Just A Game

They swaggered in orange oozing
An air of dismissive nonchalance
A dose of blue bluster
And a few parts valid vanity

But the cruel relentless avalanche
Dropped smothering heaps (in threes)
And a complete breakdown swirled
Into a blow-out of flooding tears

They’ll be labeled overconfident
As the obituaries are drafted
For discounting the nervy upstart
Who (with nothing to lose)
Played with merciless abandon
Trouncing the brash senseless


My favorite unrequited sports redemption story
A second (or third) chance unfolding on my TV
My beloved charismatic bombastically handsome
Dreadlocked quarterback unexpectedly appears
In orange and white with hopes of reclaiming
Reputation while stealing a win from my Birds
While drowning in the tumult of actual politics
I missed his trip from politics to rock & roll
I root for a dreamy successful orange rebirth
I need an all American mid-western come back
Feel free to start the renaissance next week