Monday, February 2, 2009

Cancellation of Lingerie Bowl bodes ill for nascent Lingerie Football League

The cancellation of last weekend’s Lingerie Bowl is evidence that plans for a Lingerie Football League are in trouble.
Organizers pulled the plug on Lingerie Bowl VI on Tues. Jan. 27 after weeks of problems, according to the St. Petersburg Times.
First, they had trouble finding a venue.
Then, after finding a new home at Caliente, a nudist resort near Tampa Bay, Fla., they clashed with owners who wanted the Lingerie Bowl to be “clothing optional” for attendees. Event organizers say they weren’t comfortable with having naked people at the game and Caliente didn’t want to make more parts of its resort restricted to “clothing required.”
The Lingerie Bowl, in which teams of attractive, scantily clad young women play football, was to have taken place on Sat. Jan. 31. It was then going to air on pay-per-view during the Super Bowl halftime.
Organizers of Lingerie Bowl VI had a whole year to plan for the event, but still couldn’t pull it off. Plus, the organizers didn’t even post the news on their Web site, which as of tonight still listed details of the event that never was.
It’s the second year in a row that the Lingerie Bowl has been canceled. Last year, organizers were forced to cancel the event after they failed to get special-use permits from Scottsdale, Ariz., in time, according to news reports.
That can’t bode well for plans to have a Lingerie Football League this fall.

(Photo of Chicago Bliss safety Lindsey Vecchione)

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