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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 9:53 AM

Wait, the girl with the Daddy issues was adopted. That's even weirder! They seemed to hug A LOT. She was pretty, but her dancing wasn't all that if I recall.


Is this the same girl that all of the guys voted for and Kelli put on her bitch face and said "she has male appeal, huh?"? Kelli looks like she smelled something bad half the time. She could never be a poker player because her emotions so clearly show on her face.
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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 10:03 AM

Wait, the girl with the Daddy issues was adopted. That's even weirder! They seemed to hug A LOT. She was pretty, but her dancing wasn't all that if I recall.


Yeah, even my wife picked up on the somewhat inappropriate contact that went on between the adopted daughter and her Dad. I was not even going to touch that with a ten foot pole but apparently it was obvious to others watching as well.

I am a sucker for the brunettes so that is why I was pulling for her. If I was a judge I would probably base 90% of my vote on looks alone as I could care less about the dancing ability. Let's be honest - pro football cheerleaders are there primarily as eye candy for male fans between plays - dancing ability really is not an issue for the men watching the game. That being said I do understand why the cheerleaders do need to be competent at learning the routines.

Lastly - I forgot to mention in my original post that I also missed seeing Kali (spelling??) from last season - once she toned down the heavy eye makeup she really looked pretty and you could tell how badly she wanted to make the team. I felt bad for her when she was cut and was surprised she did not return this season.
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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 1:37 PM

Did the pretty blonde that Kelli reffered to as "She can't dance, her kicks are awful, she can't do the split, but she's pretty, so she's a maybe" make the cut?
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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 1:55 PM

Check out the Dallas Cowboys home page under cheerleaders and you will see who made the team for 2007. That is if you can't wait until the end of the show - LOL!
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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 2:12 PM

So, you know the woman who is traveling around the country with her husband in the "RV" doing things they've always wanted to do? Turns out her brother-in-law and wife are 2 of my closest friends! They called us yesterday to let us know the sister-in-law would be on. The family hasn't talked to them in a while, so we found out because another friend saw them on the original airing.

That couple is extremely out there (if you couldn't tell). When they got married, instead of hyphenating their names (she didn't want to take his name and vice versa), the combined the letters of their original surnames to come up with the "Mcphimeleronti" or whatever the combination is. They could have come up some much better ones (Including 'comfort lemon pie'). The parents laughed at first thinking it was a joke. We now have a party game where we combine couples last names into weird new ones.

I told my friends that if she went in knowing there was no way in hell she was going to make it, she just wanted a check on her list of things to do before she died - I could sort of understand it - but I would still think it was weird. My friends said they think thats what it was, but still! You reach an age (and look) where its just a joke!
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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 2:32 PM

I wondered about the RV woman, so thanks for some info. She got her PhD at the University that I attended, so she was interesting to me.

I'd wondered about her last name!
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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 3:23 PM

Yeah, even my wife picked up on the somewhat inappropriate contact that went on between the adopted daughter and her Dad. I was not even going to touch that with a ten foot pole but apparently it was obvious to others watching as well.

I wasn't as creeped out by the hugging as I was about the "Hey dad, come look at my skimpy solo outfit" scene.

That whole relationship just seemed off to me. I'm glad I wasn't alone.

ETA: I could tell that the RV couple were a bit off when in their first scene they talked about parking in the third from their last spot because "it's hard to find a place to park your RV". It's a van people! LOL

That last name makes a whole lot more sense after that explanation. Thanks for that!

Edited by SanLynn, Sep 24, 2007 @ 3:25 PM.

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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 3:41 PM

I could tell that the RV couple were a bit off when in their first scene they talked about parking in the third from their last spot because "it's hard to find a place to park your RV". It's a van people! LOL


It was a conversion van, which are Class B Recreation Vehicles.
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Posted Sep 24, 2007 @ 7:45 PM

When they got married, instead of hyphenating their names (she didn't want to take his name and vice versa), the combined the letters of their original surnames to come up with the "Mcphimeleronti" or whatever the combination is.


That was totally my guess a few pages back!

