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If football was more like wrestling...

I wrote a piece the other day applying a number of wrestling tropes to pro football. I thought you and the rest of the Blog o' Doomers might get a laugh or two out of it, and I'd be grateful for the plug. Fun fact: every named individual and team is taken from a (mostly) football related work of fiction.

 
 
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If Football Was More Like Wrestling...
Highlights from the latest episode of Monday Night Mayhem, the flagship show of the World Football League.
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If the XFL was booked like this, they would have destroyed the NFL and be the #1 football league in the world to this very day.  The Einhorn stuff killed me, by the way.  Great job.  

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  1. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomerySeptember 17, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Every time Scott approaches the topic of football, I can hear the voice of Ralphie from A Christmas Story: "Football?! What's a football?!"

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  2. It's ironic how the XFL was so mocked yet so many of their stuff (miking players, over-the-field cameras) are now commonplace in the NFL.

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  3. Adam "Colorado" CurrySeptember 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    PATRIOTSWINLOL!

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  4. Players were miked long before the XFL came along. Shame the scramble for the ball to see who gets possession didn't cross over. Well, not really it was a dumb idea.

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  5. It's been a loooong time.

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  6. Adam "Colorado" CurrySeptember 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    If Goodell could book the NFL like wrestling that's what would happen though.

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  7. Ummmmm... Ok.

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  8. Loved it. The referee distraction and cheerleader interference was great. All I would add is that a good follow up game would be the "Judy Bagwell on a Goalpost" match.

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  9. I would hate to see a football game booked by Vince Russo. We would never even see the football field!

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  10. Weren't the Miami Sharks the team from "Any Given Sunday"?

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  11. Lombardi Trophy on a pole

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  12. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomerySeptember 17, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    MY NAME IS WILLIE
    WILLIE BEEEEEAMEN

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  13. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomerySeptember 17, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    The camera stuff was definitely ahead of the curve

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