2009–10 LFL season
|2009–10 LFL season|
|Duration||September 4, 2009 – January 29, 2010|
|Start date||February 4, 2010|
|Eastern Champions||Chicago Bliss|
|Western Champions||Los Angeles Temptation|
|Lingerie Bowl VII|
|Date||February 6, 2010|
|Site||Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena, Hollywood, Florida|
|Champions||Los Angeles Temptation|
The 2009–10 LFL Season was the inaugural season of the Lingerie Football League. The league was formed from a concept called the Lingerie Bowl, that was featured during half-time of the Super Bowl. The season featured 10 teams in cities across the United States. The season kicked off on September 4, 2009, and culminated with Lingerie Bowl VII on February 7, 2010. The championship game, scheduled to coincide with Super Bowl XLIV, was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The Western Conference Los Angeles Temptation defeated the Eastern Conference Chicago Bliss by the score of 27–14.
The games were released on DVD in Australia by FuelTV, who aired the games in Australia. The games were divided into three sets, labeled Western, Eastern, and Playoffs.
When the operators of the Lingerie Bowl announced the formation of a full season league in September 2008, they included the names of ten teams for the 2009–10 season: the Atlanta Steam, Chicago Bliss, Dallas Desire, Los Angeles Temptation, Miami Caliente, New England Euphoria, Phoenix Scorch, San Diego Seduction, Seattle Mist, and the Tampa Breeze. Four of the teams (Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, and Tampa) were to take part in the 2009 Lingerie Bowl, but it was cancelled due to venue issues. By February 2009, the Euphoria were removed and the league was listing 11 possible team locations by adding Charlotte, North Carolina, and Denver, Colorado. The league then added the New York Majesty and Philadelphia Passion as teams, while the teams in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Phoenix never launched. The Majesty were originally scheduled with the intentions of using Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York, for its two home games, but failed to secure the lease leading to its first home game being postponed. The team eventually scheduled home games over 100 miles from New York City in Reading, Pennsylvania.
|September 4, 2009||Miami Caliente||19–29||Chicago Bliss||Sears Center|
|September 11, 2009||San Diego Seduction||6–20||Seattle Mist||ShoWare Center|
|September 18, 2009||Los Angeles Temptation||26–19||Denver Dream||Dick's Sporting Goods Park|
|September 25, 2009||Denver Dream||6–20||Dallas Desire||QuikTrip Park|
|Chicago Bliss||Postponed[b]||New York Majesty||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|October 9, 2009||Seattle Mist||28–19||Denver Dream||Dick's Sporting Goods Park|
|October 16, 2009||Dallas Desire||40–6||San Diego Seduction||San Diego Sports Arena|
|October 23, 2009||Los Angeles Temptation||12–24||Dallas Desire||QuikTrip Park|
|October 30, 2009||Philadelphia Passion||40–6||New York Majesty||Sovereign Center|
|November 6, 2009||Miami Caliente||37–26||Philadelphia Passion||Sovereign Bank Arena[a]|
|November 13, 2009||New York Majesty||7–49||Miami Caliente||BankAtlantic Center|
|Chicago Bliss||Cancelled||New York Majesty||Sovereign Center|
|November 27, 2009||Seattle Mist||20–26||Los Angeles Temptation||Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena|
|December 4, 2009||Chicago Bliss||27–18||Tampa Breeze||St. Pete Times Forum|
|December 11, 2009||Tampa Breeze||6–12||Philadelphia Passion||Sun National Bank Center[a]|
|December 18, 2009||Philadelphia Passion||19–46||Chicago Bliss||Sears Center|
|December 25, 2009||Bye week|
|January 1, 2010||Dallas Desire||12–28||Seattle Mist||ShoWare Center|
|Denver Dream||Cancelled[c]||San Diego Seduction||San Diego Sports Arena|
|January 15, 2010||New York Majesty||13–40||Tampa Breeze||St. Pete Times Forum|
|January 22, 2010||Tampa Breeze||28–18||Miami Caliente||BankAtlantic Center|
|January 29, 2010||San Diego Seduction||0–53||Los Angeles Temptation||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
- Venue was renamed from Sovereign Bank Arena to Sun National Bank Center during on November 13, 2009, during the season.
- Rescheduled to November 20 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
- Game was cancelled by the league as the game would not affect the playoff standings and to prevent possible injury to the players.
|New York Majesty||0||3||0||.000||26||126||–103||0–1||0–2|
|Los Angeles Temptation*||3||1||0||.750||117||63||54||2–0||1–1|
|San Diego Seduction||0||3||0||.000||12||113||–101||0–1||0–2|
– clinched playoff berth
|Western Conference Championship|
|February 4, 2010||Los Angeles Temptation (2)||20–14||Dallas Desire (1)||Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
|Eastern Conference Championship|
|February 4, 2010||Miami Caliente (2)||7–20||Chicago Bliss (1)||Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
|Lingerie Bowl VII|
|February 6, 2010||Los Angeles Temptation (W2)||27–14||Chicago Bliss (E1)||Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
- Gabrielle Marie, Dallas Desire
Offensive Player of the Year
- Saran Dunmore, Chicago Bliss
Defensive Player of the Year
- Elizabeth Gorman, Tampa Breeze
Coach of the Year
- Antuan Edwards, Dallas Desire
- Erin Marie Garrett, Dallas Desire
Most Improved Player
- Riley Maddex, Los Angeles Temptation
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