By Adam Welsch
Have you heard of the Lingerie Football League? Founded last year, it’s the newest incarnation of the pay-per-view Lingerie Bowl that was created to compete with the 2004 to 2007 Super Bowl halftime shows. Consisting of teams from ten American cities, it’s a full-contact, seven-on-seven, tackle football league in which players’ uniforms consist of matching satin-and-lace bras, panties, and garters (along with ice-hockey-style helmets, shoulder pads, knee pads, elbow pads, and athletic shoes).
It’s undeniable that the women who play on these teams are attractive. Obviously, that’s the point of creating and marketing a bra-and-panty football league. But they’re also athletic, and many play the game quite well. And though make-up is a part of the uniformed look of the players, no one should be under the illusion that the competition is of the powder-puff variety. The players hit each other hard, and injuries, like torn ligaments, concussions, and broken bones, are not uncommon. […]