Well, folks … there’s one football league that you can rely on to not disrespect the American flag or the National Anthem.
And no, they’re not reviving the USFL.
It’s the Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League (yes, we know), and they announced Tuesday that the flag and the national anthem are “far too sacred” to be protested.
They said their players wound not be taking a knee in protest, like many of their “counterparts” in the NFL have done.
“The LFL recognizes everyone’s First Amendment right to protest, but our nation’s flag and anthem are far too sacred,” the league said. “Too many fellow Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice, so that our flag and anthem continue in all its majesty.”
— LEGENDS FOOTBALL (@MyLFL) September 27, 2017
“Due to many fans wanting the LFL to make a formal statement as to the controversy sweeping our nation,” they tweeted.
“It symbolizes all the blood, sweat, and tears that have been shed so that we as Americans can raise our flag across our nation,” the organization says in the video. “The LFL salutes all those who make this the greatest country in the world. We stand in salute of our flag.”
For those of you who have never heard of the LFL (which includes me), they’re attractive, well-toned, and scantily clad women who … well, play football. There are apparently eight teams, the Austin Acoustic, The Denver Dream, the LA Temptation, the Seattle Mist, the Atlanta Steam, the Chicago Bliss, the Omaha Heart, and the Pittsburgh Rebellion. There are also teams in Canada and Australia. They have their own YouTube channel.
The Legends Football League, a women’s seven-on-seven tackle football league, changed their name from the Lingerie Football League. They play in the offseason in other teams’ arenas and stadiums. When they changed their name, they announced the players would be wearing “performance apparel” instead of lingerie, but they look as scantily-clad as ever before.
The concept originated with the “Lingerie Bowl” halftime show during the Super Bowl from 2004 to 2006. From there, they’ve been branching out. They have plans to open an “LFL Europa” and an “LFL Latin America.” There are also talks of an “LFL Asia.” They also have plans for teams in Washington D.C. (the Warriorettes) and Arizona (The Scorch).
However, there are more defunct franchises than actual teams at this point. Since 2009, teams have been planned in more than a dozen cities, only to fall through after playing just a season or two.
Gone are teams like the Dallas Desire, the Green Bay Chill, the Miami Caliente, and the San Diego Seduction.
Most of the women have experience in athletics, either in high school or college, and they appear to really take the game seriously.
They don’t have a television deal, so if you want to watch the beautiful ladies play, you’ll have to catch it on their YouTube channel.
What do you think of all this? Could you see yourself being an Lingerie … er, Legends Football fan?