This collection of somewhat irreverent, surprisingly entertaining, mostly funny (and only slightly Packer-oriented) poetry represents the past ten years’ worth of writing for Carl Nelson.
Although the main focus of each week’s work is the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings, as the years have progressed every team in the National Football League has had its chance to fall under Nelson’s magnifying glass and to be mentioned (if not lampooned)in rhyme, providing a sort of “stroll down memory lane” and look back at some of the greatest games and players in the NFL.
As Chuck Frederick, one of the editors at the Duluth (MN) News-Tribune says: “This is by no means highbrow, wine-and-brie poetry. Nelson produces rhymes — or near rhymes — geared more toward armchair quarterbacks than aficionados of the poetic arts. But they’re fan-friendly and as welcome as a bowl of nuts and a mug of Lite beer at kickoff.”
Sit back, put your feet up and follow along through the history of two of the biggest rivals in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings, as they play their way through the years.