The Steelers let a close one slip from their grasp in overtime. And to add insult to injury, it happened against the hated Dallas Cowboys. That just adds insult to injury.
But despite the loss, we are still going to proceed with our weekly haiku contest.
Some of you may have noticed that the haiku contest has been on hiatus for the past 2 weeks. That’s because I was searching for a sponsor for the contest. Many of you put a lot of time and thought into your entries, and I wanted to reward you with more than just bragging rights. Moreover, with the Christmas holiday approaching, the prize will make a great gift for the winner.
I’d like to thank our new sponsors for their support of Steeler Nation and this blog. They’ve really stepped up in a much bigger way than even I expected. Suffice it to say that I am VERY HAPPY with the prize that they’ve offered. In fact, it’s such a high quality item that I strongly suggest that every member of Steeler Nation add one to their kitchen.
So what is this great prize that I’ve been describing? Well, how would you like to own a new NFL Crock-Pot ® slow cooker? The Crock-Pot ® slow cooker comes boldly imprinted with the Steelers logo. That’s right, it’s a Steelers Crock-Pot ® slow cooker! How cool is that? Every Steelers fan needs to have one of these!
NFL Crock-Pot ® slow cooker
So how do you win this great prize? The contest rules are simple. You must summarize the Steelers-Cowboys game in a haiku. A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that contains only 3 lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7 syllables, and the third line has 5 syllables. Typically, haiku do not rhyme.
Please note, the emphasis is on syllables, not words. Remember, 5/7/5.
I start the competition by offering a haiku of my own. Then you readers write a haiku of your own to try to beat mine. On Thursday I will announce this week’s contest winner. But remember, your haiku has to be better than mine. If none of your entries are better than mine, then I can declare myself this week’s winner and keep that really cool prize. But I know that you all want a new NFL Crock-Pot ® slow cooker just as badly as I do. So let’s have some really good entries this week.
Here’s my entry:
Black and Gold fans owned
Dallas Cowboys’ stadium
But team loses game
Okay readers, it’s your turn. Lets see who can come up with the best haiku about the Steelers-Cowboys game. Your haiku must be about the game, or any other interesting topics that are directly related to the game (e.g. the historic rivalry, Steeler Nation taking over Cowboys stadium, the overtime loss, etc). You may enter the contest as many times as you like.
Any entries that do not follow the 5/7/5 format will be automatically disqualified, so remember to count your syllables.
Are you ready for some haiku?!!