Twenty-Four Make Cut at Lingerie Football Tryouts
Athletes, League Officials Expect Fan Support in Omaha
Omaha, NE - The journey to become a member of Omaha's all new lingerie football team, the Heart, began Saturday for about 60 women.
"These girls can compete," said athlete and Millard West alum Leslie Walls. "They can run, they can tackle and they can throw."
Walls, like all of the others, is competing for a shot at glory. Her friend, Jeanine Batcher, is also trying out. She has league experience, however, having already played for a Dallas-based football team.
"What we bring is different, so I think a lot of people will engage and support us," said Batcher.
Lingerie Football founder and chairman, Mitch Mortaza, also believes the league can succeed in a place like Omaha.
"You have to get the city excited and I think they'll be excited when they see that this is real football played by real athletes."
At the end of the day, the Heart cut the field to 24, including Walls. Now, they'll work to get ready for a second round of tryouts in September this time with a head coach on hand. League officials tell us right now the Heart don't have one, but a head coach should be named in the next two to three weeks.