Yeah, that name sounded fake to me too. Although maybe she and her crazy husband combined their names when they married to create a new one? But I could SWEAR we saw her trying out last year too.


I'm surprised that Nina didn't make the final team too, and I'll be interested to see how that plays out.

And I couldn't figure out why Miranda didn't make it into training camp -- I thought she was pretty good.

Edited by Nancybeth, Sep 24, 2007 @ 7:46 PM.

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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 12:15 AM

That couple is extremely out there (if you couldn't tell). When they got married, instead of hyphenating their names (she didn't want to take his name and vice versa), the combined the letters of their original surnames to come up with the "Mcphimeleronti" or whatever the combination is.


Thank You!!! I had the show on while doing other stuff but that reall caught my eye and all I could wonder was whether the woman made up her name. The Irish Italian mix was a bit bizarre. No. It was a lot.

Meaghan's hair looks so eighties. And her dancing was incredibly jerky and spastic. I kept wondering if she was having a bit.

Did Kelli have a nose job (not that it looks bad or anything -- it actually looks good), but the pics of her when she was a cheerleader herself looked all out of focus and they all seems shots of her from the side or at an angle. I don't believe for one minute there are not headshots in the archives or that Kelli does not have herself from that time.

Granted I have a weakness for gym rats in UnderArmor shirts (as long as they can fill them out correctly) but I had to laugh at Jay Johnson during the judging. He really seemed lost and not really paying much attention. And he should stick with the Cowboys White and Blue shirt and ditch the black if he is trying to get Trammell and Kelli in another cat fight over who gets to squeeze his pecs after the show.

The Carr girl that came back with the shoe polish hair? I like it darker. I'm just not sure I like it that harsh -- it was so dyed it looks flat. And poor Natalie. She really did look like ass during the routine try outs. And how many times did she cry? New drinking game I guess. Shot for Natalie's tears.
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 7:29 AM

Granted I have a weakness for gym rats in UnderArmor shirts (as long as they can fill them out correctly) but I had to laugh at Jay Johnson during the judging.



Thank God someone else noticed this. I have been a bodybuilder for 12+ years and when i see meatbags like this trainer rocking Under Armour gear in the most inappropriate settings I absolutely cringe.

Wearing those shirts 24/7 absolutely says volumes about this guy's persona - give it a break and wear a shirt that fits once in a while!

And for the record - the whole Under Armour look is a complete joke at this point - if you wear that shit trust me you ARE being laughed at by those who know better.
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 8:06 AM

I have no idea about this Under Armour wear, but I thought the guy looked out of place at the judging table dressed like he belongs on the gym floor. He couldn't put on a polo shirt or something? Everyone else was dressed professionally.
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 9:18 AM

I'll be the dissenter and say that I don't like Natalie. It seems to me that she just wants the validation of getting accepted to the squad, which I think I'm getting from her comment about not being pretty enough last year. It also doesn't look like she's having any fun.

Also, I just googled "Natalie Woods" DCC and found this from some Texas wedding web site (spoilers in the link):

all of my bridesmaids were escorted halfway down the isle by my Maid of Honorís father. They were each greeted with a single white rose (purity) by a groomsman. That groomsman escorted her the rest of the way down the isle [sic] and they stood together through the entire ceremony. This symbolized that a woman should never have to walk alone.


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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 11:02 AM

This symbolized that a woman should never have to walk alone.


I'm not sure if I should laugh at that or if I should cry in pity.
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 11:41 AM

This symbolized that a woman should never have to walk alone.


GAG x 1000! Is this 1807? that is one of the weirder statements I've ever heard about a wedding.

Anyway, I agree w/ Judi, I don't think she can dance very well. She has the technical ability, but she is wooden, stiff, and slightly off rhythm most of the time. But she is very pretty and seems nice (aside from strangely archaic notions of women's needs)

While it was sweet and all to cry at the deaf girl's solo, I hope she also got some actual critique.
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 12:34 PM

While it was sweet and all to cry at the deaf girl's solo, I hope she also got some actual critique.


