While I’m not the biggest sports fan in the world, I did marry an awesome woman from Wisconsin. That means that I automatically married into a family of Green Bay Packer fans. The entire State of Wisconsin supports that NFL team with a religious zeal that is difficult for many outsiders to understand completely. It’s amazing.
Also amazing was last night’s football game against the Detroit Lions. At halftime, the Packers were down 17-0. Soon thereafter, they were down 20-0. But the final score of 27-23 showed the seemingly impossible — the Packers on the winning side. It was miraculous because of this last-second, “Hail Mary” pass by Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers to Rodgers for the WIN! #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/c2AkUXAzU3
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 4, 2015
Let’s write haiku this week about those kinds of mission impossible situations. It might be sports-related or something much more serious. In the end, it might have turned out well, or the effort might have crashed spectacularly in a blaze of glory. Describe that experience for us in one verse with five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables in the third line. Here’s what I wrote:
Seemed like a long shot —
but she liked me as much as
she liked the Packers.
6 thoughts on “Haiku Friday: Mission Impossible”
Oh, she liked you more than she ever liked the Packers! Mema
Lions won the game
Ticky-Tacky facemask call
They wuz just lucky
Someone who grew up in Wisconsin wrote:
No, not a facemask.
It doesn’t really matter —
touchdown is still good!
A member of Palmer wrote this:
Nice pass Rodgers, but
the end all, Immaculate
Reception it’s not!
My wife responded to my haiku with these words:
I’d say at least as
Much, since I still don’t know a
Down from a tight end.
Someone else wrote:
Rodgers is the man
This is what winning looks like
Browns fans are jealous