Imagine the super falcons of Nigeria playing their matches with bras, panties, G-strings and other lingerie or female athletes doing their sports in the aforementioned lingerie, how will you take it? Will our culture encourage it? Anyway, if you are still pondering what o am pondering, then you will imagine my surprise when I learnt that there is a Lingerie Football league (America Football) for women in USA.
The Lingerie Football League (LFL) is a women's 7-on-7 tackle American football League, created in 2009, with games played in the fall and winter at NBA, NFL, NHL and MLS arenas and stadiums. The league was founded by Mitch Mortaza. The league's administrative offices are in West Hollywood, California.
The concept originated from the Super Bowl halftime alternative television special called the Lingerie Bowl, a pay - per - view event broadcast annually opposite the Super Bowl halftime show. The television show has become a staple of Super Bowl Sunday festivities for millions worldwide and is broadcast in over 85 countries
Playing style is full contact and similar to other indoor football leagues. Uniforms consist of shoulder pads, elbow pads, knee pads, garters, bras, panties, and ice hockey, style helmets with clear plastic visors in lieu of face masks.
There are no field goals and no punts. There is a kickoff to start the game and second half. A team must attempt to get a first down on every fourth down. After a touchdown, a team can attempt a one-point conversion from the two yard line, or a two - point conversion from the five-yard line.
There are seven women on each side of the 50-yard field, one fewer than the eight players usually found in arena football or other indoor leagues. Teams consist of 20 players, only 14 of whom are active on game day. This means that there are usually three or four players who play both offense and defense.
The standard offensive formation features 1 quarterback 2 running backs 1 center and 3 wide receiver. The standard defensive formation features 2 defensive linewomen 2 linebackers 2 cornerbacks and 1 safety.
The field is 50-yards between end zones, 30 yards wide, and the end zones are 8 yards deep, roughly the same as other indoor leagues.
A game consists of two 17-minute halves, separated by a 15-minute halftime. In the event of a tie, one or more 8-minute sudden-death overtimes are played until a victor is determined.
The Lingerie Football League is unique among indoor football leagues in that it plays its games during the traditional fall football season and not during the spring.
Each team is loosely patterned after, and uses the same color scheme as, a professional football team in the area. Most of the time, the teams are based on NFL teams, although in cities without NFL teams, UFL (Las Vegas, Orlando), and former NFL (Los Angeles)teams' color schemes have been used. In Canada, the teams are based on either CFL teams (Toronto, Regina) or ice hockey teams (BC, Saskatoon). All but two of the LFL's teams use singular nicknames, a property shared by other women's sports leagues such as the WNBA and WPS.
The league schedule ran from September 4, 2009 to January 29, 2010, with one game each Friday. Teams played one game against each other team in their conference; 2 games were at home and 2 games were on the road. The top two teams in each conference met in playoff games on February 4, 2010, in Miami, and the winners played in Lingerie Bowl VII on February 6, 2010. The Western Conference Los Angeles Temptation defeated the Eastern Conference Chicago Bliss by the score of 27–14
Most of the teams are coached by former NFL players and coaches already well known in their respective cities. A majority of the players have a background in competitive athletics. Many of the players have experience in other sports at the college and semi-pro level, such as track and field, tennis, volleyball, softball, soccer, basketball and fitness style body building. A few also have experience in tackle football from playing in semi-pro leagues.
Can this ever in 9ja? Will people watch the sport by women in bras and other sexy lingeries or the natural endowments (lol) Hmmm. This question is priceless o