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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.