Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: organizers have called off the Lingerie Bowl for the third straight year. The TAMPA TRIBUNE reports that the reason isn’t that no one is buying the PPV, or that people can get the same about of gratuitous shots of three-quarters naked women doing something athletic from an episode of “Rock of Love.” No, this is for a far more ironic reason: the nude resort it was being held at wouldn’t agree to have their residents put clothes on.
As we previously mentioned, the game was scheduled to be held at the Caliente nudist resort in Florida, and several of the players were uncomfortable playing in a game in front of nude spectators. Again, the players - who would be running around tackling each other in skimpy underwear and many of whom have posed nude in the past - were uncomfortable with nudity. Sure. And I’m sure it had nothing to do with the late payments and drastic pay cuts that were rumored.
If you thought a group of attractive, scantily-clad young women could just get together and play some physical football like the good old days, well, think again. Just when it looked like this year’s Lingerie Bowl was saved by a quick-thinking site move to a nudist colony, two major obstacles have emerged: 1) Lingerie-wearing players are openly upset they’re being forced to play in a “clothing optional” community; and 2) An agent claims that the company putting on the Bowl didn’t pay its players for a previous game, and is now offering 70% less than the original financial agreement.
(Hut, hut … homina, homina, homina!)
First, let’s take a look at some visual evidence of lingerie models to see if they really have a right to gripe about playing at the Caliente nudist resort in Pasco County, Fla. The woman you see above is Reby Sky, the quarterback of the homestanding Tampa Breeze, and the player who lodged the complaint that you can read in full after the jump. In this photo, she’s actually a participatory nudist, and that photo is a promo shot for the actual event she’s arguing shouldn’t be held in a nudist colony. Oh, and we should mention that she’s posed for PLAYBOY. Just worth mentioning.