Forget “The Hurt Locker” — The toughest job in the World is trying to pare down to 20, the 50 or so dynamite nominees for the UCLA Spirit Squad
Welcome to the third day in a row of me leading you in a cheer of “We’re not worthy!” in honor of the highly-skilled Professionals who mold the UCLA Spirit Squad into the Nation’s Best Group of Cheerleaders and Dancers. I understand that this is basically just me saying the same thing over and over again, but that’s how much I care about the level of excellence that Mollie & Co. have delivered for about a decade.
I cannot overemphasize how difficult it is to differentiate between so many goddesses, when you have such a limited time to see everyone and compare their skills, attitude, personality, and appearance. So I can’t think of a better way to set up the third set of Audition Photos, than by paying tribute to the efforts of this fine group of people, and all the time and expetise that they devote to the cause.
Besides, until the Jazz gets a game against the Lakers, no one is all that excited about that Series, which L.A. now leads, 2-0. I will say one thing about Game Two: During Utah’s 4th Quarter run, Jordan Farmar hit a big Three to get the lead back up to 11. Unfortunately, right after that, he missed a shot, then committed an Offensive foul, as Utah got back to within 6 before Kobe & Co. put the game away, 111-103.
Now speaking of 11, here are 16 more photos of the event where the ELEVEN members of the next Dance Team were selected, as well as the 8 new Cheer Squad members (not counting the Male members, mascots, or Yell Leaders). This tribute contains photos of several girls who are not among the fortunate 11 + 8, because it just goes to show how stiff the competition really was.
As always, the photos enlarge when you click them, and they reveal pop-up captions when you place (and keep replacing, if necessary) your cursor on the photo.