Saturday, January 23, 2010

GAME DAY: T-Bay Lightning. (In Verse)

Tonight the Thrashers bring their comic play
To a place of sand and concrete, palm trees,
Old people, and manatees: Tampa Bay.
As fans we implore our Thrashers: win, please.

Slava Kozlov is a scratch, benched healthy;
Kamal says Popovic is still out, too.
But in talent the Thrashers are wealthy,
And lately Slava's played like an old shoe.

If the Lightning win this bout of hockey,
They will pass the Thrash in the playoff race.
If no Thrasher is a good puck jockey,
We shall eat hobnail boots, shame on our face.

These two teams have a history of hate;
O Thrashers, teach the Lightning how to skate.


j_barty_party said...

Very clever use of meter and rhyme!

What the hell are hobnail boots?

Any changes for tonite? I'll send you a message in the phone.

Go Thrash! Don't lose by three.

Mortimer Peacock said...

No changes that I know of. I will await your message while watching this comical Premiership football on the teevee.

Mutton Sourdough said...

Noooiiiiiiiice! Hopefully the Thrashers' play tonight will rival that little gem, Morty.

GoPuckYourself said...

Todd White as your go-to guy in the 5th round of a shootout instead of Evander Kane?

That's amazing.

Jay said...

GPY- EXACTLY. When is Anderson going to take the diaper off of Kane and let him use his talents?!?!? A shootout is a skill competition. So you put out Todd White? WTF? I'm getting sick of sticking with the veteran bullshit. Benching Kozlov was a start but it needs to go farther. I want Kane on the Powerplay. It's time.

Mortimer Peacock said...

Indeed. Kane, as usual, kept up all kinds of pressure during the game and at one point had that great scoring chance; surely that should earn him PP and shootout time?

This is getting exhausting. In season past I'd feel depressed about all the Thrashers' losing; these days I just feel "um, yeah."

GoPuckYourself said...

Yeah, I only chose to watch the game last night because the US-El Salvador match got out of hand relatively early (Thank you, 17th minute red card!)...and in hindsight, it was a complete and total waste of my time.

I feel like a masochist watching this team right now. I know it's gonna hurt, but I just can't help myself.

GoPuckYourself said...

erm...make that Honduras instead of El Salvador