Monday, July 30, 2007

Football Season is Officially Here 

Posted by James at 6:11 AM ET

With the opening of training camps around the league football season is officially here!

Our Carolina Correspondent Rick made his way to Panthers training camp in Spartanburg, SC on Saturday evening for Panthers Party 2007. The TopCats made an appearance as well as Sir Purr. There were games for the kids and live music.

Panthers Party 2007
2nd-year veteran Brooke is a CT Technologist, while third-year veteran Erin is a paralegal.

Panthers Party 2007
Rookie Laurais a teacher who hopes to obtain her doctorate in science education. Third-year veteran Brandi is a Columbia College graduate and a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Panthers Party 2007
Brooke and Erin with Rick's son Reece, who looks less than thrilled.

Panthers Party 2007
Sir Purr!

Meanwhile Phil, our man in Buffalo, was at Bills training camp.

The first Saturday of Buffalo Bills training camp was the scene where two items of interest of Jills fans were unveiled to the public. First off, Pro Bowl Jill Aimee showed off a new jacket, in a design that won't be available to the public until 2008. We'll see the Jills sporting the jackets, as well as a few other new items, this fall as a way of giving the public a preview of Reebok's new designs.

In addition to the new Jills gear, the much-anticipated 2007-2008 Buffalo Jills Swimsuit Calendar showed up at the Bills store just before the start of the afternoon session. It features 41 of the area's most beautiful young women posing in bikinis and other swimwear in photos taken right in Western New York. Now, visitors to training camp can pick up their own calendars and have them autographed right there.

Aimee, Buffalo Jill
Aimee sports the new jacket.

Aimee, Buffalo Jill
Aimee with some fans.

Aimee, Buffalo Jill

Thanks to Rick and Phil for the photos. And I'll add a general plea to fans in other cities to send us your cheerleader photos. Some teams like the Eagles and the Chargers we're pretty well set, but other teams like Arizona, Indianapolis and New England we never get any fan photos. C'mon share!

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