Turkey Bowl


1986.

Stop and go fly down the sideline
stumbles out of bounds

Tight end bump and run
curls into zone coverage

Ten o'clock slant corner
wide open

1987.

flushed out of the pocket
in slow motion sidestepping
parallel an imaginary
unmarked scrimmage line

suddenly bootleg
past diving cumbersome lineman
too slow to contain the corner

juking undersized linebacker
of equal weight

into the secondary
lowering shoulder.

1988.

Rooted,
he stood ground and fell back,
deflated whoopie cushion
burst of air.

1989.

man-to-man on the wideout
ball in air
Stellar Mo Dee
veers away
ballhawking the intended reciever
over the middle
a tackle eligible bullet pass
right through the hands
deflects off his nose
downfield
back to the undefended wideout
two strides from the endzone.

1990.

Fazed,
two hundred sixty pound
Edmund Chan
queried, "Ow, what
the hell did I hit?"

"That was my head, bubba,"
answered one hundred
ninety nine pound
Willie Moy.

1991.

See Lemonhead
go down.

1992.

hobbled Joe
Theismann
returns
Whirlybird offense
everyone goes
deep, bombs away
by the Subaru
riddled matador
defense.