Lingerie Football League Cancels US Season, Launches LFL Canada.
The Lingerie Football League announced that they are cancelling their 2012 season. The reason for the change is that the league plans on changing from a fall league to a spring and summer league in the 2012-13 season.
The League stated that they have plans to expand during the hiatus and continue to look for athletes, or talent, or (insert your own word) here to fill the new teams they have planned. The planned expansion includes having separate league based in Canada and launching a version of LFL Australia.
The League also announced that they will hold promotional tours in Mexico, Australia, and Asia during the hiatus in an effort to expand their brand globally. They have planned an “All-Fantasy Game” or All-Star Game for Brisbane.
The Toronto Triumph have moved from the LFL’s American Division to be part of the new all-Canadian league which be known as LFL Canada. This league will play their games starting in the fall of 2012. The league will feature four teams, the aforementioned Triumph, the B.C. Angels based in Vancouver, along with the Regina Rage, and Saskatoon Sirens who will be sure to be bitter hair-pulling rivals on the field.
The League is also planning LFL Europe league to launch in 2014. Cities have yet to be announced.
The League also announced that it hopes to have its 4 champions (USA, Canada, Europe, Australia) meet in a tournament every four years to determine an LFL World Champion.
This sounds like an awful lot of plans for a league that really hasn’t shown the ability to generate profits at this point. At Last Word we are skeptical that the league will even play in 2013 and wouldn’t be surprised to hear that all these big plans have gone up in smoke. This very well could become known as the Women’s version of the XFL.
… and thats the Last Word.