Wednesday, July 22, 2015

This website’s LFL coverage is ‘molto bello’

If you want to read about U.S. lingerie football, you have to visit an Italian language blog.
From its very start in 2009, the Lingerie Football League (rebranded Legends Football League two years ago) has gotten scant news coverage in the U.S. The LFL, a women’s 7-on-7 tackle football league, is ignored as a novelty by sports journalists and seen as too racy for entertainment coverage.
But the progressive Italian blog Very Special Girls (warning: contains nudity) continues to provide regular coverage of the LFL, now in its sixth season.
Very Special Girls appreciates the athletic prowess of the players as well as their beauty. It also notes when there are wardrobe malfunctions, a common occurrence when you have skimpy outfits consisting of sports bras and booty shorts.
In fact, Very Special Girls has become the go-to website for LFL wardrobe malfunction photos since Tech-media-tainment gave up that distinction to comply with Google’s AdSense rules.
I still think it’s newsworthy to note that LFL uniforms are not functional. Bikini tops are often pulled down and shorts are routinely grabbed by tacklers, creating Coppertone moments of exposed buttocks.
This year, I’ve noticed that shorts worn by LFL players seem several sizes too small. They tend to ride up on some players, looking like thongs.
If the LFL ever wants to be taken seriously it needs to adopt uniforms that show less skin and provide more protection.

For an archive of LFL wardrobe malfunction photos check out the Soup.io blog LFL Wardrobe Malfunctions.

Photo: Seattle Mist players cope with super tight bikini bottoms during an LFL game against the Los Angeles Temptation on June 6, 2015. (Photo from Very Special Girls.)

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