I agree with you. I'm pretty sure she does receive feedback, but it's just not shown on camera. A lot of people don't quite understand the differences between being "stone deaf" and having residual hearing. Christina only wears one hearing aid, which means she can't detect which direction sound is coming from, but she is able to hear a reasonable amount. Her lip-reading skills are phenomenal and she is sharp as a tack. In fact, her interview segments are not what she would really say - CMT wanted her to "ham it up" or rather, "ditzy up the girl" for the show.

I really wish we could have seen the whole thing, or at least the part that actually made Kitty cry.

Someone mentioned earlier that the choreography didn't match the song - for some reason, CMT played "The Scientist" by Coldplay instead of the actual song that she danced to.

I can say with confidence that she is not receiving preferential treatment because she is deaf. Her kicks are higher than anybody else's (in fact, I don't know how she hasn't given herself a concussion with her knee yet) and she truly has a gift when it comes to moving rhythmically and artistically. I wish though that she had become a ballerina and gone through more classical training as opposed to the Texas drill team / field jazz routine, because she is too unique to be "one of those girls."
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 1:48 PM

Wearing those shirts 24/7 absolutely says volumes about this guy's persona - give it a break and wear a shirt that fits once in a while!


Well don't even get me started with his whole hat wore inside silliness. What gets me is that Jay actually has the body for the shirt. And actually has the visible role to wear it on the show. And yet is so afraid of losing that whole "Mr Muscular Fit Guy" persona for even one minute. It's not like a nice tight cotton polo shirt isn't going to show off the pecs and guns big guy. He just makes me laugh seeing him sitting next to corporate types and Kelli in her knock off Pucci in a gym sausage casing.

And for the record - the whole Under Armour look is a complete joke at this point - if you wear that shit trust me you ARE being laughed at by those who know better.


On the right guy with the right body in the right setting, I can still get warm and tingly. One or two guys at the gym wear them but unfortunetley on me, they flatten my musculature more than they plump it up. It does make me wonder just what flaws Jay is hiding that a plain tight tee or tank top simply won't do.

I'm also only familiar with the guy as being on this show which is my occasional frothy pleasure. So I do realize that production and product placement might serve a role in what he wears. A trainer at Nebraska used to wear nothing but Nike products. And I mean nothing but. The guy he later dated used to complain that since at the time Nike did not make underwear of any kind the guy wore nothing but a Nike cup everywhere.


This symbolized that a woman should never have to walk alone.


While this treaclely sentiment might serve at a wedding (I'm a "learn to stand on your own before you expect to lean on others" type of guy myself); wouldn't that be more in line with say, the symbolism of one's father or parents walking you down to stand next to the person you are purportedly deciding to stand not alone with for the rest of your life? Or that just by deciding to get married symbolized your belief that you as a woman should never have to walk alone?

And really. What the hell is the matter with walking alone. Literally or figuratively. No wonder she bursts into tears at the drop of a hat. Her vagina posse isn't there to bolster her spirits.
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 10:03 PM

The black top and army pants are Jay's "work clothes". He teaches several Boot Camp classes about 5 days a week and I'm willing to bet had already taught that day or was going to teach Boot Camp after. I have done Jay's Boot Camps, and he's a really neat guy, so I felt obligated to back him up....
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 10:21 PM

Wait, the girl with the Daddy issues was adopted. That's even weirder! They seemed to hug A LOT.

I am so glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. That was kind of creepy.

Random thoughts: I liked Megan Flaherty's hair straightened. I really don't like Candace's hair dark. That's really interesting about the McPhlegmoarnanti couple (and that you made up a game about it!). I was sad for Miranda. I really wanted her to make the team.
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Posted Sep 25, 2007 @ 10:57 PM

Hey folks. It was brought to my attention that, well, reality is being a spoiler for the show, since it's not a secret who's currently on the team.

So: If you have some relevant reason to bring up the pesky real world (linking to a news article about the team, etc.) please warn people that the link contains information about who made the team. And if you're quoting an article or discussing team information that has not yet been revealed on the show, please use spoiler tags.

