Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Japanese Poem by Yosa Buson For the 2014 AFC Championship Game Between the New England Patriots and the Denver Colts

Are you all ready for a great game of football? A match-up between two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game?

My bus and bar book for the week is Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle. It contains a Japanese poem by Yosa Buson, one that presciently describes today' AFC and NFC championship contests:

As the spring rains fall, soaking in them, on the roof, is a child's rag ball.

I am still trying to decipher its meaning(s).

The AFC Championship game will be close...too close for my comfort. My prediction? The team who has the ball last will be victorious.

If my beloved New England Patriots win I will eat a celebratory dinner.
If my beloved New England Patriots lose I will eat a dinner in honor of their struggle.

What teams do you think will win today and make an appearance in the Superbowl?

Denver is it. Now we wait for the other half of the equation.


kokanee said...

I hate to be a downer and I'm by no means innocent either as I've followed every sport at one time or another but we should be playing sports and not watching them.

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chauncey devega said...

Do you just want to rub it in :)