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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

NFL Week 15 – Motown Showdown 

Posted by David Allen Tyau at 9:08 AM ET

NFL Week 15. Pittsburgh…snow. Cleveland…snow. Foxboro…freezing rain. San Diego…64 degree weather and clear blue skies. Unlike most of the East Coast, the weather in San Diego was perfect for a nice game of football. Fortunately for the home team, the Detroit Lions played more like kittens than their fierce namesakes. The Chargers stormed out to 27 points before the Lions scored their first points, a touchdown, with 2:55 left in the second quarter. The second half proved to be little better for the visitors, as the Chargers went on to score the most points in 28 years, defeating the hapless Lions 51-14.


Oh yeah. With the win, the Chargers sewed up their second consecutive AFC West Division Title.


Now I love a whuppin’ as much as the next fan, but I also appreciate the excitement of a competitive game as well. This one was from a suspense point of view, a yawner. So, in between John Kitna interceptions (5), I turned my attention to my favorite NFL cheerleading squad, the Charger Girls.


Let’s start out this week’s Parade of Charger Girls with the three candidates for the Charger Girl Pro Bowl Representative, all Line Captains. By the way you can vote for your favorite candidate here: Charger Girl Pro Bowl Representative.


Line Captain Ashley W. is a fourth year Charger Girl, second year Line Captain and second year candidate for Charger Girl Pro Bowl Representative. Ashley W. is also one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph. She looks great in the uniform, is a great dancer and is very photogenic.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


The second candidate for Charger Girl Pro Bowl Representative is Line Captain Summer, who is, coincidentally, cousin to Ashley W. Summer is a fourth year Charger Girl and second year Line Captain. Summer is also one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph. She looks great in the uniform, is a great dancer and is very photogenic.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


Our third candidate is Line Captain Katrina. This is Katrina’s second year as a Charger Girl and her first year as a Line Captain. Katrina is also one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph. She looks great in the uniform, is a great dancer and is very photogenic.


I see a trend here!


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


And let’s finish of our tour of Line Captains with a few photographs of Stacie, who was the Charger Girls’ 2007 Pro Bowl Representative. Stacie is also one of my favorite…you get the idea.


San Diego Charger Girls


This is a photograph of Stacie doing her patented “Spinderella” move, a high kick followed by a spinning pirouette of sorts. Very unique and very nice.


San Diego Charger Girls


Here’s a photograph of Alicia, this week’s featured Chargers Tailgate Times Charger Girl and fine U.C.L.A. graduate.


San Diego Charger Girls


If Shelby is not a candidate for Rookie of the Year, she should at least be given a purple heart for gutsiest performance this week. She suffered an apparent sprained knee while doing a tumbling pass. A patch of moist and splotchy grass was the culprit. After getting taped up by a Charger trainer, Shelby returned to her line to complete her rotation.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


Shelby , if you are reading this, I hope your knee is fine. I am looking forward to seeing your infectious smile and inspiring dancing at the next game, which for me will be the wildcard playoffs. Sorry Charger Girl fans, due to family commitments I will be absent from the December 24th game featuring the Charger Girls in their Blue Velvet Christmas uniforms. Perhaps another reader will share some photographs from this game.


Well back to the photographs. Robin is the most senior Charger Girl and though she may be long in the tooth, she still looks hot in the uniform and gives it all when performing. I think if all Charger Girls give that level of performance and commitment, they would have careers as long and illustrious as Robin’s.


San Diego Charger Girls


And speaking of talented Charger Girls, here are few photographs of veterans Rebecca, Michelle, Shantel, Gail and Constance.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


And there are a quite few talented Rookies as well. Lauren, Heather, Kylette, Carly, and Lizzy come to mind.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


And here are a few photos of Charger Girls Marisa, Kamri, Natalie, and Jill Ann displaying the gamut of emotions one feels during a game.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls




Marlina and Ashlie complete this weeks sampling of Charger Girls.


San Diego Charger Girls

San Diego Charger Girls


With a Mike Martz coached offense coming to town, the game between the Detroit Lions and the San Diego Chargers looked to be on paper to be a wild offensive affair. Well, it was at least for the Chargers. Uninspired play and five John Kitna interceptions sealed the Lions fate and turned the Motown Showdown into a Motown Mow-down.


Well Charger Girl fans, that’s all for me for this year. Next up, the AFC Wild Card Playoffs in January 2008. Happy Holidays!

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