It looks to me like many of you have been doing that, but if you weren't because our standard spoiler rules don't really apply to this situation, please do so from now on.

Oh, and if something isn't tagged that should be, you can post a link in the FTC, or send me a PM or email, and I'll pop in and add the tags. Since I don't watch the show, please try to be clear about what part should be spoiler-tagged if it's just a sentence or a name or something like that. Thanks so much.

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Posted Sep 26, 2007 @ 7:08 AM

The black top and army pants are Jay's "work clothes". He teaches several Boot Camp classes about 5 days a week and I'm willing to bet had already taught that day or was going to teach Boot Camp after. I have done Jay's Boot Camps, and he's a really neat guy, so I felt obligated to back him up....


Jay may very well be a very nice guy but his outfits are ridiculous - take ten minutes to change out of your workout gear before sitting at a judges table in a semi-professional setting that is being filmed for a national television audience.

That Medium sized Under Armour shirt = epic insecurity.

Jay has a good physique and no doubt is a good trainer to be hired by the DCC squad but he looks like a buffoon.
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Posted Sep 26, 2007 @ 11:10 AM

Anybody want to place a bet on Jay's IQ?

How about the average IQ of the squad, including Kelli and Judy?

Somebody told me that during training camp, Kelli and Judy are rarely there - they're only there maybe one night a week to make a cut or two. The show makes it sound like they're mother ducks leading their little ducklings through the "sacred" process, but really, the mother ducks just check on them periodically and then pick one and chop their wings off.
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Posted Sep 26, 2007 @ 1:01 PM

Jay has a good physique and no doubt is a good trainer to be hired by the DCC squad but he looks like a buffoon.


Particularly when doing interviews at headquarters when everyone else, from the girls being interviewed to the rest of the interviewing panel are wearing business formal attire.

I find it kind of sad as the man obviously does have a brain as he has been extremely successful on the business side of his career as well as the fitness side. Yet he purposely pursues this persona as if it is the only thing that matters. And it's not like there are not a wide array of clothing choices that could show off his physique if he is that insecure. A soft weave polo in a medium with a huge embroidered "Boot Camp Workout" emblazoned above one jutting pec would certainly be less ridiculous than the constant body condom just makes him look like some kind of simple minded character as opposed to a nice, talented and more rounded person and individual. During the interview process when surrounded by women and men wearing business suits, the shots of Jay should not work only as a means of being able determine just how high the A/C is set to in the studio. And while no Tim Gunn? Unless at a bar in Chelsea trolling for a one night stand? A man's shirt should be just loose enough that until it is removed the size of his aureola is a mystery.

How about the average IQ of the squad, including Kelli and Judy?


Well from what I have seen so far, Kelli actually seems brighter. I'm not sure if she is just a bit looser and more herself being the second season or maybe she spent time in the interim getting some on air coaching. Unfortunately this awareness, contrived or real, might mean that the barely veiled cattiness between her and Judy every now and again last season might be more carefully concealed. Judy, on the other hand, seems almost giddy with a bit of self importance even greater than just being a former DCC. I think as the show progesses, Judy's IQ actually will drop.

I am so glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. That was kind of creepy.


No. no matter how much I tried to censor my own thoughts, all I could think of when she was showing him the outfits in the hotel room was that I hoped to god they were not sharing that room even it did have two beds. And I usually have no problem with the notion of adult family members of mixed gender sharing a hotel room. But those two? I did.
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Posted Sep 26, 2007 @ 2:31 PM

body condom

Ha! I love that description of Jay's shirt heebiejeebie. I don't like him, especially after seeing him on Wife Swap/Trading Spouses. He strikes me as the type of dude that wasn't popular in high school and didn't get the pretty girls, so now he overcompensates by wearing "body condoms" as if to say "look at me now!" Yuck!!!

I love this show and am sooo happy I upgraded my cable package earlier this year. So worth it! Now I don't have to wait until a random rerun appears on VH1 like I did with the first season!

