Everyone seems to be buzzing about the Lingerie Football League recently. But what is this league? Yes it involves women running around scantily clad, but these women are doing serious work.
As a self-proclaimed Green Bay Packers fan, I can name about 5 players and can usually tell which team is scoring the touchdown. Much like its former name suggests, the Legends Football League consists of female football players competing in well…their underwear. The current uniform: underwear which resembles track and field bottoms plus shoulder pads over a bra.
Guardian Australia confirmed with competition organisers that LFL players receive no wages, competitors have no minimum training session attendance requirements and many have never played American football before. Organisers also confirmed that players must rely on their own insurance, despite the obvious injury risks from a game based on American football. The LFL does provide secondary medical services through its network of sports medicine sponsors," a league spokesman said.
With war paint smeared on their faces, football pads on their shoulders and garters dangling from their lace-trimmed shorts, the all-female football team known as The Chicago Bliss filed into their locker room at halftime. They were beating their Midwest rivals, the Green Bay Chill, but their coach was not at all pleased with how they were playing. Welcome to the Legends Football League, where ladies dressed in nothing but a bra, booty shorts and a hockey helmet play seven-on-seven football -- ground-stomping, body-bruising football.
About five years ago, I caught wind of a professional football league called the Lingerie Football League now called the Legends Football League. Being a former track athlete turned beauty pageant winner, I was looking for another competition rush and was instantly interested. So I began training.
The game has changed, and so have the uniforms. While there is still no shortage of cleavage on display, the focus is more on football. Schnoor, who turns 33 on Friday, knows of which she speaks.
Legends Football Leagueformerly known as the Lingerie Football League, has been the center of a polarizing debate for years now. The organization's intentions, business practices, and motives have all been in question at various points since its inception. We had our own apprehensions at first as well, but after a lengthy conversation with four of the fiercest women in sports not women's sports, y'know cause they're the same games we saw the competition in a new light.
The league was founded in as the Lingerie Football League and was rebranded as the Legends Football League in The concept of the LFL originated from an alternative Super Bowl halftime television special called the Lingerie Bowla pay-per-view event broadcast opposite the Super Bowl halftime show. InLFL chairman Mitch Mortaza expanded the concept from a single annual exhibition game to a ten-team lingerie football league.