The mainstream narrative of esports has been lovingly crafted by those who benefit from its success. Teenaged gamers flown overseas to sunny mansions with live-in chefs. League of Legends pros pulling down seven-figure salaries.
The silhouettes of two women-both have one foot arched with the toes on the ground, a knee askance and hips thrust to the side-flank the logo of the latest sports entertainment venture to come to Canada. The longhaired sentinels pose on the official LFL football, a junior-sized pigskin also adorned with the signature of league commissioner Mitchell Mortaza. He concedes the ploy to present and dress athletes provocatively is "a gimmick" and wards off criticism the LFL is sexist, demeaning exploitation by saying critics haven't tuned in to watch.
Special to The Colorado Sun. At dusk on a Wednesday night, two columns of football players are tearing up the grass doing practice drills, hitting, spitting, cussing and getting reamed by the offensive line coach. Just like the NFL, the WFA plays in stadiums with certified referees, has cheerleaders and offers diamond-studded championship rings.
The Los Angeles Temptation's star tailback had already topped her career single-game rushing high, and it was only the third quarter. Her timing couldn't have been better: facing a physical Chicago unit in the divisional round of the playoffs, Los Angeles wasn't producing easy points through the air. And yet, injuries on the defensive side of the ball had left Los Angeles' bench desperately thin.
The league was founded in as the Lingerie Football League and was rebranded as the Legends Football League in The concept of the LFL originated from an alternative Super Bowl halftime television special called the Lingerie Bowla pay-per-view event broadcast opposite the Super Bowl halftime show. InLFL chairman Mitch Mortaza expanded the concept from a single annual exhibition game to a ten-team lingerie football league.
As TV-network upfront presentations wrap up today in New York, the NFL is readying new tactics against an unfamiliar opponent — ratings decline. Next season will see the standard number of ad breaks in an NFL game reduced to four a quarter from five or six. To compensate, the length of breaks will increase from one minute, 50 seconds to two minutes, 20 seconds.
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The league was founded by Mitchell S. The concept originated from the Super Bowl halftime alternative television special called the Lingerie Bowl. It 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 and is broadcast in over 85 countries.
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The debut of the Lingerie football league on TV has proven to be a ratings success, scoring almost 50 percent more viewers than the top rating A-League game. Viewing figures peaked atviewers, with the Saturday night match averaging 75, during the broadcast. The highest rating A-League game averaged 49, viewers.