As per my bet with Jane, here are my sonnets to commemorate the Steelers’ loss to the Packers in the SuperBowl. I was only supposed to write one, but I wrote two, one about the Packers and one about the Steelers.
The Steelers’ Superbowl has lost its drive
The underdog has failed to show its teeth
A score of thirty-one to twenty-five
Gives many happy cheeseheads much relief*
A Pittsburgh Steelers fan I’ve always been
Bound to the team at birth and childhood
But even I admit, with loser’s pain,
The game produced the result that it should.
The Steelers lineup has some fine heroes
And Polamalu’s Twitchange eases sting
Of knowing number seven’s a zero
Ben played like he did not deserve a ring.**
Packers bring home Lombardi and Renoir -
I toast your team of most deserving stars.
*unless you are lactose intolerant, in which case, the opposite is true.
** and he didn’t.
The Green Bay Packers win? So expected
So many fine heroes to make one stare
I speak honestly as one dejected,
The only place they fall short is the hair.
Clay Matthews has the flowing golden locks
But Polamalu’s hair would be my choice.
Yet Packers’ D was perfect in their blocks
And Rodgers’ play gave reasons to rejoice.
I understand their popularity
Packer appeal’s not mystery or bunk:
They’ve shareholders, fiscal transparency -
And Rodgers never texts pics of his junk.
Should hair and heart and drive create that play
I’m glad Lombardi heads home to Green Bay.