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Sports carols add extra joy to Christmas season celebration

Christmas is here!

Every year Christmas comes and family and friends get together and share the joys of what the birth of the Christ child brings to each of us.

And with those meetings comes gifts and songs of joy.

A lot of gifts are of the sporting variety and there’s nothing wrong with that. But there never seems to be any sporting songs to go with those gifts.

Ah, but there is now. Here are a few songs to help blend with your gifts.

I better apologize in advance and I guess I’ll be seeing Father Huffman or Father Purcell in confession very soon.

Deck The Lineman

(Tune: Deck the Halls)

Deck the lineman blocking well

Fa la la la la la la la la.

He did his job but you’re mad as hell

Fa la la la la la la la la.

Stomp on him as you walk away

Fa la la la la la la la la

Suspended now so you can’t play

Fa la la la la la la la la.

 

Didn’t see the tree before him.

Fa la la la la la la la la.

Crashed his car the facts are slim

Fa la la la la la la la la.

There’s defiance in Suh’s voice

Fa la la la la la la la la.

Doubt he’ll ever feel remorse

Fa la la la la la la la la.

 

It Came Upon A Thursday Clear

(Tune: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear)

It came upon a Thursday night

The decision he had reached.

LeBron said where he’d play this year

His talents would go to South Beach.

 

He stiffed the Cavs and all their fans

It caused riots in the streets

Dan Gilbert was so incensed

He vented in a public tweet.

 

Vilified across the league

LeBron was booed and scoffed.

But when the title was on the line

The fourth quarter he took off.

 

Good Coach Tressel

(Tune: Good King Wenceslas)

Good coach Tressel just spoke out

To start the bowl season.

He said he just found out the facts

The BCS believed him.

Pryor and friends did admit

To free ink and cash gifts

But they got to play the game

And that caused quite a rift.

 

Good coach Tressel just came clean

He knew more months ago.

A lawyer tipped him in emails

The feds were in the know.

Things just kept coming out

And on Memorial Day

Michigan fans all cheered.

Good Tressel went away.

 

Tebow The Bronco

(Tune: Frosty the Snowman)

Tebow the Bronco was a quarterback they say.

But the scouts all know that he couldn’t throw.

So he waited for his chance to play.

 

Tebow the Bronco became a fairy tale that day

He played like sin but his team would win

Now he wouldn’t go away.

 

There must have been some magic

When he ran onto the field

For when the game was on the line

The opponent’s fate was sealed.

 

Tebow the Bronco was the topic ev’ry day

On E-S-P-N it was all about him

So the viewers turned away.

 

Thumpetty thump thump

Thumpetty thump thump

Look at Tebow throw

Thumpetty thump thump

Thumpetty thump thump

Better stick to what you know.

 

Merry Christmas!

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Jim Walker is sports editor of The Ironton Tribune.