Ace In The Hole

Two NFL owners sat in the press box. Brighton’s team was a perennial power.

Miller said, “Our quarterback leads the league.”

Brighton smiled contentedly.

“We’ve got the Defensive MVP!”

Brighton blew smoke rings.

“What about you?”

Brighton smiled. “We’ve got the referees.”

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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13 Responses to Ace In The Hole

  1. joetwo says:

    I remember an Arthur C Clarke story from the fifties it was about football in Central America and two countries playing a game against each other every year. While one side would host the other would choose the referee. It had a great quote “Last year we played so badly even our ref couldn’t save us!”
    Good story.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! Arthur C. Clarke is one of my faves. In reality, the “Football War” between Honduras and El Salvador ostensibly began after an incident during a soccer game. Some of the Scifi writers are true visionaries. Thanks so much, Joe! 🙂


  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Haha. Yes the ‘referees’ the guys who’ll make calls in our favour; most important! Well done.

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  3. luckyjc007 says:

    Apparently that is all they needed…a few bodies and the referees! Equals…WIN for them. 🙂


  4. Lyn says:

    Who dares wins…even if it’s only to dare bribing the refs 🙂

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  5. d3athlily says:

    Haha so true! Many a grand final over here seems to be won by bad referee calls. ☺

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  6. Exactly why I don’t watch basketball are the weird calls

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