Dec 252010
 

Ho Ho Ho, Y'All

‘Twas Christmas  night and all through the stands

Not a person was cheering, not one single fan.

For down on the field, it mattered not who’d win:

One team’s five and nine and the other four and ten.

The kids were decked out in their jerseys and caps

Which Santa had brought and dumped in their laps

Along with iPads and Windows for phones

Which parents had bought with low-interest loans.

Football on Christmas, what more could you ask

Ole St. Nick to bring that’s not in a flask?

The family madness and holiday stress

Is all but forgotten with one touchdown pass.

The Cowboys and Cardinals will do it up right;

Though they each fight for nothing, there will still be a fight.

Out there in the desert, where Christmas ain’t white,

There’ll be Christmas football played into the night.

And somewhere up there, way up in the stands

There will be Ole Saint Nick dressed up like a fan.

His chores all done and the cookies all eaten

He’ll cheer for the team that looks the least beaten.

His eyes will both twinkle and his nose it will aglow

When he grabs at his belly and cheers, Ho Ho Ho!

And we’ll hear him sing out ‘neath the stadium’s bright lights,

“Merry Christmas to all and happy Football Night!”

 THE END
Gene Strother (375 Posts)

Gene has been an avid Dallas Cowboys fan for nearly five decades, which amounts to just about his entire life. The only time he was not a Cowboys fan was that brief period at the beginning of his life, when he didn't have all his baby teeth and could not yet say "Cowboys." As soon as quit slobbering, he started hollering, "Go Cowboys!"


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