Just as fans of Nascar watch lap after boring lap of race car driving to witness an occasional wreck, spectators at the first Lingerie Football League game on Friday were hoping one of the beautiful lady players would lose a bra or panties during the action.
They got their wish Friday at the league’s debut game in Chicago.
After one player lost half her uniform, fans called for a “replay,” according to Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper.
Most of the media coverage of the game centered on the uniqueness of the sport, which features bikini-clad women playing seven-on-seven tackle football. The game itself was an afterthought. The Chicago Bliss beat the Miami Caliente 29-19.
From what I can tell, only the Daily Herald covered the game. The Chicago Tribune ran a preview story about the game, but I can find no coverage of the game itself. The Chicago Sun-Times appears to be ignoring the LFL.
The Daily Herald said the Sears Centre arena, which seats 9,500 for indoor football games, was half filled. No attendance figure was publicized.
Update: LFL wardrobe malfunctions continued in 2010. Check them out here and here.
Getty Images photo: Chicago Bliss quarterback Ellie Cartabiano tries to get away from Miami Caliente player Annette Mascaro during the first play of the opening game of the Lingerie Football League in Hoffman Estates, Ill.