It’s been said that death and taxes are the only sure bets,
But this weekend’s a wager that is as good as it gets.
East Carolina’s in town, they’re lean and mean,
And they are only favored by seventeen.
Seventeen points may sound like a lot,
But for a lousy defense it’s really not.
The Tigers defense sort of comes and goes,
And it’s said they couldn’t stop a runny nose.
So, if the past be the judge, it seems to me,
Memphis will be lit up like a Christmas tree.
The Tigers offense isn’t that tough either,
So, for the visiting Pirates it’ll be a breather.
Seventeen points–hah–don’t even take stock
I’m telling you, Buster, it’s a dead certain lock.
P.S. I admit to you that I’m coming on strong,
And I have been known in the past to be slightly wrong.
So, while I think you are shooting fish in a barrel
Remember placing your bet, you put yourself in peril.
Written by Jack Eaton on 10/11/11. “Big” Jack can be heard every Friday at 8am on KWAM 990 alongside former County Commissioner John Willingham. He was recently inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.