Goodbye, Lingerie League

Hi, and welcome if you’re a first-time reader of NewsCut. Perhaps you’re here in Minnesota to attend the tryouts for the Lingerie Football League in Long Lake this weekend.

Go home.

The LFL has announced there will be no season in 2012. The commissioner of the league sent an e-mail to confirming the news:

“Yes, we have shifted the LFL US schedule, because we believe ultimately LFL Football in the US and abroad is a better product in the Spring and Summer months. This extended hiatus also enables our LFL US teams to focus on recruiting and ultimately continuing to teach the fundamentals of the game.”

“This hiatus also enables us to take this great game of ours international with the premiere of LFL Canada and in 2013 the kickoff of LFL Australia. We are focused to not simply resting on being called the ‘fastest growing sports league in the US’ (BusinessWeek) but the fastest growing sports franchise in the world.”

One of the “fundamentals of the game” might be this one: Put some clothes on.

The local team finished last season 1-3, tied for last in its division, as befits Minnesota sports teams.