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Not Any Other Name for a Rose Bowl

or New Team, New Team Member The following statistics are from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the American Academy of Pediatrics: More than 3 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports. The leading cause of death from a sports-related injury is a brain injury. Sports activities contribute to approximately 20 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among American children. More than 775,000 children, ages 14 and younger, are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year. Most of the injuries occurred as a result of falls, being struck by an object, collisions, or overexertion during unorganized or informal sports activities. The highest rates of injury occur in sports that involve contact and collisions. More severe injuries occur during individual sports. Hundreds of thousands of children ages 5 to 14 are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for basketball-, baseball-, softball-, football-, ice hockey-, and soccer-related injuries. * * * With players being somewhat rough today, Perhaps we might a baller full rename By choosing from a rosy-sweet bouquet-- A blossom worthy of a baller's fame! This Panther here a "Pretty Pansy" flag! That Predator a "Peony" or "Pink"! The Diamondback a "Dishy Daphne" tag! Or still a "Lady's Mantle with a Wink"! This Lion "Dandelion Soft" but cheer! That Tiger straight turn "Tiger Lily Gay"! Let "Brewski Golden Dewdrop" guzzle beer! Then baptize every Padre "Poppy Fay"! While branding each fanatic "Flower Head"-- With you "The Rose for Little Leaguers Dead"! * * * Dedicated with Respect for Every Rational New Team Member "Hyperion" Sonnet February 12, 2002 "A Strand (1072)" Poetry Contest Brian Strand The Rational Activist-Poet for The "Prevention of Unnecessary Pain" to All Conscious, Sentient Beings P U P

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