The 49ers And The Silence of the Lambs

Author’s note: I recently visited my nephew in Berkeley, California and we attended a 49ers game last Sunday, where I took some photos of the Gold Rush Cheerleaders for an Ultimatecheerleaders.com article.  I am reposting the article here because the Gold Rush Cheerleaders are the Charger Girls sister organization, both being managed by E2K.

Mark Twain once said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. With temperatures expected in high 50’s/low 60’s, I was thinking that my little excursion to photograph the 49ers Gold Rush cheerleaders would end in frustration. You see, the Gold Rush have, in my humble opinion, one of the best uniforms in the NFL. I love their vest and skirt combination. It’s a hot combination. But with cool temperatures forecasted, would they opt for more cold weather oriented attire?

Fortunately for me, the weather was only a tad chilly at times. In fact, it turned out to be a very pleasant day in San Francisco with plenty of sunshine and beautiful blue skies. The air was cool, crisp and clean, something I am not accustomed to…being from Los Angeles. It was a perfect day for some football…if you are not a team named the St. Louis Rams. A strong defensive effort by the 49ers and their own ineptitude silenced the Rams offense, which gained a pathetic 177 yards. As a consequence, the Niners slaughtered the Lambs, 35–0.

Oh yeah, the nice weather allowed me to get some beautiful photographs of the beautiful Gold Rush cheerleaders.

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I got to Candlestick Park early to catch a pregame performance of the Gold Rush in the Bud Light Goldmine. Like many other NFL teams, the 49ers have a special area where the fans are able to meet the Gold Rush and get an autographed calendar. So, I took this opportunity to snap a few photographs while I caught up on the early games that were being shown on the numerous TVs. Here are a few photos of the Desiree, Amber, Eli, Valora, Jennifer and Chris at the Goldmine.

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Candlestick Park, like the other two football stadiums in California (Oakland and San Diego), are old baseball stadiums converted for mixed use. Typically the sight lines in these stadiums are odd and at Candlestick the old baseball dugouts are still present. In fact, the Gold Rush climb onto top of these dugouts at kickoff and after the 49ers score a touchdown to perform for crowd. I guess that’s a good idea to make use of an obsolete architectural design.

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A regular feature in my Charger Girl Game Day reports is the Charger Girl of the Day, which highlights the cheerleader that left the most memorable impression on film. So in that spirit, I would like to introduce the Gold Rush Cheerleader of the Day, Lauren R.

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Well, let’s turn our attention to action on the sidelines. Another Gold Rush cheerleader that gave a rather memorable performance was Amy, a four year veteran.

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Here are a few photographs of Alexis, Brittany, Cindy, Elizabeth, Lauren D., and Rachel.

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this past Sunday NFL players and their cheerleading squads wore special pink accessorized uniforms. Here are a few photographs of Tasha, Carmen, Cassandra, Erica, Morgan and Kelly wearing the pink Gold Rush outfits.

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Last year, I made the drive up from Los Angeles to catch a 49ers game and photograph the Gold Rush. One girl who made a lasting impression was Jasmin. I think you can see why from the following photographs.

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And let’s close out our coverage of the Gold Rush with a few photographs of Kelly, Amber, Lindsay, Meridith, Tritia, Tasha and Valora.

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I love visiting San Francisco. It’s one of the world’s most beautiful cities and there are many interesting things to see and do here. With a resurgent football team and a dynamic squad of cheerleaders, I think I’m going to make visiting Candlestick Park a regular part of my itinerary. And if you are a NFL fan, you should too.

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