I’ll be brief. The other night I was watching TV with my youngest boy when a commercial caught his eye. Okay, OUR eye. It was promoting the Lingerie Football League. Pictures of beautiful, scantily clad women knocking the snot out of each other on the gridiron. With team names like Dallas Desire, Chicago Bliss and Philadelphia Passion. Disgusting right? Just kidding. My son, who plays football, made some comment like, “Dad, they’re really good!” He has a good eye. Just like his dad.
Now fast forward, and throw a long bomb(shell) to today. There’s word that Tulsa could be asked to have one of those Underwear teams when the league expands. Say what? It’s reported that Oklahoma City was approached. The OKC mayor turned down the league saying, “there are too many problems to list.” So maybe Tulsa? Our mayor doesn’t like the idea either. Dewey Bartlett told the Tulsa World: “Women running around in their underwear tackling one another. It’s like mud wrestling.” My TV station sent intrepid reporter Burt Mummolo (tough assignment) to check it out too. Jim Edwards, with the Spirit Bank Event Center (a Tulsa metro venue approached by the Lingerie League), told Burt that “the financial side of it is definitely tempting”, but….
Oh well, even without a Skivvies team here, football is still king in Oklahoma. It just won’t be queen too. Now, how will I break the news to my youngest boy?
- Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City Mayor, Bans Lingerie Football (huffingtonpost.com)
- Lingerie Football to OKC mayor: You are ‘not a dictator’ (seattlepi.com)