This article was originally published in Sports Illustrated for Kids in 1999 and is reprinted with permission from the author

This here's a story about Billy Joe and Billy Joe
Two young QBs with nothin' better to do
Than sit around the bench, get paid, and watch Shuler lose
And here's what happened when Coach Ditka had to choose

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Well Billy Joe, he went 1-6,
other Billy Joe, he also went 1-6
Jake Delhomme, the former Ragin' Cajun
was just as bad but loved by Chris Berman

Ricky Williams was a back down in Texas
And Coach Ditka knows just exactly what a draft is
He ain't gonna let the Saints miss their chance at Williams
Don't matter if the Billy Joes got no one else around them

Go on take the pigskin and run
Go on take the pigskin and run

Billy Joe, whoa, again he'll never play
other Billy Joe, also again he'll never play
Had they been smart, they'd have just thrown the ball away
Should've just gave the ball to Ricky, he'd still be running today

Singin' go on take the pigskin and run
Go on take the pigskin and run