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Poetry invades the huddle Peyton Manning shows

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It's, perhaps, the poetry of motion that fans see on Sunday during the Fall and Winter of our extreme self-contentedness. I can't help but see the blended poetry of emotion, though, because it carries over so much into our--each of our's--lives.

Take the innocence of the audible that quarterbacks use as a way of changing a play or maybe just clarifying a play. There are so many possibilities for these confusing and poetic sports-speak moments.

But you know, travelers, you know

there's more fluff than tuff

in the desert wind we caress:

like an exhausted weather God

Thank you God, you don't mind the Sandy

or the big rough-tough man hands

we fondle you with

On our day of Supers...

many men of Super

In a great Bowl of Supers:

A Super Bowl

But it is a speak-easy experience to us the fans because we can no more separate the voice of the energy-filled quarterback from our world-- though it's an admittedly cryptic rush of words-- than we can separate the score on the scoreboard from the game we're watching.

We can only wonder what he implied. He did, though, without a doubt imply something: something very significant. The stakes are high you could say.

So, then we have the Omaha steaks which are "implied" into a special significance through the mere, perhaps innocent, audible of an NFL quarterback. He's not just any NFL quarterback though. And did he really inspire an over/under number in Las Vegas? That's what has been asserted.

The poetry of motion has been elevated into our lives in a way that a child of the 1930s or 40s never could have believed. We've become so literate that we expect the face of our stars to be significant: they have become significant just like we expected.

Perhaps Peyton Manning will do a solid for kids and a REAL big solid for teachers by doing an audible in a poetic verse. The significance couldn't be underestimated. I think I have an idea what he could say to convince those few determined stragglers in second grade class rooms that this is serious.

Your future depends on it.

Maybe just a haiku in that ten seconds that the quarterbacks have to call a play.

An Omaha haiku is not far away.



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