Cheerleaders set to leave for 2011-2012 calendar shoot

Here's the cover of the 2010 calendar.

Here's the cover of the 2010-2011 calendar.

There is a bit of bright news on the labor front.

No, there has not been a major offer.

No, the two sides have not come to a meeting of the minds.

No, the lockout is not over.

But, it appears that even if there is no football in 2011, there at least will be a Falcons’ 2011-2012 cheerleaders calendar.

Now, we have something to celebrate and look forward to!

101024 Atlanta - The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear hot pink for cancer awareness during the game against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. To learn more about breast cancer screenings it nfl.com/pink .   Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

101024 Atlanta - The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear hot pink for cancer awareness during the game against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. To learn more about breast cancer screenings it nfl.com/pink . Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

The lovely 2011 squad is set to depart Thursday for the lovely sandy beaches of Bermuda for their annual swimsuit calendar photo shoot.

The squad will be shooting all weekend and you can get updates on the team website from cheerleader correspondent Sara D. (ASIDE: I was fortunate enough to serve as judge that helped to select the squad. However, due to the previously planned Ledbetter Family Reunion, I will not be able to join the ladies in Bermuda.)

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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31 comments Add your comment

Chi Town

May 25th, 2011
10:30 am

Reid Adair

May 25th, 2011
10:33 am

I wish we could take this as some sign that the owners were coming to their senses and ending this, but I’m afraid the two situations are entirely unrelated.

Hope the cheerleaders and the Falcons’ staff have fun in Bermuda. Sorry that your reunion kept you from being able to attend, D-Led.

Female Lover

May 25th, 2011
10:39 am

Let me say this.. Oh how I love females!

Quickstep

May 25th, 2011
10:42 am

Why do grown women still engage in this nonsense?

dwaynel

May 25th, 2011
10:43 am

@quickstep is obviously a ugly fat woman. Don’t be jealous just because they’re beautiful!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 25th, 2011
11:02 am

Quickstep — Come on now. The Cheerleaders work hard at this. It’s really amazing.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 25th, 2011
11:04 am

Reid — I think they are entirely unrelated, too. Just trying to be hopeful.

markie mark

May 25th, 2011
11:05 am

You let a family reunion get in the way of THIS?…..damn, D…..just damn…..

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 25th, 2011
11:06 am

Dwaynel — I think Quickstep is a guy.

CazLand

May 25th, 2011
11:13 am

Shout out to Avis! Congrats and enjoy the upcoming season

Last Word

May 25th, 2011
11:14 am

Quickstep is, no doubt, a guy who practices an alternative lifestyle!

Last Word

May 25th, 2011
11:18 am

D.O.L.:

The question is: Did your Mom or wife know when the Bermuda shoot was when they scheduled the reunion?

Hot Carl

May 25th, 2011
11:21 am

D-Led, you accidentally deleted my FIRE RODNEY HO post.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 25th, 2011
11:24 am

Last Word — That’s too much information. No, it was Dad’s side of the family.

Hot Carl — That wasn’t an accident. What did Rodney do to you? He’s just a little different. That’s how those entertainment types roll.

Arod

May 25th, 2011
11:32 am

D LED Man, you are cool bruta. Do the family reunion thing and enjoy. You will get to see these honies all year (if we have a season). Can someone say “WORK THIS S*** OUT!!!!!!

Stinky Sullivan

May 25th, 2011
11:35 am

I’ve ‘been with’ most of these cheerleaders. But then again, when you’re as good-looking as I am, women of all professions want to ‘jiggle your pompoms’ if you know what I’m saying.

Winks at the ladies!
SS

The Tea is for Me

May 25th, 2011
11:48 am

I think it sets a poor example to objectify these woman.

Jay

May 25th, 2011
1:32 pm

My friend Drew Crozier is doing the photoshoot. Check out his work! http://www.drewcrozier.com/

Me

May 25th, 2011
1:34 pm

“Hot” Carl…..just shut up.

pebblebeach

May 25th, 2011
3:31 pm

Really…well this should make for an interesting run on the beach this week-end for me…..I will keep an eye out for them…next time consider doing a dual shoot with the Hawk’s cheerleaders…they are rather impressive as well…

D. Orlando Ledbetter

May 25th, 2011
4:57 pm

Hot Carl — What happened? I don’t think Rodney Ho is going to see your posts over here. I don’t think he’s a sports guy.

markie mark — I know. Bad timing.

The Dogkiller Returns

May 25th, 2011
5:04 pm

I need better seats so I can actually see these dames on gameday.

Meanwhile, any updates on Jenkins finally being cut?

Hot Carl

May 25th, 2011
5:21 pm

You’re right, Rodney probably won’t read these posts. He’s too busy bullying children and harrassing the elderly.

Fire…..Rodney….Ho…..IMMEDIATELY

The Dogkiller Returns

May 25th, 2011
5:27 pm

Don’t fire that Ho, just make him burn that stupid hat.

JP

May 25th, 2011
7:34 pm

Those are some handsome women

Butch Carpetmuncher

May 25th, 2011
8:42 pm

AUWareagle

May 25th, 2011
8:54 pm

One word —- Daaayyuum

Kimy

May 26th, 2011
8:12 am

They Need Money!~!!!

hiramsaint

May 26th, 2011
1:01 pm

the only thing in atl. sports worth a flip and it’s women. now if the men could do something???????

dawgfan4Christ

May 26th, 2011
4:57 pm

I worked the Cheerleaders flight today to Bermuda! It was the 1st AIRTRAN flight to Bermuda from ATL!

D man

May 26th, 2011
6:51 pm

Juuuuuuuuullllliiiiiioooooooooo…