2015 Charger Girls Announced!

Here’s the first look at the new squad.  Check out them out at Chargers.com.

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Brittney, Taylor, Shelbi, Allie, Jenna, Colette, Hailey, Whitney, Jayme

MIDDLE ROW (L – R)
Teran, Angie, Delani, Katelyn, Bridget J., Roxi, Lauren, Angelica, Devin, Karissa

BOTTOM ROW (L – R)
Elizabeth, Rebecca, Beatrix, Kayla, Gabrielle, Bridget C., Tina, Tawnie, Tyler

 Congratulations, 2015 Charger Girls!

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Charger Girl Audition Photos from Chargers.com

The Chargers have updated their website with 53 photos from day 1 of the 2015 Charger Girl auditions.  And since I have more than a passing interest, here’s what we know.

Here are the veterans that are trying out again.  I hope your favorite CGs from 2014 are trying out again.

Looks like crowd favorite Anjelica is trying out again…I am very pleasantly surprised because my last conversation with her, she left me with the impression that the odds were that she was retiring.

And apparently Shelbi is trying out again.  I am sure that will please her legion of loyal fans…and she DOES have a legion of loyal of fans.

While perusing the Chargers.com coverage, I spotted a few Ladies of Ontario Fury girls trying out.  There’s Kaitlyn, Krista, and Christine (far left, group photo) if I am not mistaken.

This hopeful kind of looks like Kaylee of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, who was their Pro Bowl Cheerleader this year.  The resemblance is striking.

And this one looks like Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader Roxi.

Good luck to her and all of the candidates.

Well, we should know in a few days who made it, when the 2015 Charger Girl squad is announced.  Stay tuned to Chargers.com for the official announcement.

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A Charger Girl Tribute – Hannah G.

The Charger Girls have been blessed with many gorgeous girls that have filled their roster over the years.  I suppose that being located in Southern California, there is no shortage of beautiful and talented dancers that want to become Charger girls.  And in this installment, we recognize a Charger Girl who was on the squad from 2010 to 2011.  Her name…Hannah.

After the 2009 season, I can recall being disappointed that many of my favorite Charger Girls retired. But like other sports dynasties, the Charger Girls reload every year and as we lose veterans to retirement, a new crop of girls rise to fill their shoes.  So I was pleased to see the new squad back in 2010 and I quickly latched on to the rookies.  I can even remember saying that I have to find a few “new favorite Charger Girls to photograph”.  And I did.

Like all of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph, Hannah is attractive, photogenic and a good dancer.  And like all the other girls I feature in these tribute articles, she stands out. That is a special quality not all cheerleaders possess.

So here are some of my favorite photos of Hannah.

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This was one of my favorite costumes from their Halloween performance and what you don’t see in the photo is that Hannah was wearing these high heeled shoes with her school girl outfit.  Dancing in high heels on the grass sidelines…yikes!

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Friday Night With The Laker Girls

So I went to an L.A. D-Fenders game on Friday, something I haven’t done in a few years.  I was there with a friend, who always tries to catch a game at the Toyota Center every time he’s in town during the season.  Why?  Because the D-Fenders’ dance team are the Laker Girls.  And it is a rare treat when you can see the Laker Girls up close and personal.

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The Wisconsin Badgers Dance Team at the 2015 NCAA West Regionals

As luck would have it, my good friend Mad Max (no last names) was in town again to support his Wisconsin Badgers in the NCAA tournament.  This was the second year in the row that the Badgers got sent out to the west regional and the second year in a row that the west regional was held in Southern California.

Since we had such a good time at last year’s pep rally, we decided to meet up again.  This year, it was held at the team hotel, the L.A. Downtown Hotel. So once again, I snapped a few shots of the Wisconsin Badgers dance team.  And here’s what I got yesterday evening.

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UCLA In The Sweet Sixteen

UCLA has always had some of the hottest song girls in the land (yes, that’s what we called the dance team when I went to school there back in the day) and in honor of the Bruins making the 2015 NCAA Sweet Sixteen, here are a few photos from the past.

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A Charger Girl Tribute – Andrea S.

Over the past six or seven years, the Charger Girls have had some amazing squads and have become one of the top dance teams in the NFL.  In fact, the Charger Girls have been so renown that they have attracted former cheerleaders from the Sea Gals, Jets Flight Crew, 49ers Gold Rush, Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Pistons and the Washington Wizard Girls.  And for Charger Girl fans, we have been blessed by many special girls that have graced the sidelines over the years.

When I first saw Andrea S., I was taken by her beauty and her vivacious personality that was highlighted by her smile.  She was very photogenic and definitely one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph.  Only on the squad for two years (2012, 2013), I was heartbroken when she retired last year because I figured we had many more years of photographic bliss together…but it was not to be.

So let’s enjoy this tribute to Andrea S., one special Charger Girl.

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