It may be awhile before our beloved NFL teams hit the gridiron, but it doesn’t mean those that cheer them on are sitting still. Lucky us. Across the league, team calendars featuring bikini-clad cheerleaders have become winning merchandise. But to get those killer shots, it means swanky photo shoots from exotic locales. So while others worried about OTAs, we took a quick jaunt around the league to see who’s been on the road in 2012 and making waves on exotic beaches around the world. Thanks to Twitter, Facebook and the Interwebs we were able to meet a multitude of lovely ladies who will cheer our heroes come fall. It was painstaking research, but someone’s gotta do it.
Who: The Buffalo Jills
The Jills are their own franchise in Buffalo — just like wings and beef on weck. This spring, they headed South to soak in some sand and sun. To check out more, head to the Jills Facebook page.
New England Patriots
Who: Patriots Cheerleaders
Where: Sandals Resort, Jamaica
Sticking in the AFC East, the New England crew headed down to Jamaica for their spring retreat. Nothing like quality bonding time with the ladies poolside. Strangely, no Gronk sightings.
New York Jets
Who: Jets Flight Crew
Where: Puerto Rico
Gang Green’s Flight Crew zipped down to Puerto Rico for their 2013 calendar shoot. Tim Tebow was nowhere to be found. Sanchez’s whereabouts cannot be determined.
All photos courtesy nyjets.com
What’s that? You want paddleboarding music video featuring the Flight Crew? Done and done.
Who: Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders
Where: Bahamas, Spring Fling 2012
Alright. Despite being home to my Jets, I’m pleased to get out of the AFC East when it comes to this little project. I think you’ll begin to see why, starting with the fair Ravens of Baltimore. They hit the Bahamas for their Spring Fling. I prefer their flings to those of Joe Flacco. Just my opinion.
Photos from facebook.com/baltimoreravens
Who: Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders
Where: Emerald Grande Resort, Destin, FL
You will make sure to always remember the Titans. Well, at least their cheerleaders. They all managed to put on a happy face in these shots. This despite being forced to travel to Florida via bus thanks to billionaire owner Bud Adams sparing know expense on this trip. Said bus may have broken down on the road, but the spirit of this squad cannot be broken.
Photos via titansonline.com
Who: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Where: Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Cowboys cheerleaders are a global phenomenon. As well they should be…
Photos via Dallascowboyscheerleaders.com
Who: Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading Squad
Where: Wyndham Nassau Resort, Bahamas
It IS always sunny in Philadelphia, huh? Igggles!
Who: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders
The further you go South, the hotter it tends to get. You can learn a lot from the weather.
Where: A Beach Somehwere
Forget about the quarterback battle. Show me the calendar shootout between the Seagals, thank you kindly.
UPDATE: G-d bless the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. Now, we can say there was one good thing to come out of this “Call Me Maybe” phenomenon.
About the Author: Cecilio's Scribe is the founder of The Legend of Cecilio Guante and a generally pessimistic fan of the Mets, Jets, Knicks and Rangers. A fine NYC-based gentlemen who hones his marketing skills as his primary trade by day. Husband, chef, father of a newborn and after-hours blogger by night. Proud alum of the mighty Big Red of Cornell. University. Hot sauce devotee. Staunch protester of the continued wussifcation of American sports. Sometimes I rhyme slow, sometimes I rhyme quick.