They won't be as good as the Dallas Cowboys, but the new Dallas Desire lingerie football team could get quite a bit of attention. The team is part of a ten-team league that started several years ago with just a lingerie bowl game that aired during halftime of the Super Bowl. However this fall the league is starting its first regular season.
" We need a big smile!"
There's no smiling in football! There is when it's the Lingerie Football League. Today members of the new Dallas Desire team posed for photos. Dallas native Erin Marie Garrett says she tried out because it sounded like a good way to work off some aggression and look good doing it.
Garrett said, " I've done modeling before and so I saw some of the pictures and it looked like a lot of fun. It looked hot and I wanted to wear some football gear."
They will wear a few pads, but not much else. Are they serious?
Dallas Desire player Megan Wallett said, " Oh we're real serious about playing. We wanna be at the same level as the NFL."
The league will hold a mini camp and training camp to get their girls in shape and in synch as a team. They're even bringing in former pro players to coach. We went to a sports bar to look for potential LFL Fans.
Leah Stafford told us her husband could go to a lingerie football game but afterward she joked that she would kill him. To be fair, skimpy outfits are common at sporting events. However they're not usually on the players.
We found Sabrina Lopez watching a men's basketball game at the University of Texas at Arlington. When asked about lingerie football Lopez said, " I think it's kinda degrading in a way. Like, why do they have to be in lingerie?"
UTA's homecoming queen Melanie Johnson said, " I couldn't do it myself, but if they're comfortable, go ahead and do it. People find their fit in different ways."
Alan Young said he would like to see the ladies play, but he wondered if they would be tackling each other. Young said, " Maybe they're going to have to do like a two below. That doesn't even sound right."
The league will have tackling and we're told just about everything else the other pro football leagues have.
Mitchell Mortaza is the founder of the Lingerie Football League. Mortaza said, " We're gonna have reverses, end around reverses, we're gonna have flea flickers, we're gonna have 30, 40, 50-yard bombs. It's gonna have everything you'll see at a Cowboys game, but better."
Mortaza suspects there will also be injuries. However, the ladies will be compensated for the roughness. They'll be paid about $40,000 for a four-game season. The Dallas Desire will play two home games at Quick Trip Park in Grand Prairie.
Dallas Launches Lingerie Football Team
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