THERE'S A CHANCE there won't be an NFL season, but that doesn't mean there won't be professional football this fall.
The Lingerie Football League, which includes our very own Philadelphia Passion, will kick off in August. And this year, the league has added two teams, both coached by former NFL players.
Former Packers defensive tackle Gilbert Brown will head up the Green Bay Chill, and former Browns cornerback Hanford Dixon will coach the Cleveland Crush.
Brown, known as the "Gravedigger" for his celebratory antics after a vicious tackle, said his ladies are going to display a mean streak of their own.
"There's going to be a lot of hitting," Brown said during a news conference at the Resch Center, which will be the Chill's home. "There ain't gonna be no nail polish nowhere."
Not surprisingly, the Chill will wear the same skimpy uniforms as the other 11 teams in the league.
And Brown, apparently, has no problem with that.
"It's not a traditional uniform," he said while standing next to two scantily clad players. "But let's be honest, who is going to come watch girls in traditional uniforms? Then they put something like this on, 'Hey, I'm going to check it out.' "
Fans who do show up to ogle, er watch, the Chill will have to pay a price to do so. Tickets range from $17 to $67.
And no, the $67 does not include a lapdance.
Al Gore will be happy to know that there have been 30 postponements in the majors this season. Last year, there were 21 all season.
The former vice president will no doubt chalk it up to climate change.
With Toronto's 8-7 win over the Washington Stealth in the National Lacrosse League's title game on Sunday, the Rock tied the Philadelphia Wings for the most titles in the league's 25-year history with six.
- Tom Mahon