Saturday, October 26, 2013

OLYMPIC NOSTAGIA

I thought this would be a good time to resurrect
this tribute to one of our finest basket ball teams,
as they won the gold medal in Barcelona Spain. 
Looking forward to the 2014 Olympics in China.


1980 DREAM TEAM

America's Dream Team it would seem,
Was on it's way to glory,
A driving machine that had been
The nation's headline story.

There was Charles Barkley who had the key
To open up the door.
And Larry Bird  was the word,
As he sailed across the floor.

Drexler "The Glide"  known as Clyde,
Would shine in Spain, Oh my!
Patrick Ewing he'd be a shoe in,
On that we could rely,

Ervin Johnson's "Magic" was most tragic,
To all those other guys,
While Michael Jordan rose against them,
As he reached towards the skies.

Christian Laetner, there was none greater,
When he leaped from hoop to hoop,
He and Karl Malone,  would not be alone,
They'd knock the whole world for a loop.

Christopher Mullen was never dull when,
He put his all into the sport,
Along with Scottie Pippin, always rippin'
Up and down the court.

David Robinson, another great one,
Could "slam 'n' Jam" with the rest,
We's see John Stockton try to reach Mach 1,
As he played ball with the best.

With coach John Daley we would see,
These guys were bad and bold,
Our Team USA would never sway,
THEY DID BRING HOME THE GOLD!


(I wrote this during the 1980 Olympics,
It was written in the present tense for that
time, I revised it to read in the past tense, 
and made a few other little changes.)

GOD BLESS!!  SEE YOU NEXT TIME!!