National World Wrestling Football League

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National World Wrestling Football League

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Patriots fans have probably already erased Bart Scott's wrestling-like promo that ran after the Jets eliminated the Patriots from the playoffs from their memories.

We half expected the Ultimate Warrior to run out in the middle of the interview and challenge Scott to a match at Wrestlemania. Apparently lil' Barty was just warming up for some "real" wrestling.

Bart Scott recently started doing some "work" for a little wrestling company called Total Nonstop Action, or TNA for short. Former Olmypic gold medalist and current TNA performer Kurt Angle is from Pittsburgh and Bart Scott came down to start some trouble with Kurt!

The storylines write themselves.

It was a poorly executed promo, complete with the expected bad acting, bad fight scene and fake injury to Scott. Brilliant.

The funny part is the wrestling world and the real life Jets actually are not that far apart. Rex Ryan is always cutting promos about how his team is the best and guaranteeing Super Bowl wins (he's 0-2 on those guarantees so far) and Bart Scott has threatened to end careers.

Maybe the two worlds should merge. It would give everybody something to do if there's a lockout.

Rex Ryan would be in the ring cutting a promo:

Then Belichick's music would hit and he'd storm into the ring and the fight would be on:

Oh no! The bigger, fatter Rex Ryan has Bill in a chokehold!

But Belichick reverses the move and slams Fatty McFatfat!

He goes for the cover.... 1....2....3!!!!! It is over!

The next day Bart Scott would start running his mouth about how Belichick's victory was a fluke and how he was going to take it out on Wes Welker. He'd say Wes Welker's days in a uniform are numbered after Welker makes several foot fetish comments towards Rex Ryan.

Then the lights would go off. When the lights come back on Welker would be standing behind Scott. As Scott turns around, Welker kicks him in the stomach and then gives Scott a vicious Welker Stunner!

Welker puts Scott over his head and readies him for the Welker Slam!

Bart Scott has to be carried from the ring after the brutal beating Welker dishes out:

Welker is cracking a few cold ones back in the ring in celebration!

You know, maybe this football-wrestling merger needs to happen. This scenario is infinitely better than the lame smack talk and slap fights current NFL players get in. If only.

Syracuse uses late 99-yard drive to beat UConn, 31-24

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Syracuse uses late 99-yard drive to beat UConn, 31-24

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Syracuse receiver Amba Etta-Tawo is making the most of his final year of college eligibility.

The graduate transfer from Maryland caught 12 passes for a school-record 270 yards and two touchdowns and the Orange beat UConn 31-24 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing skid.

Etta-Tawo scored twice in the game's first five minutes on touchdown receptions of 57 and 30 yards. His 59-yard catch from the shadow of his team's goal line highlighted a 12-play 99-yard fourth-quarter drive that put the game away for the Orange (2-2).

It was his fourth straight game with at least 100 yards receiving.

"It goes back to chemistry with the quarterback and the coaches trusting me," Etta-Tawo said. "They trust that I'll make the plays and they keep on giving me opportunities to make the plays."

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey completed 26 of 40 passes for 407 yards and those two scores. He also scored on a 6-yard run to complete the length-of the field drive.

"We had to do it," said Etta-Tawo. "We had to drive down the field and try to put the game out, and that's exactly what we did. Everybody dug in, dug a little deeper."

Noel Thomas had 14 receptions for 111 yards for UConn (2-2). Huskies running back Arkeel Newsome ran for 81 yards and a touchdown.

It took Syracuse just 51 seconds on its first drive and 92 seconds on its second for Dungey and Etta-Tawo to make it 14-0. Etta-Tawo had five catches for 115 yards in the first quarter.

"I think he's already passed his previous career high as a collegian in the first four games with us, (more than) his whole entire career he had at the other school," coach Dino Babers said. "I think, if you asked him, I think he might have made a good choice (to transfer)."

The Huskies responded by scoring twice in the second quarter and for the second straight week, the Orange couldn't hold the early double-digit lead.

"We can't just go up 14-0, 17-0 in the beginning of the game and then put ourselves back in a dog fight," said linebacker Zaire Franklin, who was in on 14 tackles. "Some of these games we've got to have it over by the beginning of the second quarter."

Cordell Hudson pickup off a tipped pass from UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs and ran 22-yards down the left sideline for a touchdown that gave the Orange a 24-17 lead. It was just the second interception for the Orange this season.

The Huskies had a chance to tie the game in the fourth quarter after holder Tyler Davis, a former high school quarterback, hit tight end Tommy Myers with a 17-yard pass on a fake field goal to set the Huskies up at the Syracuse 8-yard line.

But Syracuse's defense held, and linebacker Franklin stopped Shirreffs on a fourth-and goal from the 2-yard line with just over 6 minutes left. The Orange marched the length of the field to put the game away.

"Going back, I would probably buy some more time and throw it to the back of the end zone," said Shirreffs, who threw a 24-yard touchdown to Davis with 33 seconds left to make the final score close. "I came up short. The linebacker made a good play and I didn't."