This is so odd. I drafted this already. I'm pretty sure I even posted it. Two days ago. But it's gone. Not there. So . . . take II:
It's the regular season Hail Mary Haiku finale!
Feel free to mix it up a bit this week with Saturday being Senior Day and all. Take multiple stabs or devote one to each special senior. Whatever. Same rules, though: speed and desperation over clarity and consideration. Dang, I used better words in the first draft.
Anyway, here's the concept for new players who want to get in the game: You're behind by a touchdown or more at midfield. Only one second remains on the clock, and you have to heave the ball into a mass of players in the end zone and hope that one of your guys comes down with it. Oh, and bonus points for actually observing the traditional 5-7-5 format for haikus. Free form haikus are allowed, though. This is, after all, a desperation play.
I'll post the entries and, depending on the number of entries, open up the voting through the poll box on the right sidebar for all or the best entries on Friday morning. Voting will continue through game day, and the winner will be posted Sunday. Maybe Monday.
Enter yours below, and pass the invitation to enter along to others. I'll post mine below later.
Thanks to Smitty, who took the initiative and posted his entry in another post, which cued me into the fact that the first post is . . . gone.