2014 Photo Contest, Sports, Stories, 3rd prize

A lingerie league of their own


Alyssa Schukar

Omaha World Herald

05 April, 2013

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Sarah Thompson (left) and Lindsay Burnham line up during drills as Omaha Heart practice at Millard South High School’s Buell Stadium.


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 5D Mark II

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