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  1. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The Ravens
    With apologies to Edgar Allen Poe
    EA Poe... It's in the game!

    Once upon a Sunday dreary, while I shouted drunk and beery,
    Over many a quaint and curious replay of 2000 lore,
    While I grant, without reduction, the value of Ray-Ray’s Obstruction,
    They’re not Jet-like in their suction, but deduction tells you, that was before.
    ‘They’re a D,' I muttered, `Their QB can’t score -
    Only defense, nothing more.'

    Ah, distinctly I remember after 20-9’s December,
    How January made my member shrink and shrivel to the core.
    Eagerly I wished the morrow, that playoff game set in Foxboro
    In the books, and causing sorrow - sorrow we just couldn’t score
    For the harried QB Brady whom the gods that day deplored -
    Redeemed today for evermore.

    May a sick and certain hurtin’ be put upon the purple curtain
    Thrill us - fill us with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of Joe Flacco, Time-outs are needing
    `'Tis some visitor receding slowly to Foxboro’s floor -
    Some hated visitor receding to Foxboro’s floor; -
    This Flacco is, and nothing more,'

    For in ’12 our rush grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
    `Sir,' said they, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
    But the fact is that while two-gapping, too gently often we came rapping,
    And so faintly we came tapping, tapping at an O-line’s door,
    That they scarce were sure they heard us' - here Carter opened wide the door; -
    ‘But this is now, that was before.’

    Deep into that defense peering, Flacco stood there wondering, fearing,
    Belichick’s scheming schemes no quarterback had yet seen before;
    But the other Ray was badly broken, and the Patriots gave no token,
    And the only word there spoken in Flacco’s helmet radio, `fourth and four!'
    This was whispered, and Flacco echo’d back the last word, `…four?'
    Merely punt and nothing more.

    Back to Brady, the game returning, 2010 within him burning,
    Soon the Ravens heard Foxboro stirring somewhat louder than before.
    `Surely,' said Tom, `surely that is something at my blind side;
    Let me sidestep (kiss my hind side), and this defense now explore -
    Let the crowd be still a moment while this defense I explore; -
    'Tis Ed Reed and nothing more!'

    Open here he found Wes Welker, who, like Manson, helter-skelter,
    carved up the stately Ravens of the hated days of yore.
    Not the least hesitation made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
    But, with mien forsaking “maybe, ” found the end-zone of Baltimore -
    Perched upon the Ravens’ end-zone, just another Patriots score -
    As we carved up Baltimore.

    Then these ebony birds beguiling, took the ball back, never smiling,
    But a grave and stern decorum was the countenance they wore,
    `Though thy decal be confusing, thou,' I said, `art sure amusing.
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering in from Baltimore -
    Tell me when thy lordly game will be like Year 2000 lore!'
    Quoth the Ravens, `Nevermore.'

    At length I’d write, like Poe’s original -- of the Bronco round divisional,
    Or a rhyme or two provisional, about Gronkowski’s record scores,
    Or rhapsodize about young Ninkovich, or say that Kinkos
    Copies less than the stinkos on the coaching staff of Baltimore –
    But the game approaches; can Baltimore their dreams restore?
    Quoth the Ravens, ‘Nevermore.’
     
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    Snarf Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Awesome.

    GO PATS!!!
     
  3. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

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    So were you, too, a resident of The Lawn?
     
  4. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Nah, William & Mary ("The Lawn" is a UVA thing if I remember correctly?)
     
  5. Lockdown06

    Lockdown06 On the Game Day Roster

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    that was just awesome
     
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    Very well played.. if you got it, flaunt it.
     
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