Baseball Behind the Curve

lingerie football league 1 .jpgLook, don’t get me wrong, folks.  As an adamant stickler for tradition and a lifelong, self-confessed purveyor of pomp, it is widely known that I don’t take to change too well, especially when it comes to my precious national pastime.  Indeed, I take pride in knowing that the game I watch is the same game my dad watched, the same game his dad watched, and his dad before him. 

In baseball, there is no cavernous divide between generations.  No peach baskets.  No leather helmets.  No prerequisites of toothlessness.  No.  Not in baseball.  The baseball game of the early 20th century is the baseball game of the early 21st century.  And that, dear readers, is a beautiful thing.

But what isn’t beautiful is always being late to the party.  The NFL, the NBA, heck, the NHL… all three leagues had their very own networks before MLB finally made the move for its own.  David Stern has taken the NBA all over the world with wild success — and the NFL has somehow convinced us all that from Week 10 to Week 17, we just GOTTA have a game on Thursday night!

One could even say that baseball’s public eye mediocrity is perhaps rooted in its stuckupedness — a trait that I am guilty of championing.

Alas!  A chance for redemption!

lingerie football league 2.jpgDid you know there’s a friggin’ Lingerie Football League!?!?

Uh… yeah.

I just found out about it.  But I’m a fan.  Big time.

And since (as far as I can tell) it appears the NFL has nothing to do with the league, I see an opportunity for Major League Baseball to finally make its mark as a trailblazer in the alternative sports industry.  Ah, yes… I can see it now… during the cold, wintry months… 9 beautiful women versus 9 beautiful women… positioning fields in comfortable, indoor stadiums… whilst in… their underwear (if you could see me you’d see me smiling right now).

Damn it, SELIG!  Are you listening?!?!  I’m trying to sell you a goldmine here!  And have you seen the price of gold lately?

Hate me ‘cuz I’m addicted to the female form, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right. 

Peace,

Jeff

9 Comments

Full body contact sport of women in barely nothing… every week would be a pay-per-view sell out…. Yes, I knew of the Lingerie League and it’s well represented by the Philadelphia Passion….

-peter
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

I’ll take Roller Derby for $100, please? (Otherwise, a few Facebook friends would kill me if I didn’t…)

– Randy
http://heirloom.mlblogs.com

Peter — Must… Get… To… Game… Me… HUNGRY…….
Randy — Hehe. The roller derby gals got a thang goin’ on too. I approve.
–Jeff

Prince — That, I don’t know. But I’m considering putting in my application.
Jane — Me too! And yeah, Selig needs to stop the insanity… NOW! We’re not the NBA!
–Jeff

Selig is too busy expanding the playoffs to ten teams to consider female anything. But I’m glad you discovered the Lingerie League! LOL.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

*cracking up over here* Okay, the first photo just makes me think of The Replacements. “But Ref, Ref, that one girl just slapped the other girl on the ***…”
You know, setting something like this up would be very time consuming and might distract Selig’s attentions away from expanding the post season or expanding instant replay. Sounds like all kinds of win to me!

http://blithescribe.mlblogs.com/

Blithe — To take the pressure off of King Bud, I’d be more than willing to take the reins on this one ;-)
–Jeff

Jeff,
I am jealous and envious that this LFL did not exsist when I was playing football. Would have definitely done a charity event or two for the organization, plus maybe be willing to take a few female players aside and show them the correct way to do a “cover two”.
But it is just my luck that now that I am graying and slow, this league is spiking towards the top.
Just wonder if it rains dollar bills when they score?….just sayin’ not hating here.

Rays Renegade

http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

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