A Poetic Look at the NFL

Yes, poetry! We can be artistic too!

The following is a poem by a dear friend and longtime reader, Nicholas D’Alessandro. If you have your own submission you’d like to get published on the Sporting Mitten, feel free to email it to sportingmitten@gmail.com for review.

Oh the crazy NFL

A league that we think we all know quite well

But as week 7 comes, it’s getting as difficult as ever to tell

There’s upsets here and blown calls there

One of the things that make this game so great is its not always fair

Teams that are holding on are waiting to hit their hot streak

While it seems as if some surprise teams have already hit their peak

But it’s a long season and only about halfway through

With plenty of more exciting games for folks like me and you

Its what makes this game so great and America’s true pastime.

On any one play, any coach, player, or even ref can shine

And with this theory it might not always benefit your fantasy team, which is a bummer

But then maybe you should enjoy the game for what its worth instead of stressing about your team all summer

I’m sorry for that statement and that was rude

But what I’m trying to say is everyone can enjoy the game in whatever way they choose

With half a season yet to play and the playoff stretch coming up

This time of year is what will set the elite from the pups

So sit down, relax, and see the art before your eyes

Because as the season has thus far displayed, you never know who or what could surprise.

Go Bengals!


About Joe Barroso

Joe Barroso is the creator and editor of the Sporting Mitten blog as well as a contributor for the Farm Club blog. He began to pursue a career in journalism in 2010 while in high school. He created, produced, and wrote for "Irish Pride Sports Show" a weekly, sports feature show for Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, MI. He grew up in southeastern Michigan playing a variety of sports but was drawn to the game of baseball. Even with his short-lived playing career in high school gone, he still decided to pursue a career reporting happenings in baseball. You can reach him at jayambassador@gmail.com.
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