ST. LOUIS It started with a phone call to turn on the TV and followed with research and a couple videos online. It didn't take long. Julia Bradenberg was hooked.
Informed by her boyfriend that the Lingerie Football League was bringing a new franchise to St. Louis, the former Ursuline Academy and SLU soccer standout quickly decided that she wanted to play.
"I love competing, that's all I've done my whole life," Bradenberg said. "Just the whole aspect of playing football. When I played soccer the physical aspect was my favorite part of the game, and oddly enough, I won a punt, pass and kick contest in grade school so I said I can play football as long I can be taught it."
So after recently moving back to St. Louis to start a new job as an account manager with Johnny Mac's, Bradenberg showed up Sunday at the Vetta Sports Complex in St. Louis for the first round of tryouts.
Bradenberg and about 90 other girls competed in a variety of football related drills on the indoor soccer fi...