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Steelers vs. Browns haiku contest

October 18, 2009 By: Admin Category: Haiku contests

Well the Steelers beat the Browns (again).  No big surprise there.  Now it’s time for this week’s haiku contest.

Each week (okay, maybe not EACH week) we hold a haiku contest.  The contest rules are simple.  You must summarize the Steelers-Browns 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.

Last week I did not hold a haiku contest.   However, with the Steelers’ impressive win over the Browns, there are lots of storylines to capture in a haiku.  Troy Polamalu’s return, Big Ben’s big game, 2 hundred yard receivers, fumbles galore, losses by AFC North opponents, and the Steelers tie for 1st place in the AFC North are just a few of the thoughts that I expect to be reflected in this week’s entries.

Ouch!  My knee!

Ouch! My knee!

Here is my haiku for this week. 

The return of Troy
400 yards for Big Ben
1st place here we come

Okay readers, your turn.  Lets see who can come up with the best haiku about the Steelers-Browns game.  Are you ready for some haiku?!!


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7 Comments to “Steelers vs. Browns haiku contest”

  1. Steeler vs. Browns haiku:

    Big Ben made the first.
    Lesson in geometry
    Theirs from the 14


  2. Autumn sun shines on
    Old leaves, new coaches, fumbles,
    Roethlisberger’s arm.

  3. donald,

    lets talk about something more disturbing to me than our season so far.

    What is up with the team and its off the field problems and run-ins with the police! Seems to me that since Cowher left there has been quite an uptick in its frequency (Holmes, Ben, Reed (twice now), sspathe). Is Tomlin not as demanding on the side of image and discipline?

    Reed needs to be punished by the league and then by the Steelers. and then we need to let him go and find another kicker this next off season!

    One thing I love about the Steelers is you hardly ever hear of this crazy off the field mess you do with other problem teams. And now we are joining the club.


    Take care of business. I don’t care who it is. If Ben were to be guilty he would need to go as well.

    Man, these guys in the nfl and other pro sports need to grow up! Maybe owners need to cut their pay by 90% on every team and give them something to drink about.

  4. a delicious treat,
    the steelers munch on brownies,
    taste first place again

  5. Tony,
    Steelers have always gotten into trouble. It was just kept quiet. But in this era of intense media scrutiny, it is getting harder and harder to do so.

    Ben could very well be innocent. He has admitted to having sex with the woman. But he claims that it was consensual. Frankly, if you’ve seen the picture of the woman, you’d know that Ben needs to have his head examined. She is hideous.

    But the bottom line is that these are grown men. Nobody can stop them from doing what they want to do. Just like college coaches can’t stop their players from getting in trouble. The coach can’t be with the players 24/7. It’s just not possible.

  6. reed still has issues that are not good for team image. attitude for one.

    Hate to see a great kicker go but it think it would be good to see tomlin make an example of someone like cowher did worley

  7. eric smith says:

    Steelers vs. Browns haiku:



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