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Lingerie league going without lingerie

January 12, 2013

Oh, stop it. That’s not what I meant.

sacksIn a move sure to polarize fans of what is billed as the “Nation’s fasted growing sports league,” the Lingerie Football League has announced plans to rename itself the “Legends Football League.” As part of the move, the LFL will be ditching the thing that made the league noteworthy in the first place: lingerie.

… The players will no longer wear modified bras, panties, and garters while playing tackle football on turf (ouch!), instead favoring more traditional performance wear which will “replace all lingerie aspects” of the league’s uniforms.

Believe it or not, I’m glad they’re doing this. Or, rather, I’m glad (hoping) that having a model-esque body won’t be a prerequisite for making the team anymore.

The question is: does it doom the league?

Are the sell-out crowds the league boasts about showing up to watch the exciting seven-on-seven play? Did the LFL become the first female sports league to get its own videogame because of the novelty of football with no punting or kicking? Are Philadelphia Passion fans showing up to the Wells Fargo Center to watch the athletic prowess of the players?

Let’s face it, probably not.

No, probably not. Still, this doesn’t necessarily mean the end. Surely the league’s owners have some plan in mind – a plan that probably still includes sexy women wearing very little, just not while they’re on the field.


UPDATE – wait, these are the new uniforms?

lingerie football league new uniforms

I think I just fell for a marketing ploy.


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