Sep 7,2011

My Third Annual Draft Poem

For the past two years, I’ve set my EverTrue draft to rhyme. It’s been such a popular feature of the blog that I’ve decided to make it a yearly tradition. Here are this year’s results. Enjoy!

‘Twas the Sunday before football was set to begin
Did I really need to drink that last glass of Zin?
These fools on the East Coast are three hours ahead
It’s crazy early here and I’m nearly brain dead.

Enough, no excuses, let’s get this draft goin’
I log into to Yahoo! and see my friends broin’.
The excitement is high and we’re happy to be back
Of cheat sheets and trash talking there isn’t a lack.

Much to my surprise, for the first time in years
I get the number one pick, while everyone sneers.
Confident and sure, I roll with “All Day”
Here’s hoping his o-line keeps defenders at bay.

The snake takes forever, but finally returns
I decide on VJax, despite my concerns.
My plan was to wait on QB ’til round five,
But Peyton‘s elite, regardless of neck jive.

Ok, thinking back, that wasn’t the best choice,
So I move on Hightower, who’s been lookin’ noice.
Now it’s time to add yet another receiver
I bring over Manningham cuz I’m a believer.

Moving into round six and the pickins are thin,
Fingers crossed, Julio Jones will help my team win.
Each week, in this league, we start three wide outs,
Here’s to hopin’ Evans learned the Ravens new routes.

I’m feeling OK, but can’t quite relax,
So I add Tate and Starks to beef up my backs.
Word outta South Beach is that they’ll run less,
I have faith in Sparano and roll with D. Bess.

Heading into the eleventh and I need me an end
Man, drafting them late has become such a trend.
I really like Kendricks and his hands have been hot,
Guess he’s my starter whether he’s ready or not.

Patiently waiting with my back-ups in cue,
It comes down to Sanchez or Henne, oh poo.
Not sold on the Phins, I opt for a Jet
Though this roster spot is far from set.

One thing’s for sure and that’s my love of Chi-city,
So when adding the Bears, I get kinda giddy.
Reviewing my team with one flyer to spare
The spot goes to Brown with nary a care.

Phew, I made it, we’re almost done here
Time to let out a sigh, and open a beer.
With a giggle and a smirk, I make my last pick.
Oh, Seabass, how you make my heart tick.

League: EverTrue
Team: Soldier for Ditka
Stats: 12 team standard Yahoo! scoring league, 15 round snake draft

Starters (for now):
QB – Mark Sanchez (NYJ)
WR – Vincent Jackson (SD)
WR – Mario Manningham (NYG)
WR – Julio Jones (ATL)
RB – Adrian Peterson (MIN)
RB – Tim Hightower (WAS)
TE – Lance Kendricks (STL)
K – Sebastian Janikowski (OAK)
DEF – Chicago (CHI)

Back-up Players (for now):
QB – Peyton Manning (IND)
WR – Davone Bess (MIA)
WR – Lee Evans (BAL)
WR – Antonio Brown (PIT)
RB – James Starks (GB)
RB – Ben Tate (HOU)