Thursday, November 09, 2006

Soccer to Me, Light Foot

The legend lives on from the bloggers on down
Of the big veep they call Zany Cheney
The veep, it is said, never gives up his dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.

Well, it's the 31st anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and at first I thought it would be fun to write a parody version of the Gordon Lightfoot chestnut, "The Wreck of the Republican Party," but do you know the song's so long that it takes longer to sing it than it took for the 729 foot ship to sink in the first place? I'll leave that heavy lifting to an aspiring Weird Al.

It's also the 29th anniversary of the day the first Major Indoor Soccer League was organized. Before the organization, there were a lot of forfeits and too many games when the score was 142-0. Deciding it was best to have two teams show up at the same place and same time to play a game, the MISL was born. After all, Americans, who obviously still haven't quite taken to the game, needed to be moved inside, where there were fewer distractions to keep them from the game ("look, there's a ladybug on my t-shirt, Clem!").


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