On August 27 at the Showare Center Arena in Kent, Washington, the Los Angeles Temptation and Seattle Mist will kick off the 2010/11 Lingerie Football League season, offering women on 10 teams throughout the country the opportunity to prove that they can play a mean game of pigskin, too. Of course, they have to do it in their sexy underwear, but there’s nothing wrong with that, right? RIGHT???
Apparently there is, writes Orlando Sentinel columnist Shannon Owens, who has dusted off the “Why do female athletes have to be attractive to be successful” flag in an attempt to rally the troops against the idea of “sex sells” as an acceptable justification for female sports, as well as the exhibitionism of this league. You know, that women choose to play in. Some even drive across states for the opportunity, mainly because they think it’s fun. But I guess we need to walk a mile in their stiletto heels to really understand it.