Lingerie Basketball and Lingerie Football are two of the up and coming sports to keep an eye on.
In a sports world dominated by constant debate, there is a new and interesting argument going on in the world of women’s athletic competition:
Lingerie Football League or Lingerie Basketball League?
Which lingerie league is more legitimate?
I will dive deep into the world of both leagues and immerse myself in the history of both prestigious organizations and get to the bottom of the age-old debate.
Let us proceed…
Tale of the Tape
Inaugural Season: 2009
What started as a Super Bowl halftime show, blossomed into the fine league that stands today.
They play full contact, 7-7 games in NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLS arenas, similar to the Arena Football League.
The competition is far fiercer than one would imagine and features some of the best women collegiate athletes from many different backgrounds.
Tale of the Tape
Inaugural Season: 2011
In its inaugural season, the LBL has taken hoops to the next level. For those at home who cannot stand watching the WNBA, this is a new and refreshing treat.
Though only four teams exist, that will undoubtedly yield very intense rivalries, seeing that the girls will be playing each other over and over again.
Look out Maya Moore, these girls got next.
They have eliminated the boring field goal kicking and punting and substituted it with hard-nosed football.
Besides for helmets and basic safety equipment, it is full body to body contact.
The Lingerie Basketball League is underway and don’t expect to see anything but the highest level of competition.
Sure these girls might be barely clothed, but it makes for a more comfortable playing experience and less laundry.
The beautiful ladies take the criticism that they get and turn it into fuel. In an interview with Blaze magazine, one girl said, “I just appreciate playing football, I don’t care what they put me in.”
Amen to that.
I give these girls a lot of credit because I know how bad floor burn can be.
If they have the skill and can make the game entertaining (which they already are doing by showing up), then we might be in store for the next big thing.
From pay-per-view to Friday nights, these women have shown that they are there to play and nothing else.
They are not scared of their competition and welcome it, while their season coincides with the fall schedule of the NFL.
If the NBA does not play the 2011-2012 season, there is going to be a new league in town to takes its place. This is where the LBL steps in.
Who needs to watch overpaid superstars when you can see girls playing the same game in lingerie.
The NFL lockout opened many people’s eyes to the greed that takes place in professional sports.
For the LFL, it appears to be about pride. Football has never been a women’s sport, but watching just a few highlights proves that the game they are playing is certainly not for everyone.
The league may not have the star power yet, but give it time. Women playing sports in lingerie tends to have that affect on people.
So far, the concept works, and I think we are all interested to see where it goes.
The league started with 10 teams, and then quickly expanded to 12. In the coming seasons, there are plans to build teams in Toronto amongst other cities.
While some teams have already folded for one reason or another (say it aint so), they hope to keep the league growing and prospering. Sex sells, doesn’t it?
That camera attached to her uniform is innovative to say the least. You are getting game angles that have never been achieved at any level.
This is the type of commitment I like to see from new sports in making the game about the fan experience. Though the camera looks pretty cheap, they get an A for effort.
The league founder, Mitch Mortaza said, “the key to making the game sell to its prospective fanbase, which is mostly beer-drinking college students aged 21 and up.”
Hey that’s me!
The league plays to its strong points and is creating a niche that may just be strong enough to keep the league going. I’m not saying that we should all go run to get season tickets, but if there is nothing else on TV, I’d watch.
Compared to many other sports where the sweatier the athlete gets, the worse they look, in the lingerie league, the sweatier they get, the better they look.
She is one of the stars of the league and a renaissance woman. She is a model, athlete, and real estate agent. Talk about the triple threat.
A woman that can knock you out and then sell you your house… sounds like a superhero.
As you can see by this lovely lady, they are preparing for the game just like any other athletic competition – with a round a stretching.
The only difference is, one might confuse the uniform she is wearing to stretch as her game jersey. Oh no folks… oh no. This is the lingerie league, no shirts allowed.
Winner: Lingerie Football League
The LFL is far more legitimate for several reasons.
First, they have 12 teams compared to only four for the LBL. This creates actual competition and a sense that the league even exists in the first place.
Next, if I want to watch women play basketball, they already have a league that has the best professional women players in the world. While they do wear clothes, the level of competition is good… and I don’t even want to watch that!
Also, the act of women knocking the hell out of each other is awesome. From what I have seen, these women hit hard and can actually play the game.
Finally, the women seem to be hotter. In only a short time, they have amassed 12 teams filled with gorgeous athletes who can all play sports. What a dream!