Tag Archives: the Super Bowl

DEFLATION-GATE

DEFLATION-GATE

Was this year’s Superbowl fair

‘Cause some footballs lacked air…

I hadn’t known

Each team had their own,

Was some form of sabotage there?

I’d known temperature affects

Air pressure applied to specs…*

News channel surveys

Found little notice made,

Between football suspects.

To say this made advantageous

Patriot play is outrageous…

Even Brady inferred

Full pressure preferred,

But team play, anyway, was efficacious!

–Jonathan Caswell

NOT JUST FOR CARTOON ELVES!

NOT JUST FOR CARTOON ELVES!

 

You remember the wee little elf,

Too young to work by himself…

Caught out in snows,

They called him “Blue Toes”*

And gave him his own toy shelf.

This year it’s very much colder

Than years not too much older…

Our toes turn blue

Just like elves’ toes do,

If we leave heating fires to smoulder!

We have to wear proper socks,

Avoiding frostbite spots…

The Super Bowl game

Will be warmer (a gain),

Wherever each football fan stops.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

* “Blue Toes, The Christmas Elf”,  the animated 1988 TV special.