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  1. gator

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    ONCE AGAIN IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR
    THOUGH THE REALITY SEEMS QUITE HARD
    AS THE GREEN AND SHINING LEAVES OF SUMMER
    FORM DRIFTS IN THE CORNERS OF OUR YARDS

    THIS NOW SEEMS TO BE THE TIME
    WHEN SUMMER'S HEAT AND PASSION SLIP AWAY
    WITH THE SUMMER SUN SETTING A LITTLE BIT EARLIER
    SHORTENING THESE EARLY AUTUMN DAYS

    THERE ARE SOME SAVING GRACES FOR THIS SEASON
    LIKE THE LEAVES' BRILLIANT COLORS BEFORE THEY FALL
    AND WHAT'S BECOME OUR FAVORITE PASTIME
    WATCHING AND PLAYING AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    MOST OF US WHO CALL OURSELVES FOOTBALL FANS
    FIND IT HARD TO WAIT FOR THE SEASON TO BEGIN
    AS WE WONDER, PLAN AND REALLY HOPE
    OUR FAVORITE TEAMS WILL DOMINATE ONCE AGAIN

    THE TEAMS THAT MOST OF US FOLLOW CLOSELY
    GREEN BAY'S PACKERS AND THE MINNESOTA VIKES
    LAST YEAR PLAYED LATE INTO THE POSTSEASON
    THOUGH THEIR FINAL SCORES WEREN'T ANYTHING TO LIKE

    THE VIKINGS ENTERED LAST FOOTBALL SEASON
    UNSURE OF JUST WHERE THEIR FUTURE WOULD LEAD
    FEELING LIKE THEY WERE NEAR A BREAKTHROUGH
    BUT KNOWING THEY CARRIED SOME SERIOUS NEEDS

    THE VIKES WERE IN NEED OF A BIG-TIME QUARTERBACK
    SO THE REACHED OUT FOR A FAMILIAR FACE AND NAME
    RECLAIMING THE GAME OF BRETT LORENZO FAVRE
    WHOSE PLAY AGAINST THE VIKINGS CONTRIBUTED TO HIS FAME

    THIS WAS THE SORT OF MOVE THAT CARRIES MUCH RISK
    AS THE QUESTION IS CAN HE STILL BRING HIS LEVEL OF PLAY
    BUT IN WHAT SHULDN'T HAVE REALLY BEEN A SURPRISE
    BRETT CAME ROLLING BACK EASILY ALL THE WAY

    IN FACT HE LOOKED AS GOOD AS HE HAD IN RECENT MEMORY
    LIKE HIS GAME HE GONE THROUGH A REBIRTH
    DESPITE THE DOUBTS SHOWN IN THE PRESEASON
    THERE COULD BE NO QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS WORTH

    BETWEEN THE REBIRTH OF BRETT'S GAME
    AND THE BEST DEFENSE THAT COACH CHILLY COULD DEVISE
    AS THE SEASON WORE ON MINNESOTA'S FANS
    STARTED SEARCHING FOR SUPER BOWL TRAVEL BUYS

    HOWEVER THEIR SEASON CAME TO A SUDDEN END
    AS HAS HAPPENED SO MANY TIMES BEFORE
    WHEN THE VIKES FACED THE SAINTS FOR A SUPER BOWL BERTH
    AND WOUND UP SHORT ON THE FINAL SCORE


    VIKINGS' FANS HAVE COMMENTED THEY THOUGHT THE SAINTS EXCEEDED
    THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE REGARDED AS “OK”
    BUT THEY STILL HAD A CHANCE UNTIL AN ERRANT PASS
    SIMPLY GAVE ANY CHANCE TO WIN AWAY


    NOW AS THE VIKINGS KICK OFF THIS YEAR'S SEASON
    THEIR FIRST OPPONENT TURNS OUT TO BE NEW ORLEANS
    AND WHILE FOR SOME REASON SOME THINK THE SAINTS ARE DOOMED
    THE RESULTS WILL HAVE TO REMAIN TO BE SEEN


    THE VIKES GO INTO THIS YEAR'S MEATGRINDER
    BEING PRETTY MUCH THE REINCARNATION OF LAST YEAR
    OTHER THAN A FEW CHANGES DUE TO INJURY
    WHICH ARENT SEEMING TO CAUSE THE COACHING STAFF MUCH FEAR.

    SIDNEY RICE HAD SURGERY ON A HIP
    AND WILL MISS A MONTH AND A HALF
    AND OF ALL THE UNUSUAL AILMENTS, PERCY'S SLEEP APNEA
    HAS GOT TO MAKE MOST PEOPLE WANT TO LAUGH.....

    THE GREEN BAY PACKERS ALSO PLAYED QUITE WELL
    LOOKING CLEARLY LIKE A FIRST-RATE CONTENDER
    THEY TOOK ARIZONA’S CARDINALS TO OVERTIME
    A FEAT THAT PROVED THEY WERE FAR FROM BEING PRETENDERS

    UNFORTUNATELY YOUNG AARON RODGERS SHOWED US
    THAT HE HAS LEARNED SOME CRISIS-MOVES FROM BRETT
    AS HIS PASS TURNED OUT TO BE A BIT OFF-LINE
    CAUSING ALL PACKER FANS TO BREAK INTO AN ICY SWEAT

    AND YES THE CARDINALS INTERCEPTED IT
    RUNNING EASILY INTO THE ARIZONA END ZONE
    ENDING GREEN BAY'S ATTEMPT TO ADVANCE IN THE PLAYOFFS
    AND LEAVING AARON RODGERS STANDING ALL ALONE

    IT WAS THE END OF A MOST PRODUCTIVE SEASON
    ONE WHERE PROBLEMS AND SHORTCOMINGS WERE OVERCOME BY THE PACK
    PROBLEMS LIKE AN OFENSIVE LINE THAT STRUGGLED EARLY
    AND WAS CAPABLE OF YIELDING FIFTY-ONE SACKS

    BY SEASON'S END HOWEVER THAT OFFENSIVE LINE HAD HEALED
    AS THE RUNNING GAME BECAME MOST EFFECTIVE AT LAST
    AND THE PASSING GAME WORKED LIKE A FINELY-TUNED MACHINE
    RIVALING THE PLAY OF A FAVRE-LED TEAM FROM SEASON'S PAST

    THE QUESTION THAT'S BEEN CARRIED OVER FROM LAST SEASON
    ISN'T TOO DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE CARRIED OVER EVERY YEAR
    CAN THE PACKERS CARRYOVER THE THINGS THAT WORKED
    WHILE MAKING THE THINGS THAT DIDN'T SIMPLY DISAPPEAR

    REALLY THERE ISN'T A LOT TO BE ABANDONED
    AS MOST THINGS WORKED OUT PRETTY WELL
    OR AT LEAST THAT IS THE WAY THAT IT LOOKED TO US
    SO FAR AS OUR VANTAGE POINT COULD TELL

    AARON RODGERS WILL STILL BE AT THE HELM
    DEMONSTRATING HIS RIGHT ARM AND HIS BRAIN
    AS THE SCORING PASSES HE FIRES DOWN THE FIELD
    FALL INTO THE ENDZONES LIKE SO MUCH SCOING RAIN

    RYAN GRANT SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO CARRY THE TEAM
    AS THE RUNNING GAME FILLS THE ROLE THAT'S NEEDED
    BECAUSE THE OFFENSIVE LINE GETS NOTHING BUT BETTER
    AND AT GAMES' END THEIR PLAY HAS CLEARLY SUCCEEDED

    THE PACKERS' DEFENSE LAST YEAR CAME TOGETHER
    AND WERE ABLE TO SHUT MANY OPPONENTS DOWN
    WITH SUPERIOR TALENT AND A WINNING GAME PLAN
    OTHER OFFENSES FOUND THEMSELVES BEING PUSHED AROUND



    AS THE TEAM PREPARES FOR THIS SEASON
    MANY EXPERTS IN THE PRESS AND ON TV
    ARE PREDICTING GREAT THINGS FOR THE BOYS
    -I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE

    THE GUYS WHO'RE WEARING GREEN AND GOLD
    HAVE SOME HUGE EXPECTATIONS TO LIVE UP TO
    AS LONG AS THEY DON'T LET THEIR EGOS GET IN THE WAY
    THERE MAY BE NO LIMIT TO THE THINGS THEY CAN DO...

    Carl "Gator" Nelson
    Packers 'verses' Vikings: A Poetic Perspective
    Packers Verses Vikings | Book of NFL game day football poems
     

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