Friday, September 10, 2010

Fantasy Football

Chalk this one up under “Unexpectedly Hilarious.”

A couple of weeks ago a co-worker was telling me about his upcoming concession stand opportunity. The University of Central Florida staffs its concession stands during events with members of local organizations. In return, these organizations receive a donation from the school. My co-worker’s son plays in a lacrosse league and often this league has the opportunity to run the university’s concessions. The particular event he was telling me about involved a woman’s tackle football league. He explained that it was similar to arena football, but played by women, and our local team was called the Orlando Fantasy.

I was intrigued. I did not know there was a professional women’s tackle football league (as it turns out, there are several) so I decided to look up the Orlando Fantasy. Needless to say, what I saw was very eye-opening. For starters, it was not just any women’s tackle football league. It was the Lingerie Football League. The players wear helmets and shoulder pads, but that is where any similarity to traditional uniforms ends. The rest of the uniform consists of jersey material tailored to look like bra tops and very skimpy panties. Apart from footgear, these girls wear little else. LOL.

The nationwide league consists of several teams all having seductive names, such as Temptation, Desire, Bliss, Passion, Charm, and, of course, Seduction. The schedule can barely even be called a schedule. Unlike most other legitimate leagues where all teams play each week against each other, this league plays only one game a week. Over the five month season each team plays a total of four games. They do have playoff and a final, called the Lingerie Bowl.

Apparently, these girls can hit.

Oh, and one last thing. If you decide to actually go out some Friday night to take in a game of the LFL and are wondering which up-and-coming player you should keep your eye on, well, that one’s easy. It would be the Tight End.

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