Posts Tagged ‘Sports’

Sundry Super Bowl Verse

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

I’ll be drinking at home,
but not watching the game.
My disint’rest in football
is largely to blame.

As for Mark, he’ll be here
mostly viewing the ads
And enjoying the half-time
like “Katy Cat” lads.


If the Super Bowl’s boring or worse,
There’s no need to complain or to curse.
Let your rhyme juices flow
While you’re watching the show;
Write a lim’rick – take solace in verse.

Sports Fictoids

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Since I know absolutely nothing about sports, I probably shouldn’t have bothered entering the Washington Post Style Invitational contest that requested “sports fictoids.”

My failed fictitious sports trivia entries are here:

* One-quarter of all competitive curlers earn money off-season by cleaning houses.

* Over one-percent of all U.S. divorce complaints name the NFL as an “alienation of affection” correspondent.

* A mistranslation almost caused Olympic Basketball to be replaced by Hula Hoops.

* Babe Ruth and O. Henry were bitter enemies.

* The NFL “Super Bowl” was initially called the “Super Plate.”

You can read the winning sports fictoids here.

Pedestrian Plea

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Pedestrian Plea (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a fellow named Mike,
Who was bored while out riding his bike.
So he spoke on his cell,
Did some texting, then fell.
Multitaskers, oh please take a hike.

Update: I’ve just found out that November 17th Is “National Take A Hike Day.” Something tells me, it may be meant to celebrate something a bit different.