In case you haven’t heard, there’s another new football team opening up their season in the Chicago area, the Chicago Bliss. No, they’re not an NFL team, but dammit, these ladies of the new Lingerie Football League deserve some coverage too! My press credentials must’ve gotten lost in the mail. That’s OK, I’m sure they can find some way to make it up to me! The reason I can justify covering the Bliss is that there is a Chicago Bears connection to the team. Dennis McKinnon, wide receiver from the1985 Super Bowl squad, is the head coach. I hope Silky D doesn’t pull a halftime speech like former teammate Mike Singletary and drop his pants to inspire the troops!
This from the Press Release announcing Friday’s festivities:
Horizon P., Inc. is excited to announce Chicago’s Sears Centre Arena will serve as the stage to the Lingerie Football League’s (LFL) opening night extravaganza on Friday, Sept 4, 2009 featuring the Miami Caliente vs. Chicago Bliss.
‘Opening Night’ celebrations at the Sears Centre Arena will kick-off at 3PM CST with the ‘Ultimate Catfight Tailgate’ party including National Recording Artists, Celebrities, Former Chicago Bear Greats, Football Challenges, Video Game Lounges, Beer Gardens etc. “We are incredibly excited to kick-off the much-anticipated inaugural LFL season in a city so rich in football tradition and in a modern state-of-the-art arena like the Sears Centre Arena. The LFL will bring fans across the country a high-energy atmosphere of fierce and compelling football on Friday nights,” said Mitchell S. Mortaza, LFL Chairman & President.
Sears Centre Arena President, Jeff Bowen added, “Our team eagerly awaits the arrival of LFL play at the Sears Centre Arena, with the significant excitement surrounding the league around the country. We are incredibly honored to have been chosen as the home of the Chicago Bliss.”
The Chicago Bliss 2009/2010 season will include (1) pre-season game, (2) home games and (2) away games… Former Chicago Bears wide receiver great Dennis McKinnon, will serve as the head coach of the Chicago Bliss.
Lingerie Football League will feature fast-paced 7-on-7 full-contact tackle football featuring some of the country’s most athletic and beautiful women. The inaugural LFL season will include a (20) week schedule from September 4th – January 22nd with (10) market teams including Seattle Mist, Los Angeles Temptation, San Diego Seduction, Phoenix Scorch, Dallas Desire, New England Euphoria, Chicago Bliss, Tampa Breeze, Atlanta Steam and Miami Caliente.
Check out this teaser video tease of the Bliss:
If that doesn’t get you excited about Bliss football, I don’t know what will.
The Bliss open up against the Miami Caliente on Friday night at the Sears Centre in suburban Hoffman Estates. Tickets start at just $8, although seats in the VIP area go for $105 a pop. I could not confirm if halftime lap dances with the Bliss are included in the price or if that is extra. In any case, go check ‘em out!!!
BARE DOWN BLISS!!!
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