Obviously itís one of those topics you will never get everyone to agree upon but if you ask me, I say why not allow it? Participants are willing adults, as are the viewers. Nobody is getting harmed in the process and in the end, weíre talking about a sporting event, much like any other, with the one exception that those involved donít happen to be dressed in the typical fashion.
Whatís all the hype about? Lingerie football. Picture it... scantily clad gals parading around on the football field making a mockery of the sport and sending improper messages to all those who happen to be tuning in... But is that REALLY what it all boils down to?
It all started in the states back in 2009 but it has since been catching on in Canada Ė most recently in Regina, where some in the city are trying to establish a league. Others though, arenít so keen on the idea saying not only is the concept demeaning to the sport, but that itís degrading to women. While I can understand the initial reaction some would have when they first hear the name, I say take a little time to get to know a bit more and then if you must, make your judgement call. First off, weíre not talking about dainty, little models sporting heels and worrying about breaking their nails, these are athletes who train and Iím willing to bet could easily take on your average Joe on the field. Itís not scanty lingerie theyíre wearing either. There are shoulder pads and by the looks of what I saw planned for the Regina league, people wear less at the pool, on the tennis court and even in some dance numbers. Participants arenít fumbling around on the field being silly, theyíre game knowledgeable and fully into the sport Ė so what if they happen to be pretty too? Should we ban cheerleaders too?
Sure youíre going to have the beer swilling college boys and the like drooling by the sidelines but arenít these kinds of people at most every event?
Why not give something a chance before you throw your arms up in protest? This may be something thatís a little different, but it isnít prostitution as some suggest, nor is it even close. It isnít stripping, or setting women back in time, itís just a group of gals who want to play football. Itís entertainment. Itís adults making choices and in the end (yes this is just my opinion), itís really not all that big of a deal.