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(Philly.com)   A bombing has killed 103 people in Paki .... Hold on Tom, we're getting word the Lingerie Football League is shedding lingerie, and not in a good way   (philly.com) divider line 156
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2013-01-10 09:09:50 PM  
Never was a fan, this isn't gonna help a bit.
 
2013-01-10 09:10:49 PM  

Sublime_Influence: Fark Rye For Many Whores: You weren't kidding


Woah, what the hell are you doing linking the Wenachee world? I didn't realize that town had internet.


/From North Central WA
//In Seattle


They have internet in Port Angeles. If that shiathole can have internet, anybody can have it.

/olypen is a shiatty ISP for a shiatty town
 
2013-01-10 09:11:09 PM  
All right, Banned on the Run! You leave me no choice!

6sisters.files.wordpress.com

/Do carry on, sir!
 
2013-01-10 09:13:21 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Gosling: Now that the idea of women playing football isn't a laugh-inducing thing anymore, they'd like to get serious about the whole thing and play in pads like everyone else.

Ummm it was never supposed to be laugh-inducing. It was supposed to be boner-inducing. In all honesty, do you actually think this will thrive? What demographic are they playing to? It's a business first, and if it's not bringing in money, what makes you think owners will continue to throw money at it? Wanting to be a professional athlete means jack shiat when the organization is hemorrhaging money.


They probably want to be able to merchandise to a wider demographic. I'd assume their branding extends to what, calendars and some photobooks or something? They want to be able to slap their logo on balls, apparel, stuff for the kids, etc. My guess is they're going to try to ride the line between sexy and professional. I doubt they'll drop sexy calendars and the like, but if they can at least keep up a facade of wholesomeness, they can probably hit higher TV numbers and attendance numbers. It's definitely a huge gamble, but as long as they offset the lost fans somewhere, especially somewhere that buys merch, they might find a new balance.

Besides, let's be cynical for a minute: it's still a novelty. It's just a novelty based on societal expectations instead of fappability. How many companies wouldn't think of using someone from the "Lingerie Football League" but would find one of the first "pro women football stars" a good publicity hook?

Train wreck or success, it's a damn ballsy business move.
 
2013-01-10 09:18:32 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Ummm it was never supposed to be laugh-inducing. It was supposed to be boner-inducing. In all honesty, do you actually think this will thrive? What demographic are they playing to? It's a business first, and if it's not bringing in money, what makes you think owners will continue to throw money at it? Wanting to be a professional athlete means jack shiat when the organization is hemorrhaging money.


Well, they have to farking TRY at some point. They can't be making some 50-year legacy of boners.

Look around society these days. Anything man-card-related is taking a beating lately. There's pressure to clean up football. Soccer, viewed as distinctly non-manly in America, is on the rise. Guns, whatever the NRA will tell you, are getting more demonized. Political policy aimed towards women that would have been acceptable 50 years ago is viewed as abhorrent now, as potentially campaign-demolishing. I'd argue that women have a stronger, more prolific roster in the music industry right now than the men do. You even have more women picking up a hammer and doing home repair. Guys like this are viewed less and less as 'men' and more and more like 'douchebags'.

And now the Lingerie Football League is losing the lingerie. It's a natural progression.
 
2013-01-10 09:21:39 PM  
When the dust settles, it'll be interesting to see what happens to the league. Can the LFL succeed where leagues like the Women's Professional Football League, the National Women's Football Association, or American Football Women's League before it failed?

Sounds familiar:
"When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England."
 
2013-01-10 09:23:48 PM  
I'd like to think the players themselves made the push.
 
2013-01-10 09:27:47 PM  
I`m sure they`ll make up for the lost revenue the way they know how.... lingerie calendar, $300 each... that should cover their loses.
 
2013-01-10 09:29:07 PM  

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: I'd like to think the players themselves made the push.


Yeah, like I said, I have to think the players had a hand in it. You enjoy the fapping material. The fapping material generally doesn't enjoy being fapping material. The fapping material generally tolerates it at best and actively wants it to stop at worst.
 
2013-01-10 09:33:03 PM  
Didn't "New Coke" teach anyone anything?
 
2013-01-10 09:34:20 PM  

It's Me Bender: texdent: [upload.wikimedia.org image 325x217]

Then why will people watch?

Same reason people watch
[upload.wikimedia.org image 150x234]


Nobody watches the WNBA.
 
2013-01-10 09:35:32 PM  
I'll still watch as long as they keep the PALGB (point after lesbian gang-bang).


/What? They don't do that? What the hell have I been watching?
 
2013-01-10 09:35:57 PM  
"I'd tune in and watch women play football if only they weren't so scantily dressed." said nobody ever.
 
2013-01-10 09:37:41 PM  

Gosling: S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: I'd like to think the players themselves made the push.

