Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today’s GrouponLive deal to see a Lingerie Football League game between the Los Angeles Temptation and the Chicago Bliss at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Thursday, January 19, at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Reserved seating is located in the lower level. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get one end-zone seat in section 101, 108–112, or 119–122 (up to a $29 value).
- For $19, you get one sideline seat in sections 102–106 or 114–118 (up to a $44.50 value).
- For $68, you get four sideline seats in sections 102–106 or 114–118 (up to a $178 value).<p>
With one of four coveted league playoff spots at stake, the Los Angeles Temptation grapples with gridiron foe the Chicago Bliss in the teams’ final regular-season game. Quarterback Heather Furr and the potent Bliss offense look to spoil the Temptation’s shot at the Western Conference playoffs and Lingerie Bowl IX. The Temptation counters with a stinging defense, as defensive end and Granada Hills resident Monique Gaxiola wields her full-contact fury to pummel running backs at the line, wallop wide receivers across the middle, and intimidate concession-stand workers into offering free soda refills.
The Lingerie Football League has drawn its share of enthusiasts and detractors. Rick Chandler of NBC Sports dubbed it “the fastest-growing sports league in the nation,” though critics argue that petite pads and bikini bottoms besmirch the purity of the pigskin. From seats in the end zone or sidelines, fans can decide for themselves whether lingerie-clad ladies bear a new torch for the sport or whether they blemish the hallowed football halls that are regularly mopped by foam-finger sponges and Mike Ditka mustaches.