There’s really not a lot of opportunity to photograph the Charger Girls without some sort of visual obstruction that I have to shoot around or shoot tight to avoid.

So each given week, there are only a few shots that make the cut.   The majority of the photos I take have some sort of unacceptable visual element that I don’t like and don’t even consider worthy of the blog.  Out of 1,400 or so shots that I take, about 10% – 13% are worth post processing and of those only about 50 or 60 make the article.  And some of the leftovers, you see here.

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Chiefs Shock the Chargers on a Last Minute Field Goal

You couldn’t have asked for a more exciting game with a last minute field goal deciding the outcome. Unfortunately for Charger fans, you could have asked for a better outcome as it was the Chiefs who kicked the winning 48 yard field goal to end the Chargers five game win streak.

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith deftly managed the ebb and flow of the game, passing for an efficient 221 yards and a touchdown on 19 of 28 passes. Jamaal Charles added 95 yards on the ground and the Chiefs defense held the Chargers to 251 total net yards.

Final Score: Chiefs – 23 Chargers – 20.

All good things come to an end, like five game winning streaks. But as far as the Charger Girls and their fans are concerned…the good times continue to roll!

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The Charger Girls changed the order of the lines this week, so let’s begin by introducing the Captains in the order they appeared in my section: Kaitlyn, Clarisse, Angela M, and Natalie.

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This week’s Charger Girl of the Day is a six year veteran and four year Captain…introducing Santa Maria’s own Natalie.

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Some Outtakes from the Chargers vs Jets Game

There may be more famous and renown cheerleaders in the NFL, but I like my squad…the Charger Girls.  I like them a lot.  We have some of the most beautiful girls in the NFL and they wear one of the most iconic uniforms in professional cheerleading.   Yep, the Charger Girls are hot.

So…here out some of the outtakes from the Jets game.

I’m going to start with a few images of one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph…Shelbi.  She’s very photogenic and quite beautiful.  But it’s her personality that makes for an interesting photograph and she seems to really enjoy being on the sidelines, a natural performer.

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She has this all American look about her, which is great…but then she’ll thrown down one of these sexy vamp looks that is killer.

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I think she enjoys being a Charger Girl…and I enjoy her being a Charger Girl.

Another Charger Girl who is very popular is Anjelica.

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In addition to being very hot, it was also very bright and most of the Charger Girls were squinting as they were looking into the sun when they were performing for the crowd.

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The Chargers Ground the Jets

Everyone who plays fantasy football knows that you need a good quarterback. He’s the most important player on your team because of the impact that he…one player…can have on your future success. If you want to win a Championship, you need an elite quarterback, one that can actually win your fantasy match up on his own…a difference maker.

Real football is a lot like fantasy football. If you don’t have a serviceable quarterback, you can’t move the ball. And if you can’t move the ball, you can’t score. And if you can’t score, you can’t win.

For the most important position on the field, you need a guy that can influence the outcome of the game, a winner. And the Jets don’t have one…yet. And that’s why this past Sunday, the Chargers held the Jets to 151 total net yards in route to a 31 – 0 slaughter.

In a stark contrast, the Chargers have a serviceable quarterback…a good quarterback…a former league leading quarterback in Philip Rivers. And he was able to move the ball at will with a group of journeymen receivers and an undrafted rookie running back as his supporting cast. Rivers threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns against a team with a fairly decent defense. This is what a good quarterback can do for you.

Final Score – Well you know that already.

Fantasy football doesn’t have cheerleaders, but if they did…you have to have a squad like the Charger Girls…difference makers!

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You know it’s going to be hot when you look outside and it’s like the world is overexposed by two stops.

I heard a rumor that Fall is finally here, but you wouldn’t know it in Southern California. It’s still Summer and it was another scorcher Sunday, 100 degrees on the field.  I can’t help but wonder if the hot temperatures affected the play of the Jets, like it did the Seahawks a few weeks ago. I mean, the Chargers can’t be this good…can they?

Oh well…as is custom around here, we begin this week’s coverage with Captains: Angela M., Natalie, Kaitlyn, and Clarisse.

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This week’s Charger Girl of the Day is a rookie who hails from Ladera Ranch, CA…introducing Delani!

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Some Outtakes from the Chargers vs Jaguars Game

I was fortunate last Sunday in that the weather was bright and sunny and that there wasn’t a large stage blocking my view of the Charger Girls.  So needless to say, I took a lot of photos…most of them not suitable, in my opinion, for inclusion in my article.  But, there are always a few leftovers that can be shared here.

The Jaguars have more of a regional following, so there weren’t as many photographers and media people in attendance in comparison to the previous home game against the defending Super Bowl Champion Seahawks.  That meant that there were less obstructions on the sidelines and I was able to take more full body shots of the Charger Girls, especially when the Jags were on the other side of the field.

And it is rare that my side of the field is so bereft of game day personnel that I am able to get so many clean shots of the CGs.  So, here are some of the outtakes for your viewing pleasure.

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Look! See the lack of sideline personnel on either side of the field…the Jags had a difficult time getting the ball across the 50 yard line at some points during the game, leaving our half of the field, blissfully absent of all those cameramen, sound guys, game day staff and NFL sychophants! Normally there are people to the left, right, in front and behind the Charger Girls and I have to shoot tight into small windows to get a clean image.

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I always seem to have a lot of good photos of Shelbi…she’s so photogenic and seems to have a great time on the sidelines…all of this makes for an interesting photograph or two.

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