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A lingerie league of their own


Alyssa Schukar

Omaha World Herald

13 April, 2013

Gwinnett, Georgia, USA

Members of the Omaha Heart football team fix their hair and make-up before their opening game with Atlanta Steam.


Members of the Legends Football League hope to help establish American football for women not only in the US, but in Australia and Europe as well. The league was formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, but players say they hope that in the future games won’t be about sex appeal, but a showcase for women’s sport. They have changed their slogan from ‘True Fantasy Football’ to ‘Women of the Gridiron’, and say they will no longer compete while wearing only lingerie.

About the photographer

Alyssa Schukar

Alyssa Schukar is an editorial photographer in Chicago specializing in documentary work, portraiture and brand journalism. She has been a photojournalist for 10 years, five of wh...

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Canon EOS-1D X

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