Running down the clock

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Quarterback
Stops the clock
By killing the ball
And thus, time

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It’s an art
And part
Of the Sport

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Cross-Atlantic cousins
To keep what they have
Are belligerently blocking
They simultaneously
Wind the crowd up
And wind the clock down
By cornering time
And strangling it
To a slow, painful, pitiful, artless death


One of the few ways in which Gridiron betters real Football

I had this ready anyway,
then I saw the following quote from Michael Owen,
after coming on for the last 10 minutes,
for Real Madrid v Osasuna last night :
(Real won 1-0 from a David Beckham free kick)

“It is hard to start when it is already 1-0,” said Owen.
“You want to impress and to score goals but what you really have to do is run the ball into the corners. It is not ideal but you have to try your best.”

You ‘really have to’?

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/running-down-the-clock/