Monday, November 21, 2005

Brown University Bears

Congratulations oh Brunos
For who knows
The next time that you will wear the crown of Ivy
That has alluded you for so long
If I could, I'd write a song
About your heroics on the field
And the way you've played your season with zeal.
Harvard dealt you a loss in the second game of the season,
And those Brown faithful who left your side should be tried for treason.
But even the brutes from Cambridge now fully know,
That it's the Brown Bears who carry the Ivy League trophy in tow.
The Tigers of Princeton were formidable indeed,
But even with 28 points by the orange, the Brunos didn't concede.
For a 3 point victory is a win either way,
Especially in the NCAA.
The Cornell gridders mustered 24,
And against a normal team, that would have been a high enough score,
But the '05 Brown Bears are no normal team,
And after the Brunos scored 38, Cornell was sent back to Ithaca to steam.
The Quakers of Penn gave all they could muster,
Blowing in from west Philly full of pomp and bluster,
But 20 points was no match for Brown's 34
And the Bears quickly showed the blue and red, what Princeton and Cornell had learned the weeks before.
Boola, boola and Eli were yelled,
But Brown's running game, the boys in blue could not quell,
For though Yale scored 3 tds,
At the end of the game, they were merely on their knees
As Brown danced away with another in a string of victories.
The next opponent was Dartmouth, the men in green
Tough, strong, and keen
But still their efforts were futile though the game was tight
And yet another double digit victory brought Brown closer to the limelight.
With a Rhodes candidate running the ball, and the media swarming,
With the attention of the fans of Providence warming,
With a 5-1 conference record, and Brown's bandwagon filling,
The Brunos travelled to NY ready and willing.
The Columbia Lions hosted the game,
Then 52 points later, the Brown Bears were thrust inexorably into immortal fame.
With a 31 point victory well in hand,
And praise coming from all over the land,
Brown Bears, you stand alone,
From your rightfully lofty perch on the Ivy League throne.

- Joseph S. Carlos

This poem is dedicated to my brother Jordan (Brown '01) and my sister Marjon (Brown '05).

I'm Joe and that's how I see it.


At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 2:09:00 PM , Anonymous T said...

Great poem...

On the Men of the Year Awards, when are you going to get to those, the year 2005 is almost up, you konw?

At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 4:36:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did it work when they got it updated? Cash Advance

At Tuesday, November 22, 2005 5:13:00 PM , Blogger armchair soulbrotha said...

that's a kewl poem. hate to be a bugger, but for future reference, we at penn have our stomping grounds in west illy. peace,


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