Lingering lingerie 

CFN's scribes don't want to be caught with our pants down, but the ongoing back-and-forth between Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and the Lingerie Football League chairman continued after press time last week.

The breaking news went right down to the underwire, sports fans, with Chairman Mitchell Mortaza firing the final saucy salvo. After reportedly noting that OKC's hypocritical moral judgment allows satanic worship at the Civic Center, Mortaza and the league pulled out. Literally.

"Due to the blatant negative statements Mayor Cornett has made and his influence over the governing body that would ultimately decide whether the LFL could lease the Cox Convention Center or Oklahoma City Arena, we have sadly chosen to no longer pursue OKC as an expansion market for the LFL," he released in a statement to "It is unfortunate, especially considering over 70 percent of Oklahomans polled on The Oklahoman's website disagreed with Mayor Cornett's stance.

"Mayor Cornett should never lose sight of the fact that he is an elected official, not a dictator."

Before you get your panties in a wad, consider that Cornett clarified that he couldn't stop an LFL franchise alone, but that he would just oppose the league during an eventual Oklahoma City Council vote.

Could the LFL head up the turnpike and start a franchise in Tulsa?

"I don't think that's anything (Tulsa) is going to want to have," Mayor Dewey Bartlett told the Tulsa World. "Women running around in their underwear tackling one another. It's like mud wrestling."

Lest ye believe the LFL is an evil organization that objectifies women, consider these comments from a 25-year-old league member with a day-job as a bridal company employee: "I think all of us can be quick to judge on something we don't know, something that we haven't experienced," Natalie Jahnke told "And that's just human nature."

Pin It

About The Author

Gazette staff

Devon Ice Rink @ Myriad Botanical Gardens

Downtown in December @ Downtown OKC

View all of today's events »

© 2023 Oklahoma Gazette / Tierra Media Inc. All rights reserved.

Powered by Foundation