NFL audition season is almost over and the 2015 Charger Girls have been selected. This time of the year, the time before the new season starts, is a time of reflection where we remember those notable Charger Girls who have retired and are no longer on the team. In this series, we remember those special Charger Girls who have moved on to other opportunities and in this edition, we remember one special Charger Girl…Angela M.
When the 2015 squad was announced and Angela was not listed, it finally became a certainty that one of my favorite Charger Girls had really retired. It was a bittersweet day. It is not that this came as a complete surprise because I had a heads up…the last time I chatted with her at the Bud Light Power Party, she had indicated that she was most likely retiring because she was getting married soon. My disappointment was softened by the fact that marriage is a wonderfully special event in a person’s life and we wish her well.
I have always had a special mojo going on with Angela. I got more special photographs of her than any other girl on the squad. For whatever reason, we connected and it showed in the images. You have to have a connection between the photographer and the subject to get a good, compelling photograph. And we did. I can’t explain it. There are just some girls that you have this connection and some girls, at least in my case, you just don’t.
I don’t even understand it…that connection…but we got some special photographs together. So here is my photographic tribute to one special Charger Girl…Angela M.
2011 – Rookie Year
I think Angela was the best high kicker I’ve ever photographed. Her kicks were precise, vertical and sharp. They looked effortless and she looked beautiful doing them…unlike some girls who seem to struggle with those physically demanding dance movements.
She was a pretty good spinner too!
2012 – Sophomore Season
2013 – Third Year
I am not a big fan of those special themed uniforms that most NFL Cheerleaders wear at some point during the season. I don’t particularly like pink uniforms that the girls wear to honor breast cancer awareness month…I am in favor of the cause, just not the pink accented uniforms. I am not a big fan Halloween costumes…at least not as much as I like the regular Charger Girl uniform, which I think is a classic uniform look. In 2013, the Charger Girls started wearing these military themed uniforms for their Salute to the Military and for the Veterans Day game. I must say, I like these uniforms…they are simply the sexiest military themed cheerleader uniforms in the NFL. And Angela looked AMAZING in her green army uniform.
I must say that I really like the Charger Girls’ blue velvet Christmas uniforms.
2014 – Fourth Year Captaincy
Charger Girl of the Day
Wow! A five time Charger Girl of the Day award winner and one of a handful of Charger Girls to win it twice in one season! Angela was certainly special and I will miss her.