Seconds, Please

Who cares if the Croatians
Are showing great patience,
Or if the Brazilians
Have fans by the millions,
Or whether the Dutch
Can come through in the clutch,
Or if all those in France
Are starting to dance?
Our hopes for the World Cup
Have long ago curled up,
And England, intimidated,
Was also eliminated
In time to cavort
‘Round their second favorite sport:
Strawberries and cream,
Sampras supreme;
And Jana so classy
On courts oh so grassy.
Even the simpleton
Knows this is Wimbledon!

            --Anon A. Mouse

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