Friday, February 6, 2009

Christy Hemme the Quarterback?

Last Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. There was another game scheduled for the same day, but the Lingerie Bowl VI was canceled because of possible nudity, not by the players but by the fans.
The game was scheduled to be played at the Caliente Spa and Resort, a clothing-optional resort. The Lingerie Football League (LFL) requested that people stay dressed in certain areas of the resort. Caliente would not agree to the mandate. Reports differ as to the extent of the LFL's request for clothing beyond the official game area. No agreement could be reached, forcing the game to be stripped...I mean scrapped.
Further adding to the absurdity of this situation was the St. Petersburg Times. Read about the event on their site and make sure to check out who the staff writer was. You just can't make up better stuff than this.
The original Lingerie Bowl was a special pay-per-view event, which was broadcast at halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII. Coincidentally, the NFL's halftime show featured Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson (and we all know what happened there). This silliness evolved into a full-fledged league, currently consisting of 10 teams, including the Chicago Bliss.
One of the former 'players' from the Bliss is Christy Hemme, currently a star with Total Nonstop Action wrestling (TNA). Hemme went from quarterbacking the Bliss to the WWE and then to TNA. I had the opportunity to interview Hemme and her tag team mates, Jimmy Rave and Lance Rock at TNA's Bound For Glory event in Chicago last year. Previously, I met Hemme at the Motor City Comic Con.
Christy Hemme and me in Novi, MI-May 2008.

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