Everyone knows that I hate talking about Steelers losses. And losses that eliminate the Steelers from playoff contention are the worst of all. So I’m not going to bother recapping the debacle that happened yesterday.
But what I am going to do is proceed with our weekly haiku contest.
We have a sponsor who has donated some really great prizes, and I want to make sure that some lucky members of Steeler Nation receive all of them, despite what the Steelers did on the field. Perhaps winning this week’s prize will make the loss a little less painful for one lucky member of Steeler Nation.
Just like last week, our prize this week is 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! Every Steelers fan needs to have one of these in their kitchen.
Jim won one last week, so in fairness to other fans, he’s not eligible to win this week (although he can still submit a contest entry).
So how do you win this great prize? The contest rules are simple. You must summarize the Steelers-Bengals 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:
Will give Steelers time to heal
No playoffs this year
Okay readers, it’s your turn. Lets see who can come up with the best haiku about the Steelers-Bengals game. Your haiku must be about the game, or any other interesting topics that are directly related to the game (e.g. the division rivalry, the playoff elimination, the offense’s struggles, 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?!!