The Charger Girls’ Salute to the Military

It’s football season again!  Well…pre-season football and you know what that means.  The Dallas Cowboys drove down from their training camp in Oxnard to battle the Chargers’ second teamers in a titanic battle of the bench warmers.  On this night, the Chargers second team bested the Cowboys second team, 27 – 7.  At least the Cowboys found their back up QB of the future in Brandon Weedon, who was an efficient 13 of 17 for 107 yards and a TD.

If the football was less than stellar, the Charger Girls were simply breathtaking in their military inspired uniforms, a tribute to the servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed so much for this country.

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San Diego is a military town, the Navy and Marine Corps in particular, and each year the Chargers honor them with their Salute to the Military night.  As you can tell, the main feature of this night is the Charger Girls wearing special military themed uniforms, which is a nice way to honor our men and women in uniform.

This game was our first look at the 2014 Charger Girls in action and this is a year of change for the squad with 14 rookies making up half the team.  But before we get to the newbies, let’s begin with 2014 Captains: Angela M., Natalie, Katelyn and Clarisse.

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Did I mention that there were a lot of rookies on this year’s team?  And one of them was our first Charger Girl of the Day for 2014…introducing Bridget J.

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Before we start our roll call of the 2014 Charger Girls, I must mention that there is a set of twins on this team…two former University of Arizona Pom Squad members.  Identical twins…as in they look…IDENTICAL…so I can not tell who is whom.  So I will introduce them here, until I can figure who belongs on which line.  Introducing Devin and Whitney…or is it Whitney and Devin?

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Coincidentally, I photographed both of them at the 2014 NCAA basketball regional in Anaheim…and I could not tell them apart then either!

We begin our regular coverage of the 2014 Charger Girls with Angela’s line: Denise (R),  Lindsay, Tinaiya, Anjelica, Delani (R), and Jayme (R).

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Let’s continue with Natalie’s Line: Alexis, Tina, Alexa, Whitney/Devin (R), Bridget C. (R), and Gabrielle (R).

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Up next is Katelyn’s Line: Tawnie, Angela G. (R), Brittney (R), Devin/Whitney (R), Kayla, and Karissa.

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We conclude this week’s coverage of the 2014 Charger Girls with Clarisse’s Line: Elizabeth (R), Shelbi, Dominique (R), Alexandra (R), CGOTD Bridget J., and Angelica (R).

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For us pigskin fans, there’s nothing like an NFL game.  The sights.  The sounds.  And the cheerleaders.

Football is back, baby!

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