Most people are surprised to hear that I'm one heluva sports enthusiast. Actually, I'm a huge sports journalism enthusiast, having grown up in Washington, DC reading Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon and listening to guys like Doc Walker and John Thompson on WTEM 570 (now 980). In fact, over the last few years, I'm confident I've spent more time listening to sports radio than playing games; this despite being known primarily as a games enthusiast, game music composer, and game design teacher. (Admittedly, the Los Angeles traffic situation contributes to this...)
Thanks to my insatiable hunger for sports news, I've been busy telling my gaming friends about something I heard on the radio today that is: absolutely ridiculous.
The Lingerie Football League.
The players wear a helmet, shoulder pads, and lingerie. And oh yeah: they play full-contact football.
The league is currently shopping itself out to the cable channels for the Fall 2009 season. I will be surprised if they don't have a deal wrapped up well before then. Say... the end of the week.
I likely won't be watching it. Me, I like the sight of beautiful girls as much as anyone... but I LOVE the game of football. Somehow, I doubt that these girls will be lofting accurate passes to the far corner of the end zone or pushing definsive tackles five yards off the line of scrimmage to create a running lane. Not to say that girls can't play football... but if it's anything like the original Lingerie Bowl (or the picture that heads this post), consisting of models rather than athletes (and assisted by Hollywood special effects, even), I'm wondering less about their ability to check down receivers and make open field tackles and more about whether any of the players will be able to consistently hike the ball...
Of course, I wasn't a big baseball fan when I moved out to Los Angeles, and now I find myself following the Dodgers on a daily basis, so who knows...!