Spawned by the popular Super Bowl halftime feature, the Lingerie Bowl, the Lingerie Football League had its inaugural season just last year. Having sexy, lingerie-clad players was probably thought to be the only way a womens football organization could survive, but these ladies aren’t merely eye-candy in some powder puff league. In fact, some of the players even have semi-pro experience.
In the LFL, the ladies play all-out, full-contact football for two 17-minute halves on an indoor arena-size field under arena-type rules. However, you’re not here to read about all that, so anyway ….browsing the rosters of the 10 teams revealed a handful of Asian gridiron girls, most notably Korean-born G-N Kang (at right and yes; she uses a hyphen in her name), who plays center for the Philadelphia Passion. G-N’s “day job” is co-host of the “Chio in the Morning” radio show on Philly’s Wired 96.5 FM.
Passion, running back/cornerback Kimberley Wheat. At right is New York Majesty
defensive linewoman (whom I’ve also seen play offense) AJ Nguyen.
offense and defense, is wide receiver/safety Rica Manalastas of the San Diego Seduction.
At right; cornerback Laura Santos of the Denver Dream.
Some highlights of the New York Majesty vs. the Philadelphia Passion. Glimpses of New
York’s AJ Nguyen (#13 in red with the long, black braids) and Philly’s G-N Kang
(#8 in green) are both shown in this one.