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2 Minutes For: Lingerie Football & Ovechkin

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
     
  So what do you on a Monday in South Florida when there’s no hockey? Why you watch scantily-clad women play football, of course.


Approximately 60 women tried out at the BankAtlantic Center for the Miami Caliente, South Florida’s entry into the Lingerie Football League (LFL). The women did everything from stretch, run passing drills, hit a tackling dummy and a little 7-on-7 scrimmage.

Some women clearly had athletic ability.

Some had no ability.

Some had the ability to look good in the official Lingerie Football League uniform. And that is no small ability to have in a league that begins with the word lingerie.

Coaching the Caliente? Former Gators quarterback Bob Hewko.

Mitch Mortaza, the chairman and president of the LFL, says the Lingerie Football League will be the “ultimate Friday night experience.” Think about it: Women in lingerie, a mega-tailgating party, beer garden, music, and, yes, football.

Football…well sort of.

Mortaza isn’t stopping with just a football league. The lingerie league will soon have a video game, a full retail store and a national reality show that will chronicle the lives of the women on-and-off the field.

Fascinating.

The Caliente’s two home games at BankAtlantic Center – Nov. 13 and Jan. 22 – are now on sale.

OVECHKIN LOOKING FOR GAME 7

True, the Capitals are on the verge of elimination this evening in Pittsburgh, but don’t think Alex Ovechkin is planning his summer vacation just yet. The Caps star, who’s done it all this spring, was adamant over that weekend that the Caps would be playing a Game 7 back in Washington later this week.

“It’s not over yet,” Ovechkin said. “If somebody thinks it’s over…it’s not over. We’re going to come back here (to Washington) for Game 7.”

To get back to Washington, the Capitals are going to have to play better in the final 20 minutes tonight against the Penguins, who have outplayed them in the third period of the last three games. Oh, and they need Alexander Semin, who has not scored in the series and is a minus-5.

CANUCKS LAST CHANCE

Like the Capitals, Roberto Luongo and the Canucks have to win tonight in Chicago to force a Game 7. The Blackhawks have outshot the Canucks in five games, have held the Canucks to 22 shots of less in four consecutive games, and have outscored the Canucks 10-3 in third periods and overtimes.
 
 
Coach Alain Vigneault doesn’t seem pleased with the play of some of his players, especially Alex Burrows. “He’s not himself, he’s got nothing,” said Vigneault of Burrows.

WALKER FINED

The NHL fined the Hurricanes Scott Walker after punching Bruins defenseman in Game 5. Ward was undergoing tests Monday to determine if he had suffered a broken orbital bone.

Song of the day: Smart Women (in a real short skirt), by Jimmy Buffett.

Whatever happened to Max Birbraer?
 
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