Lingerie Football Isn't Good Enough for Super Bowl MVP's Little Girl

angela rypien seattle mist lingerie football leagueFor Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It seems he's passed on his  quarterback skills to his 20-year-old ... who just happens to be female. Angela Rypien is a mom to a 2-year-old and has a career in cosmetology, but decided to join a football team this fall. She's now the starting quarterback for the Lingerie Football League's Seattle Mist.

The league, made up of only women who play in their bras and underwear, premiered as a stand-alone game during halftime at the Super Bowl in 2004. Now, the league has 12 teams and a four-game regular season. Definitely cool and not exactly all that novel a concept either. There are lingerie leagues in other sports, like basketball. But it still kind of strikes me as unfortunate that Angela joined this league instead of the WPFL (Women's Professional Football League) or IWFL (Independent Women's Football League).

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Not every dad would probably be super-keen on seeing his daughter play football -- let alone play in her undies -- but Mark Rypien is supportive. He doesn't mind the uniform -- or lack thereof -- and says he just wants his daughter to have fun. That's awesome! But it's clear her talent for the game is a testament to the fact that women should be taken more seriously in football. It's proof that there are awesome female football players out there who could be total stars in women's professional football, but maybe they're not really aware of options outside of the Lingerie League. And that's definitely a shame!

Ahh, well. Good for Angela, who is giving football her all, no matter what league she decides to play for. And you gotta love how sweet it is that her dad is rooting for her every step of the way!

Do you think Angela should have chosen a different league?

 

Image via AngelaRypien.com

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