Countdown to Football: The Haiku Challenge
Today is Monday, July 14, but more importantly, there are six days until Redskins training camp begins.
Before we get to today's contest, two programming notes:
1. I've gotten a few complaints about not posting on Saturday and Sunday, even though I clearly said there would be ten straight days of contests. I have no excuses, except to say that I make false promises all the time. I'll make a great parent someday.
2. The Name That Zorn contest produced some excellent nickname possibilities. I was narrowing them down when I saw this comment:
JDP: It must be Zornstar. There is no contest since Cooley has endorsed the name and the Mottrams came up with it. Zornstar, the rest of this is nonsense.
And then, even worse, this one:
Dan Steinberg: While I've never met JDP and even ignore his emails on occasion, I've got to agree with him on this one. It's well nigh impossible to top Zorn Star.
Let's face the facts: Zorn Star is good. Perhaps better than anything we could collectively come up with. But you know what? There are plenty of blogs better than this one, and I'm still here (for now). So in the spirit of mediocrity, I hereby pronounce the Name That Zorn contest NOT OVER. Plus, there aren't any rules against having two nicknames. Just ask P Diddy (the rapper, not the Redskins Insider personality).
Here are the finalists. Please do vote:
After you vote, check out today's contest, after the jump:
According to Wikipedia, otherwise known as one of journalism's biggest no-nos, a proper American haiku is comprised of three lines, the first with five syllables, the second with seven and the third with five.
Using those guidelines, your challenge today is to write an "Ode to Sunday" haiku in honor of the greatest day of the week during football season.
Here's an example of a Redskins haiku I found by googling "football haiku" (I thought this idea was creative, but perhaps not):
Tom Cruise at QB
team trains at Six Flags. Redskins
branded toothpaste next?
The winner gets a guest column, or nothing, which he or she may very well prefer.
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