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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 08/29/2007

What Rhymes With Groh?


In honor of Virginia's trip to Wyoming this weekend, a Pokes fan has composed a bit of anti-Cavs poetry, which probably deserves to be quoted in full, before it winds up in one of those poetry anthologies and you have to pay to excerpt it and it becomes "art" instead of the utilitarian rallying cry it was meant to be by its author.

Who come from the planet of Who
they're tiny, invisible to you
we cannot see them, or touch them
or feel them
or go visit them in a zoo.

The Cavs think that they are so fine
on wine and aged cheese do they dine
but we get sky high
on beer and red-eye
and we can still walk on the line.

This week there are hoos on the loose
they think that they'll sure cook our goose
but we can out ride 'em
sort through and divide 'em
and tie up their ends with a noose.

There's some folks who sure like to boast
'specially ones comin' from the east coast
but I will surmise
we'll cut 'em to siz
and we'll have an old fashioned hoo roast.

I s'pose we could all write a tome
on this place where the antelope roam.
But we just don't fold
we bleed brown and gold
when we're startin' the season at home.

So many questions. How old-fashioned is a hoo roast, really? How many fine poems have you ever seen that use the word "noose?" And why do those Virginia fans stick with aged cheese, when there are so many exciting fresh cheeses also worth sampling?

Meanwhile, the Casper Star Tribune is running a poll about the final margin of Saturday's game. The choices are "20-plus for the Pokes," "10-plus for the Pokes," "Close win for the Pokes" and "Cavs win. Who cares by how much." Oh, and the game has been dubbed "Sellout Saturday," "with T-shirt giveaways and other special events," although surely none of those could match the specialness of the t-shirt giveaway, which is held in conjunction with the move from "prairie gold," which was actually beige, back to bright gold. I never knew how controversial this was.

"I refused to wear the new colors," said longtime UW fan Carrol Orrison, who calls both Casper and Cheyenne home. "I would show up with the brightest yellow shirt I could wear to everything I went to."

Keep fighting the powerr, Carrol, and we'll see ya on Saturday.

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