NFL … Not For Long

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.

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