Although I admire poetry, I myself am not much of a poet. Two years ago, in an effort to change this, I decided to do a short poetry challenge. For one week, I wrote a daily poem and the results were . . . well, not what I expected. I didn’t expect to write anything earth-shattering. I also didn’t expect that I’d just end up writing haikus about how much I hated my fantasy football team . . . but that’s exactly what I did:
Hate the Patriots
Julian Edelman sucks
It’s all your fault, man
I never claimed they were good haikus.
I thought it’d be fun to bring back these fantasy football poems as a regular feature on this blog. I came up with this idea last weekend when I lost both of my fantasy match ups and I was feeling particularly resentful. However, this week, both of my teams showed up in a pretty amazing way. I not only won both of my match ups, but I won both of them by at least a 35 point margin. I like to think that the players could feel my anger and it made them play better.
The only downside to winning both of my match ups (have I mentioned yet that I won both match ups? Because I did) is that I am not currently filled with rage at my teams, leaving me no choice but to write a more positive haiku:
As soon as I shout
That my team is terrible
I finally win
I’ll try harder next week.
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