NFL Championship Villanelle Picks

January 20, San Francisco -4 at Atlanta

NO ONE THINKS THE FALCONS ARE GOOD ENOUGH: A VILLANELLE

No one thinks the Falcons are good enough,
Even though they finally won a playoff game.
The Niners are a complete team, they will be tough.

Quarterback Matt Ryan surely has the right stuff.
Running back Michael Turner has been kind of lame.
No one thinks the Falcons are good enough.

Colin Kaepernick is definitely no cream puff,
Running for touchdowns and passing with aim.
The Niners are a complete team, they will be tough.

Atlanta has plenty of weapons with which to bluff.
And tight end Tony Gonzalez will be hard to tame.
But no one thinks the Falcons are good enough

San Francisco’s defense any offense can handcuff.
If they lose there will be no one to officially blame.
The Niners are a complete team, they will be tough.

They almost lost to Seattle due to the defense’s muff.
The Falcons must hope for the rookie QB to flame.
Somehow I do think the Falcons are good enough.
The Niners are a complete team, they will be tough (but fun). PICK: FALCONS

January 20, New England -9 v. Baltimore

THE PATRIOTS WILL WIN BUT IT WILL BE CLOSE

Tom Brady is the human I love the most.
And though I will be sad to see Ray Lewis go,
The Patriots will win, but it will be close.

New England’s offense has a lot to boast.
Even with Gronkowski and Woodhead laid low.
But Tom Brady is the human I love most.

Joe Flacco might make the Pats D look like toast.
He plays with confidence and he can throw.
The Patriots will win, but it will be close.

Foxborough is quiet like a library, a generous host.
Belichick will wear a cut-off hoodie even if it is 70 below.
Tom Brady is the human I love the most.

In the fourth quarter the Pats’ secondary is a ghost.
Their run defense will make Ray Rice look slow.
The Patriots will win but it will be close

Torrey Smith made Champ Bailey look like a pot roast.
That the entire game depends upon Shane Vereen makes me feel gross.
Tom Brady is the human I love the most.
The Patriots will win but it will be close. PICK: RAVENS



Football Picks Haiku’s record for the post-season is 2-2 so far.


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