Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
THE PROPRIETOR OF THIS JUST IN IS NOT A PIG.
HE ALSO IS NOT A PRUDE.
These are the teams of the Lingerie Football League. Yes, the Lingerie Football League. They play in big-time cities in big-time arenas.
This isn’t rocket science. The league features teams of women that play football in their unmentionables.
Meet the newest team in the league:
Their coach is the legendary Green Bay Packer defensive lineman, Gilbert Brown.
Scoff if you will, but this league is kind of a big deal.
But, and you know there’s got to be a but, maybe more than one but…
Young women, scantily clad, pushing, shoving, tackling.
This cannot be.
Unleash the fuddy duddies.
One would expect the usual suspects. Octogenarians. Prudes. Middle-aged women who hate their bodies and any woman their husband might glance at for even a fleeting moment.
One would not expect someone like Green Bay Press Gazette columnist Scott Venci. As a writer for that city’s biggest paper, he should understand how cool the Chill is for
Here’s how his holiness Venci opens his column about his city’s contribution to this relatively new league. Leaving no doubt where he’s going:
“Dirty. That's the first thing that comes to mind — well, one of the first things — when hearing about the newest football team in town.”
Venci then proceeds to rattle off all kinds of standard criticisms that one would think would come from what Rush Limbaugh calls the "Femi-Nazi’s”
"Isn't this league just about selling sex with hopes of men paying to watch women in their underwear?"
"The plan for the league is not to sell football or its great athletes."
"This gives an alternative to the married man who feels guilty about going to a gentleman's club. He now can sell his wife on the notion he's just going out with the guys to watch football. Girlfriends who get upset when boyfriends glance at another woman have no right now. This is football, baby. It's not his fault players are one tackle away from wearing their birthday suit."
"But doesn't Erler feel exploited with the, um, uniform she's required to wear? It would make a Hooters waitress blush."
"You have to wonder what family members think of their loved ones being in this league — especially the fathers.”
"You also wonder what the females in Brown's life think, too."
Yes, Scott Venci, because this is so disgusting, such an embarrassment.
This worries me. Venci is a young guy. He shoud be begging the Press-Gazette brass to allow him press credentials to cover the Chill. Instead, he turns into the Pope.
I know guys Venci's age that never miss an episode of "Dancing With The Stars," and it's not because they like to judge the various pirouettes or they dig the music.
Venci, no doubt, sympathizes with the protester in this picture:
Venci sounds like he's siding with the mustachioed feminists who think women should only be allowed to parade around in armored suits. That would include feminist writer Courtney Martin who makes this ridiculous charge about the Lingerie League. Get ready to gasp in horror:
"This is objectification at its most pernicious -- give women an opportunity to participate in a sport that they haven't had the chance to do for pay and publicly previously, but only let them do it if they are stereotypically pretty and willing to do it in their underwear," she wrote on website feministing.com.
What the hell is that? The 11th Commandment?
That's odd. I see no such thing. What I do see is a good lookin' woman in great shape. And that's a bad thing?
And I love that whole exploitation argument. Yep. These young women were held at gun point by those unscrupulous owners who forced them to take their clothes off and run around in bra and panties.
Let's get real here folks. From one of my Photos of the Week blogs:
Ogom Chijindu # 6 of the Los Angeles Temptation reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Passion during the Lingerie Football League's Lingerie Bowl VIII at the Thomas &
Quarterback Christy Bell #11 of the Philadelphia Passion reacts after her team's 26-25 loss to the Los Angeles Temptation in the Lingerie Football League's Lingerie Bowl VIII at the Thomas &
Head coach David Bizub of the Los Angeles Temptation holds up a trophy as his team celebrates their 26-25 victory over the Philadelphia Passion in the Lingerie Football League's Lingerie Bowl VIII at the Thomas &
Green Bay Chill coach Gilbert Brown poses with quarterback Anne Erler, left, and running back Jennifer Dennison on Monday as they meet with the media at the
Gimme a break!
I saw far less on some young ladies waiting in line in front of me last summer at the Bartolotta's Northpoint burger stand near
As for Scott Venci, what a wuss. He's the sort of guy we stuffed into lockers when I was in high school.
To quote a truly wonderful man:
"The day I stop looking is the day they bury me."
The late, great, Roland Fischer, my dear father.
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