The sight of tenacious ladies playing pigskin in their underwear officially became one of the more scenic parts of the Philadelphia sports landscape Friday with the debut of the Philadelphia Passion.
The Passion opened their inaugural season in the Lingerie Football League with a 40-6 drubbing of the New York Majesty at the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pa.
On a weekend set to include a pair of World Series games between the Phillies and Yankees, as well as a Sunday showdown between the Eagles and Giants, the Passion got the Philadelphia vs. New York theme rolling in the right direction with their lopsided victory over the Majesty.
Wide receiver Tyrah Lusby made a big impression in what was the first game of the season for both teams. Lusby, of Wilmington, Del., scored five touchdowns to power a scoring explosion by the Passion's West Coast offense and earn game MVP honors. The 5-foot-3 wideout caught three touchdown passes to go along with 65 yards rushing and two scores on the ground.