Sports and Poetry – Our Mississippi Home


by Richard Lucas, Our Mississippi Home

So, my two sons and I have a text thread entitled “Men of the House of Lucas,” by which we keep up with each other’s goings on plus have discussions about topics of interest. Yeah, those talks are often about sports, but all three of us enjoy the arts — literature, movies, music, and so on — so those areas come up regularly as well.

More time than you would think, the above subject matters can intersect. Here’s a recent example.

In ’s football season opening win over Troy, one of the Rebel touchdowns was scored by Ulysses Bentley IV (what a name). Older son Cooper immediately chimed in on the text line with “Ulysses scoring in battle versus the Trojans of Troy? The odyssey of football season has begun!” Younger son Wesley and I quickly noted our approval of…

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