Yeah, like I said, I have to think the players had a hand in it. You enjoy the fapping material. The fapping material generally doesn't enjoy being fapping material. The fapping material generally tolerates it at best and actively wants it to stop at worst.


The fapping material probably shouldn't have voluntarily joined a "sport" that required them the wear lingerie.
 
2013-01-10 09:38:52 PM  

Gosling: Good. Face it, women want to play football. Real actual football that isn't some guy's masturbation aid. They put up with the lingerie because at least the lingerie got them on the field playing in an actual league with wins and losses and standings and playoffs and title games. Now that the idea of women playing football isn't a laugh-inducing thing anymore, they'd like to get serious about the whole thing and play in pads like everyone else. They don't want to be a frat-boy distraction. That is not their aspiration. They want to be treated like actual athletes.

And the fact that 'let's lose the lingerie' is being instantly equated with 'let's shut down the league' is really a bit infuriating.


I don't think anyone has said women *couldn't* play football, just that almost no one will want to watch it and that they're about to go out of business because of the sudden lack of popular interest. Not the same thing.
 
2013-01-10 09:41:12 PM  
Men and women are not equal, and are usually not even similar. People make poor choices when they ignore this, especially in marketing.
 
2013-01-10 09:42:22 PM  

Gosling: Good. Face it, women want to play football. Real actual football that isn't some guy's masturbation aid. They put up with the lingerie because at least the lingerie got them on the field playing in an actual league with wins and losses and standings and playoffs and title games. Now that the idea of women playing football isn't a laugh-inducing thing anymore, they'd like to get serious about the whole thing and play in pads like everyone else. They don't want to be a frat-boy distraction. That is not their aspiration. They want to be treated like actual athletes.

And the fact that 'let's lose the lingerie' is being instantly equated with 'let's shut down the league' is really a bit infuriating.


I kept looking for signs of trolling but can't find any. I'm worried you may be serious.
 
2013-01-10 09:45:47 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Gosling: Good. Face it, women want to play football. Real actual football that isn't some guy's masturbation aid. They put up with the lingerie because at least the lingerie got them on the field playing in an actual league with wins and losses and standings and playoffs and title games. Now that the idea of women playing football isn't a laugh-inducing thing anymore, they'd like to get serious about the whole thing and play in pads like everyone else. They don't want to be a frat-boy distraction. That is not their aspiration. They want to be treated like actual athletes.

And the fact that 'let's lose the lingerie' is being instantly equated with 'let's shut down the league' is really a bit infuriating.

I kept looking for signs of trolling but can't find any. I'm worried you may be serious.


Sometimes the home lets them use the computer if they eat all their pudding.
 
2013-01-10 09:46:03 PM  
www.mediaite.com
 
2013-01-10 09:49:11 PM  
I have worked as part of the officiating crew for this sport.

It's an extremely.... odd experience. Doesn't feel like a real sport, more like an entertainment show thingy. Like wrestling. There are lots of catfights and the refs are taught to break them up but not break them up too well, like Jerry Springer security. The audience seems to be about 90% drunk college fratboys who spend the whole time oggling the girls. And 10% middle aged men in trenchcoats sitting by themselves, with binoculars.

But really, the attraction is the girls are wearing barely anything (and they don't get paid). I guess they want to expand the brand and attract families and kids, and if they're going to do that the lace has got to go.
 
2013-01-10 09:49:53 PM  

texdent: [upload.wikimedia.org image 325x217]

Then why will people watch?



Yeah but have you seen what girls wear to work out in these days? It's pretty much the same thing. A sports bra and some cheeky volleyball shorts, that's a proper football outfit. Just remove the frilly stuff and the garter belt and that's what they're already wearing.
 
2013-01-10 09:50:35 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: You weren't kidding


you just made me laugh at an article informing me that 103 people died.

well done, sir.
*golf clap*

Phrozen
 
2013-01-10 09:50:39 PM  
The article calls the LFL the, "Nation's fasted growing sports league."

Fasted: past participle, past tense of fast (verb)
Abstain from all or some kinds of food or drink, esp. as a religious observance.

Now I'm even more confused... Did all these women have eating disorders?
 
2013-01-10 09:52:32 PM  

Ishkur: But really, the attraction is the girls are wearing barely anything


Wow, nothing gets by you, does it?
 
2013-01-10 09:52:36 PM  

Gosling: Good. Face it, women want to play football. Real actual football that isn't some guy's masturbation aid. They put up with the lingerie because at least the lingerie got them on the field playing in an actual league with wins and losses and standings and playoffs and title games. Now that the idea of women playing football isn't a laugh-inducing thing anymore, they'd like to get serious about the whole thing and play in pads like everyone else. They don't want to be a frat-boy distraction. That is not their aspiration. They want to be treated like actual athletes.

