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Thursday, March 23
Lucky us: Chicago will be home to one of the four charter teams in the newly announced Lingerie Football League. The Chicago Passion, Los Angeles Dream, New York Euphoria and Dallas Desire will kick off their inaugural, three-game (including the second Lingerie Bowl) season next January. Don't expect to catch practices anywhere nearby -- this is a pay-per-view only event.
Not surprisingly, all this doesn't sit well with the members of the Chicago Force, our local Independent Women's Football League. "You know what I wish?'' said Dee Walker, a 6-1, 190-pound fullback and defensive tackle for the Force, in a Sun-Times article. "I wish they would have extended us the opportunity to come play at halftime of the Super Bowl. This is a kick in the teeth. They're always trying to hurt legitimate women's sports. Corporations won't even talk to us about sponsorship unless we can put 15,000 people in the stands. But if we played in our bras, our budget would be fat.''