PHOTOS: We Wouldn’t Have “Mist” It For The World
The boys from The Tukwila Blog couldn’t resist the assignment earlier this week: Go do a story on trim, athletic, beautiful and scantily clad women running loose upon a field of grass.
Okay, so it was actually artificial turf, at the Starfire Sports Complex here in Tukwila, anyway, but who’s counting?
The LFL was born of the Lingerie Bowl, which was first televised on a pay-per-view setup during halftime of the Super Bowl five years ago.
During games players wear, well, some lingerie plus pads and helmets. It’s full contact, tackle, seven on a side.
The Mist will play four regular season games, starting at home September 11 against the San Diego Seduction at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Our gawking reporters, Bart and Mark, failed to ask many intelligent questions, but did manage to snap a few photos, a few of which are shown below.
This is the first professional coaching position for Mist Coach Robert Long, whose college playing experience earned him a tryout with the Tennessee Titans.
“There won’t be a playbook,” Long said. “But I’m going to teach these players a dozen or more basic plays, quick study stuff, West Coast offense.”
Tailgate parties will be allowed at the ShoWare before games, says league Creative Director, Heather Theisen. And games will be played on Friday nights.
“The Lingerie Football League with the Seattle Mist will be, essentially, ‘Nightlife meets Sports meets Baywatch’,” Theisen said.
Meet some of The Mist, but don’t get too misty-eyed – after all, it’s just a game: