Sunday, December 28, 2008

Proposed Tribute to OU

I hear that Piper and Bou have a little wager in the works. Because Bou will be way too busy with her marathon to prepare a decent "Ode to OU", I offer (as a courtesy to her) the following (with my apologies to Lord Tennyson):



The Charge of the Florida Gators

Half a yard, half a yard,
Half a yard and punt,
All at the bowl of Death
Fell the SEC Wonders.
Back to the Everglade!
Charge for the bus - dismayed:
Back from the bowl of Death
Come the SEC Wonders.

"Back to the Everglade!"
Was e'er a game so misplayed?
Not tho' the players knew
BCS blundered:
Gators not to make reply,
Gators not to reason why,
Gators but to do and die:
Into the bowl of Death
Fell the SEC Wonders.

Sooners to right of them,
Sooners to left of them,
Sooners in front of them
BCS blundered;
Sooners rang the dinner bell,
Gators they just tripped and fell,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Fell the SEC Wonders.

Flushing more than Bou could bear,
Flushing as she cursed the air,
Skewering all her hopes and prayers,
Charming the Sooner fans
BCS blundered:
Plunging in, the Gators croaked
Right thro' the Sooners broke;
Passin' and Rushin'
Ball fumbled, what a joke --
Sacked and plundered.
Then they rode home, but not
Not the SEC Wonders.

Sooners to right of them,
Sooners to left of them,
Sooners behind them
BCS blundered:
Sooners rang the dinner bell,
Gators they just tripped and fell,
They had left such a smell
Came thro' the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of the SEC Wonders.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All those SEC Wonders.
Back to the Everglade!
Charged for the bus - dismayed:
So the BCS blunders.

8 comments:

Bou said...

ROFLMAO! Holy crap, that is GREAT!

I bow to you. I cannot even imagine being so creative.

Good grief.

I so want the Gators to win...

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

Beautifully said...i'm certain Al would be proud.

Wherewithal i would add..."They had left such a smell" you just HAD to throw that one in din't ya.

Buck said...

Well done, Bob!

Hula Doula said...

Kuddos Bob.

Bob said...

Hula--
Thanks.

Buck--
Glad you liked it.

Piper--
The "smell" just came upon me.

Bou--
Actually, for your sake I hope the Gators win, but...

I should apologize for horning in on this little wager, but when I saw the terms of the bet, the Charge of the Light Brigade immediately came to mind -- and I had Tennyson's opus butchered and hung up before it occurred to me that the proper etiquette would have to email it to you first.

joyce said...

I think you could write the same thang for the Dallas cowboys. Just sayin'

Bob said...

Too true, Dallas really did stink up that game there in Philly.

JDP said...

Happy New Year!

JDP