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Corny Kickoff Poetry is Throwin' the Bones

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College football's most scrutinized practice apparel made an appearance this week. The Blackshirts are back and corny kickoff poetry is throwin' the bones to celebrate...George Thorogood style. Scroll to the bottom for some bonus short-form from the CN staff.

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When the Blackshirts were handed out, I  just knew this week's kickoff poetry had to acknowledge this monumental event. Plus, everyone needs a little Georgia Thorogood in their Friday evening. Here's to the Huskers "Destroying" the Scarlet Knights on Saturday (see what I did there?!?)

On the day I committed
The coaches all gathered round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the player they found
The head coach spoke up
Said ‘Son, welcome home'
He could tell right away
I would be throwin' the bones

Throwin' the bones
Throwin' the bones
B-b-b-b-bones
B-b-b-b-bones
B-b-b-b-bones
Throwin' the bones

I broke a thousand records
Before I met ‘Lil Red
I'll break a thousand more, baby
And fill the B1G with dread
I wanna sack a quarterback
Intercept a pass
Force a safety or two
Wreak havoc in the backfield
And start throwin' the bones
Throwin' the bones
B-b-b-b-bones
B-b-b-b-bones
B-b-b-b-bones
Throwin' the bones

I make a halfback beg
I'll make a receiver reel
I'll make the OC swear
Give bruises opponents feel
I wanna be All-American
Trophy named after me
A sack-dancing play wrecker
While I'm throwin' the bones
B-b-b-b-bones
B-b-b-b-bones
B-b-b-b-bones
Throwin' the bones

When I walk up to the line
Quarterback points to me
Every blocker I meet
Sometimes 2 or even 3
Find themselves on the turf
And they are not alone
Roll over look up at me
As I'm throwin' the bones
Thowin' the bones  
B-b-b-b-bones
B-b-b-b-bones
B-b-b-b-bones
Throwin' the bones

Bonus Short-Form & #huskerhaiku

Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutger Hauer the actor
Hates those damn name thieves.
~Greg

Huskers are red
The Scarlet Knights are too
We played Northwestern for NU
Let's play Rutgers for the hue!
~David

A nova shines bright
But only for a short while
Light, intercepted

More duct tape numbers.
I do not understand why.
Designers are dumb.

Huskers are red
Rutgers is too
Welcome to the Big Ten
Hey, we're no longer the newbs