With news that the city of Vancouver has been awarded an expansion team as part of the Canadian division of the Lingerie Football League, fans will no longer have to head down to the Emerald City to support the ladies.
While awaiting the kickoff of the BC Lions/Edmonton Eskimos game, I clicked on and checked out my first LFL game. Let me tell you, there is a bunch of flavors for everyone, as the uniforms and three point stance certainly caters to the imaginations of the male supporters and is a lot more appealing to the eye than any NFL linesman!
However, all pigheaded comments aside, the game action certainly held my attention as while some of the throwing remained questionable at times, the running on point and the hitting was rock solid.
Carrying a commanding lead throughout the game, the Mist continued to keep the gas pedal to the ground during the second half as even though the game was well in the bag, leading 42-8, memories of 2009 flashed through the heads of the Seattle players (despite a 3-1 record, they were knocked out of playoffs on point differential) points are vital come the end of the season.
Although the Lions and Eskimos game kicked off during the Mist/Chill battle, something more than human nature made me flick back to check out the ladies action.
Leading the way for the Mist were Angela Rypien controlled the scoreboard by picking apart the Green Bay Chill defenders with short yardage plays in the air or by finding her favorite target of the evening Jessica Hopkins for two touchdowns and nearly one hundred yards.
While the Chill had a hard time denting the scoreboard, the two teams certainly had no problem trying to put the hurt on each other as there were a number of heated confrontations along the sidelines.
With the third season officially underway and expansion into Canada for next season, the LFL without a doubt plays third fiddle to the NFL and CFL, but for a number of different reasons it has found it’s niche (certainly with more success than the XFL!), and possibly a few more fans north of the border.