This Week: Lingerie Football, and Sponsored Posts

Legends Football League (formally known as Lingerie Football League)
Legends Football League (formally known as Lingerie Football League)

Here’s JJ & T with another weekly chat about life, the universe…and well, anything…

Legends Football League (formally known as Lingerie Football League)

Legends Football League (formally known as Lingerie Football League)

JJ: So, T – how’s your week been?

T: It’s been alright. And yours?

JJ: Kind of a “meh” week. Nothing much happened. I had a good rant about male-hair discrimination, but apart from that…nada

T: I’ve been busy being a Stepmother. But I’m all riled up today about the Lingerie Football League!

JJ: What have they done now?

T: Well they’re now changing the name to Legends Football League and getting rid of the Lingerie.

JJ: How can they claim to be legends? Legends of what?

T: Gridiron. They’re positioning themselves as a professional gridiron league now. But that’s not what’s got me all riled up. The thing that has me all riled up is the fact that everyone is congratulating them about this and saying it’s so good. The thing is – if people want to play sport in their lingerie, they should be able to. If they’re being forced to, or provided no alternatives, then that’s a problem (and it is, I realise that) but I am not a fan of the whole “you have now conformed with my opinions of what I think women should be” mindset.

JJ: I’m still not gonna watch..I don’t like American Football in the first place, let alone with or without lingerie.

T: No, I’m not going to watch either, and the reaction of the crowd (which by all accounts was disgusting) is another issue. I guess what I’m trying to say is I don’t like the idea of anyone saying there can’t be a lingerie football league.

JJ: Yeah, I don’t know how I feel…let’s face it, it was designed to give guys a good perv, but I’m not going to stop women participating if they want to – I still don’t get it though.

T: Now that they’ve changed their name, I’m wondering if it was designed to get people’s attention. A publicity stunt. So they could then switch to being a proper sport and get support.

JJ: Yeah, I dunno…tell you the truth, I just switch off when I hear the words “lingerie” and “sport” in the same sentence. So, what’s been happening over at KK&T HQ (your lounge room)

T: (more like my iPad) We got an enquiry for a sponsored post about fitness equipment, diet pills and body-building supplements. With a suggested topic of “Shedding your extra pounds is not that tough”.

JJ: Oh yeah, lets publish (sarcasm)

T: Totes! Clearly they haven’t read my opinions on health/weight.

JJ: I know our readers don’t get to see this, but some of the “spam” submissions we get at KK&T can be hilarious…”Publish my self-promoting form letter for free” – Sure, why not…

T: Oh and the spam comments! I do love a good spam non sequitur.

JJ: Especially the auto-translated ones…this is the less glamorous side of running a website…

spamT: I enjoyed this one “What i don’t realize is actually how you’re no longer really much more smartly-liked than you might be now. You are very intelligent. You realize thus significantly when it comes to this subject, produced me in my view believe it from so many numerous angles. Its like women and men don’t seem to be involved until it’s something to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your personal stuffs nice. All the time maintain it up!” – It is the less glamorous side but I think paying the bills is definitely the least glamorous!

JJ: lol – yes, content is free, but websites are not…

T: But then you get caught in a conundrum, don’t you? We have to pay the bills, but when we’re being offered sponsored posts for diet pills we have an obligation to our audience to not run that tripe. Makes it tricky!

JJ: Yes – I still feel a little torn about sponsored post, being the old hippy that I am, but I guess they are a necessary evil…that’s blogging, kids!

T: Think people are still under the impression it will be a gold mine.

JJ: Like writing books, or making music…not everyone gets to be J K Rowling or The Beatles…most people just scrape by…

T: If they’re lucky!

JJ: OK – well enough from us this week. Over to you guys, our readers…

T: What’s happening for you this week?

OK, over to you. How was your week? Do you have any questions for the KiKi & Tea team? Anything to share?

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  • Courtney

    I just wanted to say thank you for not doing a sponsored post on diet pills JJ & T! I have been reading this blog for some time now although this is my first comment. I love how down to earth this blog is, and I love hearing about ‘behind the scenes.’ It is easy to forget that the content is free, even though you dedicate so much to this, so thank you again.

    • John James

      Thanks Courtney…I’m so glad you like our website, and am chuffed that you think we’re down to earth…I guess we just try to be ourselves…


    • Tamsin Howse

      Welcome to your first comment! I’d like to see more :)

      We would never do a sponsored post on diet pills, don’t worry, it’s against our views on health and body image xx

  • Jes

    Good blog, I believe also the whole lingerie football was a publicity stunt. Now I wonder now that they have started here in Australia, are they going to change to the standard uniform here as well? :-)

    • Tamsin Howse

      Wouldn’t surprise me, Jes!