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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

NFL Kickoff Weekend - Da Bears In Da House 

Posted by David Allen Tyau at 11:43 PM ET

Football is finally here! NFL Kickoff weekend is a festive affair with special kickoff events and made for TV schedules. Week 1 in San Diego featured the NFC Champion Chicago Bears against the AFC powerhouse Chargers. Thousands of orange clad, bratwurst eating Bear fans made the trek to San Diego. They were loud and obnoxious; a nice contrast to the loud and obnoxious fans wearing Charger blue. It was football heaven!

In a game largely dominated by the defenses, the Chargers scored two second half touchdowns to finally put away Da Bears, 14-3. It is a shame that the Bears no longer have a cheerleading squad because when the Chargers really needed to make a play, the Charger Girls were there to pump up the crowd.


Line Captain Stacie, a fashion designer, gets the crowd going with her enthusiasm and team spirit.


San Diego Charger Girls


Two of my favorite Charger Girls are Line Captains Summer and Ashley W. They are exceptional dancers, very photogenic and look rather striking in the uniform. They are also cousins, according to the Chargers Tailgate Times.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


Here’s another photo of Summer demonstrating my new favorite Charger Girl dance move, a sort of twisting step sequence.


San Diego Charger Girls


And speaking of great dancers, veteran Charger Girl Robin can still bust a move or two.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


Of course, all of the Charger Girls are tremendous dancers. You have to be an accomplished dancer to be an NFL cheerleader. Here are a few shots of Constance, Kamri, and Kaylin in action.



San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

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Charger Girls Gail, Ashlie, Rebecca, and Shelby cheer on the loud and boisterous Charger fans.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


More action shots of Charger Girls Marlina, Ashley M. and Michelle.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


Line Captain Katrina and Charger Girls Carly and Lizzy leave a lasting impression on the Charger and Bear fans in attendance.



San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


While in my seats, I spotted another former Charger Girl who came out to support the squad.


San Diego Charger Girls


Ashley B. has always been a favorite Charger Girl to photograph. She was one of the most photogenic Charger Girls and her expressiveness made for an amazing and compelling photograph. Here’s a photograph of Ashley B. from her rookie season.


San Diego Charger Girls


Well, football season is finally here and the Chargers sweated out a victory over the tenacious Chicago Bears. It was an ugly win, but a win nonetheless. But as ugly as it was on field, the sideline attractions were quite beautiful.

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