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Lingerie Football League
Current season or competition:
2009 LFL season
LFL logo.jpg
Lingerie Football League
Sport American Football
Founded 2003
Commissioner Mitch Mortaza
Inaugural season 2009
No. of teams 10
Country(ies)  United States
Most recent champion(s) Los Angeles Temptation
Most championships Los Angeles Temptation (1)
Official website LFLus.com

The Lingerie Football League (LFL) is a women's American indoor football league. The women play 7-on-7 tackle football games.

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Conception

The concept originated from the Super Bowl halftime alternative television special called the Lingerie Bowl which draws millions of viewers as a pay-per-view event broadcast annually directly opposite the Super Bowl halftime show. The television show has become a staple of Super Bowl Sunday festivities for millions worldwide being broadcast in over 85 countries.

The league's administrative offices are in West Hollywood, California.

LFL, Friday Night Football

In 2009-2010, the ten LFL inaugural season teams competed in a 20-week season with games at major arenas and stadiums.[1] The weekly games were shot in 1080i high-definition and to broadcast on some MyNetworkTV affiliate stations, international stations, and online streaming.

Play style

Players of the Seattle Mist (right, in black helmets) against the San Diego Seduction (in white helmets)

Play style is full-contact and similar to other indoor football leagues. Uniforms consist of helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, knee pads, garters, bras, and panties.

There are no field goals and no punts. There is a kickoff to start the game and second half.[2] A team must attempt to get a first down on every fourth down. After a touchdown, a team can attempt a one-point conversion from the two yard line, or a two-point conversion from the five-yard line.

There are seven women on each side of the 50-yard field, the same as the Continental Indoor Football League, but one fewer than the eight players usually found in arena football or other indoor leagues. Teams consist of 18 players, only 12 of whom are active on game day. This means that there are usually 3 or 4 players who play both offense and defense.

The standard offensive formation features 1 quarterback, 2 running backs, 1 center, and 3 wide receivers. The standard defensive formation features 2 defensive linemen, 2 linebackers, 2 cornerbacks, and 1 safety.

The field is 50-yard between end zones, 30 yards wide, and the end zones are 8 yards deep, roughly the same as other indoor leagues. [3]

A game consists of two 17-minute halves, separated by a 15-minute halftime. In the event of a tie, an 8-minute sudden-death overtime is played.

2009-2010

San Diego Seduction huddle.jpg

The league announced it would play with ten teams in its 2009-2010 season.[4] The league schedule ran from September 4, 2009 to January 29, 2010, with one game each Friday.[1] Teams played one game against each other team in their conference; 2 games were at home and 2 games were on the road. The top two teams in each conference met in playoff games on February 4, 2010, in Miami, and the winners played in Lingerie Bowl VII on February 6, 2010. The Western Conference Los Angeles Temptation defeated the Eastern Conference Chicago Bliss by the score of 27-14.[5]

2009-2010 Teams
Eastern Conference Arena and Location
Philadelphia Passion Sun National Bank Center (Trenton, New Jersey )
Chicago Bliss Sears Centre (Hoffman Estates, Illinois )
Miami Caliente BankAtlantic Center (Sunrise, Florida )
New York Majesty Sovereign Center (Reading, Pennsylvania )
Tampa Breeze St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, Florida )
Western Conference Arena and Location
Dallas Desire QuikTrip Park (Grand Prairie, Texas )
Denver Dream Dick's Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, Colorado )
Los Angeles Temptation Los Angeles Sports Arena (Los Angeles, California )
San Diego Seduction San Diego Sports Arena (San Diego, California )
Seattle Mist ShoWare Center (Kent, Washington )

An expansion team had been planned for Atlanta, Georgia but those plans fell through when a venue for play could not be brought to contract. Instead, recruits for the Atlanta team were distributed between the other teams, mostly Tampa and Miami.

Most of the teams are coached by former NFL players and coaches already well known in their respective cities.

A majority of the players have a background in competitive athletics. Many of the players have experience in other sports at the college and semi-pro level, such as track and field, tennis, volleyball, softball, soccer, basketball, and fitness-style bodybuilding. A few also have experience in tackle football from playing in semi-pro leagues.

LFL has announced expansion plans for the 2010-11 season. The League has granted new franchises to both Orlando (Fantasy) and Baltimore (Charm) for the upcoming season.

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