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A lingerie league of their own

Photographer

Alyssa Schukar

Omaha World Herald

14 April, 2013

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.

About

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...

Background story

Gwinnett, Georgia, USA

Members of the Omaha Heart football team dance before a match with Atlanta Steam, on 13 April. The Heart lost 42-6.

 

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.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/200
Focal length
24.0 mm
F-Stop
4.0
ISO
1600
Camera
Canon EOS-1D X

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