And the fact that 'let's lose the lingerie' is being instantly equated with 'let's shut down the league' is really a bit infuriating.


People watch sports to see the biggest, strongest, fastest etc.

Anyone who doesn't understamd this is being willfully ignorant.

Women can and should play all the sports they want. They cannot demand anybody pay them for it. Neither can you.
And I'd bet money that all the femists in this thread don't watch very much, if any, women's sports either.


To these ladies I wish good luck, but I would bet against their success.
 
2013-01-10 09:53:47 PM  

WhippingBoy: The fapping material probably shouldn't have voluntarily joined a "sport" that required them the wear lingerie.


Again: it was either join a football league with lingerie or don't join a football league. You're just pissed that they now want there to be a 'football league without lingerie' option available to them.
 
2013-01-10 09:54:45 PM  

Gosling: Good. Face it, women want to play football. Real actual football that isn't some guy's masturbation aid. They put up with the lingerie because at least the lingerie got them on the field playing in an actual league with wins and losses and standings and playoffs and title games. Now that the idea of women playing football isn't a laugh-inducing thing anymore, they'd like to get serious about the whole thing and play in pads like everyone else. They don't want to be a frat-boy distraction. That is not their aspiration. They want to be treated like actual athletes.

And the fact that 'let's lose the lingerie' is being instantly equated with 'let's shut down the league' is really a bit infuriating.


Oh wait, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder
 
2013-01-10 09:56:30 PM  

Gosling: WhippingBoy: The fapping material probably shouldn't have voluntarily joined a "sport" that required them the wear lingerie.

Again: it was either join a football league with lingerie or don't join a football league. You're just pissed that they now want there to be a 'football league without lingerie' option available to them.


I'm not pissed off about anything. I just find it amusing that this "football league without lingerie" will only be an option for a couple of weeks, tops, before it's forced to fold due to bankruptcy.
 
2013-01-10 09:57:14 PM  

no talent ass clown: Gosling: no talent ass clown: Can anyone name a single, successful women's sports league in the United States?

LPGA?

I said a sport. If you can be competitive in it, despite being drunk and 70 years old, it's not a sport.


If golf isn't a sport then neither is baseball. Perhaps the multiple players directly competing separates them? Great then curling and pool are sports if baseball is.
 
2013-01-10 09:58:01 PM  
this is either the smartest or the stupidest business move they could possibly make. the entire appeal of their league and their main selling point is the fact that their women wear skimpy uniforms. they could take that away and still have the uniforms be sexy, just more protective. but the less time people spend staring at the player's exposed midriffs, the more time they'll spend actually watching the game. and let's face it, the game isn't that great and the player's really aren't all that good. on the other hand, the league has reached a point that most football fans have at least heard of it, so ditching the lingerie gimmick to become more respectable could give them the opportunity to widen their fan base, as well as increase their merchandising capabilities. it's a huge gamble. personally, i don't think it's going to work, and they'll probably go bankrupt in two years or less.
 
2013-01-10 09:58:18 PM  

Banned on the Run: More shedding


Jeans in that halfway off position beats straight lingerie any day of the week.
 
2013-01-10 10:00:06 PM  
Here's a picture of the games sans lingerie:

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-10 10:03:11 PM  

WhippingBoy: I'm not pissed off about anything. I just find it amusing that this "football league without lingerie" will only be an option for a couple of weeks, tops, before it's forced to fold due to bankruptcy.


And then they're just going to keep making leagues and making leagues until a lingerie-less league sticks. That, or the women are just going to make inroads into the men's teams, and unless you want the men to start wearing lingerie too...

Either way. Women want to play football. Serious, actual, legitimate football, and not just in special teams either. No pink, no lace, no bare skin, no bending over unless it's at the line of scrimmage, and taking big hits like the men do, from the men if need be. And they're not going to stop trying to make that happen.
 
2013-01-10 10:03:37 PM  

Gosling: The fapping material generally doesn't enjoy being fapping material. The fapping material generally tolerates it at best and actively wants it to stop at worst.


You sound concerned.
 
2013-01-10 10:14:19 PM  

WhippingBoy: Wow, nothing gets by you, does it?


I'm sharp like a balloon.
 
2013-01-10 10:19:43 PM  

rohar: This is what happens when you promote women to positions of power. Have we learned not to do that yet?


It's gotta get a lot worse before it'll get better.
 
2013-01-10 10:20:13 PM  
It's sad. Part of the fun of the whole thing is that you went to the games to watch women in lingerie hit each other, and every now and then you'd see some AWESOME football. Seriously, go hunt down some highlight videos -- there's one where a quarterback gets nailed by an open-side hit (meaning, she sees it coming) but she still unleashes the dragon on time, to a receiver who's run past the coverage, turns around, and catches the touchdown pass falling down. That's a good football play in any league, AND THEY WERE WEARING LINGERIE THE WHOLE TIME.

