A “Clemson Wins The National Championship” Limerick

I am sure that I have never had more riding on a single game than tomorrow’s National Championship game. I am extremely emotionally invested and I have a little action with a nice pay day if Clemson wins.

If my best friend from college, B Brown were still here with us, I am sure we would be at the game in Tampa with his boys. I have been thinking about him a lot lately and wishing I could be watching this game with him. The Tigers meant everything to B Brown. His Clemson Pride was immeasurable. I am sure I will hear him screaming all through the game. Arleen will be giving up her angelic perch on my shoulder for him. Mimi will be a maniac like B Brown on hers.

I don’t think that I have ever cashed on a proposition bet like this. I’ve made bets on the Cavs to win the NBA championship before and the best I ever did on them was Game 6 Eastern Conference Finals vs MJ. No. I liked this bet when I saw it. Clemson had too much talent coming back. They are +180 to +220 today which is roughly 2 to 1. I have them at 7-1 for $100.00.

The anticipation is beginning to build.
Will Clemson’s championship dream be fulfilled?
To be Champs and win a bet
Would be as good as it can get…..
And this Old Tiger would be doubly thrilled!!!!

An “Alabama vs. Texas A&M” Limerick

After months of hype and anticipation,
‘Bama rolls into College Station.
Amidst controversy and scandal,
All college football can handle….
Will Johnny Football rise to the occasion?

I think so. Not that I know anything. My friends that need a little action to enhance their viewing pleasure will call me to see who I like in a game so they can go the other way. My record speaks for itself.

A “Football Is Back On TV” Limerick

It’s back and I will admit I am happy about it. Football is a great television game. The three major sports, football, basketball and baseball, maximize their fan entertainment in three different venues. Baseball became the national pastime as a radio game. It is said that there is excitement on every pitch, but there can be a lot of time between pitches. The broadcasters have to be artists that paint a picture with their verbal descriptions of both the action and filling the time between the action.

Basketball is a game that is best when seen live. The arenas are much more intimate, the fans are very close to the court and the buildings can get deafeningly loud. The action is the closest to continuous action of the three sports. The size and speed of the athletes is magnified with the proximity to the court.

Football is a television sport. Lots of color starting with the green field and the uniforms and helmet logos. Lots of different camera angles and video technology to show incredible pictures. Enough time between the plays to utilize replays and so many clock stoppages for commercials. How important is football on television to American commerce? Consider this. The week before the Super Bowl is one of the two largest newspaper coupon insert weeks of the year. You have to have a party and eat lots of party food when you have football watching parties.

So, on this opening Saturday of college football, as I plop what’s left of my ass down on the sofa, and hunker down for a day of marathon football watching on TV today (including watching my beloved Clemson Tigers as the final act tonight against Georgia GO TIGERS), it led to this –

For TV, life without football sucks.
It sells lots of food, beer and trucks.
With lots of competition
And ad repetition…
The networks rake in the big bucks!

A “Johnny Football” Limerick

One finally popped into my head. I am surprised that it took this long. Being in northwest Houston and only a stone’s throw from College Station, this part of the world is all JF, all the time 24/7. I may have been subconsciously holding back as one of my best buddies (and the source of all pro sport tickets) bleeds maroon. He listens to A&M women’s basketball on the radio – not kidding.

I am not going to philosophize about the NCAA and college football and basketball being professional sports pretending to be amateur sports or the value of a college scholarship. That goes on Ad nauseum in sports journalism(???) My only comment would be that I would like to take game day parking and concession CASH money from any D1 game to Vegas to stake my next trip. If I get a choice, Bama & A&M. That would cover every trip for the rest of my life.

How did the NCAA not see this train wreck rolling down the track? With social media, if Johnny Football passes gas, there’s a YouTube video shot with a cell phone of the ass on his pants expanding and contracting…and it is going viral.

And all this led to this:

The price for abusing fame?
Causing A&M some pseudo shame.
He did all they desired,
They told him all they required
Was he be able to sign his name.