Hundreds (no, really) cheered as tan, sleek women in bras and panties (no, really) sprang onto the moist 50-yard-long field. Fireworks lit up the field. The local media was out in full force; one man screamed from the stands, "Stop taking pictures of my sister!"
What a brutal game -- aerial tackes, Hail Mary passes and touchdown dances, split into two 17-minute halves. In the end, the Dallas Desire bested the Los Angeles Temptation by a score of 24-12 at QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie last night. Which puts the Desire, with a mighty record of 3-0, on a path to Miami for the Lingerie Football League's ultimate destination -- the Lingerie Bowl. At last, a Dallas football club with its league's top prize in sight.
It's branded as "true fantasy football," and at first glance it's absurd -- somewhere on the pendulum between Futuresport, jump ball, Rollerball ... and Hooters. Maybe Drew Barrymore will make a movie about it. So, then, which is it: bubblegum girl power or radical feminism? Yes. Yes, it is.
But the underpants novelty does nothing to diminish the sincerity with which the women play their game; sure, their plays were sometimes clumsy, but at times there were genuine feats of athleticism and determination, everything expected from, you know, real sports.
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We've got more shots from the game here in our slide show.