Normally, I'd introduce this with "ladies and gentlemen," but. . .well. . .I don't think the ladies in the audience would be too concerned about this one.
So, you might be asking, how has football been saved in Minnesota?
Did the owners and players come to a super-secret agreement when nobody was looking or paying attention? Nah, it's nothing like that.
Has a stadium bill gotten pushed through the Minnesota legislature? No, it's not that either.
What is it?
Well, good readers of The Daily Norseman. . .I am here to announce that the LINGERIE FOOTBALL LEAGUE will be making its way to the Twin Cities.
(Insert jokes about "eight in the box" right here.)
The league has released the following:
Lingerie Football League, LLC (LFL) continues its off-season momentum with the officials announcing further expansion in 2011. The LFL's eleventh franchise has been awarded to Minneapolis, Minnesota with an agreement to play its home games at Target Center, also home to the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. Minneapolis will join Cleveland, Las Vegas, Green Bay and possibly yet another 2011 expansion market team, all of whom will premiere in Fall 2011.
Must. . .not. . .make. . .obvious. . .joke. . .about. . .women's. . .football. . .in. . .Green. . .Bay.
(Hat tip to the Land of 10,000 Takes for the press release. They're linked above.)
If you'd like, you can also vote on the team name by dropping an e-mail to LFLinMinnesota@LFLUS.com. Whichever name is submitted the most frequently will become the team name.
The new Minnesota franchise will find itself in the league's Western Conference.
I suppose if anyone comes up with a good idea for a team. . .and please, dear lord, try to keep it semi-clean, at least. . .I suppose we could mass submit it to the e-mail address above. Feel free to discuss it below.