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Thursday, November 06, 2008

NFL Week #7 - Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders 

Posted by James at 6:00 PM ET

I'm still a trying to catchup from my recent trip and the few days I took off. Here is Mid-west Dave's report from Kansas City:

KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


On October 19th, I was very happy to attend my first Chiefs game against the Titans. On the field, well, the locals are getting a little restless with the home team's performance. There were more than a few people with grocery bags over their heads. But on the sidelines, the Chiefs Cheerleaders are excellent; so I am sure the grocery bag fans have eye slits to keep watching their routines.

KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders



When I arrived during the breezy, cool, sunny morning, each of the gates of the stadium had two or three Red & Gold Girls to greet fans. The previous week, I had met the 49ers Ambassadors, who have a similar role in San Francisco. After seeing these two sets of women, I was really impressed how they serve as the face of the franchise for fans entering the stadium, and we all know how important those roles are in branding. The Red & Gold Girls are happy to socialize, eager to pose with fans of all ages for photos, and kept smiling all morning long. Beyond appearance, it really takes ebullience to be part of these squads.


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders



About an hour before kickoff, the Chiefs Cheerleaders made emerged from the stadium to the outside of the gates for pre-game appearances. Some stayed in the parking area for photos, and others were whisked away in golf carts for appearances with fans all around the tailgate area. There are some tents set up for a VIP Tailgate, and about a half dozen cheerleaders were driven there to mingle with fans, and even danced with young fans to the live music being played outside the tent.


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders



Then it was game time. The sunshine had pushed temps into the 70s, for a beautiful, breezy day. It was great to see Elaine Hart's squad for the first time, after following their news and video over the years on their always excellent web site. The squad confirmed my perception that they have excellent, high energy, innovative end zone routines during key breaks of the game. It was Chiefs alumni day, and the Cheerleaders remained on the field at half time to assist in the ceremonies to honor great Chiefs of the past.


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders



It is always great to see a squad for the first time, and see recognizable faces such as Amy who has been a high profile cheerleader for this team. My Standout of the Game Award goes to Annie, whose infectious smile, high leg kicks, and great moves (ranging from smoothly graceful to bursting high energy, depending on the situation) gave her five stars. Annie is a student interested in biology and art history, indicating high activity in both intellectual hemispheres.

KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders


KC Chiefs Cheerleaders



Note to the Chiefs; just end every drive with Annie's high leg kicks attempting a filed goal, even if it is 80 yards. Believe me, the grocery bags will leave the heads of the fans who appreciate her boundless enthusiasm.

[Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders]

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