From the makers of Lingerie Bowl comes the Lingerie Football League. Set to debut in lingerie fantasy league action in 2009, the Lingerie Football League will have ten teams including the following initial franchises.
In the Eastern Conference:
* Atlanta Steam
* Chicago Bliss
* Miami Caliente
* New England Euphoria
* Tampa Breeze
The Western Conference consists of:
* Dallas Desire
* Los Angeles Temptation
* Phoenix Scorch
* San Diego Seduction
* Seattle Mist
Even the team names are seductive. The girls aren’t bad either. Wait until you see some of these girls!
The league was created following the dramatic success of the Lingerie Bowl which first aired during the Super Bowl halftime since 2004. In fact, many pundits have long claimed that the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” was actually the NFL’s answer to the racy Lingerie Bowl which had taken away a lot of its halftime viewers.
Players will earn salaries in the region of $40,000 each and the schedule will mirror those of the mainstream National Football League. Plans for expansion into Europe, including the UK, and Canada and Asia are anticipated for next season.
Lingerie League spokesman Kyle Bolin said that while the league is clearly “visually driven,” this is no powder puff football league. Over 90 percent of the players recruited have college degrees and sports backgrounds. Bolin did state, however, that most of the players will be models too.
“Yes, they are beautiful, no question, but these girls are also extremely athletic,” said Bolin.
Initial reports are that these girls can play football too. While there aren’t the hulking massive linemen you may be used to seeing in the NFL or NCAA, the backs are very fast, the quarterbacks can throw a 30-yard spiral and the defensive players aren’t afraid to hit hard. Most fans who have purchased the previous pay-per-views have been impressed by the quality of play that exists. While the women are clearly athletic and have excelled in other sports, it is rare that one will have considerable experience in the game of football.
Bolin added that there have been 16,000 inquiries so far from prospective fans seeking season tickets. Many fans have also generously offered their services as volunteer coaches. Some have even offered masseur service.
A league such as this is clearly about promotion and exposure (haha). The Lingerie Football League, already on the cutting edge of promotion, is planning an extensive mobile marketing campaign to reach young male fans and keep them “abreast” of the LFL action.
The Lingerie Football League will also have an extensive fantasy football option, according to its web site. “LFL fans around the world will be able to engage in true fantasy football in 2009 drafting players from 10 LFL teams consisting of over 350 players.” No further details were given or how fantasy managers would be able to find out information to help them in the draft.
I guess they’ll just have to study the pictures of the players.