Senior Day Haiku 2012

Submitted by Brian on November 16th, 2012 at 12:44 PM

20090912231722_26-umvnd[1]Craig Roh

A leaf blows in fall
Tasting each position once
Time to duck, Martinez

Will Campbell

These days people who
are not Thomas Gordon say
"Get off of me, please"

Jordan Kovacs Michigan v Notre Dame hcY6ms5iF8jl[1]Jordan Kovacs

A man from nowhere
is the safety blanket for
a hundred thousand

Kenny Demens

As Northwestern died
they must have thought "ouch" and
"my god, sweet mustache"

JT Floyd

UM-Floyd-ND-Floyd[1]Sorry about things said
two years ago, low and mean
Mattison saves all

Brandin Hawthorne

We'll always have that
Purdue hash to hash zone drop
and a kickoff hold

Brandon Moore

Must be a good guy
to get Kramer's eighty-seven
imagetime to make stories

Vincent Smith

Meet mini-Gandalf:
finger-gun Balrog LB,

Elliott Mealer

tumblr_m9s369BwSH1rfy8h4o1_1280[1]The measure of man:
how many squirrels can live
in your face, repos'd

Ricky Barnum

Stayed through some things
that would have made most depart
and we needed him to

Patrick Omameh

386277_10150394019912616_648717615_8625136_973392225_n[1]This dance goes one way
two hearts meet at Notre Dame
Te'o's goes backwards

Mike Kwiatkowski

Not a walk-on, no
A scientist of brains, yes
And blocker of sweeps

[UPDATE: so I forgot Roy Roundtree.

Roy Roundtree

Joe Tiller quivers
in walrus rage as Roundtree
waves an arm, alone


Denard Robinson

I had been in the desert for some time, lost and directionless. The sun was relentless. A deadly thirst stalked me. I had not accepted the grisly fate which awaited me but was powerless to change it.

On the fifth night—possibly the sixth—a breeze arose. It was cool and dewy. I savored it for a time, then step by step it led me home.




His Dudeness

November 16th, 2012 at 2:47 PM ^

Man, this really sucks. Fuck. In many ways Denard was my Michigan experience. 2008 - 2010. I like RR unlike many here, but I also really like Denard and that is something most here have in common. What a great kid and what a terrific player.

I wished for more for him even though he had a successful playing career. I thought for sure he would be invited to NYC at some point - especially after that B1G offensive player of the year trophy as a sophppmore and first year starter.

Part of me wishes RR would have gotten a job right away and Denard could have followed him to the promised land of mesh handoffs and basketball on grass. He stayed though. In some ways I think he stayed for me personally. So I could tell my grandkids that the most dynamic running QB of all time played for my team, played for us.

I am going to miss his smile and his breakout runs and his kneel after a TD and his crazy dreds. Ugh... I feel like Johnny after LC and co. left.


Ron Utah

November 16th, 2012 at 3:16 PM ^

To all seniors:

Thanks for your service.

You stayed through a regime change

To be Sugar champs.


To Kovacs:

Your last home contest.

Perhaps there will be one more

Heat-seeking missile?


November 16th, 2012 at 8:43 PM ^


I just got back from hunting (sorry Ghost of Yost but I did get an 8 point) and you probably wont see this but i just wanted you to know your poem for Denard truly brought tears to my eyes.  And I think it perfectly captures your tagline this year too:

"This love's for Gentlemen only"

And there is nothing.....absolutely NOTHING wrong with that.


November 16th, 2012 at 9:24 PM ^

The Denard haiku makes me teary-eyed, a reaction that may or may not be intensified by the four beers I had at happy hour, but... man, I'm really going to miss watching him play Michigan football. A one-of-a-kind guy, a once-in-a-lifetime player.


November 19th, 2012 at 11:00 PM ^

Bravo Brian, simply bravo.


You never really think you could measure a player's impact on a program until you read it in a haiku. I also am afraid of a world without Denard.