Are you ready for some football* and don't want to wait for Fall?
The Lingerie Football League (LFL) is coming back to America (SKOL VALKYRIES!) and kickoff starts on March 30th.
Apparently they are taking this whole "playing football thingy" a little more serious and are doing a whole big re-branding deal. NO REALLY!!! Crazy right? 'cause they already had a great name! Well,not as good as Barenaked Ladies but, that was already taken and stuff.
Whell, now the first "L" stands for Legen - wait for it - Dary ... er I mean Legends. Do you respect them a little more now? Gosh, I know I sure do!
FYI: The Minnesota Valkyries will play two away games starting the season against the Green Bay Chill May 11th then out to Seattle to take on the Mist July 6th. The Home opener will be July 26 at Target Center vs the Chicago Bliss. They will finish up the regular season on August against L.A. (How come every time I see the city of LA in print I want say "suck it Marty" ... hmmm weird...but I digress)
Anywho... I thought I would share oh and in case you were wondering looks like they are starting to go "down under" with teams now in Australia. What? Wow get your mind out of the gutter... I cant believe you thought I meant something else when i said "down under" Shesh!! Oh... and I almost forgot... the LFL has already said they will not be interested in the Female kicker that tried out for the NFL... saying they're only interested in "real" football players (unlike the NY Jets).
Video linky: http://youtu.be/HSe3JJjct30?hd=1
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Nation's fastest growing sports league' (NBC Sports), Lingerie Football League (or 'LFL') officials have announced a major re-branding of the successful Lingerie Football League as Legends Football League. Despite the tremendous success' of the Lingerie Football League since premiering in 2009, LFL officials are now positioning the global brand to gain more recognition as a sport.
Since premiering in 2009, the LFL has accomplished the following:
- Named 'Nation's fastest growing sports league'.
- Secured the 1st ever video game deal in the history of women's sports.
- Drawn sell-out crowds in the US as well as internationally.
- Record TV ratings for MTV Networks.
- Broadcast to nearly 85 territories around the world.
- Launched international league play in Canada (2012), Australia (2013) and Europe (2015).
"This is the next step in the maturation of our now global sport. While the Lingerie Football League name has drawn great media attention allowing us to showcase the sport to millions, we have now reached a crossroad of gaining credibility as a sport or continuing to be viewed as a gimmick. In the coming years we will further establish this sport in the US, Australia, Europe and Asia as the most known form of American football globally. In order to reach the next milestone, we feel the focus has to be the sport and our amazing athletes", said Mitchell S. Mortaza, Founder & Chairman, Lingerie Football League, LLC.
LFL re-branding announcement also includes:
- Performance wear replaces all lingerie aspects of uniform.
- New design of logos removing any sexy female figures.
- Redesign of shoulder pads to increase protection.
- Brand tagline shifts from 'True Fantasy Football' to 'Women of the Gridiron'
Handy dandy links for you:
MN Valkyrie site: http://www.lflus.com/minnesotavalkyrie/
Entire Schedule: http://www.lflus.com/schedule
Canada Site: http://lflcanada.com/
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/lingeriefootball
* I miss the Hank Williams song on Monday Night Football (sad-face)
Will you be watching???
LFL | Canada - Game 3 - Nikki Johnson destroys Devine Burton (via Legends Football League)