The National Football League has hit a rough patch and the fumbles (cases of domestic violence and child-abuse) just keep rolling out. An aggrieved nation turns its angry eyes on the NFL Commissioner; Roger Goodell is judge, jury, and executioner in the autumn circus known as pro football. The teams in the league who must juggle the hot potato/potatoes of abusers engage in a comic opera of "play on" or "suspended for two games" or "suspended for life." If this is a (fair & balanced) mirror of our age, so be it.
[x The Nation]
What Happened To Janay Palmer In The Elevator?
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)
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Absent video, how could Goodell
Be expected for certain to tell?
So he figured that, not feeling well
From the flu, say, this mademoiselle
Might have suffered a brief fainting spell,
From which slowly but surely she fell.
And then her husband dragged her out of the
elevator, dumped her on the floor, and walked away. Ω
[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]
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