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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.

Eduardo Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

Eduardo Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

BOSTON (AP)  Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a sloppy performance by the Seattle Mariners to earn their season-high fifth straight win, 3-0 on Friday night.

It was the third consecutive win for Rodriguez (4-1), who went six innings, gave up just five hits and struck out four while throwing a season-high 112 pitches. Craig Kimbrel earned his 13th save.

Rodriguez has pitched at least six innings in his last seven starts, going 4-0 in that span.

The only run support Rodriguez needed came in the second inning, when Hanley Ramirez scored on Josh Rutledge's RBI groundout. Boston added two more runs in the sixth, scoring on a wild pitch and passed ball.

Yovani Gallardo (2-5) took the loss. He lasted 5 1/3 innings, gave up seven hits and was responsible for all three of Boston's runs. Seattle has won just one of its last seven.

Meanwhile, Boston gave Rodriguez got lots of help from his defense. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a pair of nice plays, getting an outfield assist in the second and running down another ball on the warning track in the sixth.

In addition to the pitching miscues, the Mariners had all kinds of issues in the wet conditions, committing two fielding errors.

The Red Sox left 11 runners on base, leaving the door open for the Mariners to get back in the game. But Seattle couldn't capitalize, going 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. The Mariners also left seven runners stranded.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: LHP James Paxton (strained left forearm) was slated to make a rehab start Friday night in Double-A Arkansas. He has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 5. He could be activated for a start at the end of the month against Colorado.

Red Sox: Infielder Marco Hernandez will be out the remainder of the season after undergoing stabilization surgery on his left shoulder on Friday. Hernandez was placed on the disabled list May 4 with a left shoulder misalignment. The 24-year-old hit .276 with two RBI in 21 games. ... A night after he left the game with left knee pain, 2B Dustin Pedroia was held out Friday for what manager John Farrell said was "precautionary reasons" because of the wet playing surface.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Rob Whalen (0-2, 4.09 ERA in Triple-A Tacoma) will be making his major league start since last season with Atlanta. He will be 12th different starting pitcher the Mariners have used this season.

Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson (1-0, 7.20 ERA) will be making his second major league start this year and third of his career.

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