Thoughts On A Valentine’s Day
Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day Today. I was so confabulated by the outcome of the Super Bowl that I almost forgot to write a poem for Vanessa. Thank goodness I salvaged that one.
Now, some other thoughts. I like football. What’s not to like. Back in the 70’s I became a diehard Oakland Raiders fan. Pride and Poise, Commitment to Excellence… all that stuff. I had season tickets and saw so many of those now legendary games in person. When the Raiders went to LA it was never the same for me again. That’s just how it was. Now before this year I was never a Bengals fan. Just wasn’t. However, Joe Burrow graduated Athens High School where our daughter goes so we followed him to LSU (so much for Ohio State) and kind of got to know him as a hometown hero. Southeast Ohio where we have lived for almost the last thirty years is a depressed area as so much of Appalachia is. What Joe did and continues to do for our hometown area is really important stuff. I wish the Bengals had won the Big Game but just getting to the Super Bowl eliminates the disgrace factor in my opinion. Now I’m sure Joe and the rest of his great team have many more dogs in this fight than I do but I must say, he will continue to be a hero to me and I will continue to follow and support his adventures in life! Athens County will always be grateful to you Joe! Thanks.
PS Happy Valentine’s Day!