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Song Parodies -> "Game Today"

Original Song Title:

"Yesterday"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Game Today"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

I went to the Rutgers game tonight. They lost to the University of Pittsburgh, 24-17. Now, RU made a lot of mistakes, and Pitt is a good team. Still, the guy sitting next to me brought an old-style hand-held transistor radio, and the WCTC announcers kept saying that the officials were horrible. They were right: It's not just the obvious calls they blew, it's the ones they appear to have blown that I didn't see. I wonder... And since "My name is Kenny" already did "Referee" to Tom Petty's "Refugee," I went with this one. It's mournful enough to describe this game.
Game today.
All my troubles were not far away.
Bad officiating's here to stay.
Oh, why'd we lose the game today?

Referee.
He's not half as smart as he should be.
Does not call the proper penalty.
Or, referee, he calls badly.

Why the offside rule, on us, fool?
Why did you say?
You said something dumb, you're a bum
in game today.

Game today.
Hard enough to play this game our way.
Ref from Division One-Double-A.
That's why we lost this game today.

Why the interfere call so queer?
Why did you say?
You said something wrong
you ding-dong
in game today, hey, hey, hey.

Game today.
Love this team, it did not win today.
Now ref needs a place to hide away.
That's why we lost this game today.
Oy yi yi yi yi... oy vey.
And my high school team lost a game that would have gotten them a share of the conference title and all but clinched a berth in the State Playoffs. Playoffs? Playoffs? Don't talk to me about Playoffs! Are you kidding me? Playoffs? We gotta worry about just winning a game! At least the Yankees won tonight!

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Christie Marie M - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
It does suck that Rutgers lost to Pittsburgh! Ditto to your bottom comments! May be off topic but when my bro and cousin participated in junior high basketball, their team had lost and never made it to the playoffs. My cousin was steaming mad he bashed the lockers in the boys' locker room! Rutgers may have lost the game, but you scored a 555 for this satire!
Patrick - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
My nephews' high school football team was so bad I wrote four songs about them. Two of them, at least, would end up on this site.
Old Man Ribber - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't complain, friend Mike. I'm from Cincinnati! lol ;)
Michael Pacholek - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Cincinnati? Home of the Taft family and Marge Schott? That explains your politics. Hee hee. But i sure wasn't laughing when the Bearcats slashed us 47-15.

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