animals were bored. Finally, the lion had an idea. "I
know a really exciting game that the humans play called
football. I've seen it on T.V."
He proceeded to describe it to the rest of the animals
and they all got excited about it so they decided to
play. They went out to the field and chose up teams
and were ready to begin.
The lion's team received. They were able to get two
first downs and then had to punt. The mule punted and
the rhino was back deep for the kick. He caught the
ball, lowered his head and charged. First, he crushed
a roadrunner, then two rabbits. He gored a wildebeest,
knocked over two cows, and broke through to daylight,
Unfortunately, they lacked a place kicker, and the score
remained 6 - 0.
Late in the first half the lion's team scored a touchdown
and the mule kicked the extra point. The lion's team
led at halftime 7 - 6. In the locker room, the lion
gave a pep talk.
you guys. We can win this game. We've got the lead and
they only have one real threat. We've got to keep the
ball away from the rhino, he's a killer. Mule, when
you kick off be sure to keep it away from the rhino."
The second half began. Just as the mule was about to
kick off, the rhino's team changed formation and the
ball went directly to the rhino. Once again, the rhino
lowered his head and was off running. First, he stomped
two gazelles. He skewered a zebra, and bulldozed an
elephant out of the way. It looked like he was home
free. Suddenly at the twenty yard line, he dropped over
dead. There were no other animals in sight anywhere
near him. The lion went over to see what had happened.
Right next to the dead rhino he saw a small centipede.
you do this?" he asked the centipede.
I did." the centipede replied.
The lion retorted, "Where were you during the first
was putting on my shoes."