Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My apologies to Will...

Friends, Romans, fooball fans, lend me your ears:
We come to bury Urban, not to praise him.
The evil that Gators do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Urban. The noble Bob
Hath told you Urban is ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Urban answered it.
(Here, under leave of Bob and the team –
For Bob is an honorable man;
So are all Sooners, all honorable men )–
Come I to speak in Urban's impending doom.
He is an SEC coach, faithful, but just another Gator to me:
But Bob says he is ambitious;
And Bob is an honorable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Norman,
Whose ransoms did the O-Club donors fill:
Did this in Urban seem ambitious?
When that Mack Brown had cried, Urban hath wept.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Bob says he is ambitious;
And Bob is an honorable man.
You all did see that on the Big 12 Championship Game
He hath been four times presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did four times refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Bob says he is ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honorable man.
I speak not to disprove what Bob spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
Y'all love Urban, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then to mourn for him and his Gators?
O judgment! Thou art fled to brutish Longhorns,
And ESPN analysts have lost their reason! Bear with me;
My heart is in the Schooner there with Bob,
And I must pause till it come back to me,
In the form of a Crystalline Ball.



Doc said...

I think the bard would be proud! Well done.

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

really? Did y'all hear THAT!? That's comin' from a English/Lit prof at The Citadel!

C'mon Doc...give us a little,


Doc said...

Just noticed this when I quoted over at my place: did you mean to say "fooball fans"? :-)

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

well...i realize that counterfeiting "football fans" for 'countrymen', may be cutting the swath a bit wide but...

Doc said...

So you meant "football"? Right? Count them letters son. >-) Show us the T's, Vanna.

(Feel free to delete this drivel when we've finished here. I don't mean to be a pedantic SOB, really. Just trying to be helpful. Sweetness and light, baby, sweetness and light.)

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

Dude...i would not could not delete that there, i would not could not that i swear.

Since i myself am in the Fraternal Order of Spelling Police (FOPS), i recieve my demerit and am disgraced.

Thankyou, now i must leave it unchanged as an example for present and future generations

Buck said...

LOL on ALL the previous! Speaking as a not-well-closeted (at ALL) pedant, of course.

Ya know... I ain't got a dog in this fight. You also might recall from previous football posts of my own that I take a dim view of ALL Florida teams... and have done so for many years.

That said, you also know I look upon Sooner fans with a decidedly jaundiced eye (present company excepted, of course), based on some very bad experiences with same during my 2.5 year sojourn in OKC.

So MY bottom line is "Who do I dislike MORE?" No answer, as yet. ;-)