College Football Saturdays
Gradually, baseball season winds down
and a different kind of excitement arrives with autumn.
Having been through many seasons and many years,
old warriors can find a unique
and irreplaceable joy at this time.
Inevitably, new developments and trends come along-
with drama, motion, and cheers-accompanied by the
sound of marching bands,
as well as acrobatic super excited cheerleaders.
The onward rush of progress is mixed with tradition and familiar spectacle.
Amidst the competition and struggle,
the tense urgency of these contests,
there’s a real element of optimism.
The immediacy of the game compels our interest.
If only for a few hours, the daily grind of ordinary difficulties
dissolves into insignificance.
Economic woes, even world crises becme much less important
when Saturday’s football game grabs our attention.
Though it may appear to be pointlessly simple
and primitive for these (advanced technological) times,
collectively we’ve made it matter.
With deep emotion, tens of thousands on a Saturday
revel and shout and sing praise of skillful deeds
we’d just rather not miss.