It's like people are allergic to awesome.
 
2013-01-10 10:21:41 PM  

WhippingBoy: Here's a picture of the games sans lingerie:

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


That must be the championship game. You can tell by the fan rushing the field.
 
2013-01-10 10:21:54 PM  

Gosling: Good. Face it, women want to play football. Real actual football that isn't some guy's masturbation aid. They put up with the lingerie because at least the lingerie got them on the field playing in an actual league with wins and losses and standings and playoffs and title games. Now that the idea of women playing football isn't a laugh-inducing thing anymore, they'd like to get serious about the whole thing and play in pads like everyone else. They don't want to be a frat-boy distraction. That is not their aspiration. They want to be treated like actual athletes.

And the fact that 'let's lose the lingerie' is being instantly equated with 'let's shut down the league' is really a bit infuriating.


Turn in your man card.
 
2013-01-10 10:22:24 PM  

Gosling: and taking big hits like the men do, from the men if need be.And they're not going to stop trying to make that happen.


Wow you clearly do not know anything about football. If large males that by design have more size and strength than woman cause serious harm to other large males from hits do you honestly believe a woman would a) survive it b) want to be hit?

I'm all for equality but you need to be real.
 
2013-01-10 10:25:08 PM  

WhippingBoy: Here's a picture of the games sans lingerie:

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


Here's a picture before they eliminated the lingerie.

www.the-lovgrens.com
 
2013-01-10 10:25:14 PM  
When can we expect WWE to start a secondary female football league so we can have the sex appeal back?

/Manufactured back-stories during 'sporting' events, what a bright flaming ball of novelty was the XFL.
 
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2013-01-10 10:28:00 PM  
Sounds like a great opportunity has just opened up for someone to start a lingerie football league...
 
2013-01-10 10:28:02 PM  

dazed420: Wow you clearly do not know anything about football. If large males that by design have more size and strength than woman cause serious harm to other large males from hits do you honestly believe a woman would a) survive it b) want to be hit?


I never said anything about me. I meant THEY want it. They want out of the kitchen. They want to do more than just kick field goals for random tiny high schools for human interest stories. Of course they don't have much skill. They don't have much skill because nobody lets women farking play serious football unless it's in a goddamned mud pit. Where the hell are they going to get any real training or practice? Every time they try it's all 'but you're a girl, you're going to get broken in half, here, have some pom-poms if you want to do something'.
 
2013-01-10 10:30:21 PM  

Gosling:

Either way. Women want to play football. Serious, actual, legitimate football,



Okay you've sold me. I wanna see it now too. Imagine watching one of them try and put a block on AP, or trying to catch a pass in front of Ray Lewis...
 
2013-01-10 10:36:52 PM  
I can see going to a Lingerie Football League game as a novelty, but I'd be worried about being mistaken for a creep. I can also see going to a Legends Football League game as a novelty, but I'd be worried about being the only person in the stands who wasn't related to a player.
 
2013-01-10 10:41:00 PM  

Gosling: Good. Face it, women want to play football. Real actual football that isn't some guy's masturbation aid. They put up with the lingerie because at least the lingerie got them on the field playing in an actual league with wins and losses and standings and playoffs and title games. Now that the idea of women playing football isn't a laugh-inducing thing anymore, they'd like to get serious about the whole thing and play in pads like everyone else. They don't want to be a frat-boy distraction. That is not their aspiration. They want to be treated like actual athletes.

And the fact that 'let's lose the lingerie' is being instantly equated with 'let's shut down the league' is really a bit infuriating.


My dog also wants to talk. I want a solid-gold Bentley. Unfortunately, that's not the way the world works.

Does the NFL have some rule barring women from competing? Doubtful... it's probably more the point that women aren't as physically capable as men in the things that matter while playing football and thus can't be taken seriously as prospects.
 
2013-01-10 10:42:41 PM  
Would it be misogynistic to create a watchable event that women naturally excel at more than men? I'm not going to give examples because there's nothing I could suggest without sounding chauvinistic. I guess the thought that's bugging me is that I never see women taking pride in things that they are better at than men, as if they themselves think they are not as impressive as the most impressive feats of men.
 
2013-01-10 10:51:21 PM  

texdent: [upload.wikimedia.org image 325x217]

Then why will people watch?


I don't think anyone watches now. I tuned in once and the arena was a ghost town. They tried to keep the empty seats out of frame but it only took a few glimpses to see that there were more people on the field than i the stands. And the game itself was terrible. Tiny field that's so small any reasonably successful play has a good chance of scoring. No punts or field goals. And not a single wardrobe malfunction.
 
2013-01-10 10:54:06 PM  
They all.....sigh, have an odor.
 
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