|Silliman on Sports
By Stan Silliman
Late Season Sports Limericks
Lots of people have asked me (okay, make that one person, my friend, Hal Fast) why there weren’t more sports stories done in limerick form.
I thought about it for a moment, then answered rhetorically “Because that would be… er… uh… stupid?”
Then I considered it longer and asked why not? It can’t be any dumber than something else I might write, plus the year end stories are begging to be limericked. Tiger Woods even walked by, not smiling, but somehow I read his face and his face said “Please put me in a limerick.” It was much the same with Ndamukong Suh, not that he wanted to be in a limerick, just that he was also not smiling.
Tiger Woods won his first tournament since his 2009 sex scandal. That’s limerick worthy, isn’t it?
There was once a great golfer
Whose game had fallen off in a valley
He got a new swing
And had quite a few flings
Now, his career
is starting to rally.
There was a footballer named Suh
His opponents end up black… and blue
He’s been called a face stomper
A ferocious bit chomper
The backs who survive him… are few.
Chris Paul wants to be a Hornet no more
But no team wants to give up the store
Not the Lakers, the Nets, nor the Clips
“Come on down but we haven’t the chips.
You stuck in N’awlins, where your welcome is wore.”
The Kris and Kim
marriage was highly touted, short-lived,
and tabloid driven.
They say that NBA marriages never last
But this sets the record for fast
Before the presents were open
Kim and Kris were not copin’
Happy days, wedding bells… in the past.
The Pac-12 will prepare for Coach Leach
Wide open, spread offenses he’ll teach
Unceremoniously fired from Tech
He gave them swashbuckling heck
Now, aaarrrrgubly, a fast-paced Cougar offense, he’ll preach.
There now is a Bronco named Tebow
Who prays to his Lord on his elbow
A position called Tebowing
Beseech the All-Knowing
Without any help from the creatures below.
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