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Schrödinger’s Linesman

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The ball has bounced.
Was the ball inside
or outside the line?

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Roger Hunt’s answer-
The ball was inside,
I turned to celebrate it.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Hans Tilkowski’s answer-
The ball was outside,
though I had my back to it.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Erwin Schrödinger’s answer-
The ball was both
inside and outside
at the same time.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 The Russian linesman’s answer-
What does it matter if
the ball was inside
or the ball was outside?

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Either way I’ll get the blame
and eternal fame.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Some will say my call was good,
some my call was bad.
Me? All I recall
is a town called Stalingrad.

Here’s the original (non-football) poem-
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/critique.cfm?id=679082006

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/schrodingers-linesman/