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Taijiquan108's Blog
Monday, 2 February 2004
MY PATRIOTS HAIKU CUP RUNNETH OVER

The art of the football haiku (or senryu, to be more precise), born in the fertile mind of Tuesday Morning Quarterback, Gregg Easterbrook.

The senryu muse visited me following the New England Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XXXVIII, arguably the most thrilling Super Bowl game ever.

The first two senryu attempt to describe Tom Brady. He's not just "poised," or any of the other mundane adjectives used to describe him; what Brady has pulled off time and time again is just eerie, man, practically venturing beyond the laws of the physical realm into, well, voodoo:

"Cool, calm, collected"
not enough to describe Tom
"Twilight Zone" Brady

If Montana was
magic, then Pats QB is
"Black Magic" Brady


In honor of Bill Belichick:

Coach Bill Belichick--
"Master"? "Mad Genius"? Nay,
I say "Sorcerer"


The next eight senryu are in honor of the unsung heroes of the Patriots -- practically the entire team, the most unified no-name squad to ever win an NFL championship:

Pats offensive line:
Motley crew forsakes glory
for the greater good

Russ Hochstein, loudly
panned by bigmouth Warren Sapp,
now has the last laugh

Big Mount Washington
huge yet often overlooked
key to Super Bowl

Tedy Bruschi, "too
little for linebacker," owns
two Super Bowl rings

Warrior Rodney
Harrison literally
gave right arm for ring

Linebacker Vrabel
threat on both sides of the ball--
Superman disguised

Mike Vrabel, LB:
Superman's well-kept secret
is finally out

Patriots jersey
hides insignia beneath:
Vrabel's "S" on chest


A tip of the hat to the Carolina Panthers and Jake Delhomme, who scared the living bejeezus out of me:

Cats sniper Delhomme--
not Manning, not McNair-- picks
apart Pats backfield

Plummer "era" over--
Delhomme more deserving of
"Jake the Snake" mantle


And finally, in honor of the Patriots' improbable
2003-2004 season:

I think that I shall
never see, a poem as...
Pats win S.B. twice?!?

Posted by taijiquan108 at 10:33 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 8 December 2005 12:19 PM EST

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