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Photos of Lingerie Football League Tryouts

Lingerie Football League: Cool or Not?

If you thought NFL cheerleaders were putting the "skin" in pigskin, you haven't seen anything yet. For years, viewers could pay to watch the Lingerie Bowl, a Super Bowl halftime special featuring all-female teams playing football in their bras, underwear, helmets, shoulder-pads, and knee-pads. Thanks to the sports-marketer Mitchell Mortaza, the idea will be taken to new heights when the Lingerie Football League (LFL) launches on Sept. 4.

The 10-team semi-professional league will feature a 20-week season in venues that accommodate thousands of ticket-holders. According to Mortaza, the teams are selected based on beauty, weight, and athletic ability. He said, "You have to be beautiful. We make no bones about it," and mentioned an unofficial weight limit of 120-125 pounds. But the league's founder also encourages the women to play hard, advising, "If you prance, you're gonna get killed."

One league-hopeful says the premise isn't sexist and remarked, "They say it's degrading, but it's not. We don't just stand there looking pretty. We hit pretty hard." Check out the photos of these ladies trying out for the league, and then tell me, what do you make of this all-women football league that happens to require a lingerie uniform — is it cool or not?


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bear2010 bear2010 5 years
how come there are only women making comments on this site? If men can make money in sports so can women. I just dont want to see a man running up and down the field in his jock strap. ewwwww
bear2010 bear2010 5 years
how come there are only women making comments on this site?If men can make money in sports so can women. I just dont want to see a man running up and down the field in his jock strap. ewwwww
PeruvianPrincess PeruvianPrincess 7 years
give me a break! NO!
PeruvianPrincess PeruvianPrincess 7 years
give me a break! NO!
closetrebels closetrebels 7 years
I'm a sixteen year old teenage girl (who is NOT fat) and I can honestly say this makes me really sad. Why is everyone so ready to take off their clothes these days? Where has the self respect gone. When I look back at what all the suffragettes went through, for THIS? Why doesn't the whole world just go naked, since we really are approaching that line soon.
lmilo lmilo 7 years
Don't see the big deal about this really. Its a form of entertainment. get over it, i guarantee you've seen worse.
susanec susanec 7 years
Oh, yeah, we're a bunch of fat housewives on a fitness site geared towards younger women. I read a report by a Denver fitness/lifestyle writer who tried out on assignment and was very fit, pretty, very athletic (much more athletic than the other girls). The best athletes didn't make the squad, including the professionals, but the models did. http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_11927296
susanec susanec 7 years
Oh, yeah, we're a bunch of fat housewives on a fitness site geared towards younger women. I read a report by a Denver fitness/lifestyle writer who tried out on assignment and was very fit, pretty, very athletic (much more athletic than the other girls). The best athletes didn't make the squad, including the professionals, but the models did. http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_11927296
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Absolutely disgusting. These women are making real female athletes into a mockery and they aren't even playing a real sport. Now if they had pads and gear on, it'd be a different story, but women playing "football" in lingerie is just a little ridiculous.
emososays17 emososays17 7 years
I definitely went to high school with at least 3 girls shown in those pics! Love Jim324's comment about readers being fat housewives. You know he's an overweight hubby needing to get kicks from the LFL cuz his wife won't give it to him. I don't think it's degrading in the sense that these girls signed up for it. But I just don't think it's interesting or will catch on much. I'd rather see real athletes to be honest. And a couple of the girls I do know are athletic and fit in their everyday lives, it's just sad they got implants for this.
emososays17 emososays17 7 years
I definitely went to high school with at least 3 girls shown in those pics!Love Jim324's comment about readers being fat housewives. You know he's an overweight hubby needing to get kicks from the LFL cuz his wife won't give it to him.I don't think it's degrading in the sense that these girls signed up for it. But I just don't think it's interesting or will catch on much. I'd rather see real athletes to be honest. And a couple of the girls I do know are athletic and fit in their everyday lives, it's just sad they got implants for this.
bibelot bibelot 7 years
Just not cool. There are *real* female athletes out there who deserve to be applauded, but these girls are a joke. Men have more than enough opportunities to ogle half-naked women - so they won't run out of softcore porn if/when the LFL disappears...
wren1 wren1 7 years
Exactly, sourcherry. If this were a legit sport they'd be wearing clothes. Please, people :oy:
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I'm shocked that there are people who don't find this offensive. It makes a mockery of the real women athletes. I have no problem with women prancing around in underwear, but don't call it football!
Jules1976 Jules1976 7 years
I just wanted to say, Redqueen, you're not alone. People need to get over themselves and lighten up. I'm sure those women will be very well compensated, and they are there by choice. This isn't degrading or exploitation. I have a very young daughter, and I hope she will grow up to be strong, confident, and brilliant. But I also want her to appreciate her own sexuality and not take herself too seriously.
Jules1976 Jules1976 7 years
I just wanted to say, Redqueen, you're not alone. People need to get over themselves and lighten up. I'm sure those women will be very well compensated, and they are there by choice. This isn't degrading or exploitation.I have a very young daughter, and I hope she will grow up to be strong, confident, and brilliant. But I also want her to appreciate her own sexuality and not take herself too seriously.
killitded83 killitded83 7 years
this is horrible. it would be hard to make the weight limit and not "get killed" so degrading and ridiculous. =/
killitded83 killitded83 7 years
this is horrible. it would be hard to make the weight limit and not "get killed"so degrading and ridiculous. =/
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
cool. sorry.
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
cool. sorry.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 7 years
I'm all for women playing football, and even making the uniforms "prettier" but this is just PG playboy. and with the weight limit it makes no mention of height (a 5 foot women at 125 is a lot different than a 5'9" one). also if they were serious about making it a real sport they would be more interested in the women being strong etc (and their fore maybe heavier because of muscle). Also beauty has not place in sport, really. I ran cross country and track in college and honestly I think nearly all my teammate were beautiful when in normal clothes or dressed up, but after a race, when competing all but 2 of us looked awful (often red, with pain etched on our faces, sweaty, maybe bloody, and it's not uncommon to pass out or throw up after a race, not attractive, even if you looked like Giselle.) Anway.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 7 years
I'm all for women playing football, and even making the uniforms "prettier" but this is just PG playboy. and with the weight limit it makes no mention of height (a 5 foot women at 125 is a lot different than a 5'9" one). also if they were serious about making it a real sport they would be more interested in the women being strong etc (and their fore maybe heavier because of muscle). Also beauty has not place in sport, really. I ran cross country and track in college and honestly I think nearly all my teammate were beautiful when in normal clothes or dressed up, but after a race, when competing all but 2 of us looked awful (often red, with pain etched on our faces, sweaty, maybe bloody, and it's not uncommon to pass out or throw up after a race, not attractive, even if you looked like Giselle.)Anway.
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