A sonnet for my overqualified Ivy League Uncle.
NFL … Not For Long
Rooney made a rule. It’s tired and broke.
Vacant offices, packed benches and stands.
This issue unknown to average fans.
Seven black coaches fired. None were hired.
Six GM interviews, none transpired.
Strong enough to run the ball, missing in
front office halls, stuck and drugged up to play,
with few opportunities after game day.
1961 to desegregate
the Redskins took action from JFK
12% of the population is
80% percent of the game. No doubt
Fritz and Bobby now proud and enraged.
The rule is serving no purpose today.