Women are now getting into the world of American football on a serious note.
Have you heard of the Lingerie Football X League? This is a popular game, which has come to be known as the Lingerie Football League. It is a semi-professional American football league. The players in this league are women who play in lingerie or other revealing attire. There are ten teams in the Lingerie Football League, which are located in the United States and Canada. The players in the Lingerie Football League are split into two teams, which are called the Red Team and the White Team. The games are eleven on eleven and last for forty-five minutes. The object of the game is to score more points than the opposing team.
There are a number of rules that the players must follow in the Lingerie Football X League. These rules include no contact above the waist, no blocking and no kicking. The Lingerie Football X League is a great way for women to get involved in American football. The games are exciting to watch and the players are very talented.
Continue reading if you are interested in discovering more about the Lingerie Football X League.
History of Women’s Football Leagues
The LFL’s original concept began in 2004 as a pay-per-view spectacle alternative called Lingerie Bowl that occurred during halftime of the NFL’s Super Bowl. The inaugural Lingerie Bowl took place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 1, 2004 and featured seven-on-seven teams of scantily clad models in full-contact football. Team Dream defeated Team Euphoria 6-0 in the debut contest.
After several years of the Lingerie Bowl, sports executive Mitch Mortaza after realizing its commercial success, founded a league that mirrored the Lingerie Bowl: the Lingerie Football League (rebranded to Legends Football League in 2009). He transformed the idea from a single exhibition game into a 10-team league. The Chicago Bliss, Dallas Desire, Denver Dream, Los Angeles Temptation, Miami Caliente, New York Majesty, Philadelphia Passion, San Diego Seduction, Seattle Mist and Tampa Breeze all were original franchises beginning in the 2009-10 season. The 2011-12 season saw the first Canadian franchise enter the fold, as the Toronto Triumph joined the LFL as a preview for the LFL’s Canadian league that would be arriving in 2012.
The X League has been created in 2020 by Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka, the league’s principal owner and chairman. An X League executive stated that the X League is an entirely new league, completely separate and unaffiliated with the Legends Football League (LFL), formerly known as the Lingerie Football League.
The X League sets out to do something the previous league failed to: empower female athletes and make America’s No. 1 sport accessible to an entire gender. Their mission is to create “an aspirational destination league to the millions of future generation girls that want to play the sport of American Football” and reinvest in the sport from youth to high school to college levels by creating the first-ever commercial women’s football platform.
What Do the Players Wear?
Players wear lingerie and football pads. The lingerie is designed to be sexy and revealing. The game is played in a full-contact mode, identical to that of other indoor football matches. Elbow pads, knee pads, shoulder pads, bras, garters, undergarments, and helmets are all part of the uniform. The helmet looks like an ice hockey style and has clear plastic visors in place of face masks. The competition is very competitive.
What About the Playing Style Of Lingerie Football X League?
One unique thing is that this game does not have any field goals or punts. The game begins with a kickoff and continues with a kickoff in the second half. On every fourth down, one team should try to obtain a first down. A team can get a chance for a one-point conversion from the two-yard line or a two-point conversion from the five-yard bar after scoring a touchdown.
There will be seven women on each side of the 50-yard area. Teams will have 20 players, but only 14 will be active in the ongoing match. It implies that three or four players often need to handle both offense and defense. The typical offensive formation consists of three wide receivers, two running backs, one center, and one quarterback. In the regular defensive arrangement, there will be two defensive linemen, two linebackers, two cornerbacks, and one safety.
The field measures 50 yards between end zones, 8 yards deep, and 30 yards wide, which is similar to other indoor matches. The total game is divided into two 17-minute halves with a 15-minute halftime break in between. In case the game is a draw, the game is decided by an 8-minute sudden-death overtime period.
What is the Future of Lingerie X League?
The Lingerie Football X League is extremely popular and respected by alot of people and there are plans for expansion in US over the next few years. There are also plans in place for league divisions in South America, Europe, and Asia, as well a the return of divisions in Australia and Canada. Attendances at games are typically between 1000–1200. The LFL has close to 800,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, as well as over 160 broadcasters across the globe.