Buffalo Jills alumni bring back the Shout Dance

Jennifer Mobilia
Updated: January 22, 2021 11:21 PM
Created: January 22, 2021 09:49 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Bills are back in the AFC Championship after more than 25 years, but one thing has been missing from the Bills sidelines for the past seven: The Buffalo Jills.

News10NBC Anchor Jennifer Mobilia caught up with a former Jill who told her they are still cheering on the team from home and on social media.  

Jill's alumni Lisa O'Connor cheered on the team for seven years until the Jills were eliminated because of a lawsuit over wages and public appearances.

"This year has been amazing and I cannot believe there are still no girls on the sideline so I wanted to get a little something started so I started Pass the Shout Dance since that's our signature dance,"  O'Connor said.

O'Connor recorded herself before Saturday's game. Then challenged other former Jills to do the same, and they did. 

"I feel like I'm in my 20s still," O'Connor said "Maybe a little bit older maybe things are a little bit harder. We were joking around that the shout dance feels a lot faster than it used to and we were like maybe we just slow down a little bit."

But they're not letting time slow them down. In honor of Sunday's AFC Championship Game, they decided to socially distance and get fans pumped up, even if only on social media.

"So if there's anything we can do to keep the Jills' name alive and keep reminding people hey there's still girls missing from your sidelines maybe you should bring them back," O'Connor said.

The Jills alumni will be posting their shout dance before Sunday's big game. They just have one little request.

"We're going to film us doing the shout dance together to see if we still got it and don't judge us too harshly because again it's been seven years for me there's girls in there that has been a lot longer," O'Connor said.

If you'd like to follow the Jills alumni as they cheer on the team this weekend, and hopefully for the Super Bowl, check out their Facebook page.

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