NFL Kickoff Poem: "The Night Before Kickoff"

Tony TuckerCorrespondent ISeptember 12, 2009

SAN DIEGO - DECEMBER 24:  Santa Claus walks on the sidelines during the San Diego Chargers NFL game against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium December 24, 2007 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

'Twas the night before kickoff, in every fans house,

Not a fan was sleeping, just ask their spouse;


The jersey's were hung by the flat screen with care,

In hopes that their team would win the afair;


The players were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of touchdowns danced in their heads;


The wifey asleep, my computer in lap,

Forgot to set my fantasy team, oh what the crap;


On the NFL network was the injury chatter,

I sprang to my feet to see what's the matter;


I gave the volume an extra push,

What do ya know, another injury to Bush;


Lights turned off so the TV a glow,

Did i forget the beer? Damn it, oh no!;


When what to my wondering eyes should appear,

Drug store commercials with sales on beer;


Friends, pizza, and wings, what a day,

Except for the times Favre gives the ball away;


As I close my eyes to fall asleep,

tears of joy, i start to weep;


Last thing I look at is the ESPN ticker,

Bad news about my team started to flicker;


What! With only ten hours to go,

My team didn't sell enough tickets, BLACK OUT, that blows!


No fan should have to miss a game because the team doesn't sell enough tickets. In the words of Hank Williams Jr. "Are you ready for some football"?