And I love Kellie, but am getting a little tired of the word "poised."
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Posted Sep 26, 2007 @ 6:11 PM

I find it kind of sad as the man obviously does have a brain as he has been extremely successful on the business side of his career as well as the fitness side. Yet he purposely pursues this persona as if it is the only thing that matters. And it's not like there are not a wide array of clothing choices that could show off his physique if he is that insecure. A soft weave polo in a medium with a huge embroidered "Boot Camp Workout" emblazoned above one jutting pec would certainly be less ridiculous than the constant body condom just makes him look like some kind of simple minded character as opposed to a nice, talented and more rounded person and individual. During the interview process when surrounded by women and men wearing business suits, the shots of Jay should not work only as a means of being able determine just how high the A/C is set to in the studio. And while no Tim Gunn? Unless at a bar in Chelsea trolling for a one night stand? A man's shirt should be just loose enough that until it is removed the size of his aureola is a mystery.


Extremely well said.....you expressed quite eloquently what I was trying to say in a previous post with a nice dose of humor added in!

As I mentioned before I have been bodybuilding for 12+ years - both males & females of all ages and races are far more receptive to me when I wear clothes that actually fit my physique. A bodybuilder wearing a shirt that has been stuck in the Extra Dry cycle for hours on end simply looks they they are trying WAAAAAY to hard to be noticed.

Edited by GSXR, Sep 26, 2007 @ 6:12 PM.

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Posted Sep 27, 2007 @ 9:39 AM

Shouldn't this be under competitive reality? I had a hard time finding it. Just sayin'
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Posted Sep 27, 2007 @ 1:49 PM

Ok, I have read soooo far back in this thread and I haven't seen the answer to this question, so I was just wondering...a friend of mine said that Kellie Finglass is married to Jay the trainer. Is this true? I had kind of a hard time believing it. I've watched the show with this in mind and do not see the slightest bit of chemistry b/tw them.

Edited by Nana's Ghost, Sep 27, 2007 @ 2:54 PM.

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Posted Sep 27, 2007 @ 2:00 PM

Kelli is married to Joel Finglass, who is head of the Cowboys ticket office, at least as of 2006. Hope that helps!
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Posted Sep 27, 2007 @ 2:37 PM

Ok, I have read soooo far back in this thread and I haven't seen the answer to this question, so I was just wondering...a friend of mine said that Kellie Finglass in married to Jay the trainer. Is this true? I had kind of a hard time believing it. I've watched the show with this in mind and do not see the slightest bit of chemistry b/tw them.


I heard rumors before the first season that when Jay took on his role with the new trainees, Kellie and Judy had some sort of pissing contest on who got to flirt with Jay. A friend who was with the Cowboys organization as an interns said the two women kept pawing him in a "my what big biceps you have" and supposedly got really pissy with each other. I think it was more of a power -territory thing than anything else as Kellie not only has a queen bee attitude but also seems to think she is the hottest thing to still walk the earth. And ladens it on with any male because she just has to be so gracious with her male admirers dontcha know? From what I gather a bewildered Jay simply rode it out as he wanted to keep his job and had no idea how to handle two women that apparently think flirting means touchy feelie as long as the other woman was present to witness. Judy apparently tries to trump Kellie with the whole "they like me more than they like you" attitude. Which I can't imagine really works for Kellie because Kellie so has the "you don't like me because you're jell-uzz" thing don't pat.

Supposedly there is a scene in season one that has Jay say something and he says it to Kellie but Judy sort of simpers and butts in. And makes the point that Kellie was probably going to make. Apparently Kellie gives that half tilt of the head where she then moves just her eyes to glare at Judy. Like Kellie is the death sTar and Judy the rebel base. Well if the Death Star had a 'do that was highlighted and teased and then lacquered like some samurai warrior's helmet and a visage sheathed in a kabuki mask courtesy of Mary Kay. And the rebel base was a dry planet with no signs of intelligent life.
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Posted Sep 27, 2007 @ 2:56 PM

Thanks guys! I didn't think that was true -- I just couldn't see it. heebiejeebie, that little bit of inside info was very interesting, though!
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