Final Showdown

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After a couple of hours of card playing, the final stakes come down to this rivalry between two players.  Their card-playing skills have outlasted the rest of the field.

The final hand is ready to go with cards now being shuffled and dealt.  The room’s atmosphere deals out its own stillness, filled with the sharpened concentration of these two savvy card sharks.

The old man’s mind strains to stay focused, and his eyes fill with intensity.  The master has traveled down this path many times in the past.  His experience is sure to overcome his younger opponent.

The young, upstart challenges for the master’s crown.  His fearless, confident approach attempts to break through.  Will his skills and luck be enough?

Looking over their cards again and again, both competitors try to gain one last advantage before this final, dramatic hand plays out.

The room’s activity grows quiet.  The small gallery of onlookers silently waits for the night’s final outcome.

The young man understands that the next play will determine the winner.  Victory is within his reach.

Grandpa boldly asks, “Got any four’s?”

His determined grandson replies back with a smile, “Go fish!”

The Big Game

Ohio State football fans come dressed in Scarlet and Gray

Hoping their beloved Buckeyes will be victorious this day

Michigan fans arrive ready to go in their Maize and Blue

Following their Wolverines with an intense spirit so true

The Big Game has arrived on a cloudy, damp afternoon

Realizing that the winning team will play again very soon

The Big Ten Championship (oh yes!) is once again on the line

Cheering fans from both sides will watch for another time

The game is televised across the nation for all to see

Playing in historic Ohio Stadium—no calmness will be

Both teams are ranked in the top ten across the land

Packing the Horseshoe with Scarlet and Gray is the plan

Coach Meyer and Coach Harbaugh have their teams ready

Remembering legends Woody and Bo will keep them steady

Ohio State scores first with an impeccable scoring drive

Keeping the Buckeyes fans fired up and very much alive

Michigan settles for a pair of field goals as its offense stalls

Bending, but not breaking—the Buckeyes defense stands tall

Early mistakes and penalties plague each team

Trying hard, but not yet settled down it seems

The Scarlet and Gray rally to score twice again through the air

Feeling momentum building, these touchdowns make a great pair

The Maize and Blue respond with a touchdown of their own

Quieting the Buckeyes fans, but no one feels ready to go home

The kick-off is recovered by Michigan—“Shocking, it can’t be!”

Sputtering Buckeyes fans watch in horror, not wanting to see

The game score stands close at 24-19 at halftime

Calling all fans to witness this amazing battle so fine

The Buckeyes offensive line performs its job flawlessly

Allowing quarterback Haskins the time to pass endlessly

The ancient Horseshoe gathers up its ghosts from the past

Finding for the Buckeyes, big plays that will create a blast

The Scarlet and Gray erupts with a climatic, thunderous roar

Watching a blocked punt lead to another Buckeyes score

The overflowing stadium rocks with all of the stops pulled out

Intercepting a Wolverines pass brings another gigantic shout

The Buckeyes have taken over the game for sure

Maintaining their advantage for a victory so pure

Ohio State’s high-octane offense has answered the call

Making Michigan’s top-ranked defense stumble and fall

As the Scarlet and Gray celebrates another awesome game

Flashing from the scoreboard, a score of 62-39 will be framed!

The Big Game finally ends in Ohio State’s favor

Counting seven wins in a row is something to savor

Go Bucks!  You handled that team up North once again!

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Perhaps some of these Buckeyes legends inspired Ohio State to victory.