Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Lingerie Football League to change its name
By Jane McManus espnW
The Lingerie Football League will be rebranded as the Legends Football League, trading in its lace for activewear.
Turns out the lingerie was just getting in the way.
The former Lingerie Football League is changing its name, logo and requirement that all the women on a team play football in what amounts to a bikini with shoulder pads. This is a monumental change for a league that had an “accidental nudity” clause reportedly written into its player contracts.
Imagine if fondue wanted to end its association with melted cheese.
When you take away the gimmick -- Chicks in underpants! Accidental nudity! Girls Girls! Girls! -- what is left?
There is already a tackle football league for women. They wear full pads, helmets, mouth guards. And when they do their hair before the game, it’s for functionality.